Back on the blog we got one of our favourite selectors Will Smith AKA Leisureware up on the mixtape. Last time we had him in the mix for the blog was back in December 2012, so its very nice to get him back 3 years down the line. Still throwing parties and now a regular radio show, we caught up with Will to ask him a little more about what else he is up to and about the mixtape…
“Pouring my energies into The Occasional Feel-Good, a cosmic little party that I run in a Herne Hill railway arch. Details are sent to a private mailing list, so there’s no Facebook spamming etc. Give me a shout if you’re interested: leisureware at gmail dot com.
I’ve also just started a regular slot on the most excellent Balamii Radio in Peckham, mainly playing krautrock and weird 80s bits.
The emphasis here is less on mix, more on tape. I was too busy making cocktails (1 part ice, 3 parts rum) to match beats. Once the lava lamps in my sweet new pad were fired up, the tracks chose themselves.
My selection is pitched somewhere between the dancefloor and a deckchair. Strange samples, foreign tongues and aquatic sound effects. (Perhaps some Simply Red…) Pretty much what you’ll hear at the night, albeit a bit more coherent.”
“The Occasional Feel-Good is next happening on Friday 11th December at Island Arts Studio in Herne Hill. My Balamii slot is at 1pm on the first Saturday of every month from January. Aside from music, I’m currently perfecting my rustic bolognese recipe.”