Berlin is arguably the epicentre of nightlife in Europe. On any given weekend you can find a ton of parties offering a variety of different sounds and flavours, so finding a night that makes you literally want to fly back especially to attend the next one is pretty rare.
Byron Yeates co-runs one of the best underground nights in the city right now. Alongside friends Amelia Forrest and Jochem Van Bruggen he puts on Radiant Love, a forward-thinking queer party, of which he is a resident too. Their ethos is built on celebrating inclusivity with a focus on contemporary performance art and drag, and after only one year of parties they've built a loyal and loving family around them. What's so special about Radiant Love is the energy and passion the three of them put into each night, you can literally feel it...
After catching Byron in action at their December party we knew we had to lock him in for a mix; he has a distinct sound that traverses through rolling trance, acid and rave, at times euphoric, but always with palpable depth. This is a little taster of what you can expect to hear during his Radiant Love sets, strap in...
Please introduce yourself… Who are you, where are you and what are you?
Byron Yeates, Berlin, Radiant Love resident.
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?
Studios near Tempelhof.
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
What should we be wearing?
Something you can swim in.
What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?
Day into night on some beach with all the crew and our friend's system.
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
The last track, Ghostride - The Drift, because it's by friends.
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
Too many to mention.
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
(My housemates) 1210's + Allen & Heath mixer // 1210's + (my friends) Pioneer mixer.
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
Track you end on: the message/feeling you take home.
What were the first and last records you bought?
The first record I bought was Shampoo - Trouble On A Pink 7", when I was 5. The last was Ian Pooley - Bluelight Enlite.
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
Ice cream. Melty and yummy.
If it was an animal what would it be?
A dolphin (duh!)
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
Anything is possible!
Upcoming in the world of Byron Yeates?
Our party is moving to every two months and we're also launching our record label later this year.
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