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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


PM Dawn – 'Set Adrift On Memory Bliss'
That song is off the first record I ever bought [Of The Heart, Of The Soul And Of The Cross: The Utopian Experience]. I remember turning 11, or something like that, and it was 1991. I think my mum bought me a stereo for my birthday – a record player, and I just needed to buy a record. I didn't buy music until I got a stereo and then I had to buy music. So I went to go buy records and I remember this being the first one I bought and it was contagious. I listened to it over and over again, maybe because it was the only record I had, but it became something that I just knew instinctively. I knew all the words. I really enjoyed it because when they put out a single back then, they would also put out an instrumental and a longer version too. There would be three versions of the song on the vinyl and I would play the instrumental to myself a lot. I used to speed it up and just play about over it and try to DJ basically. So this song and this record in particular had me feeling like a DJ at times.

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