On the mix this week we have Scarlett O’Malley, a West Londoner who’s making her mark around London. Scarlett not only is a bi-monthly resident on Rinse FM, but has recently released her debut EP ‘Scorpio Rodeo’ on her own label, Club Cowgirl. As usual, we fired over some questions about the mix and what she’s been up to recently…
Summer has been busy boiiiiiii! I’ve just been playing the festival circuit hard with a b2b of Glasto come Worldwide Festival come Love International and a ton of gigs up and down the country which have been fun! I definitely wanted to DJ more internationally this year and this has been the case which is amazing. Worldwide has definitely been the highlight of summer, playing the Theatre after Gilles Peterson was a bit of a dream come true. Feeling very grateful for all the incredible gigs I’ve played and all the places I’ve managed to see over the last 12 months. I’ve also been producing a lot, I’m currently *in flow* making tunes and loving it. I’ve featured a couple from myself in this mix which I adore and want to get out into the world. Other than that I’ve just been all over my bi-weekly Rinse FM residency which I loooove doing as I truly believe I was born to chat on a mic and spin tunes, and producing podcasts on a freelance basis… I’m an all rounder when it comes to audio.
This mix was recorded from my humble abode in Perivale, West London using my home set up which I’m very proud of as I have a full set up including cdjs, technics etc. but everything is second hand. I was DJing for years before I had any set up so glad I’ve built up my only prized possession through determination and a hustling nature haha.
An exploration through all the grooviest to heaviest sub-genres of house sounds is what I wanted to encapsulate. My base is in American soul music, particularly in Detroit and Chicago and I think that translates over to my taste when it comes to electronic music. I’ve got a lot of talented women in my life as well so wanted to showcase some tunes from those close to me including LADYMONIX, DreamrDreamr, Sally C and La La. This mix has everything from deep heavy soulful sounds, to minimal, to techno… whilst all being under the house music umbrella.
More gigs, making more tunes, more radio, more life! Oh and a couple gigs across Europe which I’m super excited about, just a few more festivals and hopefully a few more releases before the end of the year, vamos!