Kalidasa – THE RANSOM NOTE Mix + Q&A

South coast cave dweller and sometime maker of sound, the excellent Kalidasa pricked up our ears earlier in the year with his release on Craig Bratley's very great Magic Feet label. We've been hounding him ever since to do us a mix… and here it is. 

So without further ado, we bring introduce to you; Kalidasa:

Please introduce yourself

Who are you: Tim Rivers aka Kalidasa
Where are you: Brighton
What are you: South Coast Cave Dweller 
Where was the mix recorded?
In the home studio in Brighton
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix? In the basement at our Kinfolk Parties 
What should we be wearing?
Whatever you like, as long as you are there to dance.
What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format.
If it were a dream, then a viewing platform in space surrounded by many visible planets, the system is in harmony with the surroundings, the speakers are visible forms of energy pulsating and throbbing and the format is something I have never seen before and cannot describe in words, as I am dreaming and it is all a bit unusual. 
Which track in the mix is your current favourite? Ruff Dug's Track "MV Look" on Porn Wax
Whats your favourite recorded mix of all time?
It is a bit like asking what was your favourite meal of all time, I honestly cannot remember I have had so many, but some are more memorable than others. One mix that sticks in mind is a tape from 1991, recorded by a local DJ to where I used to live called Stuart B, it was by far the most inspiring, I spent the subsequent 10 years trying to find out all the tracks, I failed miserably for 9 years, before I discovered the internet.
As you continue reading… you really should fire the mix up! Check… 
If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?
If I went back in time it would be a back to Back with Stuart B, so I could ask him for the track listing of the mix tape, I could then have used my time more productively for the 10 years that followed.
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
First home set up, apart from switching back and fourth rapidly between phono and tape inputs on the Hitachi Music centre to get some kind of cutting effect, was 2 x 1210's and a mixer. At home now I have 2 x 1210's, 1 x CDJ and a mixer. 
Whats more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
That depends, a train driver will say both, staying on the track is the most important thing. I think it depends on the situation, you choose the one that feels right for that moment, I don't know if that makes it more important or not, I think I probably have a pragmatic approach to it.
What were the first and last records you bought?
I saved up tokens on a back of a cereal box and got my first record which was "Wham – Club Tropicana", last record I bought was "Who is William Onyeabor?" which is equally as good.
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
One of my home made curries, good ingredients and a bit of kick.
If it was an animal what would it be?  
A rattle snake
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything
The flip of the single sided white label I have, gets me every time.
Upcoming in the world of
Recently the wonderful Magic Feet released an EP of mine called The Waiting Game, and there is a four track EP I have done for Tusk Wax that is hitting the shops in the next week. 

The continuation of the Bi-Monthly Kinfolk parties  in Brighton which I do with Soft Rocks and Easy Jim, next one is 14th December which is in the basement of The Globe in Brighton and is Free entry.

Oh and there is a Kalidasa FB page that went live the other day. 

For music productions you can have a listen here…