Andrew Lee aka Obgon put the sound of Moscow in Autumn into this mix. It’s a dystopian techno affair with a mini-measure of post-punk aesthetics thrown in. The mix consists almost entirely of unreleased stuff, made either by Obgon, his band Interchain, his friend Inga Mauer or PTU. As Philipp Gorbachev puts it, whose label PG Tune sees Obgon’s debut EP released this week, it may very well reflect the techno revolution happening right now in Russia. Special.
How did you record this mix?
It was a snowy night in the suburbs. The roads were covered with ice, and my car was without studded tires. I stayed at home and recorded this mix.
Tell me about some of the music you put in there?
This autumn I was walking in the centre of Moscow with a shotgun microphone and recorded sounds of the construction on the roads for a special sample pack. In this mix you can hear few cuts from these recordings. You can hear the sound of Moscow’s autumn and it’s sick!
So these tracks are essentially Russian?
I live in Russia and a lot of beautiful music comes from here. This mix is a really small selection of tracks from my friends and collaborators.
So, is there a techno revolution happening in Russia right now?
It is difficult to talk about the whole of Russia, but Moscow now is truly the best place for the creating fresh ideas and raving in the world. The crisis, political situation and appearance of a new youth is always good for the development of an authentic sound.
It was a snowy night in the suburbs. The roads were covered with ice, and my car was without studded tires.