5 Tunes That Changed My Life: Seba
5 Tunes That Changed My Life: Seba Photo by Peo Bengtsson

No stranger to those who like their drum & bass off the deep end, Seba has been causing a stir as audio clips have begun to surface from his forthcoming Four:Fit 007 EP on the legendary Soul:R imprint. It’s a mind-bending four-tracker that cuts right to the heart of the dancefloor and finds a home right in that sweet spot between interstellar and warehouse vibes.

The EP is due to drop April 14 so be sure to lock in your pre-order direct from the Soul:R Bandcamp page now before you cruise through this eclectic and inspiring selection of Five Tunes.

I actually bought three copies of this one so I could have at least one that wouldn’t get played.

Kraftwerk “Musique Non Stop” (Kling Klang, 1986)
This is my reference when it comes to electronic music. I was 12 years old when this came out and was already aware of Kraftwerk, but this track made me think that this is the music for the future. I quickly got interested in electronic even if most of my skateboarding friends were listening to punk. Electric Café also made want to get my own music equipment and try to do the same thing with drum machines and samplers.

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Front 242 “U-Men” (New Dance, 1982)
This didn’t really blow my mind at first, but it is definitely a track that represents my teenage years. I went from Kraftwerk to more industrial sounds, and Front 242 was one of the biggest names in that field. It feels great hearing this almost 30 years later, knowing that there is music being made today that sounds like this.

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Genaside II “Narra Mine” (GII Records, 1991)
I remember hearing this track on a mixtape for the first time. It took me over a year to figure out who it was, and when I did I tracked down a secondhand copy of the record. It was like the craziest most energetic track I’d heard ever. I like how it goes from being nice and sweet track complete hardcore ragamuffin badness! It is also one of the first tracks that got me into the UK hardcore dance movement.

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DJ Crystl “Meditation” (Dee Jay, 1993)
This badass track was on so many mixtapes and I was dying to know who it was by. I wasn’t surprised that it finally came out on DeeJay recordings, which was one of my favorite labels at the time. This was at a time when drum & bass was getting shaped out of Jungle. There was so much creativity going on, and it was very exciting to see who would come up with the next brilliant idea for a track. I actually bought three copies of this one so I could have at least one that wouldn’t get played. Important track!

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Steve Reich “Music For 18 Musicians” (ECM, 1978)
I don’t know where to start with this one. This is an hour-long orchestrated monotonous and minimal piece that has inspired me a lot to do the music I do today. It is amazing to hear how the sections grow in to each other and switch in clever ways. I had the opportunity to see Steve Reich set this up at the Royal Concert Hall in Stockholm. This is something I would recommend to go and see if you have the chance. It’s out of the ordinary.

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