"My mother used to play jungle and acid house tape packs in the car. I used to hate it because I was into Oasis, but I came round pretty quickly." Archie Hamilton talks us through his favourites.
What’s the first record you ever bought?
Dodgy – ‘Good Enough’. I was 11 years old, and I bought it on tape from Woolworths. I just played it now for the first time in years and it brought back a lot of fond memories of a simpler time!
The first time you remember hearing electronic music?
In the car. My mother used to play jungle and acid house tape packs she’d got from raves. I used to hate it because I was into Oasis, but I came round pretty quickly. Now I have made a career out of it – thanks Mum!
The record you’re proudest of?
I’m really happy with my Arkityp EP with Rossko. I feel like all three tracks are very different, and ‘£10/point’ especially is very different from my usual style.
The best record for a family party?
I played at my cousin’s wedding years ago, and I was playing funk, soul and a lot of James Brown. ‘Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag’ went off!
The soundtrack to a lazy Sunday afternoon?
The Dave Brubeck Quartet – ‘Take Five’. No better music to cook a Sunday roast to.
The best chillout record?
I have so many, but the one that gets me the most is The Cinematic Orchestra – ‘All Things To All Men’ instrumental. It’s so calming and yet so powerful in equal measure.
The last track of the night?
Midland – ‘Final Credits’ has been getting a lot of love for a while. Perfect mood to end the night on!
Archie Hamilton plays FUSE at Village Underground, London, this Sunday. His joint EP with Rossko is out now on the pair’s Arkityp label. Find him on Facebook, Twitter and SoundCloud.