Anchoret enlists Hior Chronik and Jay Tripwire to remix their single 'Stay High'. The latter turns the track into a dubbed dream, complex and clever programming inching along his cavernous synth hits. Hior Chronik then offers two versions, the first featuring wonderful melodies, creating a wonderful world of sound before its deep remix trips the listener with added psychedelic elements and mischievous techno percussions.
Solar Phenomena Music and its sub-label SOP saw Anchoret release an EP in 2022 with Hugo Massien and Klartraum on the remix. Now the artist of 3024 and Kiss And Kry is continuing with a two-part EP on the label featuring covers by Anja Schneider, Hior Chronik and Jay Tripwire.
We have had the pleasure of interviewing Anchoret and this has been the result.
How would you present your work to someone who doesn't know you?
Kind of a mashup of deep, dubby, melodic house and techno
And your last job? Where is it born from? And where do you want to lead? I travel a lot for my real world job, and I'm at my most creative on an airplane since there are less distractions. The irony of making a song called Stay High on a plane was unintentional, I swear. Where does it lead? I just want DJs to play it and audiences to dance to it. What message would you like to convey to the public? Don't take life so seriously How did your last project come about? The name Anchoret comes from an old tradition where religious people would separate themselves from society to find god, meditate, and contemplate life. I was very sick for about a year when I began diving into music production and I consider that kinda like my own anchoret. Covid was another anchoret for me where we were all kinda forced to become hermits, and during that time I started getting deeper and deeper into production. What do you want to transmit in this work? What is the concept behind it? I think about it as an amalgamation of all of my musical influences. There are hints of late 90s progressive house and 00's minimal techno but with a modern tech house sound. As for your studio, what is it currently made up of? My Macbook, Ableton Push2, 2 guitars, a bass, Alesis electronic drum kit, Technics, Allen & Heath mixer, Mackie 14 channel mixing board, Rokit 8 monitors, and a couple of dusty synths. What is the one instrument you would never get rid of, no matter what? My Fender Strat What was the last record store you visited? And what did you salvage from there? Does discogs count? I have "Men from the Nile - Watch them Come" en route from Germany right now. I also recently bit the bullet on an original pressing of "Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures" Do you have hope for the future of music? How would you like the future of the music industry to be? I do have hope. I think music continues to evolve with technology and outliers will continue to push the envelope. As some genres begin to blend together into a predictable amalgamation, newer artists will keep popping up with something new and never heard of.