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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


Robert Hood ‎– 'Wandering Endlessly'
This is an absolute masterpiece. I played it on my Berghain debut when I did the Panorama Bar in April. Hearing that record alongside Delano Smith and Luke Hess – it sounds so fresh. You can hear decades of inspiration on other artists who have been working with that template.

I bought it in 1996 at Record Time in Detroit. I used to go over about once a year. It was quite an ordeal at the time. I had to fly there and then get a series of buses across Detroit. The area would get more and more mental and burnt out. And I was this little posh kid turning up with these lists. I picked up 'Wandering Endlessly' and it was mind-blowing. It's got a couple of locked grooves on it. They're amazing things.

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