We’re handing the mixtape reigns over to Canada’s own Overland this week. She’s a resident with Rinse.fm France and has released music worldwide through Lisbon’s Naive, New York’s Sweat Equity & has new tracks coming out on Berlin’s GARMO. You know the drill, we checked in about the mix and what she’s been up to recently…
I am currently based in Berlin, on my first European tour since March 2020. I played the last gig at Tresor before the world shut down, so it’s been nice to revisit and play the clubs here in Berlin.
To record the mix, I rented a Pirate Studio in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin using a 3 CDJ setup.
I felt for a while that I wasn’t in control of my career or life.. I felt pressured to be “more techno” or play more “marketable music” or that I’m “too experimental”. After re-assessing where I was and stepping away from a lot of the pressures within my inner circle, I’ve found my joy for DJing again and am able to appreciate the beautiful blend of music I love to play. It’s a mix of old and new, friends and heroes, pumping yet trippy. A hint of the Midwest, a hint of Canadian, all things I love wrapped in one nice mix.
I will spend the rest of April here in Berlin, then head back to Canada for a short while before heading to Detroit to play an off Movement party Meta Ta Physika, Chicago to play Podlaise, and New York twice later in the summer for some exciting debuts. I made the choice to tour less and focus on my own emotional and mental health this year, as I found being on the road a lot really disrupted that for me last year. Playing the music that matters to me, and the events that matter to me brings me closer to the joy of what I do best.