Chat & Mix #36 – Herse

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Could you introduce yourself to our readers.
I’m Herse, co-owner of Shades Recordings and one third of the elusive Trinomic trio

How did Shades recordings come about?
5 friends wanted to start putting on nights and releasing the music they made / loved, around the beginning of 2012. So we did exactly that. around a year & a half and 9 releases later, here we are.

What have you got lined up for the next few releases on Shades?
We’ve just put out ‘Simple Pleasures’ – the new one from Dan White, to a great response. Up next is a self titled release from our mate Stanky, which we’re hyed about. It’s pretty leftfield stuff, but we think it has huge potential for mass-appeal. Real lo-fi detailed textural stuff. After that comes the big dog Manni Dee, with a nice tasty slab of techno, in the form of his ‘Being and Nothingness’ EP.

How did you approach this mix?
As always I wanted to showcase a fair bit of in-house material, so theres some exclusive joints from our artists including; Dan White, Manni Dee, Owen Howells, Chaiman Kato, and Stanky, plus a few friends and colabs in the form of Fybe:One & Alphabets Heaven and 10-David, part of the WotNot Music camp. I picked those tracks i wanted in the mix, and filled the gaps with some bits and pieces I’m feeling right now.

Outside of electronic music, what sort of music do you enjoy?
I have quite a few dusty vinyls, containing allsorts. 70s funk, 80s pop, Northern Soul. Plus a few Phil Collins CDs that get used as coasters. (I wont mention the Rap Metal band Fybe and I were in back in the 00’s.)

Have you got any DJ gigs coming up soon you’re exited about?
Yeah, you can come see the Shades crew playing down at Cafe 1001 on June 21st as part of International Music Day 2013. Thats going to be a lot of fun. We’ll be out in Europe later in the Summer, hitting Italy, France, Ireland and Germany amongst others. Keep your peepers peeled for dates.

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1. Torus – Leaves
2. Jesse Futerman – Used To Be Thinkin’
3. Armeria – Wanting
4. Dan White – Motion Sensor
5. BainseySP & Meonmeown ft. Tergid Depot – Set The Mood (Owen Howells Beach Sandwidge Dub)
6. Dashdot – Booty Clap
7. Stanky – Riddems Improv
8. Chairman Kato – Yeah You’re Right pt.2
9. Manni Dee – Eroded Viewpoint
10. 10-David – Empty Sky
11. Alphabets Heaven & Fybe:one – Phonetic


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