FMB MIXTAPE 201 | LÁRUS (iTUNES)
FMB MIXTAPE 201 | LÁRUS (320 DOWNLOAD)
For the first episode of 2023, we welcome Laurence McAulay aka Lárus – a London-based Glaswegian DJ, radio host and promoter of the Vicious Creatures party series. As always, we first caught up to hear about the mix & what he’s been up to lately…
My wife and I are currently travelling for 6 months and we’re in Bali at the moment after spending 6 weeks in Australia. I’ve managed to pick up a few gigs which has been decent. I played with Hysteric at his Mothball Records night and also at Revolver in Melbourne then played an all night set at Club 77 in Sydney which was very good fun. I also warmed up for Ivan Smagghe and Manfredas at Potato Head in Bali on New Years Day which was pretty cool.
The guys at Potato Head were kind enough to let me use their beautiful Headstream studio to record the mix since I didn’t get a chance to record it before we left London.
The mix I had originally planned is very different from then one I ended up recording. There’s been a massive shift in the scene over the last few years and almost everyone, including myself, is now playing much harder and faster than say 5 years ago. My initial plan was to sort of take a step back from that and I’d had a dig through my record collection and picked out a few seminal 90s House tunes from the likes of Boo Williams, Scott Grooves, Pal Joey, DJ Duke & Roy Davis Jr but unfortunately I didn’t get time to record that mix due to having to pack our flat up to come travelling. Instead I’ve put together a mix of some tunes I’ve been playing out a lot recently, very high energy stuff with lots of breaks, piano breakdowns and a particularly silly Speed Garage Remix of One More Time.
Heading off to Thailand next week then over the next few months travelling through Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Japan. Hoping to pick up a few more gigs while travelling too.