In celebration of our fourth anniversary, one of our favourite producers, Vince Watson mixes up the latest Electronic Directory podcast.
Interview with Vince Watson by Kazuumi Ishii
What have you been up to recently ?
Such a short question with such a long answer !! I’ll make it shorter :)
New agent, new studio, new manager and new publisher. I’ve been getting my backlog of DJ mixes and radio shows done this month, as well as finishing an EP for a massive label, that will be announced soon. Next month I begin it all again… :)
Where and how was the mix recorded ?
I recorded the mix yesterday 22 Feb using my trusty CDJ’s and 1210′s. I used my hands to put CD’s into the machines and vinyl records onto the turntables, then used my best judgement to make them sounds good together as much as possible while in the back of my mind telling a story of some kind… And building the music up and up. The rest is magic… :)
Can you tell us a little about the mix ?
It’s a nice balance of different flavours. I’ve done a lot of radio mixes and interviews this year already, so it’s been nice to expand the CD wallet a little bit, bringing in remastered old music and edits that I’ve made of other people’s music. I wanted to just give a balanced example of the music that I love and make.
How did your residency at Tresor come about ? Can you tell us a little about the concept behind the event ?
I played there back in July for Alexander Kowalski’s Damage label night, and it was completely crazy. After I heard Future Beat Alliance’s single I offered to do an EP, and in fact ended up signing 2 EP’s, the next one is due on April 25th. The were revamping the club nights, and asked both me and FBA to be residents on Wednesdays once a month. We called the night Radio Drama, because that is my favourite FBA track. The night quickly grew to a 700 crowd, so we’ve had a break over february and on March 11th we come back on a Friday with Octave One Live. There will be more news on the Radio Drama night soon…
Do you have a crowd pleaser, if so what track is it ?
I have many of them…but I’m pleased to say that My Desire on Planet E just gets it every time. Even with no beats it gets an amazing response, so I love playing it…but it’s not an easy track to drop.
What’s up next for you ?
My relocation to Amsterdam is now complete, and I’m on fire in the studio at the moment, so with a new agent now in place were starting the touring again. Other than that I’ll be finishing off my numerous remixes on the go and getting all these EP’s finished for the big labels. I also have a very exciting collaboration with another high profile artist, an obvious evolution of work we have done before together…news about that later in the spring ! It’s going to turn heads…
Vince Watson debuts on Tresor
Vince Watson – Atom EP [Tresor]
Vince Watson opens his Tresor account with a couple of plump technoid efforts that should appeal to big-room jocks. The winner is the first cut, a punishing synth workout entitled Atom.
Atom EP is available for digital download as well: http://www.junodownload.com/products/atom-ep/1682092-02/
Vince Watson Music webstore opens
Right now "Tech House Archives" and "Complete Bio Collection" are available exclusively at www.vincewatson.com/saleshop.html
Download Electronic Directory 28 Vince Watson Podcast
- 01. Gas – Pop 2 [Kompakt]
- 02. Rod Modell – Harmonics of Ether [Echospace]
- 03. Vince Watson – Signals [Bio]
- 04. Vince Watson – Pyrotechnica [Promo]
- 05. Pawel – Mate [Orphanear]
- 06. Conforce – Land of the Highway [Meanwhile Sounds]
- 07. Scratch Massive – Today’s Sunday (Elegi remix) [Euterpe]
- 08. Duplex – Autosample [Frantic Flowers]
- 09. Commix – Smile [Metalheadz]
- 10. Manual Tor – Vabanque [Freerange]
- 11. Vince Watson – Love In F Minor (House mix) [Everysoul]
- 12. Octave One – Daystar Rising (Aril Brikha remix) [430 West]
- 13. Technasia – Sounds of K (VW edit) [FCommunications]
- 14. Vince Watson – Plantary [Bio Promo]
- 15. Psycatron – She Is Music (Instrumental) [Planet E]
- 16. Vince Watson – Kaleidoscope [Tresor]
- 17. Model 500 – OFI (Mad Mike remix) [R&S Records]
- 18. The Thirdman – Tangier [ART]
Download older podcasts below
- EDP27 Fabrice Lig
- EDP26 D-Knox
- EDP25 Spirit Catcher
- EDP24 DJ 3000
- EDP23 The Plan
- EDP22 Jolka aka Luka Baumann
- EDP21 Dimitri Pike
- EDP20 Mick Welch
- EDP19 Jamie Behan
- EDP18 The Florian Muller Project
- EDP17 Edge of Infinity
- EDP16 Klaina
- EDP15 Solab
- EDP14 Trish van Eynde
- EDP12 Erell Ranson
- EDP11 Chuck Bleu
- EDP10 Esteban Adame
- EDP09 Chymera
- EDP08 Alan Smith
- EDP07 Arne Weinberg
- EDP06 DJ Bone
- EDP05 Trench
- EDP04 Rubsilent
- EDP03 Nomadico aka DJ Dex
- EDP02 Kuri Kondrak
- EDP01 Lee Holman