Moiré: The Ransom Note Mix

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Written by Alasdair King

The mysterious producer delivers a mixtape full of pensive sounds, noise and wandering electronics.

Moiré is perhaps one of the most criminally underrated producers of recent times – yeah we said it.

Around 2013 his music began to bubble within certain circles – weird, mutant off piste bass inspired music with nods to the likes of Basic Channel, tape culture and beyond. It was at times Dubby, at times Housey and at the same time never necessarily fit into any one place in particular.

He was championed and supported by the likes of Actress and released EP’s for Ninja Tune, Werk Discs, Rush Hour and many other prominent record labels.

However, in part to his mysterious persona, Moiré didn’t go on to the rapturous heights expected of a musician so clearly and blatantly talented. Not one to ‘play the game’ so to speak Moiré was happy to let his music speak for himself without the bravado or ‘bullsh*t’ which often comes with an industry which revels in hype.


Instead, quietly behind the scenes, he continued to hone his craft releasing a number of records and albums on the likes of Ghostly International, Hypercolour and Spectral Sound.

His most recent release came in the form of a new album for Avenue 66 – an exploratory journey through IDM inspired sounds based upon analog modulation and circuit loops – hence the title ‘Circuits’.

It was an ambitious project for a producer keen to challenge his own limitations in his use and approach to hardware and instrumentation.

The result? A killer assortment of pensive, thought provoking electronic sounds that’s all too easy to get lost in.

Anyway, we invited Moiré to record a mixtape for us, we should have really asked before.

Listen below:

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

Hi I’m Moiré, somewhere in the middle of the Aegena sea, the man between art and music, enigma.

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?

House on the sea coast somewhere south of Athens

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

Ideally somewhere near to the sea, 3am, good system

What should we be wearing?

Anything Hot

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

In one of the iconic buildings designed by Mies Van Der Rohe

Which track in the mix is your current favourite?

I love all of the tracks I’ve chosen for this mix

What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?

Philip Glass + Ravi Shankar passages

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

Steve Reich – I think it would be mad and different.

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

I had to borrow some decks from my mate DJ because I couldn’t afford my own ones. Eventually I got my own full on vestax setup. Today I got a couple of pioneers, turntables and a cheap rotary mixer. Sometimes I use octatrack, mpc or ipad too.

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

I think the first one, because it draws me into a certain zone at least for part of the mix. However if I play more than 3h,that first track may shift in position to something else.

What were the first and last records you bought?

I think it must have been NWA “Straight Outta Compton” on the cassette. The last records I got were Pflanzentanz, by Wolf Müller, Genesis, by ISOR29, Jamal Moss

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


If it was an animal what would it be?

Pomeranian dog

Upcoming in the world of Moiré?

Art installation – to do with my recent Circuits LP on Avenue 66,. Some Ep’s, remixes, singles and live show idea I’ve been working on.