“I was confused as to what I was hearing, but I knew I liked it.” From Motown to Moby, Carlo Lio talks us through his formative musical moments.
What’s the first record you ever bought?
The first record I purchased was Rockwell – ‘Somebody’s Watching Me’ on Motown.
The first time you remember hearing electronic music?
1988, in my uncle’s Trans-Am. I was confused as to what I was hearing, but I knew I liked it.
Your favourite ever record?
Ever? That’s almost impossible to answer. But if I have to pick one in electronic music, it would have to be the 1997 version of Hatiras – ‘The Anthem’. Such a mind-blowing piece.
The guaranteed floor-filler?
Warren Clarke – ‘Over You (Mr.G Remix)’.
The guilty pleasure?
80s music and freestyle, aka Gino beats!
The last track of the night?
Nina Kraviz – ‘I’m Week’.
The best chillout record?
Moby – ‘Porcelain’.
The best record for a family party?
Obviously it’s Lionel Richie – ‘All Night Long’.
The soundtrack to a lazy Sunday afternoon?
Would have to be MGMT, Oracular Spectacular.
Carlo Lio’s Runnin EP is out now on No.19 Music. Find him on Facebook, Twitter and SoundCloud.