“ … a contemporary take on 80’s aesthetics, analogue synthesizers, flamboyancy and neon lights; a diverse canvas of nostalgia, audacity, luminescence, aspects and aspirations …”
Back To The Future poster
Beastie Respond is the recording alias of Danish producer Tobias Pedersen. He made his discography debut in 2011 for the bass music label Teal Recordings. After two singles on Teal, he released his sophomore personal album entitled “Fictitious Nostalgia” in 2013. Effortlessly oscillating between genres and styles, from electro and techno to experimental 85/170 electronica and drum and bass, drawing from a wide palette of musical influences (from the cinematic likes of Brian Eno and John Carpenter to the dark melancholy of The Cure to the minimalism and genre-defiance of the Autonomic movement), his talents were readily picked up by forward-thinking labels like Exit, CX Digital and Demand for a string of fine guest appearances; the highlight being the track “One More Second”, which was selected for the second volume of the critically acclaimed “Mosaic” series, released by dBridge’s Exit Records.
“… I never set out to achieve something particular. I was listening to lots of electronic music when I first started writing my own, and for completely selfish reasons I wanted to create something that I enjoy myself. Something I felt was missing. I still feel like that. That and the acknowledgement I get for my work is what keeps me going. Career-wise I take it as it comes. I don’t want to change anything in my music to put myself in a better financial situation … ” – Beastie Respond reflecting on the beginning of his musical career
The next guest featuring in the blog’s Jump The Q series, sharing some interesting and funny personal trivia, is Danish producer Tobias Pedersen aka Beastie Respond. After taking a short break from writing music, re-inventing his sound and developing his studio techniques, Tobias re-emerged recently ever so creative with the “Back To The Future EP“; a throwback to 80’s aesthetics and nostalgia, with a modern twist. Artist profile and biography, discography highlights, extensive review of his latest EP, as well as social media links are available in the section right after the Q&A.