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Exclusive Video Interview: Pat Mahoney talks "Atomic Bomb! The Music of William Onyeabor" ahead of Bonnaroo

Back in January, we presented a special video featuring the team behind the Sydney Festival production Atomic Bomb! The Music of William Onyeabor and now, with the show popping up all over the world, including at the upcoming Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee later this month, we thought we'd bring you the FULL interview, unseen until now, of LCD Soundsystem's Pat Mahoney who talks more about how the show all came to be...

Sydney Festival Live Review: ATOMIC BOMB! ft Gotye + Pat Mahoney + Sinkane + More - Enmore Theatre, Sydney (16.01.15)

Few things on Sydney Festival's music program excited as much as the prospect of this ambitious performance jetting to our country, coated with acclaim from sold-out performances in cities like New York and London. Atomic Bomb! is a huge taskforce of musicians - the majority well-known and highly regarded - put together by label Luaka Bop and David Byrne to tackle one of the most intriguing musical discoveries of the past few years: William Onyeabor.

Sydney Festival Photo Gallery: ATOMIC BOMB! Media Call - Enmore Theatre

At an intimate media call, few witnessed a supergroup of world renowned musicians taking over Sydney's Enmore Theatre to prepare for an ambitious performance, titled ATOMIC BOMB!, and put together by U.S label Luaka Bop. ATOMIC BOMB! is concerned with the recently re-discovered works of Nigerian synth-funk pioneer William Onyeabor and pays tribute through him by drawing upon his fascinating electronic music and having it recreated by a band which includes Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem/Museum of Love), Sinkane, Money Mark (Beastie Boys, Luke Jenner (The Rapture), Gotye, and more. Check out our photo gallery from the exclusive media call. Photos by Johnny Au.

the AU interview: Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem) and Eric Welles (Luaka Bop) on Atomic Bomb! at Sydney Festival

As they sound-checked at Enmore Theatre, the cast and crew of Atomic Bomb! prepared for a massive two nights ahead, as part of Sydney Festival. Their very ambitious production, which comes with high acclaim from cities like New York and London, involves a massive ensemble of talented musicians - many well known and all revered for their work - forming a super-group to translate and deliver the work of Nigerian synth pioneer William Onyeabor.

Future Music Festival - Doomben Racecourse Brisbane (03.03.12)

Ah, Future Music: the festival that has grown to combine rock and roll with electronic acts. Since its inception, it has climbed the ranks to become one of the favourite festivals to tour the lengths of our fine country. But in a climate of vast supply, would the folks at Future Entertainment be able to again satisfy the scores of thousands of punters its pleased previously? Photos included after the jump.