Be it the legacy of Black Strobe or It's A Fine Line, the back catalogues of Kill The DJ Records or the discoveries of Les Disques De La Mort, there's always more than one reason to keep Ivan Smagghe on your watch list. Any kind of news from London-based French expat who once balanced his political studies with working in a record shop (and no, you can't exactly say the latter took over) is exciting because, most of the time, Ivan Smagghe does not promise anything. For example, last year the artist who once released one of the most memorable Fabric compilations ever, came around with an anti-dancefloor album with a classically trained musician. There'll be more of Smagghe + Cross in the nearest future, and in the meantime, we discuss politics, friendships, trends and internet presence while listening to Ivan's DT podcast.
Interview: Daina Dubauskaitė, Published: 14 Jun 2018