Adam Marshall: The Ransom Note Mix

On a Friday we like to turn things up a notch.

Adam Marshall: The Ransom Note Mix

On a Friday we like to turn things up a notch.

On a Friday we like to turn things up a notch. Adam Marshall is the Toronto born, Berlin based, producer and founder behind New Kanada Records: an imprint with a keen sense of identity and a fine sense of selection. As a disc jockey Adam himself maintains many of the same attributes and is regarded incredibly highly behind the wheels of steel. His sets span the breadth of house, techno, ambient and electro and he tends to bring the heat more often than not. His production qualities speak volumes and this has been displayed on the likes of Maeve, Thema, Kuji and of course on his own label. 

Do not underestimate the technical capabilities, Adam is a special DJ.

Listen below:

Please introduce yourself…

I’m Adam Marshall. I run New Kanada and I'm half of Graze.

Who are you, where are you and what are you? What does your music sound like? Can you draw what you think it sounds like for us (an image from the old internet is acceptable)?

that visually frame the mood of the mix :)

Where was the mix recorded?

in the basement. 

What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?

at the party.

What should we be wearing?

linen and denim.

What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?

The booth in the original Yellow club in Tokyo. Tightest sound, intense crowd, and the best booth (Choice of Urei or gold Vestax)… and because they had mics set up over the dance floor to pick up crowd noises for set recordings.

Which track in the mix is your current favourite?

The first track on the mix, “I’m Sorry (Clairvoyage)” by Derrick Carter (on Organico, under his ‘Sound Patrol’ alias) is an old favourite of mine - but one that I lost track of when I moved to Europe and had to leave a majority of my vinyl collection back in Canada with a friend. Each time I go back to visit, I spend an afternoon digging through crates of my old records - which i haul back overseas…. This track was a recent find on my last visit, and still stands the test of time as one of my favourite house tracks ever.

What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?

Mills at the Liquid Room Tokyo will always be a favourite of mine – but I think an old mix I have from Traxx, a rave bootleg on a dubbed Chrome tape, would be my all time favourite recorded mix…

If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?

maybe Danny Teneglia at Sound Factory NYC in the late 90’s; after he’s reached the 4-hour mark and starts to get dark.

What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?

first set up i had was a dodgy gemini 2-channel battle mixer with 2 Gemini direct drive decks. current setup; 2x 1200’s, a CDJ2000 and a old XONE

What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?

for me, the track I start with… it’s a palate cleanser

What were the first and last records you bought?

first 12” i ever bought was Apotheosis ‘O Fortuna’; a then epic, but now probably pretty questionable, rave anthem last 12” i bought was the new mTV ‘Hollywood EP’ on TTT.

If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?

Good tempeh. Or a roti.

If it was an animal what would it be?


Upcoming in the world of…

I’ve got a new AM EP on New Kanada coming out next month, and also have a track on Basic Soul Unit’s upcoming Labour 2x12.. Maeve release is still going strong, and I’ll be doing a live show with the whole crew next month at Berlin’s Funkhaus….

Anything else we need to discuss?

> my ‘active play copy’ record site :

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