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Southern Sounds – Interview with Eddy Temple-Morris!

May 12th 2011

On Saturday 11th June 2011, Breakspoll and Crooked take over the Electronic Arena at the inaugural Southern Sounds music festival on Clapham Common, London. Southern Sounds will celebrate the very best in Southern Hemisphere music under a Northern Sky under the London skyline!

Taking to the main stage as part of the Crooked warm-up will be none other than Eddy Temple-Morris, who was none other than the host of this years Breakspoll Awards. Eddy is a man who wears many hats (literally) and he is famed for his legendary XFM dance-rock crossover radio show, The Remix, as well as being part of the fantastic Losers band with fellow band member Tom Bellamy.

The Crooked gang caught up with Eddy to ask him about his summer, his thoughts on music right now and what you can expect from him at Southern Sounds this June!

What are your plans for this summer?
Lots of festivals, Glade, Rockness, Southern Sound, Northern Lights, Secret Garden Party etc and Losers next single coming out with some astonishing remixes.

Which upcoming artists are you tipping for success at the moment?

Skrillex, Dirtyphonics, Bare Noize, Wilkinson, Loadstar, and an amazing band from croydon called Auction.

Whatโ€™s your favourite LOSERS track?
Itโ€™s gotta be Summertime Rolls, feat. Brian Molko, incidentallt, itโ€™s our next single.

Share your most embarrassing festival moment?
I overdosed on magic mushrooms at Glastonbury once and totally lost it, ended up a shivering, gibbering wreck in the casualties tent in the healing field! Never again.

What makes a good bootleg and how can we avoid the bad ones?
It’s so subjective that one mans good is another’s bad. In the world of mashups, for me the good ones are better than the sum of their parts, or in bootleg remix world, the good one will take a track and improve it in a new context. that incredible mix of The Streets by Nero was a bootleg. it’s now looked back on as one of the greatest remixes ever.

What has been the highlight of your career to date?

Playing to 60,000 people at Milton Keynes Bowl at the personal invitation of The Prodigy, who said afterwards that mine was the best set of the day ๐Ÿ™‚

How did you make the transition from radio work to production/performance?
After I made the transition from production/performance to radio – I was in shitloads of bands from 1985 onwards… the second transition came when I started Losers in the early noughties.

Is there one gig or country that stands out in particular from travelling the globe performing?
Spain, my favourite club is Razzmatazz, in Barcelona. the spanish crowds really GET brit music.

Would you prefer smashing dance floors across the world or getting in the studio and producing music?
I love both in their own way, but if I had to chose, it’d be smashing a dancefloor every time.

Live shows or DJ sets โ€“ which do you prefer and why?
When either goes well it’s the best feeling in the world.

What is your favourite sport? Support any teams?
I love lots of sports, I support Wales in Rugby, England in football and cricket, and Spurs in club footy. I’m an OK tennis player, I adore the game, and I’m just starting to get into golf too, playing more than watching though. I’m a petrol-head too and love cars and bikes.

What is your most prized possession?
A one off stained glass picture by Goldie, the centrepiece of his first major headline exhibition, called Love Over Gold.

What does your studio/work station consist of?
Losers stuff is all done at Tom’s (my other half in Losers) he runs Protools on a Mac, with outboard compressors, limiters, keyboards and lots of the usual soft synths, plug ins etc. i play a lot of guitar and bass on our stuff too.

What do you enjoy most about radio?

The immediacy, and the honesty of it. My show a raw extension of me and my love for the music I play.

If you had to change one thing about the nightlife in Ibiza โ€“ what would it be?
The fucking outrageous price of drinks!

You have worked for BBC Radio 1, MTV, XFM and are now a club DJ โ€“ which of these has given you the most satisfaction?
XFM and club DJing.

Are there any other roles in music you would want to achieve at some point?
I would really love to do films, I’d really love to compose an original score for a film, and I’d very much like to source music for one too.

What can we expect from you at Southern Sounds next month?
Dance music that flipping rocks, mixed perfectly on CDJs, lots of hands in the air, and lots of jumping about ๐Ÿ™‚

Cheers Eddy!

Tickets for Southern Sounds are now on sale, and you can buy direct from Breakspoll and Crooked and save yourself a bundle! Buy Tickets Here.

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