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Mixed Feelings | HEAZ

A special guest-mix series where DJs are invited to create a soundtrack for tomorrow's days. Next up: Rotterdam-based superspreader of love HEAZ.

Every Mixed Feelings podcast is accompanied by a few questions that provide a little insight to the DJ and the mix they've prepared for us and for you.

Which feelings do we find bottled in this mix?

The feelings we find in this selection I’ve made are quite mixed, I wanted to change my narrative by creating a selection of sounds that would set my mind to rest and accept the things for what they are now. But also to express myself a bit more with sounds that I haven’t shared with the world yet. Just as everything changes lately, it goes the same for the feelings in this mix. From minor piano solo’s to tropical rhythms with some soothing synthesizers in the background. You could see it as a journey through my life or maybe even yours.

What message does the music you play convey?

The message I try to convey to the listeners or audience is simple. Listen to the grooves that are played and may the lyrics give you a feeling to relate. It’s a good way to express myself with how I feel from day to day.

How is the mix reflecting your current music taste?

As I am always growing and learning I also develop my taste for music every day. The mix reflects on digging deeper into the music and finding different genres to connect with each other.

Who should release a new album/EP already?

I don’t mind if it’s an album or EP, I would like to share some artists that inspired me this year. I hope to see some releases from Kofi the Unknown, Dagger DX, Ranie Ribeiro, Ashley Henry, Irreversible Entanglements, Nige (Nine8 Collective), Apron Records (label), Fatima and hidden talent from Rotterdam Brintex (Brintex Collective).

If the mix would be a soundtrack, what (kind of) movie/video/audio-visual content would support it best?

I think some audio-visual content with sceneries from people walking, driving a car, sitting in a park and more vibes like that would support this mix at its best. As the mix goes from different moods it also needs its visuals to be matched.

First, thanks for inviting me to make this mix! And for the listeners I hope you will enjoy this journey of selections I’ve made and let it bring more peace, love and light to your mind and also to the world we are living in…



  • Kamaal Williams - Street Dreams ft. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson

  • Dorian Concept - One For The Wandering Mind

  • Cktrl - Will The Feelings Leave

  • Alfa Mist - L4

  • Clear Path Ensemble - Inner Space (Daniel Hayles Meditation)

  • Jneiro Jarel - If I Could See Heaven Without Dying ft. Scott Burton

  • Satoshi & Makoto - Silence

  • Garrett - Sweet Dreams

  • Mark de Clive-Lowe, Andrea Lombardini & Tommaso Cappellato - Dreamweavers

  • Duval Timothy - C

  • Budgie - In Love & War

  • Ranie Ribeiro - I’ll Find My Way

  • Abase - Lagos

  • 14KT - Sunday's Yellow ft. Farnell Newton)

  • Tommy Guerrero - The Endless Road

  • Hector Plimmer - Wall Street ft. Andrew Ashong

  • Earth Boys - Earth Tones (Down Beat)

  • K.O.G. & The Zongo Brigade - Transmission

  • Liv.E - Cut To The Chase


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