My Record Collection - May 20, 2019

My Record Collection by Faustix
by Tom
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My Record Collection by Faustix

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 Danish DJ and producer Faustix, let's see what he opts for...

 

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

"I think it was Bryan Mcfadden's Irish Son" back in 2004. I clearly remember screaming along to each and every song. I still, to this day, listen to this album and remember every word! Lovely album."

 

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

"That was NSYNC- ‘Bye Bye, Bye.’ Man, have I made moves to this tune. My friends hated me for breaking out into dance routines during our games nights if this track came on..."

 

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

"It has to be either Busted's ‘Year 3000' or Owl City ‘Fireflies’. I loved the music videos too. Again, these two tracks are permanently stuck in my brain. Even after all this time, I know every lyric from each song."

 

The record that always makes me feel good is…

"These days it's my own track ‘Thorns’. It sounds cliché but the hard work and process always makes me smile once I hear the finished result. It's a satisfying feeling seeing your efforts in something you love begin to blossom slowly! Fingers crossed that ‘Thorns’ will have a long life."

 

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

"Backstreet Boys - Incomplete. I remember seeing the music video on VH1 and immediately had to buy the album to get that track. Unfortunately, the rest of the album wasn't for me..."

 

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

"For me, it has to be Saveus - ‘Ready To Die’. I simply just love this tune - it’s so mellow but incredibly beautiful. The lyrics speak to me as well."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

"I’ve never really thought of that until now... I like the artwork of the Dr Bombay album - that is too funny."

 

 

The record with my favourite title is…

"Salt N' Peppa - ‘Let's Talk About Sex’.... it writes itself. It's just a quick thought, I’ve never really thought about that. I've always been transparent with titles to my own songs. If the hook line is ‘Let's go crazy’ then my title will be ‘Let's go crazy’. ‘Let's Talk About Sex’ cuts to the chase."

 

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

"I'm probably going to a be unpopular for saying this, but the Lil Nas ‘Old Town Road’ track. I really don't want to talk bad about other peoples music. I'm all about good karma. But I really don't get it!"

 

The last record I bought was…

"It was by a Danish artist called Benal and called ‘Nu Her’. In general, everything Benal puts out there is something I want to listen to. He is such a talented writer and singer. I'm actually thinking about making a Danish track with him soon - let’s see."

 

The record I'm most looking forward to hearing in 2019 is…

"Whatever Mr Bieber decides to put out there. Sad that he had to go through depression - I've been there myself and sometimes (once you get to that other side) focussing on what makes you happy - in this case, his music - can be a big help."

 

The greatest record of all time is...

"For me, this has to be Fred Astaire's ‘Puttin On The Ritz’. I remember watching a kids movie with talking babies. That tune was used in some of the clips and it was from that moment that I fell in love with music and wanted to make music myself."

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