Tryst: The ‘Monday Is Okay’ Mix
Ah, the post weekend blues. The abstract feeling of loneliness and sadness as you return from fond adventures and back to the world of work. However, fear not for a Monday can be a blessing in disguise, especially one as soundtracked as beautifully as this. We are delighted to welcome the ambient and eclectic tastes of Tryst to our series – a husband and wife duo from London with an impressive taste in electronic music and the realms of odd. This mix features a sprawling array of aural accompaniments for the weary and the tired including tracks by H. Takahashi, Minilogue and Space Afrika. It also features new music from the pair who are set to release their debut release as a duo on Apparel Tronic later this month…
Listen and read the interview below:
Please introduce yourself… Who are you, where are you and what are you?
We are Jordan & Enhua Bruce, based out of London, first and foremost we’re husband and wife but also now a production duo working together and recording under our newly formed Tryst guise.
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)?
Ambient / glitch / dub-techno influenced by labels like Faitiche, Echospace Detroit, Thule, Mule Musiq and ~scape. Below is the amazing collage artwork created for our ‘Issho’ release by Dutch artist Vesna Vrdoljak. We told her the places we took the field recordings for the project and sent her some pictures and she came up with this, it’s probably as good a representation as any of what our music looks like.
Where was the mix recorded?
At our flat on a sunny spring Sunday afternoon, digging through our record collection.
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
An early morning headphone commute / drive or a mellow evening at home in a low-lit room
What should we be wearing?
What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?
A cabin tucked away in the mountains or the forest, with a huge glass wall looking out and a selection of some of the outrageously expensive audiophile gear currently available on the market like 2x Pro-Ject Signature 12 turntables, some Klipschorn speakers and a Bozak mixer.
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
Minilogue’s ‘Nor Coming Nor Going’ has long been a favourite and probably the pick of the bunch, everything these guys made together and Sebastian Muallert’s solo output is gold.
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?
Efdemin, because he’s my favourite.
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
Massively overdue some new gear, so still operating on 1 x turntable, 2 x CDJ800’s and a cheap mixer.
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
An opening track can tell a lot about what to expect for the rest of a set so I guess opener for me, although a well chosen closer is always a brilliant thing.
What were the first and last records you bought?
The first was Tuff Little Unit – Join The Future on Warp and the last was Francis Inferno Orchestra’s new Veranda Culture LP.
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
Fresh white truffles
If it was an animal what would it be?
An extremely laid back sloth.
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
Les Points – Ultitemplate, sooo much swing on everything it gets pretty confusing (for me at least), outstanding record though –
Upcoming in the world of…
Our debut release is out on the 25th May via Apparel Tronic https://soundcloud.com/apparel-tronic/tryst-issho. Lots of other stuff coming up from my other project Yard One as well.