English producer and electronic musician Andy Stott twists the knobs like nobody's business. His throbbing beats will send you into an afternoon trance that leaves you staring out the window wondering why the sky just turned bluer and how the cars are suddenly racing down the street in time to the sounds.
Stott has released three albums on Modern Love and scads of EPs. The prolific gent brings his clever melodies to our shores on Wednesday, March 13 at Elysium.
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The LP Questionnaire
Name: Andy Stott
Do you have any nicknames? No, not really. When I left school I worked in this electrical store in Manchester and the guys there used to call me Spud. No idea why to this day.
1. Pretend you’re 15. Name three songs you'd put on a mix tape for your girlfriend/boyfriend. It would be 1995/96. I'm guessing I would put these three tracks on a tape. Goldie: Saint Angel-even back then when I didn't know anything about music production, I just loved the 2nd half of this track. Those phased pads and filtered hoovers really get me, even then. Another track I would have put on a tape would be Aphex Twin: Didgeridoo. This track was one of the tunes that really made me want to know more about music. Before this I was just listening to stuff on the radio. Finally I think I would have put Jeff Mills: Late Night (Mills Mix). I didn't know who Jeff Mills was then but I had this track on a compilation and loved it.
2. Which evil villain would make the best President? Jabba the Hutt. He's not so bad, seems pretty chilled out and a fair kinda guy, I mean he only wanted to get paid. Seems like he throws a good party too.
3. What was your favorite cartoon as a child? There were so many. I would have to say Transformers. I got obsessed with Soundwave. Still think his voice is dark as anything today.
4. What superpower do you wish you had? Flight, I hate traffic.
5. What would the title of your autobiography be? Jabba the Spud Makes Soundwaves for Traffic?
Samantha Glass: It's hard to keep up with all the Not Not Fun releases but I really liked the Peaking Lights album from a couple of years ago and also last year's album from Samantha Glass, who I think is actually a guy!
Jackmaster: Jack used to work at Rubadub in Glasgow who help distro our label Modern Love. He's gone from selling Drexciya reissues over the phone to shops when he was really just a kid to now having his own show on Radio 1 in the UK and DJing around the world so I figured it was about time I caught one of his sets - he's a proper party DJ so it should be fun…
Fatima Al Qadiri: Fatima Al Qadiri did that Ayshay record for Tri Angle a couple of years ago which was good, but the stuff under her own name since, or what i've heard of it, is better - kinda over-synthesised Eski Grime, really odd-sounding. Be interesting to see what her live show is like.
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