Here is the 2nd mix of OPEN PORT CLUB monthly mix series featuring an artist seleced from each continent.
The mix of the month features Sleep D the electronic music duo based in Melbourne, Australia. Hope you enjoy!
Q1. How and where was the mix recorded? Could you tell us about the idea behind the mix?
This mix was recorded in our studio in Melbourne. Our idea was to strengthen the connection we have formed with the Japanese scene in the past few years by choosing music exclusively from Japanese and Australian artists. We also included a few unreleased tracks from Butter Sessions that feature both Australian and Japanese artists. It kind of captures how we might DJ in a longer set but condensed to just over an hour. Jumping up from more ambient sounds to house and then techno and then winding it down again.
Q2. Could you tell us about yourself and your musical background?
Well, we are two guys living in Melbourne, where we have spent most of our life. We've pretty much been doing what we do now since we were 14 or 15 years old. DJing, making edits and music, running a label etc. Our musical backgrounds are pretty much fully self taught, apart from the casual guitar and piano lessons in primary school. We've both studied in audio engineering but apart from that we've learnt mostly from reading magazines and tinkering in the studio for years!
Q3. What inspired you to start the label "Butter Sessions"?
We originally started Butter Sessions as a blog in 2010. It was a way for us to connect with people in Melbourne city that were running parties and making music as we we're quite young and living about an hour away from the city. We never planned for it to be a record label and what it is today but it naturally grew as we started to make music and needed an outlet for that and our friends that we're making nice music.
Q4. Could you tell us about the music scene in Melbourne and "Inner Varnika" (will be held this month)?
The scene here is super strong right now. Even though clubs are shutting down, there's a real variety of producers, events and party people that keep things exciting.
Inner Varnika is a good example of that. It's a fairly small festival in the Victorian country side, they always book a very diverse lineup and keep things interesting.
Release Detail : April 2019 from OPEN PORT CLUB