Playing Favourites: Psychemagik
The edits specialists talk folk, jungle, trip-hop and hip-hop.
Words / Kristan CarylPlaying favourites: Young Echo
Aaron Coultate sits down with the Bristol collective to talk grime, guns and PJ Harvey.
Words / Aaron CoultatePlaying favourites: Alexander Nut
We get spiritual as the Eglo Records boss and Rinse FM DJ plays us some tunes.
Words / Andrew RycePlaying favourites: Salva
One of LA's rising stars plays us the cornerstones of his record collection.
Words / Andrew RycePlaying favourites: Andy Votel
Hip-hop, film scores, disco, Kollywood: The Finders Keepers boss plays us some records.
Words / Holly Dicker
Playing favourites: Raime
The gloomy London duo dive deep into their record collections to talk about the psych, punk, grime and drum & bass that has shaped their music.
Words / Todd L. BurnsPlaying favourites: Peter Van Hoesen
Todd L. Burns kills an afternoon flipping through the Belgian techno artist's record collection.
Words / Todd L. BurnsPlaying favourites: D'Marc Cantu
This time we read favourites instead of play them, as the Ann Arbor producer takes us through some of his most beloved comic book characters.
Words / Todd L. BurnsPlaying favourites: Stray
The UK drum & bass producer talks Zappa, MF Doom and jump-up.
Words / Todd L. BurnsPlaying favourites: Dusky
The genre-spanning UK duo talk tunes with RA's Todd L. Burns.
Words / Todd L. BurnsPlaying favourites: LHF
A member of the London collective talks about the myriad influences on his sound.
Words / Andrew RycePlaying favourites: Moomin
RA talks to the respected German deep house producer about his love of hip-hop and the art of sampling.
Words / Eike KuhlPlaying favourites: Kenji Takimi
RA sits down with one of Japan's most respected selectors.
Words / Yu OnodaPlaying favourites: Justin Broadrick
Napalm Death, Godflesh, Techno Animal: RA delves into the world of the Birmingham-bred noisemaker.
Words / Holly DickerPlaying favourites: Nick Curly
The Mannheim DJ/producer opens up about the hip-hop, pop and dance music that has shaped his career.
Words / Eike Kuhl
Playing favourites: Escort
RA sits down with the two brains behind New York City's largest live disco band.
Words / Michaelangelo MatosPlaying favourites: Steve Rachmad
The Dutch producer walks us through some of the crucial tracks of his youth as well as his current DJ set fodder.
Words / Todd L. BurnsPlaying favourites: Bong-Ra
RA's Holly Dicker quizzes the breakcore pioneer about some of his cherished tunes.
Words / Holly DickerPlaying favourites: Martyn
The Dutch producer talks about some of the records that have formed his multifarious sound.
Words / Oli WarwickPlaying favourites: Mike Simonetti
The Troubleman and Italians Do It Better head talks about some of his cherished tunes.
Words / Michaelangelo MatosPlaying favourites: Lerosa
The Italian producer on the records that shaped his music taste.
Words / Oli WarwickPlaying favourites: David Kennedy
The DJ/producer formerly known as Ramadanman sits down to talk tunes with RA's Andrew Ryce.
Words / Andrew RycePlaying favourites: Azari & III
RA's Christine Kakaire quizzes the Toronto quartet about some of their most cherished songs.
Words / Christine KakairePlaying favourites: Mountains
After releasing their most explicitly electronic album yet, RA's Ian Mathers caught up with the experimental duo to talk about some of their influences.
Words / Ian Mathers
Playing favourites: Frankie Knuckles
We play the Chicago house legend a few of the records that have defined his career.
Words / Stephen TitmusPlaying favourites: Efdemin
The Dial man reveals a love for R. Kelly and offers tips on some of the best record shops in Germany.
Words / Todd L. Burns
Playing favourites: Silent Servant
RA talks to the Sandwell District member and post-punk fanatic in advance of the collective's debut compilation.
Words / Finn JohannsenPlaying favourites: The Knife, Mt. Sims, Planningtorock
In advance of the London premiere of The Knife's "electronic opera," RA's Lee Smith met up with the Swedish duo, plus collaborators Mt. Sims and Planningtorock, to listen through a selection of music that influenced the project.
Words / Lee SmithPlaying favourites: Mark Henning
In advance of his appearance at We Love... in Ibiza next month, RA's Christine Kakaire sat down with the Berlin-based producer to chat about a few of his favoured platters.
Words / Christine KakairePlaying favourites: Alan Oldham
DJ, producer, radio show host, comic book artist, UR PR man: RA's Finn Johannsen plays some records to a Detroit legend that's done it all.
Words / Finn JohannsenPlaying favourites: Joey Negro
Transmat, Junior Boy's Own, Ostgut Ton: It's classics of all stripes, as RA's Finn Johannsen spins some records for the famed disco compiler.
Words / Finn JohannsenPlaying favourites: Ben Klock
Inside the bag (and living room) of a Berghain resident: RA's Will Lynch sits down with the Berlin DJ in advance of his appearance at the Nuits Sonores festival to talk about a few of his favourite records.
Words / Will LynchPlaying favourites: DJ Sprinkles
In advance of his appearance at this year's Red Bull Music Academy in London, Finn Johannsen plays some records with the producer behind Midtown 120 Blues, RA's #1 album of 2009.
Words / Finn JohannsenPlaying favourites: Adam X
Music to tag to, music for weddings, music we call techno: RA's Finn Johannsen plays the Brooklyn DJ/producer some of his favourite records.
Words / Finn Johannsen
Playing favourites: Traxx
RA chats to the outspoken Chicago DJ/producer about scared DJs, why he thinks Model 500 are Balearic and why he thinks he's the biggest risk-taker around.
Words / Finn JohannsenPlaying favourites: Vince Aletti
His recent book The Disco Files collecting his weekly columns at Record World is an invaluable piece of music history. RA plays some classics to one of the first disco journalists, Vince Aletti.
Words / Todd L. BurnsPlaying favourites: Sound Stream
RA catches up with the elusive Berlin-based producer to chat about some of his favourite records.
Words / Finn JohannsenPlaying favourites: Idjut Boys
Crate diggers extraordinaire Dan Tyler and Conrad McDonnell sit down for a chat with RA's Dave Stenton.
Words / Dave StentonPlaying favourites: Sven Weisemann
House, techno, disco and... modern classical? In this edition of Playing Favourites, RA's Richard Carnes sits down with Berlin-based DJ/producer Sven Weisemann to find out what really makes him tick.
Words / Richard CarnesPlaying favourites: Till von Sein
Dub techno you can bring home to your mother, how the Ultramagnetic MCs are like the Rolling Stones and Snoop Dogg going deep house: RA's Finn Johannsen plays Berlin-based DJ/producer Till von Sein some records.
Words / Finn JohannsenPlaying favourites: Quarion
Hip-hop, alto saxophone and the coming garage house renaissance: RA's Finn Johannsen plays Swiss producer Quarion some records to find out what makes him tick.
Words / Finn Johannsen
Playing favourites: Moby
We sit down with The Bald One to spin some records from his past—and present—in this month's edition of Playing Favourites.
Words / Todd L. BurnsPlaying favourites: Shed
Techno true believer Shed has made one of the best albums of the year. But what is this about a gabber past? We played the DJ/producer some records to uncover this and other secrets about the Hardwax employee's musical past.
Words / Finn JohannsenPlaying favourites: Riton
In advance of his DJ set at Manchester's Warehouse Project later this month, Riton listens to records with RA's Dave Stenton in another edition of the new interview series, Playing Favourites.
Words / Dave StentonPlaying favourites: Daniel Wang
In the first in a new interview series on RA, we sit down with Daniel Wang, play him some records and record the results.
Words / Finn Johannsen