(Extended Mix): Dea Barandana

A four hour (Extended Mix) from one of Indonesia’s most celebrated DJs and record collectors, Dea Barandana. Resident at Potato Head Bali and Music From Memory-signed producer, the 2016 Diggers Directory alumni is, according to Gilles Peterson, the mastermind behind “the best DJ set I’ve heard in 10 years.” With his characteristic style of shortened plays and quick blends, this mix is a masterclass in front-foot DJing. Never allowing you to switch off or revert to background listening, the idiosyncratic styles and sounds seem antithetical on their own but, mixed by Dea, they form a synthesis that’s impossible to replicate.

(Extended Mix) is a new charitable series that celebrates all-night specialists and more simple, carbon-friendly lineups. Instead of paying on the door for this extended experience, we invite listeners to donate to the DJ directly while their gigs are cancelled, or to a chosen charity. For this one Dea has opted for African Wildlife Foundation.

We now premiere all our mixes a week early on Mixcloud Select. Subscribe to our channel to listen first, download the mixes, and ensure that the artists included in each one gets paid.

First off, how have you been finding lockdown? What has been the biggest challenge and more positive outcome you’ve experienced through extended time at home?

I’ve spent most of my time on the east of Bali where I can rent a holiday house with private access to the beach, so I can do my outdoor activity, also I get a lot of chance to do music so I guess its not too bad.

Thanks for recording an extended mix for us. How did you find the recording process?

It’s pretty easy I did it inside the box, its quiet different with the diggers directory where its all recorded live with records.

How did you approach the mix? Did you have an idea in mind beforehand? Was there much pre-planning or did you just trust your instincts?

It was pretty spontaneous. I made a lot of collage from the file that I get from my sharing group J I think it’s the best way to listen to them through a mix, but there is also a lot of songs that I ripped from my own collection

Could you talk us through a couple standouts from set?

The last track is very interesting similar style to joe tosini but better, also I really like the finnish cover version of Giorgio moroder e=mc2 by casco

Where’s been your favourite place to play an all-night set, and why?

Love potion in Stockholm and Have a nice day in berlin, I think those two are the only events that the crowd are familiar with what I am doing so I can do my things easily

Tell us a bit more about your chosen charity – what work do they do and why is it so important to you?

I’d like to donate the charity to African Wildlife Foundation they are doing very well to stop illegal hunting, animal trafficking, preventing deforestation and also creating sustainable agriculture and sustainable tourism.

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