Born out of a love for UKG, club night Obscure have been throwing dances across the UK and abroad since 2011, recently celebrating their 8th birthday.
Spearheaded by a host of residents including London-based DJ T Dunn, the party has hosted a strong and diverse roster of artists over the years including Chaos In The CBD, DJ EZ, Slimzee, French Fries and Roy Davis Jr, as well as teaming up with labels like Night Slugs and Unknown to the Unknown for collab parties. The brand now represents a culmination of musical styles picked up since its inception.
We invited resident T Dunn to give us a taste of what you can expect from an Obscure party; a heads down mix of deep electronics, broken club rhythms and classic UKG sounds...
Please introduce yourself… Who are you, where are you and what are you
T Dunn, posted up, extraterrestrial
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)?
Who knows, good hopefully? Just as long as it's a vibe I’m happy ya zim
Where was the mix recorded?
At my parents old place, I’d just been away for a year so I'd left all my stuff there. I hadn’t seen my music since and I though fuck it let me record something, kinda like meeting an old friend again
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
I always imagine it playing on a long drive to the club but anywhere really
What should we be wearing?
Bootcuts and some dead smart shoes
What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?
A small room that’s not cold with a pumping system
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
Tim Taylor & DJ Slip - New York Minds
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
The old Youngsta & Task Rinse sets from around 2004-5 hold a special place for me, that proper dark post garage sound with all them D1 tracks that I’ll probably never know the names of. That being said, I’ve never rinsed a single mix more than Boards Of Canada’s recent Warp30
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
A pair of Technics 1210s and a completely mash up mixer that had a mind of it's own. Still have the same pair of Technics and a slightly more controllable mixer
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
I don’t think it matters a huge amount. I mean you’re not going to catch me playing straight fuck off warpers easing into a mix, but I’m not going to overthink it either
What were the first and last records you bought?
Can’t actually remember the first. The last was Jorge Zamacona - You Can Get. Proper roller...
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
If it was an animal what would it be?
A honey badger
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
You can always mix it!
Upcoming in the world of T Dunn…
It’s been a good year, played some wicked parties. Looking to 2020 there’s some more international stuff in the pipeline so I’m excited for that.