fives: agrippa

The Par Avion label co-founder pulls together 5 tracks ahead of his Rough Trade show with Raw Addictions

 
 

1. M.I.A - It takes a Muscle (Pearson Sound Refix) [XL Recordings]

Super cool drum-machine goodness for when the night’s in full swing. Every time I hear this it instantly takes me back to my early club experiences, so I don’t think I’ll ever stop reaching for it.


2. Henry Greenleaf - Rolling Untitled [Par Avion]

Henry sent me this tune 2 years ago, and was the reason I started thinking about running a label. I’ve played it pretty much every gig I’ve had since so, for myself, there’s a lot of memories of new places attached to this tune. It also kind of signified the time when myself and Henry started to find our ‘sound' properly, and found a way to make our general experiments more club-friendly, so feels like a nice representation of that turning point for us.


3. Breaka - Puffer Jackets [Holding Hands]

Really cool 125-electro crossover tune. The low end on this always blows the roof off the club so it’s a really fun way to get stuff moving. Also the vocal sample is kinda jokes so just adds to the fun.


4. Szare - parched [project 13]

Kinda harks back to the ‘golden’ age of 130 in the UK, for me. Super wonky and weird, but hits so hard. The gnarly filtered-lead line always made me think of some mad giant elephants or something, and makes it quite a tense piece when heard on a system. Was massive for me in terms of inspiration for sure.


5. Paleman - The Day [Swamp81]

First heard this through Sean (from Meta), and was the reason I started to make tunes again after concentration on school for a while. So I guess the most influential for myself as an artist, in that sense.


Catch Agrippa at the next Raw Addictions show at Rough Trade supporting Tasha.

Tickets available now through Headfirst.

http://hdfst.uk/E50258