10 x 4 – Voyeur – Telekom Electronic Beats

10 x 4 – Voyeur

Kerris Chandler‘s latest signing on his new MadTech imprint is the Leeds-based house duo Voyeur, consisting of Benson Herbert and Leo Picking.

Their acclaimed Blame It On The Youth EP was released this week, and that’s why we caught up with the boys to flash through our small but perfectly formed interview series 10 x 4. Time to get acquainted, then.

1 . Your most memorable show?
Gottwood Festival, playing in a caravan on a beautiful day with beautiful people!

2.  If you were still in high school, which clique would you belong to?
The Grungers.

3. An album that changed the way you thought?
Benson: Diggin’ in the Crates – Buckwild
Leo: NYC – Steve Reid & Kieran Hebden

4 . Should music be free?
A difficult question to answer… I’m all for artists giving away free tracks; it’s a nice idea and a nice thank you to the people who support them. But not everything should be free, people work hard and when you buy something you tend to value it more. It makes you listen more considerably to the music.

5 What defines your music-making process?
In general? Listening. Lots of listening. To as many different styles of music as possible! The mood we’re in always has a strong bearing on the style of music we make.

6. Latest find on Soundcloud?
Kahwe

7.  Name three essential artists.
Detroit Swindle, Robert Glasper, Smallpeople

8. Indispensable outfit?
Leo: Brogues and string vest!
B: Hawain shirt, gold chain.

9.  A film or book that greatly influenced your music?
Book: The AB Guide to Music Theory
Film: 24 Hour Party People

10.  Your current favorite song?
Leo: Patti Page – Old Cape Cod
Benson: Smallpeople – Salty Days

Voyeur ‘Blame It On A Youth’ EP is out this week on MadTech Record.