Last January, I interviewed Rudi Zygadlo after hearing his first single “Resealable Friendship” on Mary Anne Hobbs’ Radio show. It was immediately evident that he was one of the most gifted artists in contemporary bass music. Think of him as the Anglo equivalent to Nosaj Thing. Whereas the majority of his peers produce bone-incinerating bass and engaging stoner sounds, Zygadlo had serious songwriting chops, incorporating vocals, song-writing suites, classical influences, and spiritual overtones. Hence the title of his Planet Mu debut, Great Western Laymen .
Though the record never received the attention that it deserved, it attracted Zygadlo a fair share of notoriety. From Hobbs love to remixes from Starkey and Slugabed, to even being included on Diplo’s Now That’s I Call Dubstep! mix CD. He also earned notice from Teutonic television station Intruders TV, who are letting PotW premiere this video interview with the Scottish-born musician. Worth watching to learn more about one of the most underrated names in electronic music and where to shop for the best sweaters in East Berlin.
MP3: Rudi Zygadlo-”Resealable Friendship”