Motion _ Interview with DSNT


Would you give us a couple of tracks from your youth / formative years that got you excited about music?

Ha, well my dad is a reggae dj so I grew up listening to reggae and dub, one of the albums that really stuck with me was Dub Syndicates Echomania, still love it such a good album.

On the electronic side of things one of the techno tracks that I’ve always loved was Aphex’s Polygon Window alias’ track – Quoth. I really like the wooden thump remix too. Such a weapon.

The whole Surfing on sine waves album is great.

I also am a big fan of Venetian Snares, loved his Rossz Csillag album, despite not being able to pronounce it in conversation.

Great stuff. Yeah, Quoth is one of my favourite AFX ones too. I was in London years ago on a night out, walking down the street & heard this thumping. It was getting louder, then all these roller skaters appeared from around the corner, followed by a tricycle with a huge speaker on the back, blasting out Quoth. 10 seconds later – they were gone hahaha. Brilliantly surreal.

What about some current favourites, or recent stuff that you’ve bought?

Recent favourites have been joefarr’s Crackslab on Turbo

Ancient Methods Death Tree rearrangement on Ballistic

Perc’s BCG, it’s a year or two old but I just can’t get enough of it sooo good.

Agree with those also. SO.. who are your design heroes then? Is it possible to give a few names of people / films or movements that have inspired you, or that you’d like people to check out?

There are quite a few people that I’m massively into, a good reference for this would be my behance appreciation stream – this would be a good place to see a lot of the stuff that inspires me.
In regards to films and stuff one of my major inspirations was Street art and it was what actually turned me on to graphic design as I used to write graffiti as a teenager before I got into design. Still it would be a major influence on me and I love designers like 123klan and Great. There are a bunch of new things that inspire these days that mostly involve really nice film or motion graphics!

This film is sweet!

Music production and history are my biggest passions in life. Though people often say that Techno is faceless and should be about the music blah, blah, blah.. I believe in the need to document the people and stories behind it. Techno is a very small world in reality and I think it needs a proper resource. I hope that everyone who is interested in Techno finds this blog accessible in terms of the way that it is written. I personally prefer to hear the artists voice as loud as the music and never enjoy synopsised and pasteurised versions of old conversation; the sort that's peppered with the occasional quote here and there.

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