Rónán: The ‘Shine A Light On’ Mix


There remains a core undercurrent of promoters and disc jockeys beneath the murky undergrowth of London and the musical community that sits within. Inner Totality is a party with which many will be familiar and is run by Rónán Morrissey. The series has been running for a couple of years now and has played host to some of the most innovative selectors in electronic music and beyond with the likes of Pender Street Steppers, Ramzi, PLO Man and many more all having featured. It's of little surprise that Rónán himself is a man of excellent taste and keen musicality, he draws upon a wealth of influence and moves between sound along the way. 

We invited him to contribute to the series. 

Listen and read the interview below: 

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

Hello, my name’s Ronan and I’m clinging on for dear life. 

I also happen to run Inner Totality, a party and radio show based in South East London. 

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?

In my girlfriend’s mother’s front room, in a deep sweat.

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

In my girlfriend’s mother’s front room, in a deep sweat.

What should we be wearing?

Spray or roll-on deodorant. 

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

Anywhere but here. 

Which track in the mix is your current favourite?

The Debbie Harry one. 

What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?

JJ’s Morning Prayer.

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

Wogan. 1987. Top of his game.

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

Virtual DJ free trial.

I lucked out and found some bargain Technics on Lincoln High Street’s Cash Convertors last xmas. That place has never let me down. 

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

First track in a mix, last track when you’re out in the field.

What were the first and last records you bought?

Probably something silly.

Brian (not Brian) tipped me on to this: No- Man – Heaven Tast

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

Quality Fudge. 

If it was an animal what would it be?

Great Crested Grebe.

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


Upcoming in the world of…

Jex Opolis, this Friday at Rye Wax for Inner Totality. He’s a gentleman, and a stupidly underrated producer / DJ. We’re all set for a magic one. 

First time playing Spiritland next Friday (17th Aug).

Another (BIG) Inner Totality on 22nd Sep.

A new mixtape series (little party to celebrate at Brilliant Corners on 23rd Sep).

Lot’s more to tell but who cares…

Anything else we need to discuss?

How to achieve…
Total Clarity
Total Confidence
Total Control

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