Updated: Dec 20, 2020
Matt Radovich has been a pioneer of the Australian electronic music scene for close to 3 decades. His consistent mastery in the techno & house realms has solidified his name in electronic music royalty, and to have him present the 23rd Arteq podcast is an honour.
When it comes to passion, and love for the music, and love for the craft. It's Matt Radovich. As young adults growing up and watching gigs in Melbourne, we would always been blown away by the sheer skill displayed by Matt Radovich.
Quick transitions, channel flicking, genre morphing, slamming f*^king techno. A pure joy to see, hear and learn from. Thank you for being a shining light on our journey. We are immensely grateful for your efforts on this podcast Matt, thank you matey. You are a champion of this city, and we can't wait to hear you at an Arteq party real soon <3
P.S. This mix is special. Wow!
More from Arteq and Matt Radovich below.
What direction did you take on the podcast?
I had an idea of starting off the podcast with some electronica, then I wanted to funk it up a little with a bit of house. I wanted to mix some Detroit sounds after that, then a bit of TECHNO and I wanted to end the podcast with a track made by a good friend who recently left us, the legend that was Phil K.
Why did you decide to go this way?
I wanted to go this way because it’s pretty much what I have been enjoying at home during 2020 and I didn’t want to do a straight up hard TECHNO mix, I wanted to do something a little different for you guys.
What did you use to record this mix?
I don’t have anything special at home. Just a pioneer mixer, a couple of pioneer CDJs and a Tascam recorder.
Describe Matt Radovich in 5 words?
Tough question, I’m really not one for describing myself, but I guess this sums me up ok.
Loves a fucking good time.
Your mixing is always so seamless. What techniques do you use to engage listeners?
Thank for that, I’m glad you guys think that. I guess, I try and know my music that I’m playing as best as I possibly can and also I try to know who I’m playing to as well. If I have a good idea of what I’m playing and who I’m playing too, I’m a bit more relaxed when playing and I know what I can get away with.
What is the most rewarding part of being a DJ?
I love playing music to people and making them dance, smile and have a fucking good time. I also like introducing music to people that they may not know and then go, fuck that was fucking good!
There’s 10 minutes left before the world self destructs, what song do you put on?
As by Stevie Wonder
How have you been during the turbulent year of 2020?
Since everything went balls up and I lost all my work, I just made an effort to really get to know my music and also look for new music I didn’t know yet. I also started recording a mix every day, all different kinds of genres, new and old music and putting it up on my Mixcloud page everyday. This really kept me sane.
Is there anything on your mind that you would like to say?
I just want to say thanks heaps for getting me to do this mix, I’ve always enjoyed the other Arteq podcasts, so I was pretty honoured when you asked me to do this for you. I hope you and your crew enjoy it.
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