Artist To Remixer – Spencer Parker & Ryan Elliott
Not sure if you've noticed but we've had someone called Work Them Records stop by this week to takeover the site.
As part of said takeover we asked label head Spencer Parker to chat to the great Berghain resident Ryan Elliott…
You want the connection? Well if you're averse to reading titles or you've been living under a rock you won't know that Ryan has remixed Spencer's Change Yo Beat. Well you do now so you better stick it on.
Spencer… ask away.
As someone who is Detroit born and raised and now a resident of Berlin, can you comment a little on the main similarities and differences you noticed between the two cities, and their respective music scenes, when you first arrived in berlin, and also now?
You are resident at the infamous Berghain and about to release the next in the Panorama Bar mix series, can you give us a little insight into how you compiled the mix? I know you have a lot of exclusives, are we allowed to hear about any of them yet?
As a certified vinyl junkie can you let us know some of your favourite spots in Berlin for digging in the crates?
Your sets are well known for including a lot of your own personal edits of tracks, can you give us a brief idea of how you approach these? What is it that inspires you to get the scissors out and come up with your own special version of a track?
After a long weekend of traveling, can you please let us know what music/album sits at the top of your iphone/ipod playlist as you’re on your way home? Are you checking out the latest Function track in preparation for the next weekends manoeuvres, or head nodding to some Mobb Deep for example?
What was the music of your teenage rebellion?
Are you a kick drum, hi hat or a snare? And why?
Hi Hat, because to me it adds the bounce to most tracks
What are you obsessed with at the moment?
If your sound was a visual thing, what would it look like?
The painting "L'Ange du Foyeur" by Max Ernst.
First and last record bought?
Bob Seger "Against The Wind"
Sankt Goran "TFSS EP"
What’s your favourite place on earth?
The Florida Keys
What's your answer to everything?
Less Is More.
Finally, big question: Zapp or Zappa?
Ryan Elliot does not play at the Work Them Records takeover at Dance Tunnel this weekend. You should attend that though.
Ryan is however in the capital this weekend playing at Secretsundaze evening session of their Sunday all-dayer.
Joining The Circus
What to do for British politics?
Solidarity with Ukraine
URL vs. IRL
Do DJs Today Need Social Media to Be Heard?
I Hear (Borusiade Remix)
Mother of MarsShop Now
Hologram TeenShop Now