Yr Lovely Dead Moon is the project of Rachel Margetts, an experimental musician and poet who makes up part of multi-facted collective FITH, the minds behind the most recent release for our R$N affiliated label Outer Reaches. In her solo productions, narratives drift atop cosmic lounge and post-punk influences; a synthesis of processed sounds and live electro acoustic forms.
Here she teams up with her great friend and collaborator, Berlin-based DJ Jamuel for this week's Wednesday Alternative mix entitled 'Rotting Pines, Shiny Apples'. They go back to back blending experimental, electronica, jazz and soundtracks...
Please introduce yourself... who are you, where are you, what are you?
Two friends that both make and love music. Yr Lovely Dead Moon (Musician and Artist, also of FITH) and Jamuel (DJ, mostly Techno).
Where was the mix recorded?
In Jamuel's bedroom in Wedding, Berlin, on decks surrounded by lots of records and films and plants
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
On a yacht on Plötzensee (little grubby lake around the corner)
What should we be wearing?
What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?
The yacht on Plötzensee, obviously
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
For both of us: The first one, Chi Mai by Ennio Morricone
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
Jamuel: Paula Temple's Essential Mix for BBC
If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?
Yr Lovely Dead Moon: I saw Björk dj, it was sick. Go on then, Björk haa
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
Yr Lovely Dead Moon: Youtube to start and now Ableton
Jamuel: A laptop with a trial of Virtual DJ on it. Now it's two Technics 1210 Turntables and an Allen & Heath Xone 23 Mixer
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
For both of us the start, because it grounds the tone
What were the first and last records you bought?
Yr Lovely Dead Moon: First one was Mis-Teeq – Eye Candy, the last one Vasilis Skoulas - Κρητική Ανθολογία.
Jamuel: The first one was a Greatest Musical Hits Compilation, the last one a Punjabi MC Remix of Lose Yourself by Eminem
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
If it was an animal what would it be?
A worm in the apple
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
Yr Lovely Dead Moon: I have an Elliott Smith record, which I can't imagine mixing or playing on a night out! Or maybe my Dad's Genesis records ha... but really there's a place for everything.
Swamp by FITH available here.