Chinaski: The Ransom Note Mix


We are now deep within the first week of the new year, positivity is everywhere and this might just be the start of something great. Here to soundtrack such a moment is Chinaski, a German producer whom in the past year released on Live At Robert Johnson and Uncanny Valley.

His sound is wide ranging, at times cinematic and epic, at others deep and moody. Visual representation is something considered important by Chinaski who also builds and edits video footage. His music is somewhat alike to classic synth heavy movie soundtracks of the 80's and this is in turn reflected by the imagery chosen and featured. 

Glistening synthesizers, rough drums and beautiful soundscapes are all a part of the norm for a producer who's music is so much more than just for dancefloors. 

Listen and read the interview below: 

Please introduce yourself…

Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now

Who are you, where are you and what are you?

Stefan Haag, alias Chinaski, musician and video artist from Frankfurt Germany. I love to spend time making records, producing videos and playing live in nightclubs.

What does your music sound like?

Wavy Dance & Discreet Music.

How has your sound evolved since your early self released work?

Technically Backwards. Musically Colder.

How did you form a relationship with the guys at LARJ?

I think I first wrote to Oliver Hafenbauer on Soundcloud. Then I met him. He is a charming man.

What does 2017 hold for you?

For the first time i've done a couple of remixes, writing some new music, making new videos and more gigs. 

Where was the mix recorded?

In my Bedroom at Bockenheim, Frankfurt

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

Watch random muted youtube clips.

What should we be wearing?

Business Dress.

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

In a big big record store.

Which track in the mix is your current favorite?

Dominic Christ – Suicide

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

It would be nice to listen music with Prince.

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

1 Tape Deck with Mic Overdub functions and this mix was recorded with a Laptop, a Technics 1210 and a Panasonic VHS Recorder.

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

I think a Mix is one track.

What were the first and last records you bought?

The first I think was Lou Reed Transformer Man. I was very young and I liked the cover. The last was a search for Suicide from Suicide for a long time. Never want to order that online. For Christmas, my girlfriend put an end to this madness.

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


If it were an animal what would it be?

Sibirian Toad

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

Frank Zappa – Jazz from Hell 

Upcoming in the world of… 

The Next Lifesaver Compilation on Live At Robert Johnson and a new Video for my Record "Ghost Rider“

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