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Interview: Taches

Jul 8 2015
Taches isn’t an easy person to catch for some free time, but what time we were able to squeeze from him was totally worth it. After catching him last month at Splash House, we were so excited to have the opportunity to talk to him about his set and about what he’s got going for the rest of the year.
Check out our chat below.
Discobelle: We recently caught your set at Splash House. What were some of your favorite songs from your set? (We’ll let the playlist come in here) What about these tracks made them stick out from the set?
Taches:
As Time Goes By – Loco & Talul
Those hypnotic vocals, right?
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Boorka – Jonas Saalbach
Those bendy string things sounded extra nice with a view of Palm trees.
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Lost Ft. Billie Fountain (Nakadia Remix) – Me & Her
The end of world string sweep things sound massive when this is played loud. Those plucks and washy synth leads over the last part of the track certainly tickle my pickle too.
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Clouds (Boso Reversion) – Few Nolder

The second time the piano-type instrument plays over the bassline with the big open hat always gets my feet shuffling.

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It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay – Little Nancy & Daddy’s Groove
Absolutely everything about this track was stellar. This was the highlight of Splash House for me.

DB: Speaking of Splash House, was this your first time out to Palm Springs? What did you think of the concept of an all hotel pool party festival? What are some of your favorite events from the course of this past year?

T: I had never set foot in Palm Springs until Splash House, and I certainly misjudged the importance of weather dependent packing. Luckily, someone gave me a small Hawaiian shirt while I was there, so that was super handy. As far as the concept of an all hotel pool party festival, there’s only one thing you need to remember – the pool water. Oh my, the pool water.
Desert Hearts back in March definitely stands out as being the best event I’ve ever been to. It’s such a welcoming and mind freeing experience that totally restored my faith in the concept of going to a ‘festival’ (though I feel wrong labeling it as a festival).

DB: Did you catch any of the sets happening here? Who were you excited to see/who had the best sets this weekend?

T: To be honest, I’m not really sure who I saw other than Christian Martin and Justin Jay – who were both excellent. It was way too hot to consider remembering to breathe and the names of the DJs playing at the same time.

DB: It’s hot as hell, and the sun is beating down on us. What drinks are necessary for a day like this?

T: I’m mainly a (non-bitter) beer drinker, but I’m equally as comfortable buried deeply in an umbrella-garnished Mai Tai when the rays starting kicking up a fuss.

DB: We’ve been massive fans of yours since “Don’t You Know,” but who are you a massive fan of musically?

Everyone should sit down and listen to Djivan Gasparian. He’s an Armenian musician that plays the duduk – an oboe-like thing that’s probably my favorite instrument. It’s both heartbreaking and entrancing, and words can’t really describe the raw emotion that it packs. Check it out.

 
DB: Let’s talk a minute about your studio setup. What are your absolute essentials when you’re making music?

T: I have two essentials when making music – my Macbook Pro, and there needs to be food delivery services for when I get hungry. I have a Prophet ’08 keyboard that’s pretty fun to mess around with too.

DB: What can we expect from you in the second half of 2015?

T: I’ll have some remixes and originals coming out soon as free downloads, and I’ll have a full EP out towards the end of the year. Until then, I’ll be around and about, swaying and picking songs in designated places. I’m also considering buying a miniature animal, but I’m not sure what kind of animal to get yet.

Thanks Taches!