Sports Casual: The ‘Shine A Light On’ Mix
There is very little information about Sports Casual, that's the way we like it so we don't intrude too much.
All we know is that this mix bangs, grooves and meanders it's way through the ethereal into new break territory. UK inspired with a love for Scouse House, the deep and mystic beyond.
There's nothing like a good mysterious alias so we'll let them do the talking…
Listen and read the interview below:
Who are you, where are you and what are you?
I am Sports Casual. I am currently in my pants. I am a lifestyle movement.
What does your music sound like?
I have no idea.
Can you draw what you think it sounds like for us (an image from the old internet is acceptable)?
Where was the mix recorded?
At my friends house. My flat is currently a building site!
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
Blazing down the Big Sur on a juiced up Segway at sunset.
What should we be wearing?
Chinos of course. Roland analog boat shoes. A polo shirt… it’s sunset, so maybe go with a salmon or a very light blue. Cashmere rugger jumper slung over the shoulders. You don’t want to get chilly. Then finish off with a hefty layer of Old Spice to take care of the nasal business. You want to smell as classy as you look. This is a classic combo. It’s done the job for me many a time.
What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?
I just go back from Tisno, Croatia for Love International festival. The beach stage there has got to rank pretty highly.
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
Very hard to pick, it will change but at this very second maybe Carlton – Cool With Nature. It’s from Bristol, so maybe I’m biased.
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
Haribo – Star Mix. Sometimes I go for the Tangfastics, but the Star Mix is the one.
If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?
I would be far too intimidated to play B2B with any of my heroes to be honest. I’d rather just let them do their thing with me on the dance floor.
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
Numark Purple Belt Drives. They were the tits! Took about a minute to get up to full speed. Set up now is non existent as I’m living in friends spare rooms and on their sofa’s while my flat gets rebuilt.
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
Depends on the vibe, if its the end of the night then sometimes the one you end on, but if its a normal set i’d say the one you start on.
What were the first and last records you bought?
First record was probably something really lame like Big Willie Style, but I actually can’t remember. Last record was a discogs number, More Kanté – A Paris.
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
Cigarette smoke and cheap aftershave
If it was an animal what would it be?
A party animal
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
I bought this Funineven & Greg Beato collab edit thing a few years back that had a weird loop and was all over the show BPM-wise. Sounded so bad anytime I tried to mix it I gave up. Its nice being able to blame your records for a bad mix though, nothing worse than messing it up all on your own.
Upcoming in the world of… Sports Casual.
We got some great new music coming soon on my label Exotic Robotics. First up a ludicrously good LP of long lost tapes from the genius that is DJ Guy, then a killer EP from Textasy which I’m really excited about.
Anything else we need to discuss?
Did you know that Barry Chuckle from the Chuckle Brothers is actually Paul Chuckle’s dad? Mad.