At Home With: Manfredas

Wed 27th Jan

International chug master, Manfredas, keeps things weird and wonderful this Wednesday with a takeover of At Home With.

Having spent years amassing knowledge as a radio DJ, Manfredas took his collection into the club finding a loyal following for his distinct taste in off-kilter gems and bizarre sonic odysseys. A legend on the Lithuanian circuit, his arrival on the global scene came in 2014 with the outstanding Pink Industry debut EP on Ivan Smagghe’s Les Disques De La Mort and was firmly cemented with follow up hits on Multi Culti, Phantasy Sound, Disco Halal and Ran$om Note.

His selection of recent and all time favourites include Vladimir Ivkovic & Ivan Smagghe, 2manydjs, Thurston Moore, Pier Bastien, David Toop and Pharoah Sanders.

A Recent Standout Mix:

Vladimir Ivkovic & Ivan Smagghe - Bleep Mix

Two people I love, playing their favourite music. This was followed by a wonderful IDMEMO : A Future Of Nostalgia compilation.

Bleep · Bleep Mix #133 - Vladimir Ivkovic & Ivan Smagghe

An All Time Favourite:

2manydjs - As Heard On Radio Soulwax

Or any other of their mixes from the early 2000’s. Maybe a bit too intense to listen to this now, but back then I was a radio DJ, coming from the world of pop music and I just fell for all that mash-up idea and it led me to discovering so many new things (that were actually old), djing myself at the clubs including. Just couldn’t imagine that people can dance to Velvet Underground in the nightclub until then. Maybe it’s not as wild now, but i picked up this aesthetic of playing and it’s with me to this day, so hats off.

A Recent Standout Release:

Thurston Moore - By The Fire

Sound of the guitar was what drove me into this music world, but there's not too much of it coming into my life right now, so it was very nice when this popped up. I always follow Thurston Moore experimenting with his instruments and this record is very much about it. "Locomotive" is a trip. "Hashish" is a good jam for skateboarding. One of the things I did during lockdown is I've moved to a new studio and it has this amazing long corridor where I can skate when i get bored of working.

An All Time Favourite:

Pier Bastien - Blue As An Orange

I’m playing music at home all the time, whenever I'm cooking or we have guests around and surely not everything I like goes down well, but this is the safest bet always. My girlfriend loves it and it kinda became part of an ambient at our place. It’s not my favourite record ever, but it’s been played the most and it’s beautiful.

A Good Read:

Flutter Echo by David Toop

David Toop’s autobiographical “Flutter Echo” combined with Spotify or Youtube because he’s sharing so much amazing music from different times of his life. He’s an interesting person and a good writer, with a peculiar feel for the sound. Many links to other art-forms too, like Japanese movies. I’ve learned a lot reading it.

Something To Watch:

Pharoah Sanders playing in an abandoned tunnel

Best thing i’ve seen on youtube this year. Shouts to Linus for sharing this.