Answer Code Request and Taraval
All of the week’s best new electronic releases, plus interviews with Ostgut Ton outsider Answer Code Request and Caribou affiliate Taraval.
Keeping up with the onslaught of new electronic music can feel like an impossible task, which is precisely why First Floor is here. Each week, host Shawn Reynaldo surveys all of the latest electronic releases and also chats with some of the artists making them. This episode of the show includes a premiere off the upcoming Tornado Wallace remix EP for Running Back, and also features an interview with Berlin producer Answer Code Request. This Berghain resident veers away from the usual techno template, and he speaks here about the ambient sounds and love of bassweight that informed his latest LP, Gens. Also joining the show is Canadian-born, San Francisco-based producer Taraval, who some might recognize as a longtime member of Caribou’s live band. With his new No Coast EP arriving this week via the Hypercolour label, Taraval reflects on the cultural turmoil of his adopted hometown, discusses his musical relationship with Dan Snaith and explains what he’s looking to accomplish with his solo endeavors.