Middle Sky Boom – The ‘Shine A Light On’ Ransom Note Mix


Like a wild kitten appearing out of the blue and nestling itself against your foot, we've stumbled across someone who has made our souls feel just as fuzzy and warm and is a fair bit more talented at putting sounds together than any of our feline friends. Tel-Aviv based Middle Sky Boom has jumped into our lives and into our hearts with this wonderful mix that we just can't quite get enough of. But why should we distract you with any more talking?

Get your head in the music and read on as we shine our light on this instant R$N favourite;

Please introduce yourself…

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

Josef. Tel-Aviv. A space poet, The speechless dreamer.

Describe your sound without using the letter ‘e’.

Thoughtful improvisations.

What’s your motto?

Live on a mountain.

What one piece of software or hardware could you not make music without?

Juno 60.

What was the first electronic record you ever heard? How did it make you feel?

Must be Ian Dury – 'New Boots and Panties'. Made me feel my mother’s youth back in London

What’s the best piece of music you’ve ever heard?

Very hard to say, but I’ll go with “Pavarotti & James Brown – 'It's A Man's World'.

What’s your favourite place on earth?

Paros – Greece.

If you were a cat, what type would you be?

Had to google this one… I found “Burmillla”. that type seems to be into synesthesia issues.

Do blondes have more fun?

I have more fun with blondes. Natural blondes.

Is there anybody out there?

Too many of them.

Who is the most famous person in the world?

The upcoming Donald Trump.

What is love?

True friends – one question.

What is the secret to happiness?


Onto the mix…

Where was the mix recorded?

At the Radio e.p.g.b club in Tel-Aviv.

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

Home. with more then 2 people around.

What should we be wearing?

Grey overalls and white T’s.

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

Green forests. Average computer speakers with a good sub. I stick to Wav formats.

Which track in the mix is your current favourite?

Bufiman – 'Kalvier'.

What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?

Breakbot – The Lazy Sunday Selecta.

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

The Egyptian Lover – I want him to hug me forever.

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

I never really had a DJ set up at home, always played and practiced at clubs around town.

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

The beginning. Catch an ear and let it go.

What were the first and last records you bought?

The first record I bought was Michael Jackson – 'Black or White' The Civilizes & Cole remixes.

The last one is 'Indian Ocean' By Arthur Russell.

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

Watermelon steak.

If it was an animal what would it be?

A rescued killer whale.

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

I find 'Africaine 808' quite hard to mix, not sure why.

Upcoming in the world of Middle Sky Boom?

My EP together with Perez on Days of Being Wild.

Anything else we need to discuss?

Whoever wrote these questions should get a raise 🙂

Find out more about Middle Sky Boom here. Main photo: Guy Nahum Lëvy.