Nando Vazquez and Mutado Pintado: The ‘Wednesday Alternative’ Mix
We can always count on Mutado Pintado AKA Warmduscher's very own Clams Baker to deliver something a bit out of the ordinary. Anything else and we'd be asking questions…
With little to no f***s given, the Warmduscher and Paranoid London frontman and his compadre Nando Vazquez play the music they like however they feel like it. They continue this attitude for today's Wednesday Alternative mix – Volume 1 of their Peasant Vitality Sextape – which jumps from hip hop to post-punk, acid, breaks and r'n'b.
Plus it's got the Kool Keith stamp of approval.
Please introduce yourself… Who are you, where are you and what are you
Hello and thank you all for listening! We are just a couple of shit heels doing what we do best, putting music we like together and however we feel like it. South London 97'
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?
The Pleasure Boat, Alperton, West London RIP. It’s an excerpt from the final Clam vs Cobra Bareback 2 Bareback @ The Big Boat Boutique session. It’s a shame the old boat has been scuttled, but I’m sure any misty-eyed nostalgia will soon fade once the new Lidl being built on its former site opens for trade. Tops off boys, it’s Lobster Thermidor for lunch!
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
Sunday afternoon, when you just got back to your place after going out Thursday night.
What should we be wearing?
Just enough to keep you warm but not enough to leave your bedroom.
What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?
In the bathroom of Panorama Bar and straight to cassette!
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
The Bruce Springsteen version of Suicide’s Dream Baby Dream, recorded Live at the Alperton Bowl in ‘86. I only got this on vinyl a few months back, but Clams used to make me play it off a bootleg tape at all his illegal NY raves back in the late nineties. He would stand in front of the booth waving a wad of cash at me yelling ‘NO BOSS, NO BREAD !’ And as man cannot live on drink tickets alone, one would always try to comply with his demands.
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
DJ Grizzly from Club Baby Head Providence, RI circa 1992
If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?
Afrika Bambaata back in 1977 would’ve been cool, but then again I would have only been six at the time, so might have been a bit inappropriate for all parties, if you catch my gist.
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
My big sister’s old JVC turntable, a Technics SLBD22 and a Phonic MRT60. The latter being the bedroom DJ equivalent of a Ford Escort XR3i at the time. I now have a pair of 1210s in my workshop/studio overlooking the Westminster Council waste processing plant, and when I open my windows to breath it all in, I take great comfort in the knowledge that I’m smelling some of the world’s most expensive trash.
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
Coming from the era of C90 tapes, I would have to say the start. Always tricky to gauge the timing of the last track on one of those.
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
A halfway decent Sunday roast dinner in the pub after a good old weekend session!
If it was an animal what would it be?
Always the hyena
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
Jimmy Savile’s version of Ahab the Arab.
Upcoming in the world of Warmduscher…
Sold out show at Heaven and around the UK. Gigs all summer and a brand new album early next year.