It feels like ages since I did a mix tape for someone, and to get asked by White Light was a green light for me to play whatever I wanted and not have to worry about “mixing/ beat matching”. This mix is about what I listen to when I’m relaxing and mostly when I’m rewiring a studio, most of the tracks on the mix I was playing recently while deep in a rewire as I have moved studios so the records were already on the floor. It’s an all vinyl mix, plenty of scratched records and a lack of overall compression means levels do jump out in the mix but i like that. I tried to plan out the mix but decided to just simply play records and record them on the fly. Doing this mix has captured a moment in time and that’s what its all about.
The past two years have been pretty immersive for us in terms of composition, making our album involved many commutes at night in the city. On the subway, on our bicycles, walking, sometimes in a car when we’d have to go outside of Paris. These rides were often an opportunity to take a step back from our own music. A well-tailored mix can be so personal that you seem to come back to it time and time again for inspiration and just plain distraction. We tried to make a mix like that, for when you’re feeling tired and looking for something just a little out of time to escape to.