TESSELA – in 10 Records

House / Techno

Since his first release in 2011, we’ve been big fans of the British producer known as Tessela who has been tearing it up with releases on R & S, 2nd Drop and Punch Drunk.

At a time when the electronic music feels like it’s always focused on the “flavor of the month”, Tessela only releases a handful of EPs and remixes a year and it always feels like you’re listening to something special.

We asked him to let us know about some of his favorite records and influences.

1. Last record you bought

Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument

Bought this record with my wife on the day of our 2nd wedding anniversary. Mad accordion textures.

2. Desert Island record

Arthur Russell – World Of Echo


3. Favourite Teenager record

The Libertines – Up The Bracket came out when I was 13 and has been one of my favourite records ever since.

4. Lazy sunday morning record

Classic FM, a 100% classical musical radio station in the UK.


5. Record that never leaves your DJ bag

Gesloten Cirkel ‎– Gesloten Cirkel EP (Murder Capital, 2009)

6. Last DJ mix you’ve listened to a lot

Ben UFO @ Dekmantel

7. Guilty pleasure

Anything thats been Autotuned. Don’t feel that guilty though to be honest.


8. Favourite Childhood record

Sonique – Feels So Good

9. One Special Request record you’ve actually said yes to

I once got asked to play the English national anthem which I definitely would have played had I think to pack it. Won’t be making the mistake of leaving that one at home again.

10. Dream Collaboration



TESSELA Soundcloud



Montreal-based DJ and the founder (2007) and 24 Hours of Vinyl (2011).