Episode 61

Published on:

21st Mar 2023

#061 Alan Fitzpatrick

Very few techno records cross over. A ridiculously small number given the mountain of cookie cutter nonsense that gets spewed out in to the ether every week. But every now and then you get one that catches the imagination of a wider audience.

'We Do What We Want' by this week's guest was probably 2016's biggest festival tune, and Alan Fitzpatrick has been hiding from it ever since. Or at least that's the impression he gives on this week's episode - I hadn't really given what must be the quite-considerable-associated-baggage much thought, but when there's a track that big next to your name it definitely changes people's perception of you.

So we discuss all that this week, as well as the DJ circuit and the pros and cons of hitting it as hard as possible, and his extremely-good lockdown album, Machine Therapy.

We also discuss the state of contemporary techno, the legacy of Drumcode, and Alan's formative years on the south coast of England.

Alan Fitzpatrick is one of the good guys of the techno scene, and it was awesome to have him on the show.

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Not A Diving Podcast with Scuba
Electronic music conversations
Paul Rose aka the musician, DJ, and A&R known as Scuba talks to people of significance from the world of electronic music about their experiences, observations, and attempts to cultivate a life for themselves in the murky and sometimes treacherous waters of the music industry.

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Scuba is a maker of music from the UK. He is also the founder of a record label called Hotflush Recordings, and the host of the Not A Diving Podcast.