Lecture: John Talabot (Madrid 2011)
A certified music connoisseur from early age, John Talabot creates a motley concoction of dancefloor-oriented, sun-drenched, motorik disco. If that makes sense. Whatever you want to call it, it has earned him a legion of fans from diverse backgrounds like Luke Abbot and James Holden of the Border Community label, Young Turks boss Caius Pawson, and the Delorean crew he can be frequently found rolling around with. His singles 'Sunshine' and 'Matilda's Dream' were the soundtrack to countless parties the world over last seasun, err, season. And with an album coming soon on Permanent Vacation, this year looks to be even promising for the masked Barcelona resident. Here's the backstory to his rather unique sound, told to Gerd Janson during the Red Bull Music Academy 2011 in Madrid.