This month marked the release of a somewhat singular EP in the form of "pur5u17". It was the first music which Miri Kat has ever released, a bizarre futuristic assortment of sonic experiments and glitchy playfulness. Her production methods are extravagant and based upon her complex passion for technology and coding. Her music is rooted in original engineering, live-coded from found sounds with open source tools. By day she helps programme and build electronic musical instruments and works prominently in tech, web technologies, algorithmic music, immersive multimedia, and generative visuals.
We invited her to deliver a Monday mix, an assortment of abstract material from far reaching space.
Listen and read the interview below:
Where was the mix recorded?
In my room
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
While surfing the Interwebs?
What should we be wearing?
Cyberpunk Harajuku fashion
What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
Shygirl - MSRY
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time? Or What’s your favourite album of all time?
Amon Tobin - Foley Room
If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why? Or If you could collaborate with any artist from throughout history, who would it be and why?
AFX! because who wouldn't?
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now? Or What was your first music set up at home and what is it now?
Field recorder, a virus synth, some modular bits with a spring reverb module but mainly Laptop (software). Nowadays I use live-coding environments, MaxMSP and some other software bits.
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
All of it!
What were the first and last records you bought?
Aphex Twin - Drukqs
Daisuke Tanabe - Floating Underwater
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
mochi with bits of wasabi
If it was an animal what would it be?
a baby stingray
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
Funnily those are the 1st ones I end up using.