A special guest-mix series where DJs are invited to create a soundtrack for tomorrow's days. Next up: Madrid-based Dudier.
Every Mixed Feelings podcast is accompanied by a few questions that provide a little insight into the DJ and the mix they've prepared for us and for you.
Which feelings do we find bottled in this mix?
When I made this mix I was at home, relaxed, with my DJ set and my records. From there, the mood comes and goes from chilled to happy and energetic. Always blended with a dose of nostalgia. The mix starts with the Jazz Liberatorz because it was the album I was listening to when I decided to start it. I really like that Clin D’Oeil’s intro as the opening of a mix. It reminds me of a French version of Pee Wee Marquette's intro in US3’s Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia).
What message does the music you play convey?
More than a specific message, the mix reflects the different musical genres that I have enjoyed the most until today.
How is the mix reflecting your current music taste?
The first thing I remember listening to was Jazz Fusion; at a very high volume while traveling by car with my family. This is probably the genre I’ve listened to the most, along with Hip-hop. My father is a big fan of it and I have grown up in that atmosphere, surrounded by Chick Corea, Weather Report, Idris Muhammad, Azymuth, Eumir Deodato, etc. During my teenage years, I became obsessed with Hip-hop and Reggae and years later I was more into Brazilian and Disco music. Almost three years ago, I started djing and developing a taste for house music. To reflect this I wanted to close up the mix with the only house song in this session: my favorite Peven Everett's tune "Feelin' You In and Out".
Who should release a new album/EP already?
I would love to listen to something new from St. Germain. I’m a big fan of Ludovic Navarre, especially of “Boulevard (The Complete Series)” and “Mezzotinto”. I have both records and also "Tourist" and "Soofle". It would also be really nice to listen to another album by DJ Cam as the DJ Cam Quartet. “Rebirth of Cool” is one of my favorite albums ever. Another one of my favs is Arthur Verocai; already 5 years since we enjoyed “No Voo Do Urubu". May I ask for a complete LP by Lincoln Olivetti too? Anything with the name Gilles Peterson on it would also make my month. STR4TA was a great surprise as I am an unconditional Incognito and britfunk fan.
What's magical about music?
For me, music is magical just because it drives my whole life. But to be more poetic, I would like to use Mtume's pretty accurate words (Rest In Peace):
"Music is a unique art form. I mean all art is special, but music is unique. It’s the only art form I know that can touch you, but you can’t touch it. What do I mean by that? I can touch a sculpture, I can touch a painting, I can touch a book of poetry. How do you touch a note? How do you touch sound? It runs through your body.”
What is your main source for finding new music?
* Current records that I own (researching artists/labels producers/Rudy Van Gelder)
* Instagram accounts of curators
* Wax Poetics
* My Dad's and Uncles' record collection
* Physical shops
* Other DJs live sessions
* Vinyl Factory and Bandcamp newsletters
If the mix would be a soundtrack, what (kind of) movie/video/audio-visual content would support it best?
It would probably be some kind of live recording, as I did not plan this mix like if I was going to DJ in a place or in my house for a specific group of friends. Being a personal mix, I wanted to follow that concept and started playing one record after the other without thinking much about which song/genre I was going to play later. I should do this more often. Definitely, this live recording would take place in a very happy landscape. Probably on a beautiful beach, under the sun, where people are enjoying life without any other thing to worry about.
If anybody wants to talk about music, feel free to add me on Instagram @dudiermusic.
Thanks to Steppin' Into Tomorrow for such admirable work for the world of music.
1. Jazz Liberatorz - Clin D'Oeil 2. Cortex - Huit Octobre 1971 3. Toni Tornado - Me Libertei 4. Azymuth - Concede-Me Esta Dança ? 5. Deodato - Theme From Star Trek 6. Miles Davis - In A Silent Way / It's About That Time 7. Joy - I Can Do All Things Through Christ 8. Biz Markie - Let Me Turn You On 9. Moodymann - I'm Already Hi 10. Vinicius De Moraes / Maria Bethania Y Toquinho - Testamento 11. Tim Maia - You Don't Know What I Know / Rational Culture 12. Sandra Sá - Onda Negra 13. Black Slate - Amigo 14. Raphael Toine - Ce Ta Ou 15. Rico & The Five Stars - Time Is Tight 16. Errol Brown & The Revolutionaries - The Gun Court Dub 17. Prince Fatty presents Hollie Cook - And The Beat Goes On Dub 18. Arthur Verocai - Presente Grego 19. Jaco Pastorius - Soul Intro / The Chicken 20. Fela Anikulapo Kuti And Roy Ayers - 2000 Blacks Got To Be Free 21. Idris Muhammad - Boogie To The Top 22. Michael Franks - Read My Lips 23. Grover Washington Jr - Jammin' 24. Enchantment - Hold On 25. Peven Everett – Feelin You In And Out (Shelter Mix)