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Matrixxman: Cinematic Sounds

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60 minsFirst aired 29 Jun 2017Next Headphone Highlights Today at 10:00am EST
Paul Krause

The American techno futurist selects film score music: Surreal and abstract compositions, with sci-fi and noir elements.

After initially being exposed to dance music culture through drum & bass as a teenager in the ’90s, US producer Matrixxman became enamored with techno when he was introduced to the work of Juan Atkins. Between moving back and forth from his long-term home of San Francisco throughout the ’00s, producing digital hip-hop beats for rappers Le1f and Mykki Blanco, and with Earthman as bass music duo 5kinandbone5, Matrixxman settled on a style of crunching drum tracks that has propelled him forward – infused with Detroit techno and electro, and themes like space travel, artificial intelligence and futurism. As well as releasing his 2015 debut album Homesick on Ghostly International, Matrixxman has released music on labels such as Amsterdam’s Dekmantel, DJ Haus’s Unknown To The Unknown, and Ghostly International’s dance sub-label, Spectral Sound, among others.

Credits:

Interview by Emma Robertson
Engineered by Samuel Reinhard
Produced by Carmen Hofmann

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