Jane Fitz: The Ransom Note Mix


Over the past few years it really has been delightful watching Jane Fitz receive the rightful praise she has deserved for a long time. As a key figure in the British dance and electronic music scene she has worked hard to assert herself as one of the most important selectors and disc jockeys on the circuit and longstanding residencies at the likes of Freerotation and Night Moves have helped cement her place. In the booth she spins an eclectic mix of house, techno, ambient, acid and the abstract. Her sets weave between style, genre and pace in an intriguing fashion as she guides dancers into the small hours. With sets at the likes of Panoramabar, Tresor, Concrete and more all under her belt you can bet your last dollar that this one will bang with precision and eloquence. 

Jane Fitz will appear at Love International next week, the Croatian festival will take place at The Garden in Tisno from the 27th of June. 

Listen and read the interview below: 

Who are you, where are you and what are you 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)?

 I'm Jane, 45 and a bit grumpy. I'm in the park right now, and my music sounds like the inside of my head high on out-of-date biscuits and smog.

Where was the mix recorded?

In my flat, probably the last one i will do here as me and London Fields are breaking up.

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

One with maximum cosy, fast-changing scenery and few interruptions.

What should we be wearing?

No dress code. 

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

1999. My parents’ spare room. Strictly c-90s. That was my most prolific mix recording period when i first got my decks. I was doing at least one or two tapes a week, making covers, writing tracklistings… enthusiastic times.

Which track in the mix is your current favourite?

The Ahu one, as I used both sides.

What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?

So many. Favourite subject. Electro 4 and Crucial Electro 2. Coldcut and Smith & Mighty Journeys By Dj. Deep Dish Penetrate Deeper. X-Press II Late Night Sessions. DiY – 1989-1999.Sasha & Digweed's Northern Exposure. Cafe Del Mar Volumen Tres. Or more recently, Dave Mothersole's Bleep43 cast.

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

I want to be in the booth with Baldelli at Bay Of Angels. Actually I wouldn't, I'd just be in the way. Ok maybe with DJ Laurent on a beach in Goa mid-80s, DAT for DAT.

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

A Pioneer Djm500 and Vestax PDX A1 mk2. I still have the same decks although I bought a spare pair off ebay for £150 about 4 years ago cos one broke. And a very old FSM600 bought off ebay for £180. Probably could do with an upgrade…

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

All of them. In the right order. What is also important is that the DJ after you has the good grace to allow your last track to unfold or climax, unlike the DJ who just cut mine halfway through on Saturday, and with a proper rough mix at that, at the Queens Yard Festival. It’s like hanging up on the crowd before you’ve had a chance to say goodbye. 

What were the first and last records you bought?

First: level 42 the sun goes down 7 inch 1983.
Last: Jonathan Fitoussi and Clemens Hourriere: Space Timbres

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


If it was an animal what would it be?

A beaver.

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

You can mix anything if you've got the balls. 

Upcoming in the world of…

Fake likes

Anything else we need to discuss?

World peace. Your shoes. 

Follow Jane Fitz on Facebook HERE. catch her at Love International HERE