We've been quietly watching the career of Djedjotronic from afar for some time, he has evolved as an artist and has emerged from the big room bonanza with a unique and singular sound which has been well supported and praised. Along the way he has collaborated with some of the most influential in dance and electronic music including the likes of Miss. Kittin and Cardopusher. He has released most prominently on Boys Noize Records and is now set to release his debut full length album which showcases his talent in a new light. A few weeks ago we premiered a collaborative reimagination of Gary Numan's track "Cars" in collaboration with Lokier... It's a sign of good things to come...
Listen and read the interview below:
Please introduce yourself… Who are you, where are you and what are you?
Hi! I’m Djedjotronic, currently based in Bordeaux, South West France. Synthesizers geek and Techno villain.
What does your music sound like? Can you draw what you think it sounds like for us (an image from the internet is acceptable)?
Where was the mix recorded?
In my kitchen
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
On the balcony with a bottle of red wine.
What should we be wearing?
All naked allowed
What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?
I guess it would be in a low celling basement along with a bunch of freaks, around 2Am. I’m not really into dj equipment. A regular CDJ set up will do the job!
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
I’d say the second track, « The Normal » cover by Terrence Fixmer.
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
Dj Hell’s xmix from 1995, Wildstyle!
If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?
I’d love to have a studio session with Juan Atkin because Cybotron is a big influence for me. Also I have a great admiration for Andrew Weatherall and his work in the booth or in the studio.
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
I bought my first turntable when i was 16 and pluged it straight to my bedroom speakers. Walls were covered with army camouflage. Friends were allowed to drop by anytime. Nothing really changed except the paper wall.
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
I guess both are important but also completely useless if there’s no substance in between.
What were the first and last records you bought?
My first record was Harvest from Neil Young when i was 8. The last one is Die Orangen ‘’Zest’’
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
It’d taste like fois gras.
If it was an animal what would it be?
.. a crow ?
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
Numbers of Name « Sharevari » has this wavy bpm which makes it hard to mix. I made an edit for my dj purpose.
Upcoming in the world of Djedjotronic?
My first album will drop in septembre. It includes collaborations with Douglas Mc Carthy, Lokier and some other surprises. It’ll be available on a beautiful double LP. Later this year there will be a 4 tracks EP on Sheffield based electro label CPU. I’m also finishing to program a live performance that will showcase tracks from the album together with some improvised jams.
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