7 Sides of Mak & Pasteman [Interview & Mix] | Selector After Dark

This week’s interview & mix comes from Mak & Pasteman.


Introduce yourself and tell us about the part of the UK you’re from?

 We’re Mak & Pasteman, originally from the North of England but have been living in London for the past 5 years! 


Tell us about some of your British DJ heroes?

 I mean there’s so many incredible DJs that influenced us from the UK, from Slipmatt to Four Tet, Carl Cox to DJ Harvey, Craig Richards to Joy Orbison! These DJs really know how to build a vibe, they understand patience and how to work a crowd, we’ve seen some masterful sets from these guys over the years and more and more great British DJs keep coming up! 


What have you been working on recently?

 We’ve been writing lots of music in the studio for DFTD, Food Music and Boom Ting Recordings – We’ve also just remixed Maya Jane Coles & Shadow Child. We’re really honing in on a new sound, referencing our influences from the 90s and bringing it up to date with that familiar Mak & Pasteman energy! 


Tell us about the mix, how did you put it together, what did you want to represent?

 We always enjoy putting together mixes and crate digging for music, for this mix we wanted to give a real insight into what we’re playing in clubs at the moment, the sound we’re forging with our upcoming releases and introduce listeners to some artists they might not be completely familiar with just yet. 


Talk us through the British music featured in this mix? Which British artists are you most excited about?

We have to give a massive shout out to Oli Furness, DJ Haus, Jakwob & Redlight! There’s some really great things happening in the UK at the moment, we’re all referencing our love for US Labels like Dance Mania but in a very British and modern way! The Dance Trax series on Unknown To The Unknown has really blown up this year and we’ve been lucky enough to sign new releases to DFTD and Food. We love the rawness of early 90s House & Garage and are always looking for ways to flip that sound and make it our own! 


What is on the cards in the immediate future? 

We’re wrapping up a great 2017 with our remix of Shadow Child’s “Ooh Tune” and we’ve got a great run of shows culminating in NYE at Warehouse Project.  From there we have a jammed release schedule already in 2018. We’re both really excited about working with labels like DFTD and Food Music as well as on collaborations with cool artists and playing at some of the best clubs and festivals in the UK and Europe. 


Where is the best place in the world you have DJ’d and why?

We’ve been blessed to be able to see some amazing places through music, Australia, New Zealand, Asia… I think though food and travelling go hand in hand when playing and there’s nothing like Cake Shop in Seoul! Rowdy little basement full of people absolutely going for it, then after the set you get to go for Korean BBQ at 5am!