Angel D’lite: The ‘Shine A Light On’ Mix


Practising all kinds of flavours, London-based DJ, producer and set designer Angel D’lite channels her love of the rave into everything she touches.

Her DJ sets, both in the club and on her regular Netil Radio transmission J’adore Hardcore, see her play with pitch and tempo, finding her own way of moving through the motions with style and ease. 

She brings that same colourful, high-octane fuel to her productions, which have recently seen her remix Super Drama and collaborate on our recent Pen Pals compilation with DJ and vocalist Eliza Rose. 

With more releases penned for this year, we invited her to take the reigns of this week’s Shine A Light on mix. Get your very best neons out because she’s about to turn the energy levels up to 100 +++.

Please introduce yourself… Who are you, where are you and what are you

Im Angel d’lite, I’m INSIDE THE PLACE, and I’m a brightly coloured dance music and breakbeat enthusiast, a constructivist, a pacifist, a strict pastafarian and big fan of the rave. 

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)? 

This was kinda tough as there are many flavours of Angel D’lite… 

Where was the mix recorded? 

On a wiggly, lilac booth, built by my friend Barnaby Lewis, in the sunshine with an iridescent lizard for support. 

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

AT THE AFTERS, take the speakers into the garden, pre slice some watermelon and rave it up… Invite the neighbours 

What should we be wearing? 

Your sluttiest outfit. And trainers. And definitely Sunglasses. 

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

A RAVE? I’m always a better DJ when there are vibes aka people. I once went to a rave that was in a… I don’t even know to describe it.. A tunnel… An archway? It used to be a road and it was a mindfuck to see the yellow markings on the ground whilst you danced and I loved that. I’d say somewhere like that. No more than 300 people though I like it intimate 😉 With a fan in the booth & bottles of guava Jarritos in an ice bucket. Fun, interactive colourful, visual, aural, tactile stimuli is not essential. Giant neon furry mushrooms that smelt of bubblegum or something like that in the booth would be cool. 

I don’t like it when the system is too loud, plus I worry about the people that dont wear ear protection! 

On two Technics MK5 (coz I love pitching records way way waay up and the mK5 lets you do this) and 2 CDJ 2000s with a pioneer DJM900. I love the sweep effect coz it sounds like cutting, and I’m a big fan of that! I love the faders, and the cross fader its so soft and silky.  

Which track in the mix is your current favourite?

I do both Jay and Jane (Rave mix) by La Rissa. It’s the bisexual electro breaks anthem we all needed. 

What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?

Imogen’s LIFT LDN mix recorded at M.O.T. centre and Corporeal Face’s LT podcast. Both extremely bouncy, hype and heavy.  

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

Sorry not sorry but I can’t pick one… 

From the past it would be Miss Kittin in the 2000s, and DJ Rap in the 90s.

Presently I would love to go b3b with the Superfluid guys, they host my favourite radio show on resonance extra; always comin thru with the obscure heaters.. 

Eris Drew… A gal can dream… 

BUT I am still looking forward to playing b3b with Local group, (modern day musical, breakbeat heroes – if you don’t know get 2 know) which had to be postponed, which I would’ve said was my no.1 dream if we hadn’t already lined this up!! 

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

I was lucky enough to live with someone who had Technics, so I practiced on those quite a lot. They had this mixer that said the BPM on each channel. I THINK it helped. I was very fortunate that I landed a residency with Joe Roberts and Nick Powell at Dalston Superstore when I couldn’t reeeally DJ, so I got to play out once a month on CDJs which was amazing. 

Now I have my own pair of MK3s and an allen and heath xone 23.  

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

It depends. In a mix it’s definitely the first one you don’t wanna bore people one minute in. But in the club it’s definitely the last, especially if I’m playing last, I save my most euphoric cheese for the lights on at the end moment. 

What were the first and last records you bought?

Ah the first one I can actually remember buying is a Man Machine album in a charity shop, and the most recent was the last track in this mix which is a cute orange 7 inch by SCN1 on Exalt records. 

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

Erm… Angel Delight? LOL (Washed down with pink prosecco)

If it was an animal what would it be?

A Bioluminescent Jellyfish

One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?

Nothing is impossible to mix! Beatmatch maybe. I have a couple of things on Terra recordings which are mostly curveballs… But I’m used to not ‘mixing’ sometimes as I like changing tempo a lot so a fun transition with a 3rd filler track with effects or a vocal or something is usually the way out of it. Also I learnt over time there’s nothing too bad about a timely silence. 

Upcoming in the world of Angel D’Lite… 

Hmmmmmm… There will an EP swimming thru the interwaves soon… and on the weekends watching hour long Soundclashes from the 90s, trying my best to refrain from binging the last season of broad city and making desserts, obvs. 

Anything else we need to discuss?

The lack of education on the realities of British Colonialism in being taught in schools. Sign this

AND how YOU can do YOUR bit to help the Most VULNERABLE people in these CRAZY times. Sign this.

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