go haywire /ɡoʊ ‘heɪ.waɪər/: to stop working, often in a way that is very sudden and noticeable.
So says the Cambridge Dictionary. It is in fact the exact opposite of what Martin Vogt did in 2008. Upon returning from Austria to his native Lafayette (first town in the state to “experience” the internet), Indiana, he began working—quietly for the first year, digitally self-releasing his first LP, Lotus, in 2009, and devoting himself to the marriage of dance music and jazz. How devoted? He’s released a full-length nearly every year since.
Fast-forward: The last two years in particular have been a bright burn for Vogt, full of “mind-boggling opportunities, humbling moments, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences,” he says.
Such as… playing Nocturnal for the first time?
He’ll be there, twisting up the twin girders of 1) his formal training in classical music and 2) his love for everything from jazz to world music, and to build a HOME (not a house) that dubstep and glitch-pop can kick off their shoes and feel comfortable in—a real sort of “tilt back the La-Z-Boy” kind o’ comfortable.
And then… jump up and snap-crackle-pop until shoes are needed.
In anticipation of his Nocturnal appearance, Haywyre’s favored us with a playlist of the “must-listen” variety. Taking wing from under the mechanized shade of Oliver’s “Night Is on My Mind,” traversing easy-vibe skies and landing with a peculiar jolt on Thundercat’s “Oh Sheit, It’s X!” it’s 20 tracks of your nocturnal life.
In 2018, the dictionary will have a new entry:
haywyre /ˈheɪ.waɪər/: Relaxedly energetic.
Catch Haywyre doing his thing at Nocturnal Wonderland 2017, which takes place Friday, September 15, and Saturday, September 16, at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, CA. Tickets are available now. For more information, visit the official website.