Boredom: From Japan To Poland Mixtape
In recent years there has been a significant trend towards the exploration of music from countries not stereotypically linked to club culture. Japan and Poland are linked by very little, however, their musical connection and lineage can be intertwined in a fashion which demonstrates the true diversity and eclecticism to emerge from spaces beyond the stereotype.
Boredom is a project made up of Melodic Records label manager Andy Moss and Delphic's James Cook. The pair met over a shared love of obscure ambient music and sophisticated disco. Their own music in turn reflects such influences, we are delighted to be able to feature a stunning mixtape from the pair which features the likes of Midori Takada, The KDMS and TPO. Listen below:
Who are you, where are you and what are you?
Andy, James & friends from Manchester and Amsterdam, and we are Boredom.
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)?
Where was the mix recorded?
We recorded this in James’ apartment in Amsterdam.
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
Betwixt the foliage. All varieties; climbers, banana plants, Chinese money plants, air plants.
What should we be wearing?
What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?
We'd plunk a huge Funktion One in the Amazon and have a party…
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
Mariah – Shinzo No Tobira, probably the reason we started making music together.
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
So many to choose from, but the Floating Points B2B with Four Tet for the closing party of Plastic People is a recent mix with the perfect vibe, uplifting, diverse and interesting.
If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?
It'd have to be early 80s, paradise garage with Larry Levan. The atmosphere, the acceptance, the feeling something new was happening and taking place that might never happen again.
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
A misunderstood crack of Traktor to a Pioneer all-in-one CDJ system with single turntable and Ableton as backup.
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
Well, tear inducing of some kind is always a bonus, if the last track tips you over the edge then that is perfection.
What were the first and last records you bought?
1st. Boys 2 Men – End of the Road (don’t judge..)
Last. Woo – Awaawaa
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
If it was an animal what would it be?
An Echidna, furry in places, but spiky in others and in some cases, critically endangered.
Upcoming in the world of…
More mixes, more new music, studio building, test driving drumkits, short-hop flights between Manchester and Amsterdam, and maybe a bit of a dance in De School.
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