Gavin Russom is a wizard, and not just because his long red flowing mane is reminiscent of a medieval alchemist or because he was once a stage magician. The former engineer for dance label DFA — where he earned the “Wizard” moniker — has been making and remaking synths since a young age. Gavin thinks of the analog machines as works of art in their own right, electrical music boxes worth admiring as sculpture too. After living in Berlin, Gavin finally decided to come back stateside and get back to his roots. In this episode of Electric Independence, we sit down with him to talk about the state of dance music, 20th century composers and why his music makes you feel high.