2013 is set to be Joey Anderson's year. Having come to a lot of people's notice via his contribution to Levon Vincent's Fabric 63 with both sides of his Deconstruct release, 'Earth Calls' & 'Hydrine' being featured, it's been onwards and upwards ever since.
Starting out as a dancer in the hip-hop parties of his youth in and around New York, this native of Hoboken, New Jersey has seamlessly made the transition to producing, often with stunning results.
There's a depth and spirituality to his releases, which exudes a poignancy and breadth, that allows them to stand out from the rest of the pack.
So, with his star firmly in the ascendancy I got in touch to ask him if he could find time to compile a list of ten pieces of music that have been big influences on him, and this is what I got back.
|1 As - Stevie Wonder (Motown)
At the highest level a musician can be.
|2 Saeta - Miles Davis (CBS)
The arrangements drive me crazy.
|3 Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles (Parlophone)
Total Vibrations and good spirits.
|4 Fantasy - Johnny Hammond (Milestone Records)
Reminds me of Angels making music.
|5 Iron Man - Black Sabbath (Vertigo)
The ability to draw power with vocals.
|6 Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper (Portrait)
The backing singer in this song is the secret genius in the track for me.
|7 Face It - Master C & J (State Street Records)
The perfect dance track.
|8 The Bridge Is Over - Boogie Down Productions (B Boy Records)
I saw this song change the world.
|9 Rat Race - Bob Marley (Island)
Reminds us sometime, when special people come into our lives for a short time.
|10 Open Our Eyes - Marshall Jefferson (Big Beat)
Every track should be like this.
Boiler Room NY 008
Deconstruct x The Corner Takeover/ Anthony Parasole, DJ QU, Shawn O'Sullivan (LIVE), Joey Anderson & Phil Moffa
[Broadcasted on Thursday 16th May 2013] Tracklist & video at boilerroom.tv
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