Q&A 012 – Truncate

“Some sort of man cave…. “


Wow… Could you believe that Techno Maestro Truncate has took some time and answered our questions?

Well… He did, and we are really proud to have him on board… Enjoy.

First of all, as we will be talking about ‘downstairs’, what’s the first thing that comes in to your mind when you hear that word?

A basement….

Talking about music and your work, tell us about your favourite downstairs venue you’ve played / been to, whether in London or elsewhere. Why was it special?

I’ve played many downstairs venues but just recently I was in Zagreb at a place called Krak Haus and it was a great location, really raw and dark. Great vibe and great sound system, just exactly what I would expect and want in a basement!

What differences would you make to your set for a basement gig compared to an outdoor / terrace / festival one?

Usually with the smaller more intimate parties you can get away with playing whatever you want. The people that go to these parties vs. a festival are there for the music. It’s definitely a more intimate connection with the crowd and I really enjoy that.

Do you get a different feeling whilst playing in such different venues?

Definitely. Like in the previous question it feels more intimate and you connect with the crowd better than at a festival or really big venue/party.

Could you tell us about three of your most essential ‘downstairs’ tracks?

This changes all the time… but usually I play a lot of stuff by Mark Broom which works well in both environments (undergrounds and festivals). Also been playing some retro style tracks, like acid throw backs, stuff from K Alexi and Jerome Hill and I’ve been playing a track of mine called ‘86’ which is due out on 50 Weapons later this year.


If you had a basement, what would you hide in it?

The word ‘hide’ I feel implies something bad lol. But if I had a basement I’d love to have a studio in it or maybe my record collection. Some sort of man cave haha.