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Fanatic Energy: Flowdan's Favourite Records
Ollie Zhang , August 3rd, 2016 06:34

Following the release of the grime MC's new album, Disaster Piece, he talks Mollie Zhang through 13 records, from N.W.A to Lexxus, stopping by Shy FX, DJ Krust and Vanilla Ice, that he blames for getting him into music

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DJ Krust – 'Warhead'
This just took the music forward another step – I didn't think the music could get any better or get that much moreish. But this one, just like 'The Message', it was like, "Oh my god." There was just so much mystique to these tracks because you didn't really get access to them for a good seven months to a year after you first heard them. So that alone just created such a hype around tracks, so when your friend phones and says, "Yeah, I've got it, I bought it." "What!" At this point, I don't think I was in school anymore, so maybe in college. Whatever was important, forget it! I'm coming now, to hold this record. First of all, I want to mix it, DJ it a little bit, and I've got lyrics by now so I want to see how I sound on the track. And then we wanted to make a tape. That was actually the first point where I thought, "We've got new music, let's make a tape – you on the decks, me MCing. Let's make a tape and then listen to it." There was nothing more fulfilling than that.


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