We’re really continuing Paddy’s Day this year with Ireland’s very own Yasmin Gardezi on the mixtape. Yasmin is a resident of the techno events label and website, MOTZ Berlin, run by Irish girls in Berlin, London and Ireland. Yasmin is taking Irish dance music abroad this year, with a busy European and UK schedule. But first, we asked what she’s been up to recently and more about the mix…
The last few months have been nothing short but amazing for me! From selling out headline shows on home soil to making debuts in new cities in Europe and the UK, it really feels like I’m living in a dream. I’ve been working hard behind the scenes getting into gear and getting releases ready for a busy summer of festivals.
The mix was recorded, like all of my mixes, at home in the comfort of my bedroom on my home setup. I will admit I do find it very hard to record mixes in my room without the buzz of a crowd reaction but I do enjoy having the time to try things out at home.
I wanted to start this mix powerful, piercing and tribal while gradually upping the tempo and energy throughout the journey but keeping the same story line, adding in my usual splashes of psy twists and hard basslines. I have been playing these tracks in recent shows, most recently at my debut in SWG3 at the weekend. If you were there, you will recognise some of the sounds in this mix.
Next up for me is a jam packed St. Patricks Weekend tripler Thursday to Saturday in Derry, Liverpool and Aberdeen. I then have my Lithuania debut, followed by a whopper Teletech lineup in the Telegraph building for Easter Monday. The Summer is looking like a fairytale already, starting off festival season with a bang, headlining the Friday of Life Festival and more news I cannot wait to share. Lets just say I’ll be making my way around Europe and the UK alot this year.