Well here we are with the 500th mix... It brings with it a time to take a minute to thank everyone thats been a part of this website over the last ten years. We are really really grateful. Big up every single one of you.
So the 500th mix... There's a reason I asked Vladimir to do the mix. I was away a while back in Copenhagen in a club called Opera where he was playing all night. I remember he stood on the stage pretty much alone (bar a friend wanting to chat for bit) and built a night so perfectly that I felty like I was watching someone that massively got what DJing was about. The bending of existing ideas to do your own thing.
I actually found some pictures of the evening...
The night started with ambient sound then slowly moved to a syncopated feel with no drums and then keeping the 'no drum' vibe the music seemed to get more energetic and the dancefloor filled as more and more people got into it. Within an hour there was a few hundred people dancing to music with no drums and getting lost in it. From there when the beats kicked in it was game on. I remember hearing Six Sed Red and thinking how good it sounded.
Point being it really was a joy to watch and be a part of and one of those moments when someone reaffirms why you love music and being a part of this whole thing. So again, thanks to all of you reading, thanks to Vladimir for taking the time to share this music and long may we all get what we need from what we love. x.
Tell us about the mix? What is the theme?
The mix is a recording from a place / state of being slightly worn out. I actually like such places where I can’t be bothered with putting some energy in keeping up with rationality or keeping some kind of guard up. In such states I like to listen to music, record it, and trying to figure out the next day what it all means. There is no theme or preconception. This was recorded in the night 12.11./13.11.2019 in one take. Next day I figured out that it was full moon, 15 years of John Balance’s death, probably the night when something subconscious had to get out… So it’s the 5th in the series of Lunatic Love Songs recordings.
Where did you record it? What is the set up like there?
I recorded it at home, and the set up was quite basic: two Technics MKII turntables, solitude, lophophora williamsii, Allen & Heath Xone:92 Rotary mixer and Sony PCM-M10 Portable Digital Recorder.
Where did you get this music from? How do you collate music for things like this?
The records here are form my childhood, Japan, my favourite record dealer and friend in Düsseldorf, and they were not collated for a thing like this. They were just around, for a reason.
Where should this mix be listened to?
I don’t know… I just think it should be listened loud. Maybe on an empty highway in the car?
Ideal companion/s to listen to this mix with?