Azu Tiwaline

Tunisian electronicist Azu Tiwaline on the first and last albums she bought, and an all-time favourite


FIRST

Technotronic
‘Pump Up The Jam’
(ARS, 1989)

“This is the first record I asked my dad to buy me. I was quite young, living in Abidjan (Ivory Coast), when it was released. There was a record shop next to our house, and I used to go there just to dig through new pop music like Prince or Queen. I remember the feeling when I listened to this sort of house/techno for the first time. It was a massive influence on my journey with music, but also a revolution in my mind and imagination. I instantly fell in love. I couldn’t stop playing it on repeat and trying to learn the dance moves in the video.”


LAST

Shackleton
‘The Majestic Yes’
(Honest Jon’s, 2022)

“I do not have enough words to say how much I love Shackleton’s music. He’s like one of my life’s original soundtracks. Since the early dubstep age until now, I’m blown away with his constant research into new musical territories, always taking some risks, trying totally new things. And the last EP he released, ‘The Majestic Yes’, is just pure bliss. I didn’t realise that I was waiting for this Shackleton until I heard it for the first time. What an amazing record. I’m totally into this incredible polyrhythmic vibe.”


ALWAYS

Rhythm & Sound W / Cornel Campbell
‘King In My Empire’
(Burial Mix, 2001)

“It’s my all-time favourite track and, for sure, the one I have listened to the most. It’s completely inside my DNA. I really need to listen to it regularly, like an addict. Dub music has such a huge vibe, spirit and inspiration for me and nothing compares to Rhythm & Sound for their influence on my music. Repetitive, minimal, deep and psychedelic. Nothing could make me feel better and more relaxed than this.”

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