#75 - Glenn Thompson
Claydrum resident Glenn Thompson delivers EPM's 75th Podcast. Taking his techno with a healthy dose of house Glenn goes deep into the mix with tracks from Alex Niggemann, Scuba, M.A.N.D.Y., Hush, Mind Against, Agents of Time, ROD, Deepbass and the subtle touch of a true master blender!
Having made his start as a DJ at Claydrum events in 2011 Glenn has been an active member of the scene for quite some time. It has been a whirlwind experience ever since, in which he has shared the stage with artists like Tommy Four Seven & Ben Klock. His passion for deep atmospheric techno has entertained many crowds. He has a fixed goal dominating the evening: delivering that distinctive Glenn Thompson sound in the strongest of possible ways. With releases and remixes on Lowendcommunity Glenn is beginning to forge his own sound and is certainly one to watch over the coming years. EPM’s 75th podcast amply shows us why.
Q&A with Glenn Thompson
1. One hour doesn’t give you the full range of DJ expression but would you say this mix is a good example of what you are currently playing?
Yes definitely, I love the atmospheric sound with a bit of house and techno. But when I play on peak time I play a bit heavier and more techno with that lovely atmospheric vibe in it.
2. How did you first come into contact with the guys from Claydrum?
The owner of Claydrum (Luc Boers) asked me to play at his first illegal party (Nachtapotheek). He was really exited when I played my first set and asked me to be a part of the Claydrum family. And so the journey started.
3. What were your first experiences of dance music? What clubs were you going to?
When I was sixteen I started with clubbing and party's like Sensation and Nope is Dope. But when I got involved with electronic music I realized really fast that I was going to the wrong parties. After that I started with techno parties and fell in love with the music I'm now playing.
4. As a Claydrum resident what in your experience is the main thing a resident DJ brings to a party?
I think you need to feel your crowd and bring that vibe they need. Some DJs don't do that and I think that's what makes a good DJ. Feel the people but play always your own sound. You can change when they don't feel it but don't change your own sound.
5. You have released on Lowendcommunity. Are more releases in the pipeline? And what can we expect?
Yes definitely, I have a brand new three track EP finished last month. But I'm not yet satisfied so I want to wait before sending it to labels.
6. Who are your DJ heroes?
At this moment Palms Trax, Iron Curtis and definitely Fatima Yamaha.
7. What would you do on a non-music day?
I think studying haha but I like hanging with some friends and relaxing at home.
8. How will you be celebrating this new year?
That's easy, I'm playing at Claydrum NYE! After that I get really drunk and go party with my friends.
9. What has been the highlight of your DJ / music career so far?
I think my first release and my gig at Perron. It was really nice to play at that amazing club. To bad they closed last year.
10. What’s your current DJ top 10?
1 Fatima Yamaha - What's A Girl To Do (D1 Recordings)
2 Palms Trax - Equation (Lobster Theremin)
3 Helana Hauff - Break Force (Ninja Tune)
4 Iron Curtis - Save The Night (Mule Electronic)
5 Donato Dozzy -Track 8 (Further Recordings)
6 Zenker Brothers - Heeman (Ilian Tape)
7 Jeff Mills - The Bells (Purpose Maker)
8 Steffie - Sadness (Panorama Bar 03)
9 Paranoid London - Paris Dub 01 (Paranoid London Recordings)
10 Nina Kraviz - Desire (Rekids)
EPM Podcast 75 Tracklist – Glenn Thompson
Agents of Time - Stoke (Original Mix)
Mind Against - Oracle (Original Mix)
Alex Niggemann - Virgo (Fur Coat Remix)
Mind Against - Atlant (Original Mix)
M.A.N.D.Y - Montagemaschine (Tim Green Remix)
Hush - Vigr (Original Mix)
Alex Niggemann - Steller (Original Mix)
Scuba - Why you feel so low (Original Mix)
ROD - Distance (Original Mix)
Deepbass - Moha (Original Mix)