Mandagsklubben’s crusader Jeff Niels (Niels Theissen) takes his turn at the Jæger mix. The Brokesteady DJ is part of the foundation at Jæger as one of its longest serving residents, and a DJ with an ever-progressive view of the dancefloor while able to submit to its impulses. He’s able go from an early evening Deep-House set to a bass-heavy Chicago set without much persuasion and there’s always a smile waiting for you on the other side of the booth. A knowledgeable selector with a cool disposition Jeff Niels is the antithesis to the notion of the DJ as the centrepiece. Coming from the unassuming atmospheres of Fisk & Vilt to the heady environment of Jæger, Jeff Niels is able to find that fleeting balance between entertainment, function and appreciation in his sets that usually mark the early part of a Monday evening.
In his Jæger mix opts for mood, with heady pads and an omni-present cloud of texture gathering around low-lying 4-4 kicks, 303 bass-lines and syncopated hi-hats. With tracks by Hodge, Tornado Wallace and Daphni all making an appearance the track listing lends from various different genres and styles, which Jeff Niels manages to tie together through a shared atmosphere. Rather than progressing from one point to the next, this edition of the Jæger mix wallows, appears static in nature even though the club arrangements of the tracks might suggest otherwise. Ending his mix on the Soulphiction’s funky “b3b4urd1”, Jeff Niels leaves us on a toe-tapping high-note (pun intended) on this week’s edition of the Æmix.