Phillip Sollmann’s work in computer music and drone under his birth name has long been distinct from his career as a DJ called Efdemin, but with his latest album, Decay, the two worlds are becoming ever closer. LWE talked to him recently about the merging of these two worlds, the Internet, and the history of electronic music.
Bookworms has earned quite the reputation as a live performer — evidence of which can be found right here in our exclusive 178th podcast, a live set recorded in Chicago. We caught up with him recently to discuss everything from Playstation to his recording process to badass DJ names.
In anticipation of his appearances at Output for The Bunker on Friday, September 13th and Smart Bar for Oktave on Saturday the 14th, LWE sat down with Slater recently for a quick chat about his new album, techno’s multicultural roots, and getting billed under his birth name.
As LWE’s 174th podcast shows, Martyn roams through cuts both heady and floor-filling, both widely-loved and deeply-dug, but always with the steady pulse of 4/4 dance music at its core. As he comes off a year of busy touring, we caught up with Martyn to take a peak inside his record bag, talk about getting back into the studio, and about living in the States.