William Florelle: The ‘Shine A Light On’ Mix
In an age in which new artists compete for attention it can be notoriously difficult to be heard amidst the noise. William Florelle is an up and comer who first caught our attention on a release via WotNot music earlier this year. His soul tinged take on house oozed with quality and showcased an artist ready to step up.
The London based producer is turning heads very quickly and this make showcases his true capabilities as a musician.
Read the interview below and download:
Please introduce yourself… Who are you, where are you and what are you?
Hi, I’m Will. I make beats. I’m currently melting in a Cafe in London Fields, whilst nursing an iced coffee.
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)?
I'd like to say my music sounds like this with a soft vocal touch:
Where was the mix recorded?
At The Docks Studios, a hub in NE London in the Total Refreshment Centre, where my studio is based.
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
Ideally outside during a hazy evening. On a decent set of speakers and with a few dancing bodies around.
What should we be wearing?
Something loose, colourful and comfortable. Nothing? It’s totally up to you.
What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?
Pretty much the same setting in which we should be listening + maybe a bigger system, more trees and more dancing bodies.
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
They’re all my favourite! But I’d say the one thats received the most plays since I first heard it is Rekchampa’s ‘All I Have’. Raw bumpy goodness.
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
Hands down THIS.
But again, there are a lot of favourites.
If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?
Granite State, cos he’s a nutty geeza.
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
First set up was two CDJ 200’s and DJM300. I don’t really have a set-up at home now, I mostly use the equipment at The Docks, my work office and in clubs.
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
I think they’re both equally as important, but not always the most important part of the mix. I’d say how all the tracks work together is what counts. But thats just my two cents.
What were the first and last records you bought?
I’m pretty sure the first record I bought was from DMX. The most recent, Marcel Lunes album on Local Talk.
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
If it was an animal what would it be?
A star fish.
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
The Kings of the Late Night ft. Billy Love – Fly Away
I always have trouble with this one. Tune though!
Upcoming in the world of…
I’m currently working on a few songs with an awesome singer, Bahia, for a forthcoming EP, which are more towards that lo-fi R&B vibe. Definitely want to get another couple bits out within the coming months, some more suited to the club and others to be played in a live context, hopefully. But we'll see…
Anything else we need to discuss?
I don’t know… Is there? 😉
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