Packing in influences from Wolfgang Voigt, Mutant Disco, Autechre and Tim Hecker, the latest Hotflush arrival Jack Dixon is not just another electronic producer who's recently relocated to Berlin. His intricate productions fuse elements from upbeat melodic house to more subtle, emotive experimentations in electronica on the likes of labels Apollo/R&S, Man Make Music, and Brownswood. Here he makes an exclusive mix brimming with his intriguing tastes, and answers our stock questions below.
...the best thing about where you're from?
The sea. It's the only thing I miss about Brighton to be honest, that's why I left when I was so young.
...your worst vice?
I never finish tracks. I'm sitting on so much stuff that will probably never see the light of day.
... your favourite sound?
The Windows '95 start up sound, thanks Brian Eno for the memories. Either that, or Chris Clark's 'Pleen 1930s'.
...your favourite website?
Seriouseats. I am fat. I could happily stare at food for a living, although I'm not sure that's a proper job?
...your favourite label?
Kranky without question. Dance labels… 31337 and Desolat - those guys are really interesting to me.
...your worst fashion secret?
That I work in the fashion industry for a living, and don't understand fashion.
...are you listening to now?
My Italian housemate cooking meat in the kitchen. Ps - it smells.
How would you describe your work?
I guess some sort of drone-y, house-inspired, club orientated electronic mess.
I have a bunch of releases coming up that I'm really excited about - and I can't wait for people to hear my release on Hotflush. Other than that, I'm always writing, so I'm excited to see what 2013 brings.