2nd sun: music to… build your robot to

2ndSun step into the mix for i-D with big blend of machine-esque house and techno. Building a robot? This ones for you.

by i-D Staff
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15 May 2015, 1:21am

With releases on P&S, Well Rounded and Black Butter, already part of their artillery, 2ndSun brought out the big guns for US based imprint Tessier Ashpool. Coming out of North England, Olly Stork and Steve Burnett aka 2ndSun are the proprietors of machine-esque music that effortlessly splices house, techno, UK bass with elements of acid and jungle. Intricate drum and synth patterns take place with sincere attention to detail resulting in an EP for the label that is as well rounded as the sun itself. They certainly know how to do the business in the studio and when we asked them to jump in the mix for i-D, they brought the good stuff. Building a robot? Press play!


Music to shift your mood from staying in to staying up all night…
Barbara Roy, Gotta See You Tonight (Dance Version). It's a bit cheesy but it's definitely got that vibe that can bring a wry smile. Or if you're up for a completely different type of night, Dynamo City - One Night In Hackney

Music for fiery arguments and emotional goodbyes…Two Luke Vibert tunes immediately spring to mind - Dirty Fucker for the argument, and then his remix of Jamie Lidell's A Little Bit More for the goodbye. They would probably both work in each scenario actually.

Music to kiss and make up to...
Desire, Under Your Spell makes it all better, and then Songhoy Blues, Soubour to seal the deal.

Music to heal a broken heart…
Quantic, Sound Of Everything. Not a particularly soppy tune, but crank it up and everything is suddenly better.

Music to get high to...Cocteau Twins, Pink Orange Red. Could use pretty much the entire Cocteau Twins discography here but this one's always resonated with us. Fully intoxicating.

Music to change your night from mediocre to magnificent…
Toasty, The Knowledge. Straight up classic - smashes the dance every time. Bambounou, Brim always tends to put a spring in your step too.

Music to take a long drive to…
The Limp Twins, Tales From Beyond The Groove & Com Truise, In Decay (Full Albums). Great sounds for any journey.

Music to walk down the aisle to…
J Dilla, Think Twice. The title would suggest being non committal...it's anything but that really. Yeasayer - Sunrise would make sure it was a pretty euphoric occasion.

Music you'd like played at your funeral…
18 Carat Affair, Death Became Her. Maybe we'll have the option of being cryogenically frozen at some point, but until then...

Music to have sex to...
Dj DSL, I L.O.V.E You. Just because. But Flying Lotus, Tea Leaf Dancers (feat Andreya Triana) is such an intimate record - it's warm but also icy, and has got the suaveness on lockdown.

Music to celebrate your birthday to...
Happy Birthday is always a good shout (call us traditionalists), although Rare Earth, I Just Want To Celebrate is a pretty good reason to have a party full stop.

Music guaranteed to give you serious swagger…
The Jones Girls, Nights Over Egypt will take control of your body, unless you have no soul. For the playas, Bone Thugs n Harmony, Thuggish Ruggish Bone pretty much does what it says on the tin - swag personified, flow's are on point.

Music to make even the wallflowers dance…
Rustie, After Light. From our experience when this tune dropped a few years ago, the whole room would literally bounce. And similarly, Hot City, No More is guaranteed to get your hands in the air.

Music to play at the afterparty when it's 6am and the sun is beginning to rise…
Todd Terje, Glittertind. Pure mystical forest vibes. Doc Daneeka, Hold On anticipates the first sun beams streaming through.

Music that could put even an insomniac to sleep…
Alice Coltrane, Krishna Krishna. There are tracks that put you into submission purely for being boring (obligatory Nickelback reference here) but this tune is actually the complete opposite and is incredibly soothing.

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