” It’s still as exciting to play records I’ve not heard before as it was when I was young. There’s not much that makes me feel like that besides making music. And they definitely feed into each other. “


” When I buy lots of records, I stop making music – it’s detrimental to the creative side. When I’m DJing a lot, it’s just basically partying every day. “


” It’s not like I force myself to think of sad things, but… it’s more that I make music because it makes me happy. “


” I just like the lineage and the heritage and the fact that British dance music is still progressing. I’m from London, I love London, and I wouldn’t know how else to show that love in musical terms. There’s something about British stuff that’s a bit faster, a bit harder-hitting. Just tough. “


” I don’t hate on the whole EDM thing happening in America because, although the music is not of my taste – a little bit brash for me – I think it’s also introducing a lot of young people to dance music, and then they’re discovering better dance music through it. “


” I play vinyl and CDs. Playing vinyl is the best sound quality you can get playing music loudly, so that’s the main reason I do that. “


” My parents’ record collection was the music I was hearing as long as I can remember, and I would play Otis Redding over and over again. “


” Before the first xx record, I pretty much exclusively listened to electronica. Now, I listen to anything. I think the most inspiring thing is just learning more about more and more different kinds of music and becoming a fan of so many different types and so many different genres. “


” I don’t feel like I’m very good at making music. “


” I have this romanticized idea of dance music in the ’90s because, obviously, I was way too young to be a part of it. So I have this rose-tinted idea of it. I have this idea of it being a very special time. But I still don’t know that much – I can never remember any names of seminal artists. “


” Floating Points plays a lot of music that I don’t know, and I like geeking out and trying to find out what the tracks are. His knowledge of house music is pretty deep, and his selection is just amazing. And I think it’s a pleasure to listen to his music because it’s so perfectly produced. “


” I’m used to making songs, that’s how I learned to make music. My structures will always be more like pop songs than dance tracks. “



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Before the first xx record, I pretty much exclusively listened to electronica. Now, I listen to anything. I think the most inspiring thing is just learning more about more and more different kinds of music and becoming a fan of so many different types and so many different genres.
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I have this romanticized idea of dance music in the
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