Mary Yalex: The ‘Monday Is Okay’ Mix
Following an album and numerous other releases on her own Yalex Recordings imprint, Leipzig producer Mary Yalex debuted on KANN earlier this year with the River EP – five top notch tracks of "bleepy ambient listening and free thinking dancefloor material" joining the dots between house, new age and IDM.
Mary has contributed this amazing entry to our Monday mix series – featuring music from the likes of Yves Tumor, DJ Richard and Gigi Masin, dive in below and instantly improve your afternoon.
Please introduce yourself… who/where/what are you?
My producer name is Mary Yalex. I'm based in Leipzig.
Do you like Mondays?
Yeah, I like Mondays, especially if I have a day off and can have some 'me time'.
How did you find yourself involved with Kann?
I started off buying Kann records because I felt very connected to the music and then I sent them a few demos. I feel at home at Kann, It is a privilege to be able to release my music on such a great label.
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
Somewhere in the fields, out enjoying nature.
What should we be wearing?
Vans and blue jeans.
What would be your dream setting to record a mix?
In a house, in a forest, in the mountains of Sweden.
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
Vacant – 'Farewell'
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
Christopher Rau @ RTS.FM 2013
If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be?
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
My first set up was an mc 808, electribe sx, clavia north rack 2, Ableton and now I have an octatrack, Korg Poly 61m, Digitone, tr08, korg minilogue and a few other pieces.
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
After I start the the rest flows like a river.
What were the first and last records you bought?
First: Plaid – Not for Threes
Last: Acid Jesus – Flashbacks 1992 – 1998
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
Upcoming in the world of Mary Yalex?
My new track 'Torquoise' features on Family Horror X Good Times by KANN which is out this month and a new record Some Kind Of Joy on ADSR Collective will be out this month too.
Anything else we need to discuss?
Thank you for the support. Good night!
River is out now via KANN, buy it here.
Archivist – Photosensitive
Kareem Lotfy – Fr3sh
Gigi Masin – Redanzen
Wheaterman – Traid
B12 – Electro Soma
Malibu – Held
Mary Yalex – July (Part 2)
DJ Richard – Waiting for the Green Flash
Falke – Just Heaven
Yves Tumor – Limerence
Rhucle – Nature Lodge
Roman Flügel – Believers
nting – Touches
Mary Yalex – Abstract Space skit
Daniel Stefanik – The Seventh Day
Vacant – Farewell
Carmen Villain – Safe
Merrin Karras – Liberant
Four Tet – L.A. Trance
Move D feat. Benjamin Brunn – Mothercorn