Harri Pepper: The ‘Monday Is Okay’ Mix


Next to take the reins behind our illusive Monday mix series is a familiar face.

Harri Pepper is a well known Welshman based in London, as a disc jockey he continues to represent Stamp The Wax as their chief resident whilst also throwing parties in both Bristol and London. At the young age of 25 Harri digs deeper than most, his musical realm grows wider with each waking mix and this set is a true testament to that. In the coming months he will be holding down a residency at the newly launched Ghost Notes club in Peckham which will be juggled in between his regular Balamii radio show and promoting parties with Admin. 

Here is his mix, a perfect assortment for a sleepy Monday afternoon, read the interview below: 

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

Hello my name is Mr Harri William Geoffrey Pepper. I'm a 25 year old DJ from the west coast of Wales currently living up on a hill in north London. 

What does your music sound like?

I play all sorts of music, with all sorts of sounds and textures. In this mix I would describe the musical sound as smooth, soft, happy, sad, floaty and warming. 

Can you draw what you think it sounds like for us (an image from the old internet is acceptable)? 

Where was the mix recorded?

This mix was recorded in my bedroom on my day off last week.  

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

At your favourite view point on a fresh clear day, mine would be at the top of Pwll Deri in Pembrokshire Wales.  

What should we be wearing? 

Whatever you feel most comfortable, happy and warm in, ohh and your lucky socks. 

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

My dream setting to record a mix would be… in an old temple far in the jungle with a view of the big blue ocean and rich green mountains with all my family, friends and all the animals. 3 x Technics an Allen and Heath Xone V6 with a added three band EQ isolator, a record bag with the infinity of Mary Poppins handbag, ohh and one massive disco ball.    

Which track in the mix is your current favourite?

Well I love them all but there is one very special track in this mix that really grabs me. My Dad gave me this bands second album when I was 18 and I fell in love with their beautiful sound straight away. Since then I have always wanted to hear their first album but sadly there are no sound clips online. Having never seeing it in any stores and with it also fetching high prices on Discogs I have never had the guts to perches it on a whim. Until last month whilst gazing around the room on my first session at the listening deck in my regular shop in north London there it was, up on the wall looking straight at me. I had to look twice before quickly grabbing it. I then paced around the shop with butterflies in my belly. Once everyone had left the store I asked if I could please listen to the record, whilst explaining the story. I played it for maybe 10 seconds and just new straight away it was going to be incredible. I left with a special feeling inside me and every time I play the record I get the same feelings rushing back. The track is titled, The Main Thing taken from the album Sunshine Possibilities by The Famous Jug Band. If you listen carefully you can hear the Jug being played.  

What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time? 

Hmm… I'm not sure to be honest. But at the moment I'm really feeling Mike Greenwell's World Treasures 12-10-17 mix on KMAH radio, his shows are amazing.    

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

Theo Parrish, because he is unbelievably crazy on and off the decks.  

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

My cousin George lent me 2 x Vestax PDX-D3 Direct Drive Turntables and an Allen and Heath Xone 62 when I was 15. I now have 2 x Technic 1210s and I now own the Xone 62 my cousin originally lent me.   

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

I think that every track is just as important as each other. 

What were the first and last records you bought?

The first time I went record shopping was with my Dad in my old local record shop in a town called Haverfordwest. I didn't just by one ha, but my favourite purchase was DJ Shadow Diminishing Returns I use to play it over and over. The last record I brought was from a little record shop in north London with my mate Billy, titled Streetnoise by Julie Driscoll Brian Auger and the Trinity. It's an amazing jazz-rock album from start to finish, with a lush cover of Light My Fire.     

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

My Mum's lemon and lentil soup with cheese and bread accompanied by an almond milk hot chocolate.  

If it was an animal what would it be?

A beautiful Blue Tit. 

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

Nothing is impossible.  

Upcoming in the world of Harri Pepper?

I'm really exited to be starting a new Saturday night residency under the name SE Discotheque in a brand new music venue called Ghost Notes in Peckham, the first party is the 16 of December 2017. I'l also be continuing my monthly radio show on Balamii, throwing parties in Bristol with my fellow companion Admin under Slix Disco and representing the Stamp The Wax family as there chief resident.      

Anything else we need to discuss? 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for hosting my mix and letting me share the music I love with everyone, hope you enjoy xx 

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