Kicking off our 2022 mix series is Amanda Rizkita aka Kindergarchy with a rare all Vinyl mix. Here she takes us on a seamless journey through the realms of Ambient, Techno, Rolling Rhythms and House, a much needed flowing energy for our weekend. A music lover and a frequent friend at our store, Kindergarchy has been putting out many mixes as of late through various channels such as Norm Radio and Frekeunsi Antara. Listening to this mix makes us wonder what other hidden gems there might be in her collection :)
1. Hi Amanda, thank you for doing a mix for us! Could you tell us a little about yourself and how you approached this mix!
It’s a pleasure! I’m a music fan and I’ve recently been obsessed with Powder’s works again - that slow, hypnotic, nimble, and rather quiet sound that somehow is still a party in your head. So that’s kind of the idea of the mix! In a way, two of her tracks here anchor it.
2. It's refreshing to hear an all Vinyl mix with all sorts of styles blended together! How does it differ to you as compared to recording with Digitals.
I also like and miss digital because some records are just stupid expensive, and some music just don’t exist in a physical format. Also you get to play around a bit more easily with digital - you can skip, loop, or even edit the tracks prior. But sometimes I like the limitation because I’m forced to work with what I have, and to me a certain degree of constraints often counter-intuitively produces better results. I read a newsletter by Haley Nahman last year that summarizes this well!
3. Did you have a particular context or scenario in mind when you were selecting tunes & recording the mix?
To break it up from the droning sounds I had an electro-breaks number from Animals Dancing, a great label from down under. And then the last two tracks are kind of a tribute to classic Italian Dream & Chicago house. The first time I heard that Vincent Floyd track it was an instant classic to me, it’s such a “last song” material.