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Bristol born, London based producer-DJ Otik takes a break from his high octane techno to select us 10Trax that inspired his debut album, Cosmosis.
'Black Refraction' by Tim Hecker
I listened to this on repeat when I discovered it around five years ago. You can get seriously lost in those keys. After hearing this, I started experimenting with my own ambient soundscapes.
'Fostercare' by Burial
I could have picked almost any Burial track and said it inspired the album, but this is easily one of my all time favourites.
'Lalibela' by Caribou
It’s hard to pick just one Caribou track, but I love how original this one sounds. The drums and synths seem like they’re from completely different universes yet they fit together so perfectly.
'Ultra' by Martyn
I’ve always been a huge fan of this 140 stepper from Martyn. It was one of the many tunes that solidified my love for the 3024 label.
'The Lost Drum Beat' by Mikael Seifu
I was in my final year at uni when this tune came out and even to this day I’m so mesmerised by the drum sequencing and melodic textures. Such a classic in my eyes.
'Session' by Linkin Park
This is one of the earliest tracks in my memory that continues to inspire me today. I was only 11 years old when it came out, but 20 years later it still gives me goosebumps.
'Sun Zither' by Laraaji
Pretty much everything Laraaji touches turns to gold, but this one had the most impact on the ambient elements of my album. It's a beautiful track.
'Natural' by Clams Casino
One of my best mates put me onto Clams right before I moved to London for uni. Whenever I hear this track it takes me right back to when I first arrived in the city. It's such a nostalgic piece for me and my favourite track of his.
'Forgetting' by DjRUM
This is easily one of the most inspiring tracks by DjRUM for me. His use of strings and angelic vocals really had an impact on the way I make music.
'Cosmosis' by Otik
This is the title track taken from my recently released debut album on 3024. Although the album has 11 songs, the aim on this one was to try and squeeze the entire narrative of the LP into five minutes. I really love playing this one at clubs, it’s always a great way to close my sets.