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Earthly Delights: Konx-Om-Pax's Favourite Music
Christian Eede , June 27th, 2019 11:32

Christian Eede speaks to Scottish producer Konx-Om-Pax about his love of 808s and his new album on Planet Mu, as well as his favourite music, from Autechre to Popol Vuh, Kode9 to Gas, Regis to happy hardcore mixes by Scott Brown


Legowelt - Memphis Rap Mix

I didn't know a lot of this music existed before I heard this mix; that era of rap music had passed me by. The way that he places early synth music and John Carpenter soundtracks alongside this stuff was quite a lightbulb moment. The melodies on the Memphis rap stuff are quite basic and there are lots of 808 samples. There are whole tunes that are based on a cowbell being pitched differently, like the Tommy Wright III one. It's just dead brutal, but simplistic music.

I think the 808 is my favourite drum machine, and it works so well with this electro rap stuff. I used Legowelt's emulation plugin on some tracks. It's amazing. It's the closest thing to a real 808 that I've experienced. It's not as 'big-sounding', but the plugin definitely sounds really textured and a bit broken.