THE summer has brought so much amazing electronic music to our ears and Robert Babicz’s new long player “Light Of The Universe” on Carl Cox and Christopher Coe’s label Awesome Soundwave is one of the gems of the season.
The album is a wonderful collection of tracks from the mastermind of electronic variety. “Light Of The Universe” accompanied me on a trip to Ibiza earlier this summer and will now always remain sun-drenched in my ears, with blissful breaks, bright house, bright techno, blinding acid and everything in between as Robert continues to push boundaries this album, but also with the countless releases that the prolific producer regularly delights us with.
We caught up with him this week and he put together a playlist of music that influenced his journey with Light Of The Universe. Listen below and read what he had to say about the music.
Eprom, G Jones – On My Mind
“I love almost all things Eprom; for me it’s like ACID 2.0. Was a big inspiration for me, even though I’m not that wild yet.”
Competing consoles – pulse of information
“His sound design gave me a lot of ideas. I like to keep it simple but do it organically. That creates depth.”
Jan Jelinek – Rock in the video age
“I love all kinds of dub sounds. Has a big influence on my work.”
FUSE – drug abuse
“For me it’s still a blueprint when it comes to acid-influenced techno. Richie Hawtin at his best.”
Robert Babicz – Earthship
“This was written right before I started the album and gave me an indication of where I wanted to go with the tracks.”
Robert Babicz – Robot Romance
“On the album I wanted to have an electronic track, like I did before on the Dirtcut J.”
Wanitwa Mos, Master KG – Dali Nguwe
“This track is a placeholder for Amapiano as a style of music that I really enjoy. This warm and relaxed feeling and the groove are really nice.”
Robert Babicz – What a day
“The Voyager title from the album is a reference to this track from 2011. I’ve always loved that gentle, relaxing acid house feel.”
Dub Phizix – flower
“Also a placeholder for excellent dry breakbeats that I just love. So it was time to try my hand at making the album.”
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Robert Babicz – We will never give up
“Emotional dance music will always reach me, whether it’s hard or soft, as long as I can feel it in a good way.”