i-DJ: rimbaudian

Malmo’s finest young house talent steps into the mix for i-D.

by i-D Staff
15 August 2016, 12:42am

Malmo, Sweden's third largest city, is, according to Wikipedia at least, has been home to The Cardigans, Anita Ekberg, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Quite the #squadgoals. Well, providing the thumping and jacking soundtrack to their night on the town, is Malmo's finest young house producer Armand Jakobsson, aka Rimbaudian; named after the French symbolist poet Arthur Rimbaud, who retired from writing aged just 21 and sailed around the world. Rimbaudian though is a bit less romantic than his namesake but just as globetrotting; his heavy and heady slices of jacking house reference sleazy Miami drum machines and glimmering west coast funk. Despite being from a family of musicians, (his dad and sister are opera singers, his mother a cellist) Rimbaudian only took up music whilst studying in Edinburgh, and taught himself everything he knows. As he drops his debut EP on Meda Fury, he steps into the mix for i-D.

What are the top three tracks getting heavy rotation in your sets?
Ossa Jams - A1. RCNG - Intro. DJ Seinfeld - Flyin' Thru Sunrise.

If you could go back to back with any DJ, at any venue, who would it be and why?
Me and Legowelt back-to-back playing the sunrise hour. His music is such an inspiration.

What was the best night of your life?
I was with my ex girlfriend on a beach in Turkey, shared a bottle of wine and just enjoyed every second.

What's the most debauched thing you've ever seen on the dance floor?
There's too many kids drugged out these days.

What would your dream rider consist of?
A pack of Lucky Strike cigarettes, some beers, and a kebab ready at any time.

What's your favourite party anthem of all time?
Faithless, Insomnia.

What producer are you predicting big things from this year?
Ross From Friends. Tlim Shug. Trudge

Where do you go when the record ends and the lights come on?

What track would you end the night on when everyone's still awake and its time to go to sleep?
Omar S, S.E.X.

What's your party trick?
I'm an amazing twerker.

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