DJ Neewt: The 'Shine A Light On' Mix

Crunchy breaks and eurphoric house from the YAPPIN boss and Robert Johnson regular.

DJ Neewt: The 'Shine A Light On' Mix

Crunchy breaks and eurphoric house from the YAPPIN boss and Robert Johnson regular.

Dj Neewt is behind some of the most exciting happenings in Frankfurt am Main. The DJ, producer and label head is a regular at Robert Johnson, one of the world's most respected clubs, and runs his own OK SPIRIT label, which launched earlier this year with an EP from Bear Bones, Lay Low. As Dj Neewt his own releases may be few but he has a knack for crafting crisp breaks and progressive house, highlighted on his EPs for YAPPIN, the label he co-runs with fellow producer and local DJ Slyngshot.

He gets us prepped and ready for the weekend with crunchy breaks and euphoric house in his aptly named psychedelic journey mix...

Please introduce yourself... Who are you, where are you and what are you?

I am Dj Neewt originally from the Rakahanga Island now located in the river of Main, habour of Frankfurt.

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)?

Dark, Tropical, High Tech Psy.

Where was the mix recorded?

In my biotope booth.

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

Driving in a U-boot.

What should we be wearing?

Wetsuits.

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

I am not interested in dream settings.

Which track in the mix is your current favourite?

Medecine Drum - Alpha Return

What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?

Recorded...ahmm...a month ago I had the best mixed seaweed with Gin I guess. 

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

Last week I was drunk in the booth with Bufiman, it was erotic!

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

I didn’t really change. Techniks, CDJs, Numark Mixer.

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

It depends on the biotope I play.

What were the first and last records you bought?

One of my early records founds has definitely been “Ton Steine Scherben - Wenn Die Nacht Am Tiefsten...” My brother said once that Scherben are the deepest German music! Word! The last Discogs purchase is Gabriel Le Mar – Gab's Lab on Spirit Zone. Trippy record on different energy levels!

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

Blaufränkisch Alter Berg by Karl May.

If it was an animal what would it be?

A Newt.

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

With rekordbox everything is possible.

Upcoming in the world of DJ Neewt...

A new record off my label OK SPIRIT is coming out in December by Employee. It contains fantastic digi dub tracks and comes with a remix by me. And Yappin will bring out a lot of new stuff next year! Be curious! And on the 14th of December we have a Party at Robert Johnson with Batu, tnc6, Kilian and me.

Anything else we need to discuss?

No, thanks for having me! Cheers


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