The first in our new monthly podcast + interview series, Nocturama, launches today, featuring a pure vinyl mix by Valentin Stip as well as a Q&A.
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.Soba or Udon?
Salt or sugar?
VS: Saltier over the years First musical memory?
VS: I believe it was Christmas mass when I was four or five.
Do you collect anything?
VS: My first collection was of old pennies. I think I have one from 1898. Now I collect books, records as well as scarves.
Favourite Woody Allen movie?
VS: Annie Hall
How do you feel about censorship?
VS: Helpless. What are you reading at the moment?
VS: I am reading a book about Near Death Experiences, going through Lao Tseu's Tao Te King and Merleau-Ponty's Visible and Invisible. I like to read multiple things at once and kind of balance everything out depending on my mood :) Strangest / best misheard version of your artist name?
VS: Valentine Slip, happens quite often too! :D If you would change one thing about your last album, what would it be?
VS: I would rework some grooves maybe. Of your musical creations, of which are you the most proud?
VS: I am proud of the album. It was a long journey for me to build.
What is the last gig you bought a ticket for?
Do you exercise?
VS: I try my best to meditate and do yoga every morning.
What's the one record you know you will never ever get sick of listening to/playing?
VS: Donato Dozzy's or Voices From The Lake's album. They were both milestones in my understanding of techno and dance.
What's the best and worst thing about Montreal?
VS: The worst thing in Montreal is probably the winter. The best thing is probably what people do to forget the winter.
1. The Peddlers - Rainy Day In London
2. Takuya Matsumoto - Drafting Under The Stars
3. Killing Sound - Water Boxing
4. Morgan Buckley - Weather Report
5. Marcelo Castelli - Congo
6. Unknown - Unknown
7. Black Deer - I Almost Had A Moment Alone
8. Snorre Magnar Solberg - Untitled (Club No-No)
9. Monolake - Perpetuum
10. Mint - Phonogam
11. Answer Code Request - Crack City
12. Nuel - Untitled 1 (Aquaplano Ltd 01)
13. Jeff Mills - Memory Reset
14. Silverlining - A Present Eventuality
15. Stephen Brown - Untitled (Realtime 05)
16. Traversable Wormhole - Universal Time (Dasha Rush remix)
17. Donato Dozzy - Vaporware 07