Growing up in the southern part of the country, Quentin Hanon quickly got in touch with the boys of the now legendary Scratch Pet Land on his arrival in Brussels. When this project came to an end, he kept making music on his own. Under the moniker Johnny Superglu he released a couple of EP’s of what we could call ‘Belgium skwee’.
With a new EP to be released on Plynt – already acclaimed by the likes of Ed Banger’s boss Pedro Winter – we asked Johnny for an Exclusive mix. He sent us a very personal blend of raw and funky tunes, topped off with a couple guilty pleasures . Definitely the kind of mix that will make you bounce like a mad man on your office chair.
Can you describe yourself in a few words? Your sound, approach to making music, your influences, how it all started, etc…
My approach to making music is to keep everything as simple as possible. Most of my tracks are made on the fly. I build a basic set-up, start jamming and push rec whenever something cool comes out of the mixer. Sometimes I add a bit of dubbing but no too much, I like the energy that comes of it better than tons of editing.
How did you first start making music? How does it fit into your life?
I started by playing lead guitar in a metal band as a teenager – I was obsessed by the guitar. When I left home to study in Brussels, I met the Scratch Pet Land brothers in a record shop, with my guitar on my back. A few days later they called me to ask if I could play guitar on top off a Gameboy loop, and that’s how it started. We ended up making loads of records together. I started producing as Johnny Superglu since 2010, squeezing the funk out!
Is music a full-time thing for you at the moment? If not, what are your other occupations?
Music is not a full time thing, although it’s somewhere in my mind every time of the day. I really need to restrict myself with music. I find it works better with little time and only few machines… As for a job, I also work as a freelancer for a local TV station.
Can you describe your mix in a few words? What is its overriding influence, where would it best be enjoyed, what makes it special?
The mix was recorded with a few vinyls and constantly noticing for myself: the older I get, the closer I get to 120bpm. And, the special thing about it is that it comes with a Van Halen track.
Can you tell us about the exclusive track on the mix?
There are 2 exclusive tracks, both from my forthcoming EP Rambo Village, out end of May on Plynt records.
What’s your favourite track on the mix?
Depends of where and when, it’s a Buddhist thing
What do you have coming up in the next few weeks?
Promotion for the coming EP, gigs, produce new stuff, …soundcloud.com/johnnysuperglu plynt.be/artist/johnny-superglu