French electro-pop producer Maud Geffray talks us through her formative musical influences and all-time favourites.
What’s the first record you ever bought?
It was Madonna, ‘Live To Tell’. I loved Madonna when I was a little girl and it was the first maxi I could buy with my own money.
The first time you remember hearing electronic music?
In a rave party near my city of birth. The DJ was playing incredible tracks – it was totally new to my ears and i remember particularly Future Sound Of London’s ‘Papua New Guinea’.
Your favourite ever record?
Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works, especially the track ‘Heliosphan’. It was the first electronic album I ever heard, and I had a real shock.
The guilty pleasure?
‘Call Me Maybe’ from Carly Rae Jepsen. The gimmick is irresistible.
The last track of the night?
John Tejada – ‘The End Of It All’. I love finishing a very late DJ set with that track.
The best chillout record?
Philip Glass – Einstein On The Beach. An incredible contemporary opera. It lasts about four and a half hours.
The record you’re proudest of?
1994, a piece of video and music I released two years ago on Pan European. It’s rare footage of a rave party that I edited with an original soundtrack I did.
The future classic?
I would love to say ‘Polaar’, the first extract from my album.
Maud Geffray’s Polaar LP is out now on Pan European. Find her on Facebook.
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