Techno Tuesday: My Favorite Robot select the tracks that define their MFR Imprint
Techno Tuesday is a feature on Dancing Astronaut documenting the culture of underground dance music. We’ll bring you exclusive interviews, tracks, and narratives from artists within the techno, tech house, and deep house world in an effort to shed light on some of the best talent outside the world of mainstream dance music.
My Favorite Robot maintain an enduring mission: to spread love for more nuanced shades of dance music as widely as possible, all while refusing to define themselves under any one label. The result of this mission? A diverse repertoire of compositions, each containing a skillful balance of house, progressive, and tech elements that are fused into a cohesive whole. Their approach to musicmaking and their unique sound in general has led to the Canadian duo landing on multiple prolific labels, the likes of which include Last Night On Earth, Crosstown Rebels, and No. 19.
Beyond releases on other labels, My Favorite Robot have one of their own, dubbed MFR Records. Their brainchild has come far from its humble beginnings, signing Kenny Glasgow, Clarian, Emerson Todd, and other greats into its fold over time, just to name a few. The label has just crossed into its milestone 10th birthday, moving at full speed ahead into its next decade of existence.
We wrangled the outfit ahead of embarking on their celebratory label tour, which kicked off mid-April, and got them to give us a list of what they’ve deemed to be label-defining releases over the years. Enjoy the selections!
2008 – My Favorite Robot – In The Dark
2009 – Kenny Glasgow – ‘Something Special’
2010 – Jonny White & My Favorite Robot – ‘Desensitize’ (Chloe Remix)
2011 – Nitin – ‘Blink Twice’
2012 – Fairmont – ‘Old Ways’
2013 – Tim Paris – ‘Outback, Stones, & Vinyl’
2014 – Clarian – ‘Unrest’
2015 – My Favorite Robot – ‘Glass To The End’
2016 – Jori Hulkkonen – ‘Black Books’
2017 – Rodion & Local Suicide – ‘Abu Dhabi (Los Mekanikos Remix)’
2018 – Sebastopol – ‘Friday To Sunday’
Remaining Tour Dates:
May 12 – Enter the Dragon [Munich, GER]
May 12 – Groove Club [Mexicali, MEX]
May 15 – Techno Taco Tuesdays [Las Vegas, NV]
May 18 – Solset at Firehouse [San Diego, CA]