thick owens: music to... power a power station

Traverse abstract territories as Thick Owens takes you into a transcendental trance in anticipation of Soft Centre festival.

by i-D Staff
08 August 2017, 1:35am

We're delighted to share this mix by Sydney artist Thick Owens, AKA Thorsten Hertog. At the tender age of 22 Thorsten has supported seasoned international diggers Intergalactic Gary, Voiski, Steve Bicknell and Sleeparchive, while curating some of the city's best underground parties, like OKRA and haüs of the rising sün. But it's the forthcoming festival SOFT CENTRE (staged inside an old powerhouse!) that we're pegging as his most exciting gig to date.

SOFT CENTRE will pair experimental electronic artists with sensory altering light works and immersive performance pieces. This mix is the sound of SOFT CENTRE condensed down to a bite size, traversing all the sonic territories punters might experience inside the cavernous Powerhouse.

Music to shift your mood from staying in to staying up all night... Get Up Offa That Thing, James Brown
Music for fiery arguments and emotional goodbyes... Cris D'Aveugle, Diamanda Galas
Music to kiss and make up to... I Only Have Eyes For You, Flamingoes
Music to heal a broken heart... Sweet Lullaby, Deep Forest
Music to get high to... Bring the Sun / Toussaint L'Ouverture, Swans
Music to change your night from mediocre to magnificent... 80's Drugs, DJ Nori
Music to take a long drive to... Journey Home, Patrick Cowley
Music to walk down the aisle to... Loving You, Minnie Ripperton
Music you'd like played at your funeral... Behind Blue Eyes, The Who
Music to have sex to... Glory Box, Portishead
Music to celebrate your birthday to... Birthday Party, Haruomi Hosono
Music guaranteed to give you serious swagger... Cissy Strut, The Meters
Music to make even the wallflowers dance... Open Sesame, Kool & The Gang
Music to play at the afterparty when it's 6am and the sun is beginning to rise... Everybody Loves The Sunshine, Roy Ayers Ubiquity
Music that could put even an insomniac to sleep... The Mothership & The Fatherland, Coil

Thick Owens will be performing at new one day festival SOFT CENTRE, alongside A Made Up Sound, Via App, DIN (Rainbow Chan x Moon Holiday), Waterhouse, Hossein Ghamemi and many more taking place at the remarkable Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, September 23. Absorb the full program and buy tickets here.

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