Desert Island Disco… Oliver Huntemann
Oliver Huntemann drops his fourth studio album Paranoia on November 2nd and if you like the sounds of his deep brooding techno, we suggest you pre-order that sh_t now. The man’s a legend. His sound has been a massive inspiration in the studio of Doom. Tracks like Dexter and Senso are immense. His delays on tricks on tracks like La Boum and Manga have formed the foundation not only of our sound but a whole breed of wonky techno pioneers. So we tip our hats to Mr Huntemann, it’s an honour to have your Desert Island Disco selection on our blog.
**Remember Kids, this is a YouTube playlist so if you want to skip to the next track, just press the forward button.
**Oliver decided to give us a selection of albums as opposed to singles so the videos represent his favourite track from each album and the descriptions beneath are about the albums.
1: Portishead – Roseland NYC Live (1998)
I can’t describe how deep Beth Gibbons’ voice touched me when I heard Portishead for the very first time. Dirty, slow beats and suicidal vocals which can’t be more suffering. I had the chance to see them couple of years ago live in Berlin. It was impressive and I just get goosebumps when I remember it – nothing more to say. For the rainy days!
2: Leftfield – Leftism (1995)
Another classic album which influenced me a lot. These sounds and beats brought me to higher spheres – legendary. This would be for helping me being patient while building the cottage!
3: Newcleus – Jam On Revenge (1984)
The first Newcleus album ‘Jam on Revenge’ was not a great sales success on its release but it was a initial spark for me and my musical way. Electro-Funk made me become a b-boy and a soon after a DJ. I still like to listen to their 808 beats and the sped-up vocals. Very unique. Might sound kind of funny nowadays but in 1984 it sounded like the future. This would be the soundtrack to my daily gymnastic exercises!
4: CéU – Ceu (2007)
The best album from the Brazilian singer-songwriter. Her songs reveal her many influences, which include Samba, Soul, R’n'B, Hip Hop, Afrobeat and Electrojazz. A very interesting and entertaining mixture. This would be for the beach!
5: Craig Armstrong – The Space Between Us (1998)
To me Craig Armstrong is one of the greatest state of the art soundtrack composers. His specialty is great string arrangements. It’s no secret that the Protection album by Massive Attack features three songs with arrangements and contributions from Craig Armstrong. All of these tracks have been revisited and newly arranged on The Space Between Us album plus a bunch of other great songs. This would be for lonely nights in the cottage!
More info: http://www.huntemann.tv/