Len Faki ‎– RA.496

Resident Advisor ‎– RA.496
File, MP3, Mixed, 320 kbps



From the Resident Advisor interview accompanying the mix:

How and where was the mix recorded?
It was recorded in my flat in Berlin. I have a DJ setup there with my usual stuff, which is three CDJs, a DJM 900 and my Pioneer RMX-1000. I use the RMX-1000 effects only subtly for this mix but added more samples and drum sounds on some tracks to give them a different groove. Actually I haven't used my home set-up in a long time, so it was good fun to go behind those decks again. I recorded it in a clear and already a little chillier September night. I love working during the night. I am and always was a night person, it just feels so free and open when it is late enough that no one calls me anymore and no emails arrive. The air gets fresher and the beat of the city is quiet. For me this night vibe is the best mood to work in the studio.

Can you tell us about the idea behind the mix?
As mentioned, the mix was recorded in September and after the festival season I felt like creating a mix with a bigger range. It's not a peak-time mix but carries the mood of a club night from opening to end—even though it is a more compact and shorter version of course. A classic, little lower start, building things up and releasing you with a nice and smooth ending. I wanted it to sound as if made from one piece. Easy to listen to at home or in the car. Not including the hottest shit, but creating an emotion with the whole mix, the unity of all tracks instead of single ones. So, among others it contains some upcoming tracks and exclusive edits of mine, which will never be released.