Interview: Tycho On Australian Festival Hiccups & Making Music As A Three-Piece

Californian producer Tycho, whose real name is Scott Hansen, was recently in the country for a string of festival sets as well as some intimate club gigs and, according to the man himself, they each pose a different set of challenges.

“You don’t have as much control with festivals but there’s definitely a lot more energy just because there’s so many more people there. It can go either way,” he explains. “We’ve had some hiccups on this trip with technical stuff…so it’s been nice to come back to the clubs and have a lot more control over the situation.”

Once such hiccup, he explains, involved a disastrous encounter between a mixing board and a vodka-filled water balloon, but all was resolved in the end. Tycho was touring behind the release of his fourth studio album, Awake, the first Tycho album to be recorded as a three piece band.

“It’s so much better to have other perspectives and to have other ideas to play off,” he adds. “And I can settle into more of a producer role a lot of the time. That’s a lot more comfortable place for me than to try and write every single part of a song.”

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