Anti-Fun – The ‘Shine A Light On’ Ransom Note Mix
Anonymity is one of the most fun things in the music industry – hiding behind a curtain can allow you to free yourself from all sorts of preconceptions about how your music is going to sound, based purely on who you are. We don't exactly know who Anti-Fun is, per se, but what we do know is that the (and we quote) "well known, high profile Bristol DJ" has put together an absolutely storming mix for you to enjoy.
Due to a slight mix-up at R$N Towers (We think one of the butlers got into the medicine cabinet again…) we asked some questions for the Kelly Twins instead, something that we're hopefully never going to do again. Unless we're interviewing the Kelly Twins.
So sit back, enjoy the mix and read on;
Who are you, are you genuine twins?
I’m not sure to be honest, I’m Anti–Fun. I’ve only chatted to them on email but what I do know is that they are both girls. Quite pretty ones at that.
Where are you right now this instant?
Inside the belly of the beast. Literally.
Are you from the past, present or the future?
None of the above.
You are perusers of the underground electronic scene, what would you say is the shiniest gem you've come across?
I don’t like shiny gems. I prefer minerals.
You say that your music sounds like it was made in space, what happens if someone gets to space and Selena Gomez is playing? You'd have to retract your statement surely?
I’d start playing Selena Gomez. I stand by every statement the twins have ever made.
Why did you set up Happy Skull?
I didn’t but I think it’s an OK label.
If your music was a meal, what would it be?
Your last meal.
What is the ideal setting that your music would be played in? We're thinking a dusty, space-themed kids party gone wrong (or right?).
The bar from Star Wars but with more fetish club.
What is the ultimate party food?
Will you think about providing that at your next gig?
What's your set up for mixing?
Very basic. I like to let the music speak for itself.
Where is your musical home?
In space with Selena Gomez.
If you weren't together, do you think your individual sounds would sound the same as they do now?
Me and Selena? We’re kindred spirits, so yes.
If a giant swan came to attack you, what would you do?
Start taking less drugs.
Anything else we need to know about you?
I’m not the Kelly Twins.
Onto the mix…
Where was the mix recorded?
In my record room.
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
On an overcrowded train. Escapism business.
What should we be wearing?
Whatever you’re least comfortable in.
What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?
On the Megabus Gold. Working turntables. Bag o wax.
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
It’s not that current but the Syclops cut never leaves my bag.
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
That lemon drizzle from last year’s Bake Off. Serious blen.
If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?
Ron Hardy. Because he was the don.
What was your first DJ set up at home?
First DJ set up was two tape decks and a mic.
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
Both are equally as important. I like things to go full circle and make sense as a whole.
What were the first and last records you bought?
First record I bought was Roland Rat – Rat Rapping on picture disc. Last record I bought was the Trance Atlantic box set.
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
If it was an animal what would it be?
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
Most of my record collection is impossible to mix. It keeps me grounded.
Upcoming in the world of Kelly Twins?
Dunno, probably hassling me for more mixes.
Anything else we need to discuss?
Dr Dre’s new album?
Find out more about Happy Skull here, you'll have to wait for more on Anti-Fun as there's some hiding being done…