This week we have the London born and bred Jeigo on the FMB Mixtape. Since releasing his debut album “Cerulean” in 2022, Jeigo has cemented his eclectic tastes throughout his production and DJ sets. You know what’s next, we’ve asked him more about the mix and what’s he’s been up to recently…
2023 has just kicked off, so I have been busy figuring out plans (music and non- music) for the year and taking a less self-pressured but productive approach to January. Lots of exercise, mix-downs and 16 bar loops, as well as turning my new place, which I just moved into, a home (shoutout to Kempton antiques fair). Also coming down a little from the album release back in September, so enjoying the downtime, whilst also working full-time at Juno Records.
The mix was recorded in my home bedroom studio in Haggerston, drafted on my technics 1210’s and CDJ’s and then put together in Traktor and Logic Pro for a few tweaks. I have some effects chains I use in Logic for my productions which I love and wanted to utilise in the mix to give an essence of my production throughout, including Vahalia (the best!) plugins and Phat FX filters.
The aim for the mix was compacting a full night set within an hour and a bit slot, so beginning with some warm-up tunes, into peak time tracks and end-of-the-night selections, as well as those moments for trips home from the club when the melancholy kicks in. As always it features self-productions, friends tracks and new discoveries.
I got a busy 2023 planned for music releases, with a big collaboration coming out with someone I really idolise, then a release on my childhood best friend’s label Tread Records (one of the tracks features in the mix) and then potentially a self-release EP or even album number 2, but I am not ready to make any decisive decisions for the later quite yet. Hopefully 2023 will bring some more gigs as well to give all the music I am making a spin on a proper system!!!