S Olbricht – The ‘Shine A Light On’ Ransom Note Mix
Our light shines from the top of R$N Towers out into the furthest reaches of the globe, blaring it's beautiful beacon of joy out across the lands in search of the very finest sounds. Once more it has come across something so irresistible that it's somehow turned into a freakish reverse magpie, or something equally peculiar. The label Proto Sites has roped in our glorious signal and pointed it firmly at S Olbricht, a rather talented man who has put together an hour of aural goodness for us to share with you as well as putting up with some of our most benign questions yet.
Settle yourself in for the long run, you won't want to miss a second of this;
Please introduce yourself…
Who are you, where are you and what are you?
Martin Mikolai. Budapest, Hungary. I'm a co-head of Farbwechsel Records, producing techno under the name S Olbricht and I'm also half of the duo SILF. And a friend of Daniel Jani, the best graphic-designer I've ever met.
Describe your sound without using the letter 'e'.
Rough and dark and confusing.
Who inspired you to first make music? Who inspires you now?
All the people around me but mostly my ex-girlfriend. All the people around me but mostly my actual girlfriend.
What were your original aspirations as a producer and how do you think you're shaping up?
I wanted to make dance music avoiding conventions of sound and rhythm but I came to realize that dance music means nothing but conventions so I stopped labelling my stuff 'dance music'.
What were the first and last records you bought?
First: Paradox – Funkitivity / Shinjuku.
Last: XIII – No (The Relative Effect Of Explication).
What are you obsessed with at the moment?
Cooking the best meal ever.
What exactly is a proto site?
One site of the Proto-sites.
Which invention do you think had the strangest prototype?
What do you think the world will be like in 100 years?
Will the world even exist?
What’s your greatest vice?
If you had 10 acres to build whatever you wanted, what would you build and why?
I think I would establish a big-ass farm with livestock and a lots of veggies.
How hot is too hot?
SOOO fuckin hot. It's 40 celsius right here at the moment and it's too hot.
What's your favourite ice cream flavour?
What was the music of your teenage rebellion?
Venetian Snares' discography.
Right then, onto the mix…
Where was the mix recorded?
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
Norwell's balcony while cooking chilli.
What should we be wearing?
What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?
On the shore of Lake Bled, nothing else counts.
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
Alpár's acid track without any kick drums or percussion.
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
Ellen Allien – Weiss.Mix
If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
2 turntables with a 3 chanel mixer (I even had to sell my skateboard). Now? Now I have a laptop and a controller. That's all.
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
The first track.
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
If it was an animal what would it be?
A black horse with 5 heads and no eyes.
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
Nagy Feró & A Bikini – Hova Lett…
Upcoming in the world of Proto Sites?
Juraj Hoppan, label boss – "The upcoming stuff on Proto Sites is Lutto Lento's yet untitled 12" EP 6-tracker, out in late August and then two completely new names: Sentry and Jake Marshall (both UK based)"
Anything else we need to discuss?
01 . lvrsznd – ???
02 . Snow Bone – Mystic Vision
03 . Sabla – J-III
04 . Bnjmn + Best Available Technology – Ghosting
05 . Ovis Aurum – ???
06 . Alp·r – ???
07 . Coast Dream – ???
08 . 99LETTERS – ???
09 . Willikers – AHF
10 . Christian Kroupa – Pick Up Your Needle
11 . Ovis Aurum – Party Grave
12 . Jesse Osborne-Lanthier – 909 Problems But The Pitch Ain't One
13 . Kask – ???
14 . Sentry – ???