One of London’s most treasured selectors shares an hour of purely Black made heat for the fourth instalment of B.A.D.mix.
Thanks to Milo Craig for his work on the jingle (@milocraig)
How are things going for you recently?
Things are going well! I have my health most importantly, this last 18 months has really made me grateful for that and realise how much of a privilege it is.
What have you been up to?
Settling into a new studio space, i’ve had a disruptive and inconsistent ride with studios in the last 2 years and i’ve finally found somewhere that gives me the space and security needed to do what i need/love. Also finalising things for my next EP which i’m really excited about.
If you could go back in time, what musical era would you go back to? Why?
Not sure if this is too vague but 90s house and garage. I’ve always said i wished i was my parents friend instead of their daughter, their era seemed the best for raving. My mum got to experience the street soul, house, garage and jungle era of London raving. A lot of the records i buy on discogs/instore nowadays are just my way of trying to experience that. I got to experience some of it, via pirate radio and cassettes but to be IN the dance must have been something else.
Tell us a bit about the mix.
I decided to just see what would happen, unplanned and one take, all black artists. Mostly newer digital releases with the inclusion of two old vinyl reissues. A dark dancefloor in mind.
What’s your favourite track in the mix? How did you discover it?
Difficult to choose a fave but i’ll go with Gemini “I”. The first record I bought of his was in 2012 – a reissue, but it wasn’t until this year when I finally decided to look into the rest of his discography and story that I came across “I” and so many other amazing tracks.
Finally, who else would you like to see in the series?
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