On The Move - Trikk

The life of a DJ is rarely one of stillness. Forever in motion across the globe, record bags in hand. For On The Move, we ask our best-loved DJs to stop and pause, asking what they listen to when they’re not picking their set selections.

Porto export, now Berlin-based Trikk (aka B. Deodato) has made various appearances on Dixon & Âme’s influential Innervisions label, catapulting himself into the global stage as one of the ones to watch in this generation’s new wave of underground house music. A consistent string of releases has solidified his impact; from Florista EP – his first on Innervisions – to 2017’s Mundo Ritual and 2018’s Vilara EP, all showcase the sound of an artist whose wise and thoughtful approach to sonic compositions, displays house music that is “fast, slow, rough and smooth all at the same time”... (Electronic Groove). 

Ahead of his set next month (19th August), which marks a return to EC1 for Trikk since the Junction 2 party in 2018 where he donned Room 1 alongside Tale Of Us and Âme (DJ), we asked Trikk for ten tracks – but not the ones you might hear in his club sets, these ten tracks represent the music he taps into when travelling or just relaxing at home. 

Slow and eerie in parts – Coil’s At the Heart of it All, and Ana Roxanne’s Slowness – to the edgy harshness of black midi, the punk energy of Amyl  and The Sniffers, to the dreamy, simmering sound of Carla dal Forno. Headphones on, or speakers up – you may press play below.

"While travelling I tend to listen to healthy mix of new and upcoming projects and pair it with old favourites as well. I create playlists by genre and I let the algorithm insert new suggestions as well. Overall I’m more into bands and I only listen to house/techno while making music, digging for new music/promos or making edits for deejaying. So my listening habits while travelling are within the realm of punk, post-punk, industrial or indie with the occasional more experimental side of those same genres I mentioned.

My temperament is quite melancholic and gloomy overall so the music I choose to travel with reflects that, while also having a sense of energy which is a helping hand while going through taxi to plane to bus etc."

Coil - At The Heart Of It All

I’ll start with 5 tracks I listen in the transition of coming home from the weekend and settling in. This track although is quite sad still has sense of hope for me, I usually listen to it while relaxing and doing some admin work, I would call it my Monday track.

Silver Mt. Zion - 13 Angels Standing Guard ‘Round The Side Of Your Bed

This again for me evokes feelings of sadness but is more than that, I find it relaxing and quite fitting after the weekend, one of my favourites of all time.

Ana Roxanne - Slowness

This a recent discovery and fits well into my home listening playlists, beautiful crafted ambient pieces that don’t get in the way of your day-to-day chores.

Kali Malone - Spectacle Of Ritual

Outstanding work with only organ recordings, makes me feel home and grounded.

Fontaines D.C - I Love You

Been really enamoured by Fontaines D.C the last few months and this track in specific became a favourite for me and my partner and kinda sets the tone for the weekend to come, so its kinda like a "see you later and get ready for travelling" song.

black midi - 953

The next 5 tracks are what I call my travel companions, starting off with black midi’s 953 which has exactly what I need to start the weekend travelling, it has high energy and melancholic moments, it speeds up and slows down- a perfect analogy to the weekend for me.

Amyl And The Sniffers - I’m Not A Loser

Just an energising easy going song, and I also really enjoy the band since awhile and they are now getting the credit they deserve.

John Maus - Time To Die

This is where my gloomy side comes in during travelling, don't mind the track title - its quite a fun song still and has a ironic approach to it which I love. Also it reminds to listen to my body because he’s shouting about it in the song which is quite important to be reminded of specially in the fast paced life we live.

Psychic TV - Just Drifting

Again my melancholic side kicks in here, but I find it relaxing and still upbeat. I also follow everything Genesis P-Orridge created from Psychic TV, Throbbing Gristle or COUM Transmissions, worth mentioning it here for anyone interested in investigating.

Carla Del Fono - What You Gonna Do Now

An old favourite of mine, a good Sunday track to come back home to.

Trikk joins us as a special guest as part of Bob Moses live show at the club on Friday 19th August. Support from Terr. Tickets below and here.