We can always count on London DJ and radio host Chloe Frieda to illuminate and educate us when it comes to the far flung corners of electronic music. Her radio show Alien Jams on NTS, which is one of the longest running on the station, transmits everything from abstract electronics to noise, industrial and experimental machine jams, looking both to the past and the future.
The latter era is her focus for Alien Jams' label arm which showcases contemporary artists, many of whom she's rubbed shoulders with through her radio show. It's a platform for people she truly believes in, it just so happens they're all talented producers and composers too. Since launching the imprint in 2014 Chloe has welcomed the likes of Wilted Woman, Beatrice Dillon, Karen Gwyer, Design A Wave and YAWS, some of which have joined her at the Alien Jams showcases she throws in London.
Taking us over hump day, Chloe guides us through haunting synths, sludgy rhythms and stirring experimental compositions...
Please introduce yourself… Who are you, where are you and what are you?
I'm Chloe, I'm in London where I DJ and run Alien Jams
Where was the mix recorded?
At my home
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
While doing the washing up
What should you be wearing?
A clay face mask and fluffy slippers/hat
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
A track by Hoshina Anniversary that we'll be releasing on Alien Jams next month :)
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
Track to end on
What were the first and last records you bought?
I recently bought a Xin album (featured in the mix), first was probably a "Now That's What I Call Music" Compilation in the late nineties
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
If it was an animal what would it be?
Upcoming in the world of Chloe Frieda…
I have a couple DJ gigs in London coming up and a gig in New York in April which I'm very excited about. I've started making my own music and also working on an art exhibition with Katarina Sylvan which will be happening in June.
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