TO COINCIDE WITH HIS STELLAR COLLAB PACK WE'VE PUT A FEW NON-PROBING QUESTIONS TO MARK BARROTT, LABEL BOSS AT INTERNATIONAL FEEL
WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON CURRENTLY?
Getting a New Laptop! You never realise how dependent you are on computers until they develop problems. So right now my main priority is getting a new one here and everything installed on it before my current one finally dies. Aside from that lots of label stuff and starting to plan the Jose Padilla album which I start work on in mid September.
WHAT NEW PROJECTS ARE ON THE HORIZON?
Jose's new single is out this week and then in August we're re-releasing Adventure Party the 'lost' single from a few years ago that I only printed 100 copies of and is now on Discogs for £200. It's a dancefloor monster thats too good to be only ever heard by 100 people! In September I've got the first EP from a new artist I've very excited about... Joel Hood, he's a mixture of Bent, Phoenix and Air France. Then we've got some interesting EPs coming for the rest of the year and 2015 looks like been the year of the album. We've got 4-5 very great ones lined up, including a couple by big names that will really surprise people.
WHO WERE YOUR EARLIEST MUSICAL INSPIRATIONS?
Bay City Rollers and Blondie....then I guess in practical terms Human League and Kraftwerk.
NAME 3 FAVOURITE RECORDS OLD OR NEW:
This can only ever be a snapshot of my favourite 3 records now. Well actually, two of them are constant... Music for 18 Musicians by Steve Reich & Discreet Music by Brian Eno. The third at the moment would probably by Chillout by KLF.
WHAT'S ON YOUR RADAR RIGHT NOW?
I don't like moving pictures, they destroy your imagination. The constants in my life apart from music are Test Match Special on the Radio, Audiobooks (all sorts), the Montalbano books are a constant source of joy and two amazing Raw Food restaurants just down the road from here in Ibiza; Raw Beets in Santa Gertrudis and The Rabbit Hole in San Rafael. As it's summer I also love swimming every day and sunset-watching as well.
DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE:
It's Ibiza it's summer....one pair of shorts and one pair of flip flops...that's it, apart from one of those lovely new International Feel T-Shirts!
WHERE DO YOU LIVE AND WHAT ARE YOUR LOCAL HAUNTS?
In the middle of nowhere in Ibiza. I'm usually to be found in my own compound, and the two restaurants I already mentioned.
EGGS - HOW DO YOU HAVE THEM?
I'm partial to a bit of poaching right now.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU HAD A MILLION HANDS?
Have a sex change.