Berlin-based producer Moomin's third album Yesterday's Tomorrows came out earlier this year via Wolf Music, and in something of a new direction, it found him incorporating his love for hip-hop, jungle, funk and breaks into his usual sample-led deep house sound.
We're very happy to welcome Moomin on board to our Ransom Note mix series, especially as this instalment finds him digging deep and exploring the hip-hop section of his record collection. Listen / download below and then read on for our Q&A...
Please introduce yourself… who are you, where are you and what are you?
Hi, my name is Sebastian and I produce music under the moniker Moomin. I am one out of seven billion people who are living on this planet ;)
Where was the mix recorded?
In my home studio.
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
Smoking herbs and relaxing.
What should we be wearing?
A bathrobe would be ideal.
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
Funkdoobiest - 'Rock On' (J&B remix).
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
DJ Qbert - 'Demolotion Pumpkin Squeeze Musik'.
If you could go back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?
Probably DJ Shadow, to see the whole progress of creating Endtroducing. Including all the vinyl finds he used for that album.
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
My father's Elac "turntable“ and a cheap Gemini "mixer".
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
What were the first and last records you bought?
Caveman - 'Talkin Bout Streetlife' in 1992, and I've pre-ordered the upcoming record from Klaus Layer.
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
A blueberry muffin.
If it was an animal what would it be?
Anything else we need to discuss?
Which came first, the chicken or the egg?