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Battles

Post rock polymaths Battles take over the 6 Mix to play a selection of experimental music which has shaped their unique sound. Formed in Brooklyn, New York, in 2002, Battles released a series of acclaimed underground EPs before signing to Warp Records in 2006. Their debut album Mirrors was released in the following year and the band soon built up a reputation for playing fearsome and energetic live shows. In this special 6 Mix, bassist Dave Konopka and drummer John Stainer take over the show to play the music which has influenced and inspired Battles' sound including tracks from Rush, The Pixies and Bow Wow Wow. They also discuss their love of Krautrock and experimental artists like Ricardo Villalobos and how electronic music artists such as Liquid Liquid and 808 State which have help shaped their unique sonic textures. The band tell the story behind their new album Gloss Drop and how they eneded up collaborating with electronic legend Gary Numan on its stand out track 'My Machines.'.

2 hours

Last on

Sat 11 Jun 2011 22:00