Edging the Jæger mix up to its first centurion is Duncan McDonald. Hailing from the land of Sub Club and Rubabdub Records, the Scottish born DJ has been a regular fixture on the Oslo DJ circuit for the last five years. An enduring presence both in the booth and on various dance floors across Oslo and further afield. Most recently he’s contributed to the Feel My Bicep podcast series and he makes regular appearances at the Villa and Jæger, very often alongside Det Gode Selskab collective.
This week’s Jæger mix sees McDonald keep it spontaneous after an unforeseen incident and the result is a setlist completely inspired by the moment. What might have started out as a dubby introduction to a chill Sunday evening on the dance floor, plays out quite differently under the circumstances. McDonald keeps the energy high throughout this set with dynamic shifts from four-four to breakbeat, from dub-Techno to House, and from Deep to Acid phases. It’s a Jæger mix with very many flavours with an uplifting mood at its core.
I recall my first cd was Americana by Offspring, and after getting that in the post I went down the slippery slope of buying cheap cds by the load, became an addiction!
It depends on the setting, cinematic techno with a lot of texture is my true love but for this mix I wanted to play something a bit different and show a softer side from what people usually here me play.
I guess reading the crowd has to be first and foremost, and being able to adapt to the situation you’re in, but it depends on what the night you’re playing at represents.
The original theme I had planned would be Skee Mask – routine, the pads are lush and the broken beats are just infectious. Or it’d be I lost my shoes on acid by red 7, probably one of my most rinsed tracks over the last few years, it’s bubbly acid line and fun vocals by Hugh Masekela make it the perfect Sunday party starter.
I hope people just enjoy the journey, it’s a completely spontaneous mix whereas usually when I’d do a podcast I’d plan it meticulously and hopefully they don’t hear me panicking at the start when none of ny tracks worked!