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Whether you went out last weekend to check out an uber-geeky beat magician or a depressingly awesome indie rock band, we all know there’s always some serious musical talents rocking around the Dam. You might not recognize them all yet, but don’t worry, you will soon. In this series of interviews we talk to remarkable artists about their music and their inspirations.
The name Nuno Dos Santos should ring a big damn bell if you’re into Amsterdam-based nightlife, or nightlife in general for that matter. This ex-Trouw resident and his label Something Happening Somewhere are on fire! He’s playing at Studio/K this weekend so I caught up with the guy and hads a nice and snappy talk about some of the tracks he loves.
What track can we wake you up for in the middle of the night?
“This track, which is released on the Finish label Sahko from Jimi Tenor, is like a warm blanket. Which comes in handy because you just woke me up.”
If you would have to describe your personality with one track, what track would it be?
“Impossible. I would rather see it as a couple of hours where I start a long live set with Voices from The Lake, followed by a long piece of Reverberation Radio and end it with dub or hip-hop. And the next day it would be completely different.”
Tell me about a track that people wouldn’t expect you to listen to.
“I don’t focus on what people expect of me at all. I think it’s pretty limiting to listen to just one music style, I like to listen to all sorts. You don’t see me eating pasta every day, do you? But I’ll go for one of my favorite tracks of Tindersticks. Can’t wait to see them live again in Carré.”
What track reminds you of your youth?
“When I started collecting records as a little boy this was a really big eye opener for me. This arp in combination with those strings. Trace like it was meant to be.”
What track will you definitely play in Studio/K this Friday?
“These guys are on fire! Hypnotising arps, epic and driving at the same time.”
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Feature image Catharina Gerritsen.
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