It’s not often we invite somone who worked side-by-side with Prince to record a mix for us. Well never, if we’re honest. But Black Asteroid isn’t your average techno DJ and producer.
Aside from the above acumen, he’s also remixed Depeche Mode and Rick Owens, and often performs with live vocalists, incorporating modular synths on stage to “add an element of danger” to his shows. Which is exactly why we’re so excited to share his hard-hitting mix, recorded live from Budapest. Download the mix below.
What have you been up to lately? Just returned from some dates in South America and now heading to Europe for August, including my first time in Ibiza.
What can you tell us about the mix? Where was it recorded? What kind of equipment did you use? In addition to 4 decks in Traktor, and 2 X1’s, I’ve added some Make Noise Modular synths to my setup. I really like the live element. This set was recorded recently in Budapest at Akvárium Klub.
How do you usually approach DJ sets when you play live? Sometimes I invite vocalists such as Cold Cave to join me when possible. I did this recently in LA, NY, Chicago and Montreal. I incorporate modular synths and try and add an element of danger and excitement, which is hard to get with a DJ set.
What’s next on the horizon for you? I recently finished recording my debut LP, so I’m working on setting up that release next. I’m also going to start working on a film soundtrack in the Autumn in addition to touring, which I actually enjoy. Most DJs will complain about airplanes and hotels. But I am finding the space and alien environments inspiring.