Ahead of One.Seventy on the 28th of January we catch up with Projekt 22 who reveals 5 tracks that have influenced him as an artist.
Over the last 2 years Projekt 22 has established himself as a key player in the post autonomic deep 170 field. Stylistically a rogue element, Projekt 22 has consistently furthered the boundaries of drone and ambient based sonics sustaining a stubborn intent on maintaining the highest levels of artistry. But what tracks have influenced his art? Read on.
D’Angelo - Voodoo (Cheeba Sound) 2000
I couldn’t decide on any one track from this but from start to finish this album is so special to me, the production, the recording, the magic that this album is. Having grown up with Voodoo playing around me it has slowly become one of my all time favourite records and opened up my love for Soul and Jazz and also led me to want to learn guitar.
Cinematic Orchestra - Music Box ft Lou Rhodes & Patrick Watson (Ninja Tune) 2007
One of the earliest gigs i ever went to was to see these guys, it was the first thing as far as I can remember that emotionally caught me out and gave me my initial love for music. I have always replayed this track in particular over the years and it never seems to feel dated in anyway. If you ever have a chance to watch their version of Dziga Vertov’s 'Man With The Movie Camera', do it. It's beautiful.
Alix Perez - 1984 (Shogun Audio) 2009
In 2008 - 2009 I discovered a whole load of minimal Drum & Bass and ambient music that made me really want to start making it myself. 1984 was the exact track that gave me an interest for sound design and the vocal and pads are so nostalgic for me personally. Also the whole album is a really special Drum & Bass album which is rare.
Akkord - Destruction (Houndstooth) 2013
This track's drums and percussion really do it for me and when i first heard it, it was so refreshing to hear. The mix down of all their tracks are very impressive using the space very well. Long reverb drones, complex drum patterns and pounding sub hits make their sound very satisfying. It made me appreciate the darker side of electronic music more than it had previously.
Frank Zappa - Watermelon In Easter Hay (Barking Pumpkin Records) 1988
My parents and extended family were always playing Zappa when I was young and for the most part at the time I hated his music for its crazy abnormal timings - only now when I look back do I fully appreciate it and am thankful for it being played to me. The guitar melodies really stand out on this one and Zappa keeps a relatively accessible time signature here, but again this emotionally stands for something in my life.
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