El Niño Andrés: The ‘Shine A Light On’ Mix
What do you know about the Bosnia Herzegovina music scene? If you are anything like us then probably very little. We were intrigued by the emphatic disco inspired sounds which landed in our inbox several months ago from an upcomng producer who goes by the name El Niño Andrés. He recently released two records for the Jackie Brown label and featured on the Hypercolour Rinse FM show. We caught up with him to chat about his musical roots, his local scene and asked him to record a mix. Listen and read the interview below:
Who are you and where are you from?
My name is Anton Kordic, I am 30 year old musician, owner of 2 vinyl labels and graduated economist. I’m from Mostar in Bosnia Herzegovina.
You are based in Bosnia Herzegovina, what’s the music scene like there?
Music scene does not exist. Clubs that play electronic music are rare.
What are your musical inspirations and what music surrounded you growing up?
My inspirations are jazz-funk musicians such as Donald Byrd and newer generation house veterans like Theo Parrish and Moodymann. I wish I was surrounded by that kind of music growing up, but sadly most of the stuff you can hear when going out here is folk music, so you had to research on your own.
How would you describe your music?
A mixture of house, funk, soul and disco music. Hopefully others feel it like that as well.
Where was the mix recorded?
I recorded it at home, in one take, on a Friday afternoon.
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
Warming up for a night out.
What should we be wearing?
White Adidas Beckenbauer sneakers with blue stripes.
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
Funkyjaws "Party Train” If I have to name one. Everything Kolour releases lately is a favorite.
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
Hard to pick. Floating Points You Are a Melody mix with only 45's is last years favourite for sure. All time favorite probably Theo Parrish Cutloose mix from 2011 in Manchester.
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
First set-up included two stanton’s belt drive decks, while now it’s two 1210 mk2 with ecler nuo 2.0.
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
Those ones in the middle.
What were the first and last records you bought?
I think first 12’’ I bought was a Outkast Aquemini album. Last thing I bought was Obas Nenor’s Tonight EP and Martin Hayes edits on Razor-N-Tape.
If it were an animal what would it be?
A dancing Bear.
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything…
Charles Mingus Moanin’. And I would like to spin it into the middle of the set every time.
Upcoming in the world of…
Well my new record “She Understood Duke Ellington” has just been released days ago, so please check it out.
Anything else we need to discuss?