Ewan Pearson has been making music for a living since 1998. In that time he has worked as a recording artist (Maas, World of Apples, Partial Arts), a remixer (Depeche Mode, Chemical Brothers, Goldfrapp, Seelenluft, Metronomy, Jessie Ware), a record producer and mix engineer (The Rapture, Tracey Thorn, M83, Delphic, Jagwar Ma), a DJ (Panoramabar, Robert Johnson, Space Ibiza), a published academic (‘Discographies’, Routledge: 1999, with Jeremy Gilbert) and a magazine columnist (Groove Magazine, Germany 2007-2012). Ahead of his performance for Flux on Saturday, we were privileged to speak to a man of Ewan’s track record to hear his Take 5.
“Bringing Sexican back.”
“A barrage of Mick Fleetwood-esque toms and a filtered string machine. Out of those meagre ingredients Phil Keiran magicked something cosmic but really heavy at the same time, with a weird deccelerando in the middle. Every time I play – without fail – it goes off but sounds like nothing else I own.”