I went to my first electronica concert a few weeks ago – but to describe it properly, I have to start from the beginning. The beginning of my love for electronic music, that is.
The first time I put a track on repeat was when I was 10 years-old. My dad had bought an album after hearing a song in a commercial; the album was from the electric quarter Bond, the album was their first – Born – and the track was Alexander the Great. It was arguably the closest thing to electronic music that I’d yet encountered, and it promptly crawled through my ears and into my soul. I was utterly smitten. I loved the whole album, actually, but I played that one track well beyond 10,000 times over the course of the following years. It had certain features that, as it turns out, are hallmarks of the music I love most today: