LA-based disco producer Birdee takes us through his musical resume.

The first time you remember hearing electronic music?

The first time I heard electronic music, I think, was when I was a kid and Kraftwerk were performing “The Robots” on an Italian tv show…I must have been 7 or 8 and had started getting into disco and rock.

I didn’t get them at all! I can only find a clip of the interview but I think you will see how watching this footage would scare a young boy away from electronic music for some time…I didn’t really get back into it until I heard the Chemical Brothers’ Exit Planet Dust.

Guilty pleasure?

Like most Italian disco producers, I am a huge fan of Giorgio Moroder’s productions. He also happens to come from the same region where I’m from, Trentino Alto Adige, so he was always an idol growing up. Some of his stuff is a little bit on the cheesy side, but I really love it all…From Here To Eternity is a good example!

The best chillout record?

Oh too many to mention! But I’m gonna go with Ali Click from Brian Eno, which also features some outstanding guitar work from Ian Dench of EMF fame.

The record that saves the day?

If I’m having a really bad day, Bohannon‘s Let’s Start The Dance never fails to put me in a good mood. And of course, it works on the dancefloor too!

The soundtrack to a lazy sunday afternoon?

Anything by the legend Roy Ayers.

I could listen to Liquid Love on loop for the entire day and not get bored.

The last track of the night?

The Floating Points and Red Greg edit of Disco Baby by Y. Gershovsky always does a fine job as a set closer!

The record you’re proudest of?

It’s always the last one you made isn’t it?

Well, not always but I am particularly proud of Start The Weekend, it’s been getting lots of great feedback and plays from a lot of DJ’s I respect. I would say I’m very happy with the response!

Birdee’s “Love Cuts 3” is out now on Seamus Haji’s Re-Loved. Find him on Facebook, Twitter & Soundcloud.

30th August, 2019

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