Tecwaa: Shine A Light On Mix
Tecwaa is the solo project Paul Fawcett is an amalgamation of influences ranging from Yorkshire raves to Detroit Techno and horror movie scores. Producing chugging psychedelic, deep house, slow-mo disco and dub techno.
He’s released two mind-melting LPs for Scandinavian powerhouse Höga Nord Rekords, as well as singles for Les Yeux Orange, Futureboogie and now Throne of Blood
Listen and read the interview below:
Please introduce yourself… Who are you, where are you and what are you
I’m Tecwaa, I’m in York & I’m a producer and DJ.
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?
This mix was recorded in my home studio
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
Pre-party vibes all over! Saying that it starts slow and ends around 140bpm so could also work well if your interval training ha.
What should we be wearing?
Kaleidoscopic kilts & Cosmic Capes
What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?
My heart says something scenic but the scenery would just be a distraction right? Doka in Amsterdam looks just about the perfect setup!
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
D.A.V.E The Drummer – Hydraulix 17 maybe. Reminds me of my youth so much was such a big track amongst me and my friends. Don’t think I’d heard it in well over 10 years until recently.
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
Ah so tough there’s far too many to choose just one so ’ll have to go with what was one of the most inspirational to me at the time which was Dave Clarke Vs Jeff Mills at rave city 1994.
If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?
Andrew Weatherall, always.
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
To be honest I didn’t have a home setup for many years as my best mate had the classic of 2 Technics 1210s & Pioneer DJM600 so I was always on that. Years later when I had my own home studio I used Traktor controllers for ease and space. Currently I’ve got controllers in my studio & technics 1210s with pioneer mixer downstairs also so move between the two.
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
Depends I guess where you play on the nights lineup. Id normally think the first tracks are more important for creating something in a set, but if it was say an all night long set I’d say the finishing track generally as everyone’s been on that journey with you so it’s that parting vibe that stays.
What were the first and last records you bought?
First record was Ten City – State Of Mind
Last was 39 Orbits – Mercury
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
Classic trifle, all the right things happening amongst the multiple layers.
If it was an animal what would it be?
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
Quiet Dawn – being. To be honest you wouldn’t wanna cut any of the track off, it’s a 9-odd minute full listener of jazz/neo-soul/broken beat.
Anything else we need to discuss?
I have my third album in the workings right now which will hopefully see the world next year amongst some v/a tracks and EPs, so keep your eyes out for them. Thanks so much for the invite, really enjoyed recording this mix x
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