The 39th Arteq podcast is here courtesy of Australian techno legend Eddie Hale. It's amazing how it's taken us 39 mixes to get to Eddie, as he is one of the finest producers residing in our home town of Melbourne. Better late than never, right?
Eddie has been a long term friend of Arteq, slamming our sell out show at The Penny Black in 2018, but also continuing in being a huge encourager, supporter, and most important, an inspiration to us.
His music production has captivated us since we first heard it. He really is one of the best in the country, and we are so happy to be sharing this new vinyl only mix with you for the 39th Arteq podcast.
Thank you Eddie. Pure gold throughout. We look forward to having you back at Arteq soon <3
More from Arteq and Eddie Hale below.
What direction did you take on the podcast?
I had been waiting patiently for some new vinyl to arrive from Germany, with the slow pandemic deliveries – so it was nice to be able to play physical records and get a nice flow with some fresh material, as well as a smattering of classics and unreleased stuff from my label.
Why did you decide to go this way?
I always like to have a diverse range of music within a certain framework. Dynamics, ebb and flow… that special soul factor, deep grooves and the futuristic , it’s all important and that’s how I approach all my sets.
What did you use to record this mix?
My home studio setup is 2x Technics 1200 MK3Ds and a Pioneer XDJ-RX for mixing and playing digital tracks.
What drives you to produce music?
I have fun doing it. I think that’s the most important thing for me - to be able to share that with others. I find that deeply satisfying.
You’ve started a new project Denude, can you tell us what your thoughts are behind it?
The label aims to strip away the outer layers of an artist that we too often hide behind to show the honest core. It’s about deep exploration within to dig up something special, and to do that requires some bravery. The most fun you can have with or without clothes.