The Radar 52: Mixed by Bot
For years, Milanese producer Andrea Fratangelo has been a firmament of underground dance music under the Bot moniker. In 2003, Fratangelo founded Crookers with Phra — a partnership that would prove seminal in defining the electro sound of the late ’00s and early ’10s. For nine years, Bot and Phra were predominant tastemakers both underground and in the mainstream, the latter of which they most notably broached with their massively popular remix of Kid Cudi’s “Day N Nite.”
After leaving Crookers in 2012, Bot embarked on a solo production career, simultaneously joining Astronomar and Neoteric to launch Main Course Media in 2013. As part of the Main Course triumvirate, Bot has had a resounding impact on the label’s bizarre brand of music. A cause and effect of his label’s sonic character, Bot’s recent sound is club-compatible, but also club-clashing. Typified equally by vibrant danceability and brazen absurdity, Bot’s inspirations and creations are uniquely exciting. In his hourlong mix for The Radar, Bot explores some of the strangest, jauntiest music in the scene.
17. Philip Bader – Blue Frog (PAWSA Remix) [Lost Records]