Armed with fresh fruit, leftover red wine and a bag full of records, San Proper charts the lineage between disco and house in this stunning two hour mix.
The Amsterdam-based DJ/producer even adds the occasional toast in along the way – a first for the Juno Plus podcast series. After a slew of collaborative releases on Rush Hour in 2007, San released 12″s on a couple of our other favourite Dutch labels – Studio Soulrock and Dekmantel – as well as the mighty German imprint Perlon.
2011 has been marked by a number of memorable live shows, and he’s also spent time holed up in the studio remixing Mossa, Dave Aju, The Clover and Dazz Hands. With a 12″ on Melon’s Ratio?Music due out at the end of June, as well as upcoming releases on a host of other labels, you can imagine we were quite chuffed to lock him down for a Juno Plus mix.
Although he eschewed the opportunity to hand over a tracklisting, San did let slip that the mix starts with an unreleased track he produced for De Afro Bode, a new afrobeat project from Amsterdam, before continuing with Tony Allen’s “Jealousy”.
“The mix then slips into something more comfortable, with a Mr. Peabody edit and some other clever edits of disco gems, as I chant a couple of house phrases on top,” he explains. “The second hour is like the other side of the mirror, as I play my latest house jams while I hint some disco lyrics here and there.”
“This mix is dedicated to this summer and my muse,” he said, before adding: “Don’t let your vinyl melt! One love for Osaka, Paris, London and Berlin. Special thanks to the fans and friends. You know?”
(This mix has now been archived. You can still stream it via the Mixcloud player above)
No tracklisting provided.
Picture credit: Anne Claire de Breij