Who is Peter Raou?
Difficult to answer, no one knows who Peter Raou is. For sure is someone obsessed with analog recordings, the late 80s feel of Chicago house and the uncontrolled madness of the Madchester scene.
Tell about your new release on RJWMACHINES ?
Cables Wynd House EP is my first work distributed by Chatnoir Distr. Four jams live recorded with Roland TR707, Alesis HR16, Roland R8, Yamaha FB0, Microkorg, Casio CZ3000, Behringher TD3 and MS101, plus various external effect, mixer Boss BX16, multitrack recorder Tascam 424 or Alesis Adat Blackface.
‘Closed’ opens the A side with a Trainspotting style spoken by Zarkoff, the Sumerian Fleet front man. ‘A1’ is a monophonic synth wall inspired by Phuture Acid Tracks. B side begins with ‘Glue City’, a Chicago deep journey with lysergic voice. The record ends with ‘Pills’n’Drills’, melancholic house chords on obsessive rhythms and melodies from the Motor City.
What was the first thing that attracted you to the world of electronic music?
Clubs save my life. There I felt these deep emotions of freedom, peace and connections with others and where it all started.
Who are your greatest influencers?
Irvine Welsh; my historical company of friends in Pozzacity; and the producers Virgo, Larry Heard and Deep88
How would you define your sound?
Skagboys House Music.
How has your sound evolved so far?
The first tapes were more experimental house tracks. Now the arrangements are more solid and the sound is more defined, but the experimentation in studio continues combining Dub Music techniques and 80s waves.
What is the scene like in Bologna?
Bologna has a historic House and Techno scene. Clubs such as Kinki, Link and Cap Creus made history. This passion still fills small clubs like Freakout and Tank and the many vinyl shops, like Disco d’Oro and Archivio.
Moving to the nearby Modena, where I come from, Tube Club is remembered as the first club in Italy to have played House music and I want to mention the Untitled Crew offering endless parties between Electro and House music.
What else can we expect from you over the next year?
I’m planning a new project on cassette tape for my label RJWMachines and a release for Inhale Exhale Records.