Welcome back to Selections, a series of exclusive artist-curated Spotify playlists from those in the know.

Kirk Degiorgio’s relationship with UK techno has lasted well over a decade. A soul boy turned Detroit techno obsessive, Degiorgio’s first LP Reflections, recorded under his much-loved As One alias, was released during genre’s formative stages in 1994. Since then he’s maintained a consistent work rate, always leaning on his early jazz and soul influences to flood his sound with warmth and expression.

Celebrated and loved as a key player in British techno, he remains a driving force, working alongside Ben Sims to run the Machine label. Perhaps unsurprisingly given his pedigree, Degiorgio is hugely in-demand as a DJ. This extended Selections further fleshes out why – a deep-dive into his influences, alongside contemporary tracks that resonate with the artist’s distinct taste. Think tracks from Carl Craig, Blancmange, Steffi, Cybotron and beyond.

Kirk Degiorgio appears at Stone Island Presents Manchester tomorrow, 6 October, at Old Granada Studios.


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