Electro is within the very DNA of dance and electronic music itself, it emerged from that which came before, the likes of Kraftwerk and 80's hip hop remain as influential on the genre of the present as they were at the start.
Plant43 is a producer who has dedicated much of his life in the pursuit of understanding and progression within the genre. Her has released music on the likes of Ai Records, Shipwrec, Semantica, Central Processing Unit and Frustrated Funk amongst others.
His sound has evolved over many years, moving with the times yet never far from the music he first fell in love with.
During the late nineties Plant43, real name Emile Facey, promoted parties in London showcasing both the best in up and coming and stalwart electro, connecting producers and dj's alike.
This mix comes alongside the release of a new record on his own Plant43 label, an imprint which he founded in 2020 to release his own material.
Listen and read the interview below:
Please introduce yourself…
Who are you, where are you and what are you?
Emile Facey. The Kent countryside near London. Music producer and graphic designer/illustrator. Owner of Plant43 Recordings label.
What does your music sound like? Can you draw what you think it sounds like for us (an image from the old internet is acceptable)?
A breaker doing a no-handed windmill
Where was the mix recorded?
On my computer which was in my studio
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
Dancing around your home
What should we be wearing?
A space suit
What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?
My studio/Sennheiser hd25s
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
Very hard to pick but Sansibar - 4DIGITGHOST.
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
Jeff Mills Live at the Liquid Room
If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?
If I had a time machine I’d go back and see DJ Stingray playing at the Outcast in Detroit in the 90’s
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
First: Two very cheap belt-drive turntables and a Gemini 626 Pro
For this mix: Ableton Live, Akai APC40 Mk.2, MOTU Ultralite Mk.3
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
Both are definitely of equal importance
What were the first and last records you bought?
First: Chaka Khan - I Feel For You
Last: Mariska Neerman, - Finding our Way Back Home
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
If it was an animal what would it be?
A Reed Warbler
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
I own a lot of records which I’ve never even attempted to mix although that’s not to say that they couldn’t be
Upcoming in the world of…
My ‘Interlinked’ 12” on Plant43 Recordings is still available in shops and the repress of ‘Storm Control’ 12" is about to land very soon. Look out for a Plant43 12” coming soon on Future Massive and a double album coming in the autumn. Please follow Plant43 for news.
Anything else we need to discuss?
Just thanks for listening :)
Buy the new EP HERE.
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