Mr. Ho: The Ransom Note Mix


Originating from Hong Kong Mr. Ho has amassed a serious reputation as a selector and label boss through his imprint Klasse Wrecks alongside Luca Lozano. The label has carved a niche for itself through it's visual identity associated with early rave culture and nostalgic days spent dancing. However, the releases themselves have been strong and singular in their sound. Dj Fett Burger, Cardopusher, Helena Hauff, Marco Bernardi, Dj Normal 4 and many others have all released records with the label which was only formed in 2015. Fast paced and assertive Klasse Wrecks is hot property. 

Mr. Ho is sought after as a disc jockey, his sets tastefully curated and diverse in style. 

We are delighted to have him contribute to our Ransom Note mix series… Listen and read the interview below: 

Please introduce yourself… Who are you, where are you and what are you?

My name is Mr./Mister Ho aka MRH aka MH. I am from Hong Kong, but am in Los Angeles right now for a dj gig. I am a kind hearted person who also makes music, djs and runs a label called Klasse Recordings with my good buddy Luca Lozano.

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?

At my friend's house and dj hotel Echo Park Palace.

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

The first half hour on the sofa, second half getting dressed ready to leave the house.

What should we be wearing?

Whatever you feel comfortable in, or even not wear clothes!

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

A few friends and some drinks in a big window looking out to an ocean, maybe klipschorn speakers with a nice amp and a sub. Some snacks that don't grease up the hands too much. Both Vinyl and CDJs available, maybe with some talking in between the music as a reminder of a good time.

Which track in the mix is your current favourite?

The last track – Frank M "What Jah Give" (Androo remix)

What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?

I don't think I can name one. But my most listened to mixes are Baris K's Turkish music mix for Beats in Space from a few years back and also Grandmaster Flowers – Live in Brooklyn Park 1979  with MC Aaron the Baron.

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

Maybe Ron Hardy, I heard he was crazy experimental. 

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

Technics 1200 SL x2 MKII, Vestax PMC05 dj mixer. Currently same pair of Technics, but now with a Rane TTM56 mixer.

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

I would say the first track because its the first introduction into your world. I think the last track, although just as important, requires less thinking and comes more naturally.

What were the first and last records you bought?

First record at age 14 "Royalties Overdue" on Mo' Wax. Last record I bought was Velly Joonas – "Stopp Seisku Aeg" a couple days ago.. 

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

It would taste like an excellent bowl of Miso Ramen – seemingly simple, but actually with a complex depth of flavours (just joking, I taste Miso Ramen because I had it for dinner).

If it was an animal what would it be?

A cheetah.

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

The ones that are badly warped or scratched, because they always skip.

Upcoming in the world of…  

MRH "City of Greed Pt II" out now on Neubau. Before the end of year one record with Luca Lozano "Visions of Rhythm 2" on Klasse Wrecks, and one edit record of a Cantonese disco song.

Anything else we need to discuss?

That's it thank you for having me!

Follow Mr. Ho on Facebook HERE. Photo courtesy of Glenn Eugen Ellingsen. 

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