Since making the move over from Toronto to Melbourne, DJ and producer Jennifer Loveless has made an indelible mark on the scene around her.
As a DJ, she's worked her way across the country, playing a long list of events and festivals including the Australian Discwoman showcase, whilst across the pond in both North America and Asia she's played with collectives like Ambien Baby and Working Women as well as appearing at YinYang festival on the Great Wall Of China.
In February of this year she made her production debut on Andy Garvey's Pure Space imprint with Hard/Soft, a continuous composition split into three parts, that moves through ambient and beats with excerpts of spoken word and poetry written and read by Jenn herself.
As well as being a powerful force behind the decks and a skilled producer, Jenn's influence stretches to being a voice for the community around her, notably through her early work with Cool Room, a collective and party series with a mission to create a safe space for marginalised communities to dance together.
She steps up for this week's 'Wednesday Alternative' mix, bringing a dose of different moods and flavours, from introspective, dreamy electronics to low rumbling rhythms.
Please introduce yourself… Who are you, where are you and what are you
Jennifer loveless, Melbourne-based DJ and producer.
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)?
Someone who grew up listening to a variety of genres that then fell in love with and operates within house and techno
Where was the mix recorded?
In my bedroom
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
I made it in a bit of an everything mood due to isolation. Tried to fit in the club, travel, feeling wavvy, and as always a bit of introspection. I would suggest listening to on a train or lying down.
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
Love humour – schatrax
He – Jai Paul
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
Hm I have a few… but the first one that came to mind was Laurent Garnier's 2003 pbb late night mix – excess luggage
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
I started with a vestax vci-100mk2 midi controller with traktor and now it's two Technic SL-1200 MK 2 turntables, two Pioneer CDJ-450s, a Vestax PCV-275 mixer, a Pioneer RMX-1000, and a Technic SU-VZ220 amp
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
A fun mushroom
If it was an animal what would it be?
Upcoming in the world of Jennifer Loveless…
A few things in the works and lots of staying indoors : )
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