This Week's R$N Mix comes from Lukas from the futureboogie stable of Bristol goodness and orchestrater of the Alpfresco Ski Festival
Lukas or Luke to his mum (maybe) hails from the rural Cornish coastline who moved to Bristol to study art. Becoming ingratiated into the Bristol nocturnal activities he found himself designing flyers, warming up for DJs and bands and producing.
An in demand producer, DJ, and promoter of one of the most important and widely anticipated music events in the city, Alfresco Disco.
His production skills have led to him releasing and remixing for labels such as Futureboogie, Moda Black, Dirt Crew, FFRR and more. But enough of the biog, let's let the man speak for himself.
Please introduce yourself
Who are you:
Hi I'm Lukas aka Luke Turner, aka PrivateEar, aka The EEL
Where are you:
I'm in my mate Ed's (Lrusse) Studio, which is in a huge old Bank Vault underground. It's great down here
What are you:
I am a human person. I know this because if you type 'people' into google image search i appear on the first page!
(My brother just told me this strange fact)
Where was the mix recorded?
In my studio, in Bristol, which is above where i am now.
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
In the kitchen whilst cooking a curry, preferably a spicy one. Kitchen Disco!
What should we be wearing
An apron, chef's hat, nothing else.
What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format.
Tough one. Somewhere With good acoustics. Maybe with a view of the sea with surf rolling in. That's warm!
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
Mine and Lrsse's new one out soon. it is called 'Squash'.
Whats your favourite recorded mix of all time?
When i first started getting into house music i listened to a Sancho Panza mix non stop… by Matt Brown. From around 2004
?If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?
Grandmaster Flash! he invented modern djing, pretty much.
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
I had some Aiwa hi fi sperates decks! you couldn't even change the tempo on them! Then i got some technics after a while. Which is what i have now.
Whats more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
I don't know… for a recorded mix, the start one i guess…
What were the first and last records you bought?
The first record I bought was Michael Jackson 'Bad'. Most recent was today! A techno record by: It's not over we hustle harder.
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
A pasty, but an old fashioned one, with savoury and sweet stuff inside it.
If it was an animal what would it be?
A huge dancing bear with sunglasses on
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything
'nothing is impossible!' my drum teacher said to me at school. Though i have an old Ed Rush and Optical record that I'm sure changed tempo in the mix out. I could never mix that one. That was back in the days before CDJ's – so we never really knew!
Upcoming in the world of
In my world? Am playing at the Horse and Groom in Shoreditch this Saturday… which is a warm up for Alpfresco, Alfresco Disco's festival in the Alps. If you're into your snow, mountains, house music, or all three – it is a must. So hope to see some of you there.
Anything else we need to discuss…
I've got 2 collaborative eps coming out in the next few weeks / months, and they both rock, keep an ear out for them!
And keep a lookout for the next Alfresco Disco of course…
Photo by Kane Aaron Rich