RA checks in with M_nus pinup boy Heartthrob to talk disco moves and the inspiration behind his summer hit ‘Baby Kate’.
Heartthrob is one of the latest additions to Richie Hawtin’s M_nus family, but the connection goes back a long way. The up and coming New York producer was the mind behind the 2006 summer hit ‘Baby Kate’, and it’s a testament to the original that no less than seven producers (including Magda, Plastikman and Sascha Funke) have lined up to do remixes – watch out for the 12” due out on M_nus later this month.
Over the last twelve months, Heartthrob has also been taking his laptop live show on the road, bringing his own dark and smiling take on minimal techno to venues such Watergate in Berlin and Mutek in Canada. Recently Heartthrob has also signed on to do a lot of remix work, including resets of Troy Pierce, The Knife and Depeche Mode.
RA caught up with Heartthrob in London before his live show at Fabric this month.