Dublin collective Melodic turns 6 this month with a party that’ll feature Lindstrøm and Luca Bacchetti, who’ll be making his Irish debut.
Starting off with humble beginnings in the now-defunct Lost Society basement with a series of monthly parties, Melodic has grown a loyal and trusting fan base through their clever and consistent booking policy.
Notable parties over the last 6 years include Edu Imbernon in Lost Society, Francois K in The Sugar Club, Patrice Baumel in Tengu, Nick Warren in The Grand Social, not to mention 3 gigs in Berlin’s legendary Kater Blau.
We spoke to Lindstrøm ahead of his live gig this weekend with Melodic in Tengu about how accurate a description ‘Space Disco’ is of his sound, and how exactly his songs are constructed.
You’ve always been seen as one of the faces of ‘Space Disco’, but do you feel your music has moved away from that genre over the years, or do you see the ‘space disco’ as something that’s hard to define anyway?
You’re known for dance music with euphoric releases, but some tracks on your last album have a darker edge and are slightly nightmarish; ‘Bungl like a Ghost’ for example, Was this something you set out to do?
How do you create an original composition, what’s the first thing you start with?
You’re also well known for your remixes, but you work on a lot of indie rock songs as opposed to other dance songs, is working in a more genre outside your own something you relish?
You’ve mentioned in past interviews you didn’t really listen to dance music before you started making it, do you think this made your own voice more distinct as you weren’t influenced by contemporaries?