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My Favorite Music: Arjun Vagale

The New-York based techno producer goes back to the basics with a mix of processed beats, guitar riffs and the sound of silence.


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“Block Rockin’ Beats” Chemical Brothers, 1997
To say this track had a profound influence on me would be an understatement. It’s why I fell in love with electronic music.

Dubnobasswithmyheadman Underworld, 1994
Probably the most important electronic music album for me. This captures everything that I love about the genre, and each track is a masterpiece.

“Empire Waste” BLOT!, TBA
Gaurav just sent this one to me a few months ago, possibly their best track so far. Haunting!

“The Sound of Silence” Simon & Garfunkel , 1966
My folks always had this playing at home so it has a deep connection to my musical education.

“Bloody Cash” Marco Carola, 2008
Released on Plus8, this is one of my go to records if I’m ever in a bind – timeless with a simple hook that works.

“Enjoy The Silence” Depeche Mode, 1990
What else can I say about this that hasn’t been said already.

“Beautiful Rising” Jalebee Cartel, 2006
This is one of the first “songs” I ever wrote, so it will always be special.

Satellite Sam Paganini, 2014
I’ve been a massive fan of Sam’s music from back in the day and this new album is a future classic. I just can’t stop listening to it.

“Plus This” Carlo Lio, 2011
Carlo is one of our generations most forward thinking producers. This is one track that really inspired me.

Metallica (The Black Album) Metallica, 1991
Every chord, lyric of this album is engraved within my mind – I sing “Enter Sandman” in the shower even now, and “Wherever I May Roam” is the song of my life.

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