GROUNDED: MALEY [WEEK 20 MIX]

Lockdown may be easing up, but the music doesn’t stop! Joining us this week is Maley, bringing a mix of techno, minimal, house & garage vibes. Playing across the UK and Sydney, this is not a mix you want to stay inside to. We caught up with Maley to find out about getting in to mixing, who has been on his playlist this summer and coping with lockdown. Listen to his mix below, and make sure to share it!


What style of mix have you gone for?

I’ve gone for a range of techno, minimal, house & some garage sounds. I guess what you’d typically hear in a club set from me. I try to stay true to one sound rather than being influenced by whatever’s popular at the time. The tracks I’ve selected are ones which I've picked up in records stores recently or have been in the bag for years. I always like to have some gems from the 90s & early 2000s handy.


What made you start mixing?

I’ve been mixing from a young age, since begging my mum for a pair of belt drives from an Argos catalog when I was 11 (probably watched Kevin n Perry too many times)! But I don’t think I mastered it until I was in my late teens. When I was 18 I had my first residency at a club called the Arena in Middlesbrough & I was lucky to warm up for some big names. Over the years I’ve played in different cities in the UK, Manchester, Leeds, London etc & in Sydney for the legendary S.A.S.H.

What's your favourite part of your GROUNDED mix you’ve created today?

Hearing my own tracks coming into mix. I’ve included six unreleased ones, which seemed to fit with the vibe.

If you could throw a party anywhere in the world right now, where would it be?

Good question. In terms of cities, Amsterdam has some cools venues and events. Also Lisbon has a good scene. Living in London, I often see places which I think would make a nice space for a party. Netil house rooftop being a recent one.

Which other artist are you digging at the moment, and been listening to over lockdown?

I’ve been listening to a lot of old house and rave music from the early 90s but other than that I’ve been liking stuff from Harry Wills, Alec Falconer, Fabe & have been listening to mixes from Christian ab & Francesco del Garda


What’s your top tip for getting through these past months in lockdown?

Have a creative outlet & having some kind of routine. I’ve seen lot of producers using this time productively to get a lot of projects finished. Also it’s been good to see friends getting out in nature and enjoying what’s on their doorstep rather than using spare time to get lagging on the beer, haha!

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