For this week’s episode of the FMB mixtape series, we’re excited to have C’est Qui in the mix! C’est Qui are Closet Yi & Naone, a DJ duo from Seoul. As usual we fired some questions over to ask a bit about the mix & what they’ve been up to recently…
Closet Yi: For us, I think it definitely has been a difficult time because we couldn’t meet each other since Naone moved to Amsterdam. Our plans were to meet at the start of the Festival season in Europe, but things got really bad in March and we had to cancel everything. All of our friends in Seoul was really worried about Naone at first, but she settled down well in her new home with great friends. I’ve been spending most of my time in the studio or walking around the city. I lost a lot of weight thanks to less drinking I think haha.
Naone: Three full months have passed since the lockdown. It was a bit disappointing having the corona crisis right after I moved here and being gig-less, but I guess everyone is struggling at the moment. Now I live for nice house parties (with the social distance of course!).
CQ: This is a very special one because due to the circumstances we couldn’t do a b2b mix as we used to. We wanted to record the mix when we meet in Amsterdam in June!
However, we carefully arranged the tracks and discussed the mood, and recorded each half in two different cities(Seoul and Amsterdam) and gave feedback to each other and re-mixed parts that we don’t like.
Closet Yi: I thought of Naone. I think that was the key idea. I wanted to choose tracks that she would like, some trancey sounds and spacey drone effects. Also wanted to introduce some of my favourite artists from Asia. Sojeso and Mignon just released an EP ’90 broke’ from Korean Label Honey Badger Records, I also put in another collaboration track by big brother Mr. Ho and Mogwaa from Klasse Wrecks. I love the first track as well, it’s from Sunju Haragun’s new EP ‘Extans Mantra’.
Naone: Another half of the mix is with some trance, techno, and emotional ending with the remix track by S.O.N.S!!
Closet Yi: I’m dying to go for some outdoor activities like a road trip! Want to enjoy the summer a little bit after this lockdown. I’m personally scheduled to release in two different compilation albums soon, one from London and another from Thailand.
Naone: Fingers crossed for C’est Qui’s bright future for post-Corona times. Hope to see my partner in crime Closet Yi soon.