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Baker's Dozen

"Music In Which To Get Truly Lost": Daniel Avery's Favourite Records
The Quietus , August 5th, 2015 11:55

The Phantasy producer and DJ goes from mid-teen discoveries to recent acquisitions as he writes us his own Baker's Dozen of top albums, EPs and mixes ahead of his b2b set with Erol Alkan at fabric later this month


Moon Duo - Killing Time EP
Part one

About four years ago it felt like I'd hit a turning point in my life. I had been DJing as a hobby since I was 18 but had become increasingly tired with the music I was playing and the idea of producing was little more than just that: an idea which was far from being fully formed. The record shop I had been working in closed its doors and London was becoming less and less attractive to me every day. However, as this city sometimes enables, a few chance meetings reconnected me with some old friends and everything changed. We started hanging out again, walking around town to two or three gigs in a night. They introduced me to this whole new wave of tripped-out, loopy music that I felt an immediate connection with. It genuinely felt like a rebirth, a new way to live my life and, almost overnight, it inspired me to take things seriously. To put my real name to my music. It was through this group that I met Tim Fairplay and subsequently Andrew Weatherall in his Bunker studio which started a whole new phase for me.

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