Rebecca Godfrey, better known as BEC, felt in love with experimental and immersive side of electronic music when she first visited to Reading Festival when she was 18. With her music knowledge ever expanding, she later enrolled in the SAE’s Electronic Music Production course in London for 6 months, gradually started to appear at small venues all over London, and later introduced to Pan-Pot at a LWE event who recognised her raw talent. Joining their roster under the Second State imprint with the aptly named “Relentless” EP in 2016, she succeeded as one of the Top 10 leading ladies in the Underground scene by Pulse Magazine. We wanted to know more about this prodigious lady. Behind the scenes.
Have you got a bedside book?
“Der Klang Der Familie : Berlin, Techno and the fall of the wall”
One track you listen to in secret?
Cigarettes After Sex – “Nothings Gonna Hurt You Baby”
What are you good at, besides music?
Graphic design, painting, and I used to play a lot of tennis.
Can you share us 3 tracks which will never leave your DJ Bag?
Laurent Garnier – “Crispy Bacon”
DBX – “I’m Losing Control”
Levon Vincent – “Solemn Days”
If you had to be reincarnated as an animal?
A sloth. They are so adorable and they get away with not doing much J.
If you were an object?
I would be a lightbulb. Because BEC actually means “lightbulb” in Romanian, and (very cheesily) I light up the room and peoples spirits.
Which artist would you like to see? (dead or alive)
Hiroshi Yoshimura. I absolutely love his ambient works and listen to them on a weekly basis.
Do you have any ritual before stepping onto the stage?
A good old G&T (yep, such a brit).
Your favorite machine?
The Tempest! I find it is capable of creating unique sounds, even if it is a little hard to use.
A guilty passion?
Family Guy. On repeat. Way too often.
A track that you love but you can’t play and why?
Future Sounds Of London – “Papua New Guinea”. I always want to play it as a closer, but the progression from what I’ve played beforehand has never worked and the time has never been quite right.
Your favorite instrument?
Accoustic guitar. Played it growing up, and now listen to purely accoustic instrumentals to relax.
If you had to sample the soundtrack of a movie?
Not for tracks like “Nightcall” or “A Real Hero”. But for The Chromatics – “Tick Of The Clock” and the pieces composed by Cliff Martinez.
An unusual place where you dream to play?
Warung in Brazil. It looks out of this world.
A « Hard Life » anecdote you could share with us?
After a recent gig, I once took a friends phone by accident yet continued to search for their phone with them for hours until realising it was actually in my bag all along !