Inspired by Japanese cinema and video game sounds, NUXXE’s Sega Bodega talks about the tunes that make him want to write music.
Irish-born, Glasgow-raised and London-based producer Sega Bodega draws from sound design, cinema and video games to create his electronic club soundscapes. Affiliated with UK club imprint Crazylegs, with whom he released 2017 EP Ess B and follow-up single, “Nivea,” Bodega is also a co-head of the NUXXE collective alongside Shygirl and coucou chloe. Under the NUXXE banner, he also collaborates with coucou chloe as Y1640. Prior to his more recent run of releases, he dropped his 2015 EP, Sportswear, on Slugabed’s Activia Benz label, which came with a special commemorative tracksuit designed by Bodega. Sega Bodega runs a monthly show on London’s NTS Radio called Soundtrack Series, exploring his love for movie music. In 2017, he produced a three-part series dedicated to the works of legendary Japanese animation studio, Studio Ghibli — this long-held love for Japanese animation feeds back into his original compositions (his 2015 and 2017 SS releases were inspired by Akira, Requiem for a Dream and Ghost). In 2017, he debuted a live show with a string quartet. On his Headphone Highlights, Sega Bodega addresses the process of immediate inspiration and its relationship to writing and producing music. Like an aspiring painter mimicking the masters, Bodega isn’t shy to reveal his musical paragons.