Morgan Hammer: The ‘Shine A Light On’ Mix


Now then, what have we here? 

Morgan Hammer remains an understated force beneath the surface of electronic music, a tried and tested disc jockey and one half of the dynamic duo She Made Monster alongside Lokier. She's previously released music on Optimo Trax and her influence amidst the Barcelona club culture scene remains prominent. Not one to take things lightly she blurs the lines between oddball foor to the floor house and techno alongside excursions in electro, post punk, new wave and beyond. Purposeful and dynamic her sets are rugged yet beautifully enchanting. 

We invited her to deliver a mix for Ransom Note, an outing which is long overdue given her affiliations with some of our favourites. One to watch and take note. 

Listen and read the interview below: 

Where was the mix recorded?

This mix was recorded in the only neighbourhood of Barcelona where you can find singing roosters at 3am and a loud mandarines seller with megaphones. I was in bed with my laptop btw.

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

If you just had a fight with your boyfriend or girlfriend about a cheating or dominating attitude or for boring sexual preferences, this is the time for you to listen and send your lover to hell !

What should we be wearing?

An inflatable latex suit with a bondage cape and rubber mask. A shiny plastic raincoat with nothing inside also works. 

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

I’d love to record a mix in a traditional restaurant in Pyong Yang with Winamp, mp4.

Which track in the mix is your current favourite?

Foreign : Ignorance Amongst Us

What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?

I was so in love with a playlist that did Justus Kohncke around 2009, It was full of weird italo and drone sounds. I don’t remember where I found It, I am terribly sorry.

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

I’m hesitating between Ann Hansen, Virginie Despentes, Malga Kubiak, Maya Deren, and Lydia Lunch and many other lovely women , can I make a b2b2b2b2b2b ? 

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

I had 2 technics mk2 with a Pioner DJM400 mixer. Now I still have the mixer but I only have 1 mk2…

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

Both are very important but I’d say the first one, as It announces clearly the mood of the podcast, if It will be shit or not !

What were the first and last records you bought?

I remember the first record that a friend gave me as a gift was a classic, Belfast from Orbital. Then I started collecting records.
The lasts 2 are from K. Leimer – A period Of Review, I’ve been listening to It almost everyday on Youtube for the past 2 years and I finally got the record now! I also bought Boris Barksdale – Eternal Remorse which came out in cassette on Eye for an Eye recording

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

It would taste like a mix between a huge hangover, MDMA, dark spicy chocolate, and a lot of blood.

If it was an animal what would it be?

It would be a very toxic scorpio.

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

Many records from the podcast are impossible to mix, actually.  I’m sorry for the mess, really. But I’d say : taboula nul – lights on

Upcoming in the world of…

My ex’s Mudlarking in Rubber

Anything else we need to discuss?

That question reminds me my psychologist. 

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