nts' anu explores all the genres she loves in this super compelling mix for us. the London dj has been a staple of the scene out there for many years now staying loyal to her love of music which is evident in every set she plays. there's a sincerity to her djing that cant be fabricated, so excite she's brought the same energy to this mix. check out her mix Q&A below:
Tell us about this mix:
i think it's a mix that best represents me as a dj and a person, it's all over the place. i also wanted to create something that shows what it was like to grow up as a first generation in london - a huge mixture of sounds and cultures, all blended into one with a confusing sense of belonging.
When did you start DJing?
it was in 2015 that i PROPERLY started djing at parties (technically, it was in 2013 but fading between itunes and spotify at a work party doesn't really count).
i used to run a music magazine called equaliser with a friend and i was also part of a collective called NSFW. we used to put on parties, so it would have been with either one of those. i have bad memory.
Favorite party ever played:
i put on a party with jm moser in 2017, and we invited umfang, ramzi, lamin fofana, deadlift and philip fm to play. i was amazed by everyone's sets!! it was one of my favourite nights and i loved playing after ramzi's live set. the party had no specific end time, so i'm pretty sure we kept playing until we couldn't stand any longer. it was great to be part of a night with people i respect and have admiration for.
josey rebelle always and forever!
laurel halo always and forever!
Pet peeve when DJing:
guys who try and mess with the mixer. guys who try and have conversations with me whilst i'm playing.
What’s the best compliment you’ve ever gotten?
my mum was asked who her top 5 people to have at a dinner party would be and apparently one of them was me (the other 4 were famous)
Place you’d like to play:
i would love to play at freerotation, sustain release and unsound, as i have so much admiration for their line-up
Something you want everyone to know about you:
i am ok
MHYSA - Tonight
Lotic - Distribution of Care
Lara Sarkaissian - A Ceremony (for Arax)
Marco Shuttle - Cyberia
A Guy Called Gerald - Wow Yheah
Nazar - Warning Shots
NKISI - Kpadoompo Remix (DJ Arafat)
Batida - Bazuka (Quem Me Rusgou)
Nidia Minaj - Indian
Chino Amobi - Law III (Adam)
Deena Abdelwahed - Ken Skett...
Tomoko Aran - Hannya
Bonaventure - Impetus
Sega Bodega - CC feat. Shygirl
MHYSA - Strobe
Amnesia Scanner - Unlinear feat. Pan Daijing