Princess P: The ‘Shine A Light On’ Mix
A fabulous mixtape of exploratory electronics which meanders between House, IDM and beyond.
Princess P has become an integral part of the underground music community in Switzerland having worked hard behind the scenes over many years. As an artist she has evolved, developing her knowledge and passion for leftfield sounds which work wonders on the dancefloor.
Whilst rooted in house music, over the years her sound has progressed, drawing upon wider elements of influence. She’s worked as a resident dj, ran clubs and cut her teeth behind the counter at Plattfon in Basel.
This summer past she graced the stage at our inaugural edition of Watching Trees and left us all incredibly impressed with her broad selections and seamless blends.
We invited her to showcase what she’s all about on a new mixtape which blurs the lines between genres and takes us on a wild ride.
Listen and read the interview below:
Please introduce yourself… Who are you, where are you and what are you?
I am Muriel, based in Bern Switzerland, my DJ name is Princess P.
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)?
I can’t draw. That would be rather embarrassing. My mixes sound sometimes stomping and sometimes chirping like the sparrows in your head.
Where was the mix recorded?
At home in my tiny music room i call „Studio“, which is packed with records, two dusty synths and a drum maschine. Nothing for people with claustrophobia. An organised chaos.
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
While driving or walking a rural path.
What should we be wearing?
Whatever you feel like. Some would wear the SHM slippers from Ikea others a WU jumper.
What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?
Somewhere facing the sea, whether sunny or stormy with my best friends.
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
This varies depending on my mood. Right now it’s Hans Berg – „A Floor Of Stars“ .
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
Andrew Weatherall’s Massive Mellow Mix from 1993.
If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?
With my handsome buddy Leo Gretener, always and anytime.
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
2x SL 1210 MK2 turntables & a Pioneer DJM-300-S. It’s still the same.
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
In this episode it’s the one i end obviously. „Watching Trees“ by Eleven Pond.
What were the first and last records you bought?
The first was probably one of the cheap box, i can’t remember honestly. Last was „Polyphonic Cosmos“
compiled by JD Twitch on Cease & Desist.
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
Ted’s Tiella Gaetana. My friends octopus Pizza, a specialtiy from his city Gaeta in the south of Italy.
If it was an animal what would it be?
A Shiba of course.
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
Claudine Longet – „Nothing To Lose“. It appears in one of my favourite films „The Party“.
Upcoming in the world of…
I am a resident Dj at Club “Zukunft” in Zürich and i have a monthly radio show on the Tbilisi based “Mutant Radio” together with Cio from „Spezialmaterial“. Aswell national dj gigs and guest mixes are upcoming.
Anything else we need to discuss?
Lets talk about Trees