After Cnyce revisited that mental DJ Three mix yesterday I figured it would only be fair to make sure Adultnapper gets some shine too. Those of you that follow techno in Boston probably witnessed Mr. Napper’s masterful set at Phoenix Landing on Wednesday, February 20th, but may not have gotten a chance to check out the recording of the mix. Well it’s been up on the Midweek Techno blog for awhile now, but here it is again for you. I also had the chance to do an email interview before the event, sure maybe it’s not as in depth as this one, but there’s alot of good info in there. See you at Radioland.
If you haven’t figured it out yet, we love techno, and lately techno has been loving us right back at our weekly residency at Phoenix Wednesdays. Cnyce’s live mix from the night on podcast Episode 25 should give you an idea of the new territories we’ve been charting over there. This week at Phx Wdnsds is extra special though, because we have a major guest DJ in celebration of the birthday of the night’s top techno dogfather, Senhor Pat Fontes. I’m talking about Adultnapper and if you don’t know about this NYC based, but internationally influential techno producer you can read our interview over at the Midweek Techno Blog, check the live mix below and come witness the insanity on Wednesday.
In other very important warm you up in the wintertime news, we are excited to announce SEVEN (that’s right, count ’em 7) Saturday dates for Dancing On The Charles’ Summer 2008 Lineup. If you’ve never heard about DOTC or somehow don’t remember what happened last summer you can get all the ’08 info here and relive ’07 here. See you on the river/dancefloor.
This Wednesday (2/20/08) our techno commander in chief, the one and only Senhor (that’s Portuguese for mister) Pat Fontes is celebrating his birthday by bringing in his homey, NYC techno innovator extrordinare and founder of Ransom Note US, Adultnapper. This dude is doing the damn techno thing hard in the big city. With releases on some of our favorite labels (Dirt Crew Recs, Audiomatique, Mule Electronic & Railyard), a production/DJ partnership as Sycophant Slags with Mr. C, the legendary london MC/DJ/producer/owner of The End AND his own label, Ransom Note gaining momentum with each release, we are honored to have this international techno player touching down in our littler than little Phoenix Landing. In anticipation of this momentous occasion we got the chance to catch up with Francis Harris (the man that is Adultnapper) for an interview, plus an exclusive link to one of his recent live mixes, so learn up and then come get down.
What was the first records you ever bought?
My first records were mostly 7 inch punk, indie, and no wave records. I think my first actual purchase was a circle jerks 7 inch. When I was a kid, I asked my mom to buy me Devo’s “Whip it,” but she made the purchase, so I guess that doesn’t count.
Your most treasured record?
New Order: Movement -original Factory Records Test Press
What was the first rave/club/party you went too?
Not sure if it was “Hard” or “Harder,” Richie Hawtins famous parties in Detroit. My girlfriend at the time loved techno and dragged me to one of those events. I was a hardcore/indie kid who hated techno. The event was quite amazing ,even though I wasn’t really into the music.
Where you from? I was born in New Mexico and grew up in Las Vegas.
Where you at? Brooklyn, NY
What was the best place you ever played?
The main floor of the End in London. Nautilus Disco, Bari, Italy.
What was the weirdest place you ever played?
A strip club in Denver
What music are you into/producer/spin/release?
I really into all types of music, but lately I’ve been getting really into artists like Tim Hecker, Dead Texan, Deaf Center, Fennesz, Hannu. Lots of ambient/experimental classical stuff. Just really into atmospheric emotional music. As far as production, I make late night atmospheric tech house. I am also in the process of recording non dance oriented music that will be more for an album. As far as club music goes, I’m really inspired by producers like Efdemin, Lawrence, H.O.S.H., Stimming, Solomun, Matthew Dear, Alexi Delano, John Tejada etc. I guess its dance music with a more musical edge, not just a bunch of funny noises.
Top 5 songs of all-time?
Thats really tough. Heres an approximate:
John Coltrane – My Favorite Things
Pharoah Sanders – Creator Has a Master Plan
Slint – Washer
New Order – Leave Me Alone
The Smiths – Stop Me
Hoover – Electrolux
Top 5 songs right now? NonDance
Fennesz Sakamoto – Oto
Greg Haines – Snow Airport
Letters Letters – Between the Seams
Robert Lippock – Rearrange
Deaf Center – Dial (Helios remix)
Par Grindvik – Ensemble: Stockholm LTD
Anthony Collins – Bricolage – Liebe Detail
Rodriguez – Rubbo Swingo – Leena
Lee Jones and Daniel Drier – A man and a woman (Marco Ressman mix) – Upon You
Solomun and Stimming – Ghostdog – Diynamic
2 truths and a lie:
I have a good idea of what this is all about.
Proudest musical accomplishment
First chair on the vibes in 2nd grade.
Vinyl or digital?
Vinyl with a sprinkle of digital. Yummy.