Hiem (Bozzwell & Nicco) – The Ransom Note Mix
Bozzwell has been circling our ears for a while now. He's been at this thing called the electronic for quite some time releasing rave tracks as Subboy in the early nineties in Liverpool then defecting to Sheffield here he "began to meet and work with the natives, eventually becoming one of the All Seeing I 's tentacles and going on to co-produce some of the material on the 'not so commercially successful Pickled Eggs And Sherbert album" but scoring three hit singles in the process.
Since then and largely unbeknownst to us we're not too proud to admit, we've (well not us) have seen the rise of Bozzwell's Hiem formed of Bozz himself and Partner in crime Nicco. They've had releases on the likes of Kompakt, Nang and Eskimo and worked with none other than The Human Lauge's 'Phil Oakey' and Roots Manuva. Bozzwell's also worked with Mr Jarvis Cocker, Prins Thomas, Justus Kohncke and Matthew Johnson no less.
It's their recent productions and remixes with the likes of Headman, Days of Being Wild and Nein that have really caught our ears and it's a pleasure to presenting this week's Ransom Note mix from them. Get it on lads. We'll have a chat to you below too.
Pardon us being so rude but you’re relatively new on our radar. Fancy telling us a little bit about yourself:
Nicco – We’ve been hiding in the shadows observing you, as we didn’t want to get kidnapped
Who are you and where are you from?
Bozzwell -We both reside in Sheffield, the people's republic of South Yorkshire
Please introduce yourself…
Who are you:
My Names Bozzwell and this is Nicco
Where are you:
Nicco -In the studio at the moment
What are you:
Bozzwell- We are Carbon Based Life forms
Where was the mix recorded?
Nicco – At HiEM HQ
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
Bozzwell -Maybe just before a night out.
What should we be wearing?
What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?
Location – Onboard a Mothership in the Reticule Galaxy
System – Technics 1210s
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
Nicco – I Love Robolledo's its stupidly brilliant if that makes sense!
Bozzwell- Robelledo and Lokier's Ground Assault Ace!
What’s your favourite-recorded mix of all time?
Bozzwell -To be honest we don’t listen to mixes much!
If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?
Nicco – I reckon Miss Kitten and HiEM would suit each other for Ping Ponging, plus years ago we always ended up on the same compilations with her!
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
Bozzwell – I’ve never had a set up at home we just turn up at the club, now we use Traktor for Mixes at home I guess
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
What were the first and last records you bought?
Bozzwell – Rupert the Bear and Daft Punks RAM and hated it!
Nicco – Prince -I Wanna be your Lover and Bowies last One!
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
Bozzwell -Peaches and Cream
If it was an animal what would it be?
Nicco – Fox
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything
Bozzwell -Rupert the Bear
If you leave me now, which part of me will you take away?
Nicco – The biggest part of me.
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?
Bozzwell -Yes at the Crossroads
What's the least satisfying film you've ever seen?
Nicco – Bladerunner
Joey Essex. Discuss.
Bozzwell -Shut up
My dog has no nose, how does he smell?
Nicco -Pretty good for a Frenchie
Who will be the first man to walk on the sun?
Bozzwell – Now this is getting silly ha 🙂
When was the word 'poppycock' invented? Have you ever used it in general conversation?
Nicco – Balderdash
What can expect to see/hear from you in the next few months?
Remixes on Nein and Racecar, Bozzwell collabs with Headman, Tronik Youth, Nicco's new project with Bob Murder From Human League, HiEM album, Singles allsorts
Anything else we need to discuss?
I think you’ve said enough you Hostage Takers 🙂
Find HiEM on Soundcloud here and on Facebook here
Bozzwell has recently worked with Headman here. There is also a very good remix from Comeme's Alejandro Paz here. HiEM have also recently remixed William Earl on Nein here