Ishi Vu: The ‘Shine A Light On’ Mix
To be a free spirit is a truly beautiful thing. Gardening is also a beautiful thing. ishi vu is both. Emerging from Sweden's underground his music charms and provokes. With a forthcoming EP on Studio Barnhus and previous releases on Mr Tophats Junkyard Connections, Omena and Trunkfunk Records his output continues to grown and develop, His mixing style is a melancholy blend of melodic twists and euphoric dancefloor moments. With support from the likes of Hivern Discs amongst others the coming year will be interesting to observe in regard to his growth and development as an artist. We caught up with him to talk music and more. Listen to the mix and read his interview below…
Youíre pretty new on our radar, fancy telling us a little bit about yourself…
Sure! They call me the swedish Elvis. King in the north baby.
Who are you and where are you from?
I am just an observer, looking for new impressions. I came as an unintentional side-effect from two people falling in love. How lucky I am.
How did you come to link up with the guys from Studio Barnhus?
I matched with KornÈl on tinder, and he started sending me unfinished tracks and asking for my opinion? He said he really appreciated my honesty.
Where was the mix recorded?
Guy didn't tell me, he just sent it to me.
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
Complete inner turmoil and despair.
What should we be wearing
What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location, system, format?
Played this amazing piano-like touchboard once in a dream that just defies description, it was fucking crazy. Soo I am assuming anything extra-dimensional or something from the headspace like that would trump anything else. To transpose our aural imagination directly with hi-technology. Also, I wish more DJ sets in general would be performed lying down. Like a Caesar. At least it would kind-of get rid of all the fist-bumping.
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
Track 6, it is called Lucid Dream and from my forthcoming release on Studio Barnhus.
What ís your favourite recorded mix of all time?
Toulouseman's mix for Radio Yaki-Da.
If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?
I don't care about that.
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
Don't remember, but for now, I pooled some stuff to my friend's place, so my 1210 and my Ecler Nuo 3 mixer is there.
What ís more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
Start on. Gotta let these bitches know I've arrived. For open-air anyway. The swedish clubs always close really early and then the ending note becomes most important. Otherwise, fuck the last one, this ain't rhapsody in rock.
What were the first and last records you bought?
First was Hanson Brothers "Middle of Nowhere". Latest were probably a bunch of KPM records that I found in a store in Stockholm by accident.
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
Ital chick peas, eye tink
If it was an animal what would it be?
One of Ivan Maximov's elongated creatures.
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
Every mix is perfect if you're drunk enough.
Upcoming in the world of…
We are opening an esoteric bookstore. I am releasing with Studio Barnhus. Oh, and I just finished a remix for Lancelot. The bookstore will house a lot of other things too.