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Artist name: Deflection Pulley
Current residence: Vienna
Label/Crew: Vague Audio Tapes - Release June/July 2018
Profession(s)/Project(s): Writing, producing, mixing; project collab: 2018 DEAD AIR/Penny Rafferty, Berlin, kashev tapes
Can you tell us about the ideas and inspirations behind this mix?
I wanted to give myself a challenge by featuring only female artists, as I realized that I am normally featuring 70% male artists. So I was going through all my favourite tracks that have not only influenced my sonic memory but also gave me a real good time dancing, if not in a club then at least at home. And I chose songs where lyrics are important as well, as writing is my other profession. The tracks used in the mix are mostly based around the 80ies, a time when many female bands especially punk bands or synth pop artists would appear. Great spirit!
As far as you remember, what was your first song or band you fell in love with when you were a child or teenager?
As a child of four years I would listen and dance to Lotte Lenya’s version of »Surabaya Johnny« by Kurt Weil and Brecht, my mother had it on vinyl, I loved it and would also sing along. In my teenager time I would start to become a rap and hip hop fan, »Back and Forth« by Slum Village.
Do you remember your first encounter with electronic music and can you elaborate on that?
Besides being an obsessive dancer it must have been the year I got a full year writing grant but instead of writing i started to produce sounds on my computer in a very weird and unprofessionell but still unique way. At that time I was much into techno and in Vienna the techno scene, especially with dark techno, was very big. I started to get more and more into industrial drone avant garde sound while also trying to experiment with more commercial stuff or explicit genres, but I always failed. Back then I didn’t think of doing mixes but I was sometimes just for fun doing »another mix on the list«, mixes I just did on youtube and wrote down. It was only later when I got more and more into post punk and minimal wave music etc. I created the desire to do mixes, that were sometimes of an approach as writing literature would be.
Tell us about one of your worst and best music experiences.
Worst: Losing all the material i spent days working on. Best: Dancing, dancing, dancing.
All and none I guess.
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