S.O.N.S: The Ransom Note Mix


Timothée Victorri is a French producer and dj based in Seoul, South Korea.

He has been gathering attention for a string of intelligently crafted house and techno focussed EP’s, released on his own label S.O.N.S.

For six years he has worked tirelessly, self releasing music which has delighted and enticed dancefloors across the world. He has received applause and recognition from a great number of outlets including dj’s, magazines and buyers. His records now fetch high prices on Discogs and yet at the same time he isn’t a man who lends himself to hype, notoriety, fortune or fame. 

We are very lucky to be able to feature him as part of our mix series. 

Listen and read the interview below:

Please introduce yourself…

Tim as known as S.O.N.S 

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

I don’t know, I live in Seoul. Weird times isn’t it?

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 studio in Seoul

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

In the morning in a forest, raving. A lot of bass freqs. Or just at home thinking you are in the morning, in a forest, raving. A lot of bass freqs (I hope you won’t have to dream about the bass freqs)

What should we be wearing?

The thing you would be wearing at a rave in forest in the morning. You can be naked as well then. Be comfortable.

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

A glade in a forest, in the morning, some friends, a campfire, 3 vinyl turntables, a xone mixer, as for system I’m not too knowledgeable so I would rather just say I need booth monitors, left & right, not too far and not too loud either. But.. A lot of bass freqs

Which track in the mix is your current favourite?

Maybe the one before the last one. It’s called Tomorrow People – Chamber Of Dreams. I don’t know if this is really my favorite here, but recently Pascal F.E.O.S passed away. So I wanted to give him an homage. He was involved in this track, with another guy called DJ Criss, according to Discogs. Super track, super artist! Rest in Peace

What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?

I don’t know there are so many. One I always come back to is by the lesser known Dj Philton. It’s called Deep & Atmospheric Drum & Bass Mix 90s. And it sounds exactly like the title. I wanted to book him for a gig in Korea a few years ago, so I tried to reach him on soundcloud. But he never got back. If someone knows him, it’s never to late to get in touch.

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

I would probably have answered differently a few years ago, but now I would say Francesco Farfa circa 1992 somewhere at an after in Rimini. Actually I don’t know if I would like to play, or just to be there and enjoy the vibe.

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

First was pioneer djm600 + 2 cdj800. Now it’s xone92 + 2 technics

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

The track I start on as it sets the mood. 

What were the first and last records you bought?

First were Minilogue – Space, and Fairmont – Gazebo bought at Phonica circa 2006. Last is United Space – Hallways that I found at the newly open Mozaic Records here in Seoul last weekend. I actually played the B2 in the mix but the whole record is good.

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

A Fly Agaric. Oh wait is this edible?

If it was an animal what would it be?

A Fly Agaric. Oh wait is this an animal

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

There must be quite many of them. Let me think.. everytime I fail at beatmatching it’s obviously because the record is impossible to mix into anything, right? haha

Upcoming in the world of S.O.N.S… 

I just released some tracks I made with my friend Naone. Then there will be more collaborations.. It’s funny in this year of social distancing to release collaborations, isn’t it? Actually the release schedule might be busier than usual..

Anything else we need to discuss?

No, I think this is enough for now! Thank you for the opportunity and enjoy the mix.

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