Over the last few years I've been posting mixes that reflect mostly the recent music I've been playing out live. The best moments and the vibe from the dance floor. A snapshot of a moment in the clubs. But now, for the first time in many years I'm not playing out there in the DJ Booth - nobody is. Music carries on but we are caught in a strange bubble or series of personal individual bubbles - we don't know when we will next have the freedom to go out dancing, to catch a favourite DJ or the type of music we want to hear playing on the decks. We also don't know, when we do go back, what it will be like. Who will be there? How we will behave or even what we will want to do. This new mix, the Break Out Mix, is the first I have done from isolation.
As a DJ I play for myself and for my audience Well, thats not changed. But this mix comes from time on my own and inside my head - it comes from WhatsApp conversations with friends and collaborators where swapping tunes and ideas from afar is the only way of keeping in touch - of being connected instead of isolated. There's some very new material in here & one of my recent favourites - Free Bubble - City Lights also older music that I keep returning to because it is fresh and significant still. This is also a mix that's been made in a domestic space and that will be listened to in people's homes not in a club. This is music that speaks for me and keeps my sense of self in these strange times. I believe in future days and look forward to playing to a crowded room again but for now we're all solitary dancers and I hope this mix will accompany you on this journey from one era to a new one and still feel connected by the power of how music can express so much that i find harder myself to put into words.