Mr. Beatnick has been one of London’s best-kept secrets for years.
A brilliant DJ, producer and writer, Beatnick has quietly ploughed his furrow for well over a decade in the London underground, but found a whole new audience with the release of last year’s ‘Synthetes’ EP. Woozy hardware house, as opposed to the hip-hop that Beatnick has spent most of his career making, its regality resonated with the likes of Jamie xx and Deetron – both of whom included it in mixes – and marked the dedicated digger’s most well-received release to date.
That is, of course, until ‘Sun Goddess’, a step up from ‘Synthetes’ and one of the most immaculate dance records that 2012 has produced so far. We tracked Beatnick down in his local record store, Stoke Newington’s Lucky Seven, for a spot of digging and a run-through of some of the records that he holds dearest.
Film by Anoushka Seigler and Kamil Dymek, interview by Tom Lea.