Music Exclusive: Jonas Rathsman’s Playlist + Q+A

By Sarah Epperson
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JonasRathsmanSwedish electronic producer Jonas Rathsman was kind enough to carve a little time out of his busy schedule to answer a few quick-fire questions and give us a peak at some of his favorite tracks of the moment. Rathsman recently threw it down at Sound Nightclub alongside Ben Pearce before he darted off to the desert for his Sunday set at Splash House, and of course, before he hits up Bali.

1.  So, what’s up?
Looking forward to a weekend in California, playing shows and meeting good friends. Then I’m off to Bali with my family for vacation. That’s whats up!

2.  Favorite artist right now?
Tame Impala, so excited to see them in San Francisco at Outside Lands festival on Saturday!

3. Rock, paper, or scissors?
A little secret, scissors always win! Thank me later!


Il Est Vilaine – Surf Rider “Dark and trippy, love it!”


4.  If we gave you $50, what would you buy?
A whole cooked lobster and beer, one for me and one for you!

5. Blue or black ink?
Black ink, obviously!

6. What was the first thing you said aloud this morning?
Oh lord, let there be coffee!


S.K.A.M. – Next Level “Next level production! Keep an eye out for S.K.A.M.”


7. Who would you commission to produce your record?
I would never ever commission anyone to produce my record. Nuff said!

8. Do anything last night?
I got a little drunk with friends then I had waffles & fried chicken and passed out!

9. How late did you stay up?
Like everybody else in LA, 2 am.


Denis Horvat – Strange Nation (SHOW B Remix) “Brilliant bassline, so dirty!”


10. Are you listening to music right now?
Yes, listening to the mastered version of my next remix, it sounds big! Can’t wait to share it with you.

11. If life could resemble any film…
Falling Down!

12. If life could resemble any song…
All Night Long – Lionel Richie


Hermanez – Sugar Rush “Such a groovy track, will play this for a long time I reckon!”


13. What are you doing later?
I’m playing at Sound with the main man Ben Pearce tonight. Love that place!

14. Can we come?
Of course, bring your friends!


Ortis – Kind Of Jazz (ZDS Remix) “Peak time madness!”

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