07.04.2011, Words by Zara Wladawsky

Dummy Mix 67 // 2562

One of the finest producers around, 2562 has been sketching that middle-distance between techno and dubstep since 2006, and with his absolutely killer album ‘Aerial’ [2008] provided one of the most accomplished, precise and yet giving albums that dubstep’s ever thrown out.

Continuing his mission to develop the dubstep template into newer, weirder parts, ex-Den Haag, now Berlin resident Dave Huismans, to give him his real name, brought out an album earlier this week, made up entirely of old disco samples. Taking the sighs and beats of the first real club music, on ‘Fever’, he turns them into the most jaw-dropping, gravity-defying dubstep.

His almost scientific approach to restructuring dance music’s DNA is no dry, academic pursuit – his tracks are sumptuous, emotive beasts and this mix, delivered this morning, is a pretty, light sketch of the finest dance music of the moment, one you’d be well advised to download with haste.

How’s it going?

Pretty good, thank you. I usually have a desire to hide under a rock when I got a new release coming out, but I’m managing.

Please tell us a bit about the mix?

It’s pretty much a what’s-in-the-bag selection, some of the new music I am feeling from all over the place, mixed together. Sandwiched between two cuts off my new album, cos I’m promotionally shrewd like that.

What’s coming up for you in the next few months?

I hope making music and getting some sunlight.

Tell us a bit about your album? How do you feel your sound has changed/evolved with it?

It is my interpretation and reworking of music from disco and boogie music from the late seventies and early eighties, which happen to be the years around my birth date. It’s just a very rich and varied era in terms of sound, you have live-played instruments on one end and the early drumcomputers, synths and sound effects on the other. It seemed a nice exercise to restrict myself to sampling that music and make something new out of it. It was all pretty straightforward compared to my previous albums; I just had some sampling sessions, made eleven grooves I was feeling and that was it.

Anything coming up with your A Made Up Sound project as well?

Yes, I have a few tunes ready. I just have to decide what gets released and when.

What festivals are you looking forward to playing most this summer?

Motel Mozaique in Rotterdam this weekend, Flow Festival in Helsinki, Extrema Outdoor in Eindhoven and a few I can’t reveal yet. But right now most of all to my album releaseparty at Panoramabar in Berlin in two weeks. It’s the club debut of my new live set and I’ll dj in the morning as well, I think it’s gonna be intense.

When in Doubt released 2562’s LP Fever on April 4, 2011


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