Heap: The Ransom Note Mix


Florian Stöffelbauer digs deep. Not one to bow to trends and fanciful fads he knows his shit. Real abstract electronics for the clubs and dancefloors with a twist. The Discus Throwers founder has worked tirelessly for years showcasing the best in raw, rugged, forward thinking music and has used his shop to help push and promote up and coming artists unafraid to experiment and challenge. Discus Throwers has long been regarded as a reliable outlet for cutting edge material… However, it was not until he joined forces with Simon Heidemann to launch the Neubau label that things really began to escalate fast… Now an imprint of distinct consistency and dependability he has aided in the release of music by the likes of Leo James, Aufgang B, Mr Ho and more. Then there is his own musical affair – collaborations on ESP Institute and edits on Berceuse Heroique. Heap is a champion…

Listen and read the interview below: 

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

My name is Florian Stöffelbauer, most of the people might recognise me as Heap, co-founder of the Viennese label Neubau. I run the label together with Simon Heidemann. Right now I’m in Munich, preparing my move back to Vienna. Besides managing the label I sell records via my online shop Discus Throwers, which I started almost 4 years ago.

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)? 

As for the music I play as a DJ it is hard to describe in words because I don’t really think in genres. Also I think it sounds different to every individual listener. If I had to mark it with some words though, I would say it sounds dark, laid-back, groovy, sometimes funky, emotional.

Where was the mix recorded?

The mix was recorded in my current semi-professional studio in Munich.

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

Probably somewhere outside near a river.

What should we be wearing?

Anything you like.

Which track in the mix is your current favourite?

The opening track, Mehter by Murat Ses. 

What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?

A Glimpse Of Vienna: Simon Heidemann

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

Traxx, to witness his insane mixing skills at close range.

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

I started with two Technics 1210 and a Pioneer DJM800. Now I got a Rodec MX180 MKIII instead of the Pioneer mixer. 

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

Definitely the opening track.

What were the first and last records you bought?

I can’t remember the first record I bought. Obviously it wasn’t that good, otherwise I would remember. The last two records I got are ‚Big Bong – My Brother Death’ and ‚Pyramid Orchestra – Kult & Magie – Die Musik‘. I bought them in Vienna the other week.

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