Spettro In 5 Records
Houston’s diversely talented Edward Scott, aka Spettro, has spent over two decades on the frontline of the Texan underground house and techno scene. His superb productions have caught the ears of some of the world’s leading lights in quality dance music, such as John Digweed, Carl Cox and Tiefschwarz, with releases on Get Physical, Crosstown Rebels, Bedrock and Defected.
Spettro’s latest release is the superb 3-track ‘El Castillo’ EP on Audiophile Deep. Featuring 3 sonically sublime slices of chugging tech house flavors, it’s easy to see why he’s building such a strong reputation across the globe with his production skills and DJ sets.
We sat down with Edward to find out more about the tracks that have defined his career so far, as we found out about Spettro in 5 Records.
I Think I – Aroma Records, 2002.
My biggest record in the early 2000s. I took the live bass and percussion parts with me when I arrived in LA for my first gig in California (with Cade at Dynagroove). My friend, Sheila, helped me line up a flamenco guitarist to record the lead and an engineer (Kurt) to assist with recording. The guitarist didn’t show up, but Kurt had a guitar with him and was just fiddling around with the groove while we were waiting. I recorded his first take, without him knowing. Boom! I had a hot record. He nailed the flamenco vibe I was going for. This track was licensed to a lot of big compilations, such as Defected in The House (Jay-J & Miguel Migs).
How Much Longer? (Toka Ghetto Rerub) *Originally released on Simple Soul Recordings in 2003, re-released on Bosh in 2014).
One of my first records. I wrote this in about 3 hours the night after the 9/11 tragedy. It’s all about the Toka remix! This helped me get the attention of Dusttraxx Bookings; my first agent. What’s really neat about this record is the CAT# is SSR 911. There are no coincidences!
Vision Board (Get Physical Music, 2015).
Wrote this at the end of 2014, right after the break up of my previous project; Extended Play. This was my first solo record in a couple years and was pivotal in getting my ‘Fried Love EP’ on Get Physical Music.
Get Tropical (Get Physical Music, 2015)
The A-side of my ‘Fried Love EP’ on Get Physical Music. Written over the summer of 2015, this was a combo of 2-3 sketches. I took the arp from one sketch, the drums from another sketch and the pads + stabs from a 3rd sketch. The lesson? It’s very helpful to have all your sketches labeled by key! This one made the Top 20 on some Deep House charts.
John Digweed vs. Pig & Dan “Morphism” (Extended Play Remix) Bedrock Records, 2014
Although I’m no longer part of the Extended Play project, this remix was a huge boost for me last year. Getting on Bedrock is pretty awesome, even just as a remixer and I’ve been a huge Pig & Dan fan for years. This one reached #13 on some Techno charts and gave me a lot of confidence in the studio.