TOTD // 07/06 // TM404

Published: June 7, 2016, words by Watch The Hype team

Andreas Tilliander is a man of many monikers. With over ten aliases spanning over 15 years it’s hard to keep track of the versatile artist. His most recent moniker, and most active currently, is TM404, conjured as an ode to his beloved hardware and a nod to the speculation that Roland never produced a 404 in its x0x series due to four being considered unlucky in Japan. His skill with hardware has led him to create a whole host of excellent minimal yet emotional techno jams made purely with equipment from this series. Most of his output under this alias has been for Kontra-Musik, however in 2014 he ventured onto Skudge White.
With a huge amount of experience under his belt and the festival season imminent, we invited Andreas to share with us his favourite tracks from four of his favourite festivals. Hailing from Sweden, it’s no surprise that two of his top picks are Swedish festivals.

Andreas added: This year I’m playing the legendary Atonal Festival in Berlin and I already know it will be one of my favourite festivals. So much love for the Tresor people! 

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Octex

Emergon

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Plusplusplus, Cacak, Serbia Last year I was invited to play a festival in Serbia called Plusplusplus. It’s located three hours from Belgrade on the mountain Jelica. Far far away from everything. The view from the mountain is immense and since there’s literally nothing nearby, the organisers, knowing I’m vegan, decided to only serve vegan food for everyone. The food was excellent but just before my set at two in the morning, I started to throw up. Having had only three beers that night, I was very surprised. The gig was good fun and the people I met were fantastic. On the flight back to Stockholm the next day, I checked my phone for pictures from the festival. Found a picture of the menu and noticed the food had buckwheat in it. The one thing I’m allergic to. It was worth it though!”
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Helena Hauff

Actio Reactio

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Voltfestivalen, Uppsala, Sweden For seven years, some friends and I did a festival here in Sweden for electronic music. When we started, there weren’t that much happening in Sweden regarding a bit more ”experimental” electronic music. We had to honor of inviting lots of fantastic artists like The Black Dog, Gudrun Gut, Orb, Ben Klock, Kyoka, Helena Hauff and so on. We decided not to continue this year because nowadays the Swedish music scene is more interesting than it was when we started. Intonal in Malmö is just one of them, although by far the best one to pop up in recent years.”
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Scanner

My Lost Love Hunting Your Lost Face

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Norbergfestivalen, Norberg, Sweden In 2000, I played at the second Norberg ever. At the time it was almost more artists than audience and I remember going by car from Stockholm with my friend Robin Rimbaud AKA Scanner. The trip takes three hours or so and the festival is located in the middle of nowhere. Robin kept on joking about the two of us getting robbed by the driver in the forest. I’ve returned to Norbergfestivalen several times and I love it. Geeky people like myself.”
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Plastikman

Consumed 10

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Mutek, Montreal, Canada Richie Hawtin has invited me on lots of occasions to join him for the ENTER. nights. Having played in Montreal a few times, I’ve always wanted to be there for Mutek. In 2014 Rich made that happen. I stayed for a week and was rehearsing my set at the hotel and every now and then attending excellent shows. So many inspiring people and what a lovely city Montreal is. Great food, great people. I opened the ENTER. night on the main stage and when I started, the floor was empty. A few minutes later it was packed and I had the best time. The sound was just perfect and so were the audience. Can’t wait to return to Montreal and Mutek as soon as I get the chance.”

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