New Jackson: The Ransom Note Mix
There is a certain sense of reservation to the outward facing persona of David Kitt. The Irish producer has contributed a weighty volume of music to a number of labels in recent years yet has managed to retain a mysterious demeanour. His music has featured on the likes of Hivern Discs, Permanent Vacation, Cin Cin, Major Problems and All City. The latter of which has just released his new album.
"From Night To Night" is perhaps Davids most accomplished work to date, a reeling blend of delicate melodic twists amidst a somewhat melancholic orientation. A new video for a track titled "Put The Love In It" can be found below:
We are delighted to invite him to contribute as part of our mix series.
Read the interview and download below:
Where was the mix recorded?
The mix was recorded live a few months back at my residency at Hang Dai in Dublin. It's a Chinese restaurant with the best soundsystem in town and a hand-built Alpha Recording System rotary mixer. I was still getting the hang of the mixer and one the turntables was acting up so it's a loose enough mix but most of my mixes are so nothing new there.
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
In Hang Dai sipping on a watermelon cocktail
What should we be wearing?
A leopard-skin kimono
What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?
These days it's Hang Dai
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
Really enjoyed the recent Music From Memory X Island of the Gods Mix.
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
Dean Feeney's mix for Sunday Times in Cork still takes top spot. This is one of my favourites I've done myself
If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?
David Mancuso. He never got too locked into a strict tempo and had a broad taste that would allow my to explore the outer reaches of my record collection.
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
I started with a basic two-channel Gemini mixer and two Gemini 1210 copies, now it's two 1210s and a DJR 400.
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
Depends on the night really but i think the last tune of the night is generally more important than the first.
What were the first and last records you bought?
The Pogues 'Rum Sodomy and The Lash' and DJ Sports 'Modern Species'
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
A pork dumpling from Hang Dai
If it was an animal what would it be?
Like an eagle, in the city
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
Where there's a will there's a way
Anything else we need to discuss?
New 12" "Put the Love In It" w/ Peaking Lights remix out on All City 12"/Digital Friday July 7th
Buy the new album HERE.