Chris Massey sent us a mix some time ago and we have been excited to schedule it into our podcast series. His affiliation with Electric Elephant (catch us back there this year) in Tisno – Croatia, along with solid releases and remixes has made him one of the finest residents in the land. We caught up with him below:
“Had a bit of a busy run up to Christmas with booking/managing/promoting/making cups of tea for our annual Electric Chair End Of Year Riot which this year was “20 Years Of Electric Chair” with DJ friends & Chair legends old & new!
I also played some wicked DJ gigs in the last half of 2015…the launch of Twisted Geisha at Distrikt in Leeds & Re:late in Stoke being 2 of the stand out parties, oh and a jaunt to Dublin to play at Ukiyo which was really top!
The studio has become my 2nd home too and have been grafting away on productions & remixes which will be dropping soon…one EP will be on my own record label “Sprechen” (which I launched in September) and features a collaboration track with Emperor Machine and a 2nd EP i’m currently working on for Paper Recordings a little later in the year!
The mix was recorded in my home studio on a pair of pretty tired CDJ 1000’s (definitely time to jump to fully digital I think!) & an Allen & heath Xone 62 mixer which definitely needs a service….
I wanted the mix to be a reflection on what I like to play when doing a gig…having musical freedom, jumping genres and taking in all kinds of style whilst fully concentrating on the dance floor vibe (that part I had to do in my head whilst recording!). It starts off about 107bpm & ends in the realms of 125ish….house, disco, “jolly” techno, afro, cosmic type vibes are all present here!
The EP with the Emperor Machine track drops early February then its just more studio work to get a batch of tracks finished & polished off….i’ve recently joined the Electronic Soul roster too which i’m quite excited about starting a working relationship with! Oh and i’ve also got a gig coming up in Norway ahead of the Northern Disco Lights film I have worked on which is getting released later in the year….have a look here.”