was born in 1979 in Tel Aviv and now lives in Cape Town. The singer-songwriter of Israeli-Romanian descent made his reputation coming from a bleep-happy dance music background, but is gradually edging closer to the mainstream.
I was obsessed with The Police in school, so lets say Roxanne.
There are three: Radiohead at Liberty State Park in New York with the backdrop of the World Trade Centre towers. A week later they were gone. Bjork at Radio City Music Hall with an orchestra and a choir of inuit singers. Leonard Cohen at Coachella 2009.
My favourite is «5 Years» off «Ziggy Stardust». But there are so many.
And anything by Nick Drake. His music is sad enough on its own, but it reminds me of someone I am always missing who first played him to me.
I heard «Sour Times» by Portishead on the Radio in South Africa before the record was released and called the record store every day for two months to ask if it had arrived yet.
I love this song so much. It makes my life feel like an 80's movie.
I remember my brother played me «I Am The Walrus» because I had seen the title in his songbook and thought it was funny. I still love that song though.
This was the soundtrack to two amazing summers of my life... about 7 years apart. Particularly the song «Unravel».
Hmmm... I used to kind of like the «Thong Song». Good beat.
This is pretty devastating.
Depends on the crowd. I can jump around like a lunatic to «Give It Away» by the Chilli Peppers or Prodigy's «Out Of Space». Both quite old school. Or something more clubby like «Cowgirl» by Underworld. Or something by Missy Elliot, lets say «Pass That Dutch». Oh, and «So Fresh So Clean» by Outkast makes me feel super cool. As you can see, I'm not very good at making decisions.
When I was 11 my parents didn't want me to listen to anything that wasn't classical and they thought that Simon & Garfunkel would be ok.
My old friends would probably say «Faith» by George Michael because I used to play it at parties to impress girls when we were teenagers (it didn't work).
I always enjoyed the soundtrack to «Romeo and Juliet». Lots of cool music and it has my favourite Radiohead tune on it («Talk Show Host»).
The 1955 original by Screaming Jay Hawkins. I don't know why. It puts a smile on my face though.
Many many. Most recently «Crazy» by Gnarls Barkley, «Time to Pretend» by MGMT and «Umbrella» (sung by Rihana,but I very much doubt that she wrote it). But if I had to name just one, I would say «Strawberry Fields Forever».