“The worst record ever would have to be a tie between everything on the radio.” Voytek Korab talks us through the intercontinental trio’s all-time favourites and pet hates.
WHAT’S THE FIRST RECORD YOU EVER BOUGHT?
The first record I ever bought as far as electronic music is concerned was ‘Follow Me’ by Jam & Spoon. In those days that was sorta the track. It was also the track that made me want to become a DJ. Listening to it today I have to chuckle but it does hold some dear memories.
THE FIRST TIME YOU REMEMBER HEARING ELECTRONIC MUSIC?
My friend took me to a rave in a hockey arena outside of Montreal when I was around 17/18… I remember Tiga was one of the DJs that night and as soon as I heard this music I was hooked and started saving up for turntables. I still remember Tiga running around doing the airplane in the morning.
YOUR FAVOURITE EVER RECORD?
It’s impossible to pick a favorite record out of so many that have inspired us throughout our career. Thom Yorke’s Eraser is probably one that stands out as it really pushed the boundaries of what electronic music can achieve when a proper songwriter does it.
THE GUARANTEED FLOOR-FILLER?
Shameless self-promotion alert but these days I would have to say the track that fills a floor in our sets is a recent release on our label. The track is ‘Glass To The End’ and it’s been our go-to track for those peak moments on tour all year.
THE GUILTY PLEASURE?
Coming from the Britpop era, a guilty pleasure would have to be Inspiral Carpets’ tune ‘Commercial Rain’. That whole scene was early rave and I wish we were old enough to have been there to experience bands like these come up and join the insanity.
THE LAST TRACK OF THE NIGHT?
A perfect track to end sets with is a remix by our good friend Sid LeRock. His remix of Bishop Morocco’s ‘Last Year’s Disco Guitars’ is one of those heartfelt and nostalgic tracks that makes for a perfect end of any party. No video for the remix so here’s the original which is great as well.
THE BEST CHILLOUT RECORD?
Best chillout record for us amongst so many would have to be The Orb’s UFOrb. A classic for sure and so ahead of it’s time in 1993. Autechre’s Incunabula masterpiece on Warp is also forever brilliant.
The record everyone loves but you hate?
Anything Daft Punk or Giorgio Moroder.
THE BEST RECORD FOR A FAMILY PARTY?
Although a bit R-rated, Happy Mondays’ Pills, Thrills and Bellyaches pops to mind for a family party. The kids won’t get the lyrics anyway but they’ll love the dancy beats and let’s face it, we are a dysfunctional family anyway!