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August 24, 2017

Curator of the City On The Edge Of Forever podcast series, Andrea Su has some techno for you.

Interview with ANDREA SU

Art Of Beatz:Who are you?

Andrea Su: Music is a big part of many people's lives and specifically electronic music has played a huge role in my upbringing. From a young age, it's always been around. Been digging and collecting since I can remember owning a computer, DJ friends, them magazines, and entering that first record shop.

AOB: Is there an Andrea Su sound?

AS: I like to play techno, house and minimal.

AOB: Tell us about City On The Edge Of Forever. Where it'd come from? What's your specific curation approach?

AS: City on the Edge of Forever came about as a concept when I used to live in this town in Portugal that was literally at the furthest edge of Europe. I took a photo of this place and named it 'On the Edge of Tomorrow.' At some point when I was creating and drawing a logo of this concept for the podcast, I kept thinking of a place that feels like somewhere far away, where anything is possible and time, there is no such thing. So I thought, what about a city inside this idea of 'forever.' And so that's how COTEOF, for short, came to be City on the Edge of Forever.

Ultimately, for the podcast it's all about finding an artist that embodies the feeling of a sound, rather than one specific sound itself. That's where the curation process is about taking the time to research, listen to an artists mixing style and selection. It's even better when seeing some of them play live. I can meet an artist at an event somewhere or at a record shop. Wherever in the world that may be.

I want to give a big shout out to Takeru Amano for doing the amazing artwork for the podcast's mixes. We met in Japan and this guy is so talented that I really wanted collaborate.

AOB: Why techno? Why not jungle, trance or ambient?

AS: I like almost all electronic music and when it comes to mixing at home, I change it up between genres. That includes some house, some old school trance tracks, and some drum and bass. So far, my mixes online are mostly techno. Techno clicked for me first, when it came to DJ'ing and it's stuck the longest.

AOB: Favorite locals?

AS: I have to say Nancy Dru, Kevin Shiu, Nomad Black, Kloves, Tienn, Briser Gonzales and of course, the locals on the podcast but I think there's too many I would like to list. Tough question.

AOB: Does your work in photography share any of the same tendencies as your work in music?

AS: The work I do within the photography industry is different. However, with both there's good practice on staying organized. And both have their creative and technical aspects.

AOB: What don't we know about Andrea Su that perhaps we should?

AS: I make great salsa and madeleines!

AOB: Do you like cake?

AS: Yes

Show Playlist

First Hour:
Mixed by Andrea Su
Zenker Brothers Monoptahras
Antonio Ruscito Seconda Immagine (Edit Select Remix)
Polar Inertia Hell Frozen Over
John Thomas Girth (DJ Slip Remix)
Mike Parker Shakuhachi One
Polar Inertia Floating Away Fire
Peter Van Hoesen Breach
Edit Select Hi Line Extraction (Claudio PRC Version)
Gary Beck Egoist (Speedy J Dub Tool)
Par Grindvik Biome
Static Drum External
Blue Hour Miramar
Jeff Rushin Tusk
Par Grindvik Folium
Milton Bradley Spiral of Silence
Exos Yellow Yard
Echoplex The VS Theme

Second Hour:
Mixed by Motomasa & Kuma
Chateau Flight Cosmic Race
Sonar Circle Homebound
Salome de Bahia Festejar
Jamiroquai Love Foolosophy (Bini's Ocean Dub)
Kokolo Afrobeat Orchestra Mister Sinister (Faze Action Vocal mix)
Liquid Sweet Harmony (Lake rmx)
The Acid OG's The Freak Inside
Steve Miller Band Abracadabra (Ashen & Walker Club Ting)
John Hopkins Collider (Pangaea rmx)
Source Direct Black Rose (Blawan rmx)
My Life with the Thrill Kill Cult Days of Swine and Roses
James Holden A Break in the Clouds
Meat Beat Manifesto Helter Skelter '97