Music Q&A:
Spencer Parker

Playing the Warehouse Project, Manchester, 23 Nov, the Berlin-based Brit has just released his second LP, aimed firmly at the dance floor

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How have you evolved as an artist over the years?
I think/hope I’ve got better as a producer and, as far as DJ-ing is concerned, I think its definitely a case that you become better with the more experience you have, especially if you’re lucky enough to have been playing internationally for a long period of time.

What’s your record to get any dancefloor going?
Too many to mention in each genre but off the top of my head, today, I will say Dee Dee Bridgewater, Bad For Me, Damiano Von Erckert, In Case You Don’t Know What To Play, and Constructivism by Slam.

Any record that unfortunately cleared it?
Yes, many, but that’s never bothered me.

What song do you wish you’d produced?
So, so many! Again, off the top of my head, a track i’m currently obsessed with – Daniel Caesar feat Kali Uchis, Get You.

You just released your latest album Dance Music on your own label Work Them Records. What’s your personal favourite production from the project and why?
It would be a toss-up between the opening track and the closing track. The opening track is intensely personal as you may be able to tell from the cut-up vocal sample, and I also think it’s the best record I’ve ever made. I’m really really happy with it, which takes a lot for me to say. The final track I like because I achieved exactly what I wanted to do, which was to make a record that would work in house or techno clubs and still had a lot of emotion, while retaining a certain toughness – the most difficult balance to achieve, I think.

You’ll be heading to the Warehouse Project tonight for your second Sulta Selects appearance of the year, joining the likes of Midland, Tom Trago, Modeselektor and Bambounou b2b Eclair Fifi, to name just a few. What should we be expecting?
House, disco, techno, surprises!

What’s on your rider?
Champagne for my true friends, and true pain for my sham friends!

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