Saturday, June 14, 2008
mnml ssgs mx04: shed (soloaction/ostgut/delsin)
For the 4th installment in our ongoing series, we are very happy to present this lovely mix of classic house records by Shed. Shed is an artist we've been following for a while, as he continues to build an impressive and distinctive sound, releasing records on Delsin, Styrax Leaves, Ostgut and his own Soloaction label. We are particularly looking forward to hearing his new album, which he tells us about below. Can't wait. In the meantime, here is a q&a with Shed, followed by the great mix he has put together for us. While it may not be summer down under (from where I am writing this), these sounds did warm my heart. Enjoy.
Ssgs: Tell us a bit about this mix.
Shed: It is summer, that’s why I thought I'll do an ease house mix. Some good house music records arrived at the shop and they remind me of the time around ‘96 and ‘97. That was a good time and that why I thought I mix it. Summer and House music belong together.
Ssgs: The mix has some real classics in it. What have been some of your most important influences?
Shed: In the mix it is very obvious. Saunderson, Chez Damier, Carl Craig....
Ssgs: I have to ask, why the name ‘Shed’? Where did it come from?
Shed: It is derived from ‘shedding the past’. This is my motto.
Ssgs: Can you explain the intent and thinking behind Soloaction records? Where did the idea and motto (‘being forced to take action’) come from?
Shed: It is my own. I'm doing it alone and only for myself. I'm responsible for everything. And that gives me the possibility to do what I want.
To enjoy this feeling - you have to take action. Nobody does it for you.
Soloaction is sleeping at the moment, but on Subsolo something will be happening. A new ‘A Made Up Sound’ is coming along in July.
Ssgs: It seems like there is a real new sound emerging around Berghain and Ostgut from artists like Dettmann, Klock, Radio Slave and yourself (amongst others). What do you think? Is something different happening in Berlin? Are you consciously contributing to the development of this sound, or is it more organic?
Shed: There is not something different happening in Berlin, but there definitely is at Berghain/Ostgut. It is organic, it is a family.
Ssgs: What are you working on at the moment?
Shed: At the moment some things are finished. I still need to put my hands on my new live set to make it better.
Ssgs: What is the future for shed?
Shed: Tada! An album is coming up in September. I found someone who I can trust and where I feel secure. It will be released on Ostgut Ton. Of course. Some remixes are coming too.
Big thanks to Shed for taking the time to answer these questions and for putting together these wonderful house sounds.
Shed presents The Holy 35 Degrees Hit Mix
Recorded live in Berlin in the afternoon.
1. eargasmic 4009
2. definitive 018
3. kms 048
4. slowhouse 003
5. dansa records 1104
6. strictly rhythm 12342
7. djgenesis 002
8. king street 1017
9. underground 150
10. kms 060
11. tresor archive 006
12. cajual 206
13. sex trax 010