Russian recording artist Ponty Mython has released his idiosyncratic take on house music on labels like Tusk Wax, Dirt Crew, Quintessentials and Futureboogie. However, when it comes to his top tracks, Ace of Base, Massive Attack, 80s ballads and happy hardcore all get a mention…
What’s the first record you ever bought?
It was an Ace of Base album, pirate copy. Haven’t listened to it much.
The first time you remember hearing electronic music?
One of my first contacts with electronic music was happy hardcore duo Dune, thanks to the Viva2 and McM music channels. For a few years, I was only into music faster than 150bpm.
Your favourite ever record?
Massive Attack‘s ‘Mezzanine’ album. It is one of a few essential records for me, it doesn’t get any more fundamental than this.
The guaranteed floor-filler?
GusGus, ‘Love vs. Hate’. I’ve played this tune countless amounts of time. For me, it symbolises the peak point of the night and people feel it too. Not too many people recognize the tune when I play it but it’s ok – most of them were not even born when it was released.
The last track of the night?
When I’m DJing, this is my anthem to close the party. When the lights are already on and security is asking you to leave, drunk couples have their two or three minutes to have a slow dance to the Korgis.
The best chillout record?
Max Richter, ‘24 Postcards In Full Colour‘. It sounds like a soundtrack for twenty four short cinematic novels and my imagination came up with an idea for all of them.
The record everyone loves but you hate?
Something like this: