Richie Anderson began producing acid and techno music in 1992, with releases on obscure hard techno labels such as ‘Kill Out’ and ‘Drop Bass Network’ under various guises.
After a hiatus from production, he began releasing new music again alongside a series of live performances in Berlin. With his latest release in October 2019, Richie is now researching underground dance music scenes with a focus on Liverpool post-2008. He is also examining ageing with dance music and the impact scenes have on a place – the generation of cool and an invitation for gentrification.
Richie is also a classical guitarist and his mixes tend towards a wild variety of genres. The Goldarnest Mixtapes aims to pick up from the cassette culture of his youth, stemming from a practice he shares with his friends. Each quarter they produce a physical CD of music matching a given theme, along with corresponding cover art. The interpretation of the theme is wide open – it could be simply matching song titles to the theme, or an esoteric/conceptual interpretation.
Each show will follow a theme which is represented within the music played. If you are interested in contributing to Richie’s research, please get in touch!
This month’s theme, electronique opera was inspired by a Daniel Lanois track ‘Opera’ which features a subtle and subdued operatic sample. This got Richie thinking, ‘hey what about a show featuring operatic vocals over techno beats?’ Turned out to be quite a challenge navigating a thin line between quattro formaggi trance house and the Enigma-esque. Expect sopranos, choirs, Beijing Opera and more over genres ranging from experimental, laid back trip hop to techno, dubstep and mashed up breakbeats.