This week’s interview & mix comes from The Maghreban.
Introduce yourself and tell us about the part of the UK you’re from?
I’m The Maghreban. I grew up in Guildford.
Tell us about some of your British DJ heroes?
Brockie, DJ Trace, Easy M, Nomis, Mix Magician, Fabio, Jazz T, Gatto Fritto
What have you been working on recently?
Tell us about the mix, how did you put it together, what did you want to represent?
I’ve overthought some mixes I’ve done previously. This one, I just got together more music than I needed and pressed record and banged it out. I want it to represent what I play out.
Talk us through the British music featured in this mix? Which British artists are you most excited about?
I wont do all of it, but:
Mosca – White Mice – I love this one, feels faster than it is. Destroys the Dance.
Detroit Swindle – Circular City (Mathew Herbert Instrumental Remix) – Herbert is a legend. I wish this came out on vinyl.
Medlar – Shake It – This is immense.
Admin – Flute Loops (DJ Nature Remix) – Oof.
Bambooman – Feel – This guy has styles upon styles.
Mr. G – Navigate – Also a legend, loving recent output.
All of the above, and the last 2000 Black record is immense. Tatham, Mensah, Lord and Ranks – 2 Way Here, 1 Way Go. That makes me dance.
What is on the cards in the immediate future?
Finishing up my album, and getting a new live set together.
Where is the best place in the world you have DJ’d and why?
Primavera Festival last summer, in Barcelona. That was special. Just the size of the crowd. And I got to play some old jungle I grew up on.