In 1997 Quenum released a record on Pacific Records alongside Paulo Nascimento. Since then his career has evolved dramatically and he has established himself as an innovative, expressive musician having formulated a thirty year long career in dance and electronic music. He has released material on the likes of Soma, Rebellion, Crosstown Rebels and many more.
However, earlier this year it was announced that he would be returning to the record label which started it all for him. Pacific Records has recently relaunched and much of the highly sought after material from the late 90's is resurfacing alongside material from friends and family.
Quenum has attempted to recapture the sound of the label in its formative years with a new EP titled "Express Yourself". The record features dubbed out synth stabs, soft rolling percussion and wonderful deep sensibilities which will delight on the dancefloor.
We invited Quenum to record a mix to run alongside this new release. Listen and read the interview below:
Who are you, where are you and what are you?
DJ & Producer - I am in Geneva Switzerland.
Where was the mix recorded?
In my studio in Geneva.
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
Everywhere! Any setting is amazing, according to your mood.
What should we be wearing?
Your best outfit.
What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?
Cruising on an amazing yacht in the Caribbean sea with your best friends.
Which track in the mix is your current favorite?
Express Yourself (Marsden Hot Lizard Remix).
What’s your favorite recorded mix of all time?
I love all the mixes. Each one mix has its own vibe.
If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?
I think Larry Levan, he's a pioneer club DJs in the late 70s. He explored creative ways to edit, mix, and remix records. He also experimented with innovative techniques to overcome the limitations of the DJ equipment, and an amazing Dj producer, composer, and remixer.
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
2 Platine Technics - Modèle "SL 5200" - Vinyle | 3615 DESIGN | Platine technics, Vinyle, Platine and GLI PMX 9000 Preamplifier Mixer DJ Mixer.
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
Both are very important for me.
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
Sweet and spicy.
If it was an animal what would it be?
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
I don’t know, I think I have some but I never tried.
Anything else we need to discuss?
Enjoy the mix and thank you for the support. =)
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