Honeydrip: The ‘Shine A Light On’ Mix
Honeydrip is the moniker of Montreal-based producer and DJ Tiana Mclaughlin.
Drawing inspiration from her Caribbean heritage, Honeydrip crafts music that pays homage to soundsystem culture but through a fresh, contemporary lens that’s motivated by her love of experimental electronics and her background in electroacoustics.
Last year she piqued our attention with the drop of her debut EP Anti-Ego. A celebration of the aforementioned sounds and influences, the four tracks across the release explored the intersection of Black culture and electronic music.
More recently she followed this up with a remix EP, where she enlisted friends and favourites including Korea Town Acid, SIM and MISH, to reshape her originals into something completely fresh.
Today she welcomes you into the Honeydrip world, giving us a look in to her tastes as a selector. It’s a fast-paced trip through left of centre club selections, which she describes as her favourite ‘Bleeps, Bloops, Womps and Clangs.’
Please introduce yourself… Who are you, where are you and what are you
I go by Honeydrip and I am a producer and DJ based in Montreal, Canada. When I started producing, my first instinct was to study electroacoustics to gain the skills to make experimental sounds. My music is Caribbean-infused electronic and as a selector I have always enjoyed the leftfield side of dance music so this mix is all the of my favorite Bleeps, Bloops, Womps, and Clangs.
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)?
Where was the mix recorded?
In my new makeshift home studio with the acoustic foam falling off the wall because I used adhesive spray aha.
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
Either in a grimey basement with a large sound system (because it is heavy on the bass) or taking a walk on a foggy day. It’s more of a vibey mix.
What should we be wearing?
As many shiny things as possible!
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
Honey of course 😉
If it was an animal what would it be?
A Black Panther.
What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?
My setup is pretty ideal, but the computer I use for my mixes is pretty old so I get a lot of latency issues which is annoying.
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
Current fave: Tim Reaper & Kloke – Ocean Currents
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
My favorites change all the time but a mix that I listened to a lot in 2021 is Ep. 8 – JP Metis by Fashion Invention.
If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?
Oufff big question… I think it would be Djrum! I just love their selection and maybe I could learn a thing or two from their insane mixing!
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
For me, I have always placed importance on the first tracks and transitions in my mixes.
What were the first and last records you bought?
I think the first was Jean Bassa (22a) and the latest was Omma 1905 (Antinote). I don’t have many vinyl but I am looking to increase my collection soon though.
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
Hanz – Briefly, FireThief Returns
Upcoming in the world of Honeydrip…