The Ravi Brunsvik alter ego, Rave – Enka is back in our booth for this instalment of the Jæger mix. Always a welcomed sight at Jæger, Brunsvik is almost a fixture at Jæger, and the mix follows a mere couple of weeks since his last appearance in our booth for Øyvind Morken’s Untzdag. Whether he’s playing live as one half of Det Fantastiske To or donning the Rave – Enka badge as a DJ, Ravi Brunsvik’s music offers a inter-dimensional appeal between the body, soul and mind.
As Rave Enka his sets and music favour a musician aesthetic with a repetitive nature. A more-than adept live performer, as a DJ Rave – Enka can move between more freely between the sound of his solo project and Det Fantastiske To, where hefty percussive arrangements play amongst Rhodes piano stabs and House vocal samples. His Jæger mix today is the best example of this, flitting between repetitive bass loops and melodic excursions into outer-worlds, while firmly rooted in its percussive pursuit.
Elements of Space Disco, House and Synth-Wave all find a space in this Rave Enka mix and the DJ displays an airy touch in stringing them all together, leaving each track a space, before moving onto the next. Although he’s taken a short hiatus from recording for while there’s a whisper on the air that he’s back in the studio and there might be some new DFT and Rave – Enka releases in the works. We pry the DJ about this and what’s in his bag (its not what you think) in the accompanying Q&A.
Hello! Thank you. I see this mix as a bird, bobbing its head as it dances down the street, with a swagger only a bird bobbing its head can have.
What’s your earliest memory of a piece of music and who played it to you?
What’s the track of the season?
What was the theme of your mix?
You’ve been busy in the studio too I believe, both as a solo artist and as one half of De Fantastiske To. What’s happening on that front that you can share with us?
How does the Rave-enka project differ sonically when you DJ from De Fantastiske To?
You’re always carrying a manual along with you for some synthesiser or drum machine. What’s in your bag at the moment?
What’s next for you directly after this mix ?