We’re delighted to welcome Anatolian Weapons as our first guest of 2021. The Athenian artist has been producing music for almost 15 ears now and continues to gain international acclaim for his bold blend of disparate styles and influences, spanning a wide spectrum of psychedelic and global dance music. With releases on high profile labels such as Beats In Space, Emotional Response, Dark Entries, Invisible INC and regularly played by the likes of Lena Willikens, Alexis Le Tan, Vladimir Ivkovic, Phuong Dan, Dj SoFa amongst others, there is no doubt he’s one of the most respected producers in the game.
So kick back and enjoy this 80min trademark set with AW doing what he does best ….crossing genres and fusing deep, tribal and emotional vibes.
1) Introduce yourself?
I’m Aggelos, music producer and DJ, based in Athens.
2) How have you been spending your time in recent months?
As creatively as I can, socially mostly online as everyone and trying take my mind off on things I have no control of.
3) In terms of new music , what do you have lined up for the coming year?
I have just finished an official remix of XCOR (Psychick Warriors Of Gaia, Exquisite Corpse), who is one of my personal music heroes and I’m very excited and honored.
Also done a long string of remixes and compilation tracks the past year which are now slowly coming out.
Too many to mention but anyone interested can check my Soundcloud, everything is there.
For this year, quite a few things lined up but I’m not sure I can reveal anything yet.
4) How have your listening habits changed over the last year?
I found myself buying more music the past year, I got a Jonathan Fytoussi single track which is a masterpiece among other things, digital and physical. Yes, I am always actively looking for new music, no matter if there are gigs or not. These kinds of habits don’t change for me.
I am finding the overall vibe becoming more minimal, more abstract, darker and broodier, with less melodic elements.
5) Who or what are your biggest musical influences?
The band I’m always going back to after all these years is still Talking Heads. Particularly Remain In Light and Live In Rome I can’t get bored of, there is always a new layer and groove to be revealed.
From recent artists I would say Jamal Moss, for his sheer dedication to his cause and of course his great music which combines chaos and harmony.
6) Tell us about 3 DJ’s / Producer’s we may not know but should be looking out for?
Tassilo Van Hofen, Poperttelli and Yaniv, who has an album coming out on Lurid Music.
7) What is your favourite Venue or Festival to play at and why?
I prefer small, intimate venues and the same goes for festivals.Things like Camp Cosmic is my thing, even though I haven’t played but really enjoyed.
8) Do you have a ritual before you start playing or straight after?
Before, getting as much rest as I can. After, trying to be as social as I can.
9) What is your favourite bit of kit?
My friend’s Octatrack.
10) What is your favourite film score?
Edward Artemyev’s Stalker/solaris/Mirror. Beware of dodgy re-recordings.
11) What makes you smile?
People who smile.