B.A.D.mix 006 – Mr. Redley

October brings us a very special treat – a thriving, twisting journey from London mainstay, Mr. Redley. The Apron Records & Reprezent Radio resident gives us a snapshot of his refined tastes, honed from years of dedication to quality music, with selections from all Black artists. Levels.

Thanks to Milo Craig for his work on the jingle (@milocraig)


How are things going for you recently?

I’m good! I’ve just got back from a little break outside the UK which was really needed after the summer madness. I’ve just about managed to get back into the swing of things after a bit of a whirlwind couple of months consisting of gigs and festivals as things opened up! 

What have you been up to?

The last couple of weeks, I’ve been laying low, catching up with friends and making some music. I’ve just got my room all setup again after a several months of decorating the house so have just settled back into making tunes again….it’s exciting!

If you could go back in time, what musical era would you go back to? Why?

For me it would probably be the late 80s. I’d love to be in the thick of it as Acid House was in full swing across the UK & the US. Not only that, but the rise of Detroit Techno and Electro…I really would’ve loved to have gone to any of those raves at the time and witnessed it in all its glory. For me it’s when House and Techno was born from the black cities of America, at the pinnacle, taking over the world by storm. It still holds that greatness, but it would have been fascinating to witness the scene right in its infancy, hearing all these sounds for the first time!

Tell us a bit about the mix.

The mix is blend of black British and American artists I’ve been digging for a minute. Some more recent than others, but hopefully it encompasses my love for what’s coming out of the UK and across the pond – A bit Jazzy, at times soulful, and then gritty and grooving.

What’s your favourite track in the mix? How did you discover it?

That’s a hard one, as they’re all fire in their own way, but if I had to pick, it would have to be Ash Lauryn’s ‘Truth’. It from her latest EP which came out on Stefan Ringer’s FWM Entertainment. I started following her about a year or so ago and it when the EP dropped I had to grab it immediately…and goddamn it doesn’t disappoint. Such a groove, it just gets me stomping.

Finally, who else would you like to see in the series?

Father Dukes, T.Dunn, and of course we can’t forget Eliza Rose.


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