With his debut album forthcoming on Needwant, the London producer reveals his favourites and explains why he admires Levon Vincent’s choice of last track of the night.
What’s the first record you ever bought?
Sash – ‘Encore Une Fois’. I have a feeling there might have been a couple of embarrassing or bizarre choices predating that, but this one I actually found recently on cassette at my parents’ house. At the time I thought it was nothing short of perfection!
The first time you remember hearing electronic music?
The Pet Shop Boys – the theme from The Clothes Show. I loved hearing this track every time the show came on TV. I remember trying to play it on the family piano and thinking it sounded lame. Maybe that was the first time I realised that using electronics makes things sound cool!
Your favourite ever record?
I don’t have an all time favourite, but currently the most moving piece of music I can think of is Arvo Pärt – ‘Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten’. It really gets to me and puts me in this weird, reflective, sad but happy mood all at the same time.
The guilty pleasure?
I think my addiction to Chill FM is pretty embarrassing. As far as one song goes, I’ve always been slightly ashamed at quite how much I like Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Under The Bridge’.