Combine the creative minds of former Sepultura drummer Iggor Cavalera, fellow Mixhell member Laima Leyton, and Dinamo Azari (of Azari and III fame) and what you get is None of the Above - a new project that combines live drums, dark synths and obvious acid influences.
N/O/T/A are a mysterious bunch - with just one release to date and no Facebook or Twitter - so here at R$N it's a honour to bring you not just a mix, but also an insight into the brains behind the project...
Please introduce yourself…
Who are you, where are you and what are you?
We are N/O/T/A and we are in London and Toronto.
What kind of music did you grow up around?
When did you first start making music?
If your sound was a visual thing, what would it look like?
See above - Ed.
What's your favourite place on Earth?
What’s your guiltiest pleasure?
NO GUILTY PLEASURES!
Unless you don't like Hall & Oats...
What kind of cake is your favourite kind of cake?
How do you relax?
How do you feel about people who put up Christmas decorations in November?
Stop premature Xmas madness!
How do you relax during the Christmas holidays?
Have you ever been given any advice that's stuck with you?
Onto the mix...
Where was the mix recorded?
Compiled between London and Toronto, recorded in London.
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
In complete darkness.
What should we be wearing?
No dress code required.
What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?
In Pompei, just like Pink Floyd.
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
1994 Bedroom Set-Up:
Technics Tuner + 2X Technic SL 1200, 1X Rane Mixer + 2 Home made speakers
What were the first and last records you bought?
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
If it was an animal what would it be?
A wild dog with 3 heads
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
Starting is very important ...to separate the men from the boys.
And ending is very important to leave a good memory.
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
Anything else we need to discuss?
Indonesia is burning!!!
Find N/O/T/A on Soundcloud