Kenton Slash Demon are the Danish production team who also make up the indie band When Saints Go Machine. With their crisp, complex tracks such as ‘Sun’, Matter’ and ‘Khattabi’ they have swiftly become a name on the lips of many tastemaking DJs, bloggers and music lovers.
Balancing the organic and the electronic they have managed to create their own very niche in the particularly overcrowded world of house music, and it should go without saying that we are fans here at Electronic Beats – you can read our ‘Ones to Watch’ on the pair here.
We caught up with Silas Moldenhawer from the band to find out some more about what his ’21 Sauces of Inspiration’ are.
1. What gets you going in the morning?
Bread and jam gets me out of bed every morning.
2. What five records would you take to a desert island?
Portishead – Dummy
Arthur Russell – Calling Out of Context
Kanye West - Late Registration
Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works 85–92
Nisennenmondai – Destination Tokyo
3. What inspires you to create?
The idea of creating a record that people will listen to and enjoy ten years from now.
?4. What book or piece of literature are you reading at the moment?
I’m actually not reading anything at the moment.?
5. Favorite piece of literature and why? ?
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest was one of the first books I read where I really got sucked in. It’s a special feeling when you read a book for the first time and get all these pictures in your head.?
6. Favorite club? ?
Dunkel in Copenhagen
7. Which historical figure inspires you or would you like to meet??
Jimi Hendrix. He is in many ways the coolest musician ever.
8. List five movies that you couldn’t live without? ?
There Will Be Blood
Lost In Translation
9. Favorite director or actor??
Gaspar Noé. Irréversible and Enter the Void are epic films.?
10. Favorite piece of architecture or building?
Angkor Wat and The Sydney Opera House (“The light didn’t know how beautiful it was, until it was reflected off this building.” Louis Kahn … BANG!!! … and Louis Kahn is one of my prefered architects)?
11. Favorite combination of food or recipe? ?
Fresh Vietnamese Spring rolls, Köfte and French cheeses?
12. Favorite musical genre in the last 100 years and what would you mix it with if you could?
13. Favorite Internet site? ?
14. Who has had the biggest influence on you in your life?
My friends and Mr. World Wide Web?
15. What is one record you should never be seen dancing to in a club??
Destinys Child – Say My Name
16. Favorite 5 music artists currently listening to? ?
How To Dress Well
?17. Favorite piece of art or artist and why?
Edvard Munch. I love the discomfort in his paintings. Expressionistic art has always excited me.
18. Artist you’d most like to collaborate with?
I am huge fan of Roisin Murphy
19. One obscure band / artist you think should be more popular?
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and C U IN HEAVEN
20. What’s your ringtone?
21. Do you have a favorite sauce?
Check out Kenton Slash Demon’s excellent radio Session for Electronic Beats Radio below, more infos and tracklist of their mix here.