057 Shawn O'Sullivan

Shawn O'Sullivan is a hugely talented young musician with releases on L.I.E.S. (Vapauteen) The Corner (Civil Duty), Avian (400PPM) and Willie Burn's W.T. Records. Originally from Iowa Shawn relocated to New York in the early 2000s and was uniquely placed to experience the burgeoning minimal synth movement which steadily grew out of the city's dive bars and basements in the aftermath of the superclub implosion of the late 1990s/early 2000s. A member of influential synth group Led Er Est and acclaimed synth duo Further Reductions Shawn has also worked with Beau Wanzer and maintains relationships with some of the New York underground's key players. Here Shawn guides us through some of his musical influences including some of his favourite Midwest hardcore DJs, his personal requirements for collaborative working and just what happened to techno in the Big Apple during the 00s...



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Interview: Sam Mee, Published: 11 Dec 2014
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