My Record Collection - March 21, 2017

My Record Collection by Draper
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My Record Collection by Draper

In My Record Collection, we dig down to the bottom of musicians' souls to find out what the most treasured parts of their record collection are. This week it's the turn of rising producer Draper, let's see what's in his locker...

 

Check out a selection of Draper's picks in this playlist...

 

The first record I ever bought with my own money was…

"It was Avril Lavigne's Let Go and 50 Cent's Get Rich Or Die Tryin'. I kept my parents on their toes."



The record that made me want to be in a band was…

"I'd say The Kooks' 'Naive'. I was in a band at the time and I think we all wanted to be The Kooks."


The record I've played more than any other is…

"This would be the many hours I've spent trying to learn the lyrics to Ludacris' 'Act A Fool'. The Fast And Furious movies were a staple film growing up and 2 Fast 2 Furious was my absolute favourite. I still know most the words..."


The record that always makes me feel good is…

"This is Bruno Mars – 'Treasure'. This will honestly make me feel 10/10, I’d get up and dance at a funeral if it was played."


The record I turn to when I'm feeling down is…

"Coldplay's 'O'. Chris Martin is my writing hero. His music is colloquial poetry. Its simplicity is what makes it so accessible and I find that hugely inspiring. I may be down but Chris keeps my head up..."

 
The record I think is the most underrated of all time is…

"The Streets' 'Has It Come To This?' This for me is just a great piece of music, love the simplistic production but could still have it on loop."


The record with my favourite cover art is…

"Tyler The Creator's Wolf. Tyler is hilarious and he makes some funny stuff, his artwork is a prime example of his personality."


The record with my favourite title is…

"The 1975's I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it. Haven’t actually heard the album in its entirety but the title was just a pretty thought."


The record I can't understand why everybody loves is…

"Kygo's 'Firestone'. I just don’t like it, pan flutes and plinky plonky piano isn’t my scene. Nothing personal."

 

The last record I bought was…

"This was Madeon & Porter Robinson. I was lucky to see their UK show at the Kentish Town Forum and it was just filled with excitement. Madeon is an all-time favourite for me so is Porter so it’s awesome to hear their joint project live and on record."

 


The record I'm most looking forward to hearing in 2017 is…

"Anything new from Coldplay, Jack Garratt or Mura Masa. All these guys are my favourites so I’d love to hear something fresh from them."



The greatest record of all time is…

"I'd say The Beatles' All You Need Is Love'. Simplistic colloquial poetry, I think Chris would agree..."

 

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