Rahaan: The Ransom Note Mix


Roll up! Roll up! It's the weekend and we have a set ready to blow your socks off. Rahaan has been involved in dance music since the 80's and now maintains a presence as one of the hottest and innovative selectors on the circuit. From house to disco, soul to funk and all the way back again he has moved from strength to strength. Growing up in Chicago he was schooled from a young age and spent a large amount of time honing his craft at house and loft parties under the watchful eyes of the godfathers of house. 

From cassette tapes to dance crews Rahaan has always been at the forefront of what's hot, a truly inspirational selector with a strong sense of style and presence. 

Anyway, it's time to cut the talk. Listen and read the interview below: 

Please introduce yourself…


Who are you, where are you and what are you?

I’m a human and I’m on earth who has a passion for music.

What does your music sound like?

It sounds like muzik

In a new era in which diggers reign supreme, how do you make sure you have the freshest records?

By playing what I like

Where was the mix recorded?

I was traveling away from home and recorded it at a friend’s house.

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

With a drink

What should we be wearing?

I don’t care what you people have on… I’m not superficial.  

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

My house

Which track in the mix is your current favourite?

Each track is a piece of a puzzle and I rate them all equally.  

What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?

A mix called Disco Not Disco on an old website called Deep House Page.

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

I don’t really like doing back to back with anyone… so guess it would be me, myself and I 😉

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

Originally it was two turn tables a Numark mixer and a tape deck, but these days it’s two turn tables a Bozak mixer and two CDJ’s.

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

From beginning to end each track is equally as important.

What were the first and last records you bought?

I’m not telling 🙂

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

Soul Food

If it was an animal what would it be?

A dog

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

Anything is possible to mix

Upcoming in the world of…

Huh… are you tripping???

Anything else we need to discuss?

I recently had a record out on Marcel Vogel’s label Lumberjacks In Hell which was influenced by old TRAX Records, and I hope you enjoy my podcast 🙂

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