Twinsen: The ‘Monday Is Okay’ Mix
Bristol has been a home to many a creative and musician, it’s played a pivotal role in the emergence of many artists whom have influenced and shaped electronic music. Twinsen in based in the city and has spent hime honings his craft, mostly self releasing experimental leftfield material which has done well to have caught the attention of labels and counterparts.
However, his most recent outing, an EP on All Centre is arguably his most notable music to date. A more club come anti club affair which see’s him experiment with electronic textures and sounds. It’s introspective and odd, an EP reminiscent of early works by STL or the sludgier side of Joey Anderson’s back catalogue. It’s good stuff.
We invited Twinsen to show us around his musical collection and heritage as part of the Monday is Okay series, he does so in good form.
Listen and read the interview below:
Please introduce yourself… Who are you, where are you and what are you? What does your music sound like?
Songwriter in the West Country
Montage music for the camera roll
Can you draw what you think it sounds like for us (an image from the old internet is acceptable)?
Where was the mix recorded?
Living room floor
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
On the way to work
What should we be wearing?
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
Probably the Varg2tm track, just because it’s such an experience and it reminds me a bit of the end of Synecdoche New York
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
Soo tricky I could not say a fave, but I’ve been loving the AV mixes on the HATE YT channel recently. Hypnotic and probably the closest thing to a club experience right now for me
If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?
Same as my first DJ P x
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
I first bought one of those super tiny all in one usb DJ set ups but now it’s 1 vinyl turntable, a cd J and my phone 🙂
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
When I was making this mix I definitely wanted to set the tone from the beginning, and I think that dip in the pool album intro is such a wonderful greeting to a mix (End is also v important too tho)
What were the first and last records you bought?
First: Phats & Small – Turn Around
Last: is the Kieron Phelan and David Shepard EP released on rocketgirl. Radioflute is in the mix
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
If it was an animal what would it be?
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
Upcoming in the world of… Anything else we need to discuss?
Weekly AV starting in April