This weeks interview & mix comes from Little Boots.
Introduce yourself and tell us about the part of the UK you’re from?
I’m Victoria my artist name is Little Boots, I’m a singer songwriter and DJ. I’m originally from Blackpool in the North West but have lived in East London for the last 8 years.
What have you been working on recently?
Recently I’ve been DJing a lot, so working on my sets and new mixes. I recently did a remix for Erasure and am writing some vocals for some collaborations with other producers. I’m also working on a new EP, which I hope to only work with female producers, as I think women are hugely underrepresented in this field. I love tracks with vocals but this mix is more instrumental than most of my sets.
Tell us about the mix, how did you put it together, what did you want to represent?
I play a lot of rare disco edits in my sets, as well as old school house, but wanted this mix to be a little deeper and darker and clubbier, more of an after-hours feel. I also wanted to include some female artists and producers like Shura, The Black Madonna and Honey Dijon.
Talk us through the British music featured in this mix? Which British artists are you most excited about?
There are two tracks involving Joe Goddard from Hot Chip here as they both worked so well I couldn’t choose between. Joe and I go way back as he produced by first single ‘Stuck On Repeat’ back in 2008 and I’m always such a huge fan of what he does, he is so talented. I love Shura, a British singer songwriter and this remix of hers is absolutely stellar. I’m a big fan of Psychemagik, a British producer who has remixed me before and has a golden touch.
What is on the cards in the immediate future?
I’m spending some time in the states working on new music and DJing. I’m working on lots of collaborations and a new EP, which I hope will be ready later in the year. I’ve also been working on a travel and music site www.loopguide.co where bands and DJs share their places around the world, a kind of insider rock and roll travel guide.
Where is the best place in the world you have DJ’d and why?
I’ve just got back from Milan where I DJ’d for Valentino during Fashion Week and I have to say it was one of my favourite gigs ever. They dressed me and I DJ’d from a carved golden balcony in an amazing building that had been completed transformed with huge sets of mirrors and disco balls. Other than that, DJing at Pikes in Ibiza is always special. It’s an old farmhouse where George Michael and Freddie Mercury used to party, the room is only tiny but its always a really magical crowd.