Bobby Analog: The ‘Shine A Light On’ Mix
There has been a wave of musicians and producers to emerge from across the sea in recent times. Bobby Analog is a Northern Irish label boss and producer who has risen to prominence as of late following the launch of his own Body Fusion imprint. It is here that he has released three of his own EP's drawing upon a deep heritage based in hip hop, funk, soul and disco. It was his love for the above which inspired him to purchase a set of turntables and ever since his own musical lineage has evolved with great promise.
In the present he is best known for his take on house music, which draws influence from the rough and rugged era of hip hop and street jams in the 80's and 90's. Sample orientated and jackin' by nature his music is purpose built for the dancefloor with a might kick to boot.
Listen and read the interview below:
Please introduce yourself… Who are you, where are you and what are you?
Bobby Analog, in bed, a grown up child.
What does your music sound like?
909's, 707's and samples and synths. Oh and bongos.
Can you draw what you think it sounds like for us (an image from the old internet is acceptable)?
Where was the mix recorded?
Top floor of my house where I spend most of my time.
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
Listen to the mix anywhere you want but actually listen to it don't just scan through it. In fact who am I kidding it's clearly a gym mix #pumpitup
What should we be wearing?
Headphones so you don't ruin everyone else's gym experience.
What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?
2005 at Electric Picnic festival in the Bodytonic tent. I don't actually remember that well if the sound system was great to be honest but I imagine it was. It was the first place I had experienced a Mr Scruff DJ set which was something else and it felt like a very comfortable place to listen to music so I imagine it was probably a delight to DJ to that tent full of lovely people. The founder of the festival John Reynolds passed away recently so I also feel it's important to site that particular festival as a very big factor in shaping my career and that of many other aspiring Irish artists, I think a lot of us would give a lot to go back and play there during that time period.
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
Atmosphere – When Tonight is Over (US Thunder Mix)
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
Dj Roctakon – The Good Life. Aside from the fact that the mix is class it reminds me of a much nicer time.
If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?
Omar S, I've always admired the way Omar Dj's and it's still achievable and by stating it in print I'm effectively challenging him.
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
Kam belt drive turntables and a Stanton mixer was my og setup. I now own a couple of the Pioneer xdj700's two trusty Technics 1200's and the Allen & Heath Xone 23 with the Boss SP-303 on send/return for effects.
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
I spend more time focusing on what I am going to begin with so I reckon the one you start on. Everyone is wasted by the time you play the last one and will likely forget it regardless how good it is, I know I do most of the time.
What were the first and last records you bought?
I can't accurately define what the first record I bought was but I think it was De La Soul "Say No Go". The last record I bought was the World Building re-issue of Dreamscape "Welcome to Our New Age House" which I'm really excited to have soon.
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
Deep pan pepperoni pizza.
If it was an animal what would it be?
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
They are all easy to mix you just fire the fader from left to right or vice versa and there ya have it.
Upcoming in the world of…
I have a new Body Fusion record coming out and I just released some edits via my Hot Sauce label and I hate both of them but some other people might like them so yeah there's that.
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