Kate Webb: The ‘Shine A Light On’ Mix
As we move into a new week of quarantine, we hand the reigns over to London-based DJ Kate Webb.
As well as making some movements in production – in her bedroom for the time being – she also kicked of her residency and members party, Lick the Lid, at Peckham's Tola recently, with more dates in mind post-lockdown.
She elegantly soundtracks our Monday with a mix of deep, heads down house, garage and acid. So, let her help you kick your week into shape, from the comfort of your own sofa of course…
Please introduce yourself… Who are you, where are you and what are you
Hey hey I’m Kate, DJ & Ninja Tune worker based in South London. Currently working on productions but won’t call myself a producer til there’s something of mine out there.
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 living room
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
Somewhere you can dance
What should we be wearing?
Anything you can get wet in
What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?
Just at home with some nice speakers, probably in the living room with a palm tree or lots of plants
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
If I have to choose, it’s probably a long time fave of mine what I discovered a few years ago. Flying Men – Only Love (Warm is the night mix)
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?
Honestly, any of my good friends who I think are all wicked selectors. There’s nothing more vibey than having a party in the front room with ya mates sharing and playing records together
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
First was two TT1 Numark turntables (inherited from DJ Slush Puppy) and mixer, DJM350 Pioneer. Now I have two 1210 turntables and Pioneer DJM350.
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
Ahh deffo both, the first begins the journey and you can do it with impression, then the last is how you leave the ‘mood’
What were the first and last records you bought?
The first is a long time ago, but one was Ricardo Villalobos EP, ‘Dependent And Happy’ and then an EP by Salt And Pepper. Then the most recent/last were Alec Falconer’s Boat EP (repress) and a couple of UKG bangers online from Coldcuts record store.
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like? Your favourite fruit If it was an animal what would it be?
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
That’s a hard one to choose out of my whole collection but in this mix probably 'HELM, World In Action'
Upcoming in the world of Kate Webb…
Well due to everything going off with COVID-19 at the moment, there’s no concrete plans but a couple of things that are still in the diary… In terms of gigs, I’m supposed to be returning to the home turf and playing at Wigflex City Festival in Nottingham on May bank holiday. I can kinda spill that I have a podcast residency coming up for an online store/mix series which I’m excited about as I’ll be inviting guests to join me on the recordings. Also I run my own party, Lick The Lid, where we recently began a new residency at Tola in Peckham. Our rescheduled dates are TBC/TBA but the first one will be earliest in June.
Anything else we need to discuss?
Just that I think it’s really important everyone sticks together at this particular time with the whole pandemic going on, and have as many house parties with the people you live with till we’re all reunited at some time this year again!
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