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Soundfounder Celebrates His 100th Episode

L: Flying Lotus (photo by Mike Manewitz); C: Kamasi Washington (photo by Gabriel C. Pérez/KUTX); R: Daedelus (photo by Mike Manewitz)

Soundfounder

Episode #100 // September 22, 2021

Every Wednesday night, 8-9 p.m., Soundfounder plays electronic and beat music from Austin and around the world, focusing on new releases and old classics. This week’s show is a special one: Soundfounder celebrates his 100th episode by featuring interview highlights from the past two years. Hear Flying Lotus, Kamasi Washington, John Frusciante, Daedelus, and more talk with Soundfounder about creative process, making music in nontraditional ways, and pushing electronic music forward.

Playlist:

1. John Frusciante discusses why he turned to electronic music as a change of pace from playing guitar with the Red Hot Chili Peppers–>”Brand E”

2. Machinedrum talks about being a conduit for his music instead of forcing any creative decision–>”Star” (feat. Mono/Poly & Tanerélle)

3. Electronic music can turn into a game of gear obsession, where it’s assumed that more expensive gear can lead to better music. Austin beatmaker and producer Botany debunks this myth and talks about the creativity of limitations–>”That’s The One (Too Bad)”

4. Saxophonist and bandleader Kamasi Washington has bridged the jazz and electronic worlds, and he talks with Soundfounder about the recent culture shift that’s helped make that possible–>”Street Fighter Mas”

5. Amon Tobin talks about how mimicking folk music and acoustic guitar sounds helped make his new music sound otherworldly–>”Weather Girl”

6. Daedelus is an educator as well as a producer. He discussed how the “wrong” way to use musical equipment can be subconsciously rooted in racial or classist bias and how this thinking informs his new music–>”Sunflower Stems”

7. Salami Rose Joe Louis has no set process for her creative process, and that’s what makes her music so invigorating and surprising–>”Fantasy”

8. Austin’s BoomBaptist talks about how melody is his primary focus, even if his songs are so danceable–>”Komfort Food”

9. Australian group the Avalanches talk about how YouTube has revolutionized their sample-based music–>”We Will Always Love You” (feat. Blood Orange)

10. Flying Lotus talks about his intimate connection with fellow Grammy winner Thundercat and how their collaborations are based on instinct and connection–>”Crust”

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