THE LEGENDARY 1979 ORCHESTRA – The Ransom note Mix

We like The Legendary 1979 Orchestra here at R$N HQ. First cropping up in 2011, he's since released across labels such as Nurvous, ISM and his own Legendary Sound Research imprint. Andrei Idu, as he's known to the taxman, was born in Bucharest but now resides in Amsterdam, where he finds time between digging for old disco 12"s to meld the feel of dusty funk, soul and disco into his own productions with a graceful panache. After providing us with this week's R$N Mix, we sat down with the man himself for a quick chat taking in Guacamole, mystery mixes, Prosumer and impossible-to-mix disco records.. 
Please introduce yourself
Who are you: 
Andrei Idu
Where are you: 
I live in Amsterdam, Netherlands, although I was born and raised in Bucharest, Romania.
What are you: 
Music lover, producer and label owner.
Where was the mix recorded?
It was recorded in my apartment.
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
I had a lot of fun driving and listening to this mix, however I think it could also work on a late night in, maybe on the headphones on full blast while sipping beer and looking out your window trying to gain a deeper understanding of what goes on around and with us. Keep the curtains open but the light off.
What should we be wearing
In the car, whatever you like, at home, underwear and maybe a t-shirt if it's too chilly.
What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format.
On a roof top, small party of friends, on a small system but big enough to make us feel that the whole world can take part in the party, and always vinyl.
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
I usually keep the last track as my favorite at the moment of recording a mix, so it's: Bumble Bee Unlimited – Everybody Dance. Nothing but healthy good honest party vibes produced by one of my favorite disco people ever, Greg Charmichael.
Without further ado, here's the mix:

?Download here…

?Whats your favourite recorded mix of all time?
Back in the day when Soundcloud was cool and it enabled music discovery and sharing in a really organic manner, I stumbled upon a mix called "November Mix". The account was of some guy called Martyn. Not the bass guy… This mix was the only thing he uploaded, and a few months after I couldn't find his account anymore. The mix is 2 hours of incredible deep house. I downloaded it then had on my phone to listen while going around the city for a few months, and now I still go back to listening to it. Wish I knew who the guy is. Mix is from November 2010.
If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?
Hmm that's a tough one. I couldn't go back to the 70s or 80s because that would ruin the perfect image I have of it, so I'll stick to a contemporary: Prosumer. I just love his taste in music, might want to spot some of his records too 🙂
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
First set-up was two Technics SL-1210 and a Vestax PMC-05 Pro-2 mixer. I was a hip-hop DJ back then. Now, it's 10 years later and I bought SL-1200s here in the Netherlands and I brought over a mixer that I bought in 2005, a Vestax PMC-07 Pro. Still a hip-hop mixer, but it does the job for disco and house too.
Whats more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
Both. For this mix, I think this is my first mix with a intro in it, that intro from Lord Finesse is just so relevant today, I had to put it in.
What were the first and last records you bought?
First records was a hip-hop album that I got on pre-order back in 2002 or 2003: Viktor Vaughn Vaudeville Villain. Still love it today. And the last record I bought is Marc Kinchen's first 12" from 1989 on KMS. Got it at a Christmas market here in Amsterdam.
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
If it was an animal what would it be?
Ladybug. Does that count as an animal? For this matter it should.
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything
Well, there are a few I guess, or my skills aren't that good, but there is one that I never get right and I just want to play it all the time: Northend – Tee's Happy. The perfect disco record to me, but the drumming is all over the place so beatmatching it is pointless.
Upcoming in the world of The Legendary 1979 Orchestra 
I'm almost finished with a new EP called 'Disco Bucuresti'. A 4-tracker that samples only Romanian records. It's a project that I've been meaning to finish for a long time, but I wanted the tracks to be as perfect as possible. I think it's quite close to what I wanted to do with it. I just bought a 4-track tape recorder and I'm going to start recording machine jams to it and probably release those under a new name. And in the meantime I'm keeping the label focused with releases from some of the most talented new comers in the scene: Black L_go aka Gnork, Selvy, Kask and We Are MAM are confirmed for 2014. Keep an eye on Legendary Sound Research in 2014, I think true deep heads won't be disappointed.
Anything else we need to discuss.
Just want to say thank you for taking the time to read what I have to say and for listening to this mix. It represents a tiny bit of the musical spectrum in which I like to immerse my ears in. I hope you enjoy it! Thank you if you ever bought one of my own or my label's records as well!
The Legendary 1979 Orchestra 12" 'Gets Deep' was released at the tail end of 2013, cop it here.