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Raw Takes: Richard Fearless's Favourite Tracks
Joe Clay , May 25th, 2016 08:24

Before the release of their sixth album this week and appearance at Atonal in Berlin this August, the Death In Vegas head honcho, producer and DJ scours the fruits of his record-collecting history and picks 13 tracks that have informed Transmission for Joe Clay


Frak – 'Synthfrilla'
Börft has always been a really big label for me. I come from that era when people made mix tapes, they never put the names of the songs down. You'd go to a soundsystem and the DJs would put stickers over the labels. Jah Shaka was always really secretive. I liked that. This Frak song has been in my box since it came out in 2012 – it's just been reissued, but before that no one really knew what this was. The label has been going for twenty-something years. Frak are like the in-house band. They're from the middle of nowhere in Sweden. One of them's a postman. The Börft catalogue is huge, it's a great label – it's similar to L.I.E.S. in a way. 'Synthfrilla' is a big track of theirs. It used to go for about £100. Weatherall has been talking about it a lot lately. It was a benchmark track for me when I did 'Gamma Ray' – mine is a poor man's imitation.