Today, through our weekly mix series, we introduce a new face to Oslo’s clubbing scene, Sandy. A new edition to Det Gode Selskab, Sandy brings a fresh outlook to our Jæger mix this week. Warm chords, two step beats and pads that hang in the air for perpetuity, define his mix. With a mood, sculpted out of the glacial soundscape and crispness in the air, Sandy’s mix finds us in tranquil repose, an ethereal state that washes over the listener through the tracks.
Centred around a distinct sound, but quite versatile in style and genre, Sandy’s edition to the Æmix goes from the deeper trenches of Tech-House, moving over to funky bass-lines and a hybrid Disco sound that jacks more than Nu-Disco and favours a more repetitive dance-floor focussed variation of the genre. It’s a diverse mix showcasing a few different sides to the DJ and we’ll look forward to hearing more from this new DJ in Oslo.
Give us an introduction
I’m Sandy. I hail from the small coastal town of Stathelle in south of Norway. A fairly young and fairly new face in Oslo’s clubbing landscape, also resident and helper in Det Gode Selskab.
What is your earliest memory of a piece of music?
The Moomintroll intro! The Carpenters – Top of the World also comes to mind. My childhood saw a broad spectrum of musical influences. For instance my uncle is a member of a Shanty choir, and I loved going to the Langesund Shanty Festival every summer and see my uncle perform. Certainly a very different vibe to the electronic music I now prefer.
What sound or genre do you feel represents what you try to do through your selections?
I haven’t been DJing for more than a couple of years, and even though my interest in Electronic music has been there since I was a child I don’t feel like I have a very firm identity just yet. Maybe I never will. It’s a process that I have to be patient about. I will always identify with a melodic sound though.
What do you consider your role as DJ should be?
A DJs role depends on the situation and context. In Dance music, making people dance should be the primary focus. Of course not at every expense. It’s also important for me to be a good educator and curator of all sorts of music.
What was the theme of your mix?
As a DJ I take responsibility in trying to adjust what I play to the conditions I play in. As this was recorded on an early summer night in Jæger’s cozy backyard I chose deep, warm and floaty tracks with a subtle groove or melody.
Which track in your Æmix best represents the theme of your mix and why?
Grant – Cliché, one of my current favourites.
What do you hope your Æmix relays to the listener?
What’s next for you after this mix?
I’m staying in the Jæger booth with Solaris and Philip Hinz from Det Gode Selskab. Then this week I’m heading into the Norwegian woods for a small friends-of-friends festival where I will be playing a techno-set and an eclectic chillout-set. Other than that I’m looking for a new studio with my wonderful friend and studiopartner Hans Hug.