WATCH: An extended interview with the legendary Andrew Weatherall

In February 2020, the music world lost one of its true innovators, Andrew Weatherall.

Weatherall made his first and only appearance at the Sydney Opera House in December 2017 with an unforgettable five-hour Studio party, taking the audience on an eclectic journey through the history of electronic music and beyond. In this newly released, uncut version of his interview with Ben Marshall, Sydney Opera House’s Head of Contemporary Music, Weatherall is in full raconteur mode, talking about the ritual of clubbing, the joy of music discovery and the importance of dressing for the occasion.

Andrew Weatherall’s importance as an artist extends far beyond his well-documented production for others and his own seismic work. As this interview demonstrates, he was also an incredibly articulate man who had done the hard thinking to come up with a rigorous and coherent philosophy on art, craft and following your own truly creative path. In this extended interview cut from Weatherall’s 2017 Sydney Opera House performance, he covered an amazingly erudite amount of ground and proved yet again why he remains an inspirational example of an artist profoundly true to his own singular voice.

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For the last 20+ years, Damion has been an international touring DJ, promoter, touring agent, label owner, magazine editor and producer. He is currently the Group Editor and Managing Director of Decoded Magazine. Hear more at