Although he didn’t start producing until well into his thirties, Tevo Howard’s music reflects the moment at which he first became engrossed in music back in 1987. Homebound after a skateboarding induced knee injury, Howard started mucking around on his brother’s turntables, beginning a lifelong love affair with mixing and record collecting. A long stint in further education relegated Howard’s interests to hobbies, until 2006 when he finally decided to pursue his passion full time.
Three LP’s, a bucketload of singles and countless appearances around the globe later, its safe to say Howard’s decision has been vindicated and then some. Now recognized as flying the flag for his hometown of Chicago’s dance music legacy, he’s won fans from all over for his authentic approach; analogue based jams, heavy on the acid and the tape hiss but always with an eye on melody. With a recent LP under his new Sequence Report alias receiving glowing comparisons to the lofty likes of The Cure and Aphex Twin, it would appear Howard’s talent only grows with time.
On the eve of his set at Anotherparty’s Halloween event, we invited Howard to take a trip down memory lane via a look through his favourite Youtube clips. An exploration of all things new wave, from Nitzer Ebb to Ministry, its a good insight into what the 14 year old Tevo was jamming to way back in ’87…
Vicious Pink – I Confess
Everybody knows that Vicious Pink was one of my favorite bands as a child. This track was one of my pleasures, not such a great video though.
Ministry – All Day
All Day has always been a timeless forgotten gem in my eyes… Pure memories of Skateboarding in Chicago as a teenager.
Divine – Native Love (Step By Step) (Dance Mix)
Great dance track. Makes the people stand….
DATA – ‘Living Inside Me’ – TV Version
Data was also a childhood favourite of mine… Great vid, here.
Anne Clark – Our Darkness (Original Version 1984)
Classic, Our Darkness. Untouchable…
Nitzer Ebb – Murderous
Nitzer Ebb is more energy. Great Live.
Stephen Tin Tin Duffy – Kiss Me
Oldie but goodie… Great romance….
Cetu Javu – Situations
Good classic for the newave jam… Always a fan of this one and it’s RazorMaid editions.
Electronic – Getting Away With It
Odd how these songs reoccur throughout my life. Getting away with it.
Camouflage Music for Ballerinas
This is a masterpiece.
Catch Tevo, A Guy Called Gerald, Boris Werner and Portable/Bodycode at Pulse tommorow. Tickets here.