Evvol – The ‘Wednesday Alternative’ Ransom Note Mix


The bittersweet melancholia of Evvol is haunting, it echoes up from below a nocturnal, lake-long shadow, creaking, bleeping, twittering, twisting, reverberating, modulating; breathless and optimistic in it's sadness. Recent record 'Eternalism' is a collection of brilliant songs, varied in tone and intent, textured and far-reaching in it's ideas and energy. We caught up with them to ask some of our similarly deep and meaningful questions to find out their thoughts on exercise, voles and evil. Their next release is a remix EP on the ever impressive !K7 Records, around the same time as their second UK show in Hoxton at the end of November.

For now, let's get the Wednesday Alternative R$N mix on… then let's get some questions to em shall we?

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

We are Julie Chance and Jon Dark aka Evvol, in Berlin, humanoids 

Describe your sound without using the letter 'e'

Dark, synth, pop

Who got you hooked on electronic music?


Who would you say are your biggest influences and what are you hoping to achieve with your music?

Biggest influences include Bjork, Bowie, Frank Ocean, Vangelis, currently loving the new Kendrick Lamar album. What we want to achieve with our music is writing good songs that we love in the hope that others love them too.

If you were trapped on a desert island with one other person, who would you choose? How long would it be before you eat them?

Not including each other? We would probs say Cat Power, we would probably give her at least 6 months

Your doctor says you need more exercise….what do you take up for exercise?

JC: Gym, treadmill, maybe parkour
JD: Yoga. Namaste…

If you could travel in time…where in time would you go? Why?

JC: I'd like to go back to 1905, Vienna, and take out Hitler
JD: Think id like to hang out with Buddha under the bodhi tree

How does your brain work when making music? How does it work when you aren't?

When you make music your brain is having a lol, when you're not, it's thinking too much

What were the first and last records you bought?

JC: First was 7inch from the Pogues, Fairytale of NewYork, the last record was from GABI who we saw at Pop-Kultur Festival
JD: Push by Bros on vinyl and Kendrick Lamar is the most recent record that I can't get enough of.

What are you obsessed with at the moment?

JC: Sub ohm vaping
JD: Our little dog Rooney Mara 

What's your answer to everything?

JC: "Yeah grand, thats grand"

JD: "Whatevs"

What's the most evil thing you've ever done?

JC: When I was an unruly kid our family dog followed me to the bus stop and instead of bringing him home i jumped on the bus to meet my mates and our dog ran away and never came home. I hate myself.
JD: I stole a girls pen in school and made out that it was mine in the first place and ended up getting her suspended cos they believed me not her – I'm ashamed of my mean girl past

Do you like voles? What's your most/least favourite thing about voles?

As in the rodents? Whats not to like! small and cuddly, least favourite thing is that they are probably too small

What is love?

JC: Love is a slow burner
JD: Love is a verb, not something to possess but something to do

Onto the mix…

Where was the mix recorded?

In our studio

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

4am, rooftop situation while waiting on a lunar eclipse

What should we be wearing?


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

Berghain, function 1, vinyl and USB mix

Which track in the mix is your current favourite?

Kelela – we can't get enough of her!

What's your favourite recorded mix of all time?

We love the Danish DJ Djuna Barnes' winter mixes

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

Probably some one like Steffi, the lolz would be endless

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

JC: At uni I had a pair of fairly crap Numark turntables but at least they were direct drive. Now we have one technics 1210 turntable and a couple of Pioneer CDJs

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

Both equally important 

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

New York Lemon Cheese Cake

If it was an animal what would it be?

An Emu

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

JC: Mike Dunn – I Wanna Be House – the tempo is all over the place, it gets me every time

Upcoming in the world of Evvol?

London gig on November 21st at the Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen and a remix EP we are aiming to have out towards the end of November. We are also in the studio most days working on new Evvol material

Anything else we need to discuss?

Refugees Welcome!

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