Mr Mitch has shared the second instalment of his 'TECHNO DANCEHALL' mix series online.
The series sees the DJ, producer and Boxed resident fuse together modern club sounds that take influence from mutated strains of techno and dancehall. He launched the series with the first instalment in October of last year, as part of a mix specially produced for Rinse. This time around, 'TECHNO DANCEHALL 2' was produced to air on his Rinse FM show.
Mr. Mitch is enjoying making people dance.
Mr. Mitch grew up surrounded by music. His father was a musician too, though attempts to coerce a young Miles into mastering the guitar were unsuccessful. With an interest in electronic music from the age of 10, specifically garage, Mr. Mitch got his first basic music production software, complete with looping functionality, courtesy of a cereal box when he was 11. Once the act of playing loops on loops became tiresome, his cousin gave him Fruity Loops, and from there he began producing material of his own.
When it comes to defining his sound, Mr. Mitch is hesitant. “I’m always changing,” he says, “it’s not that I’m indecisive, but I’m quite impulsive. I just go with whatever feels right at the time, but there’s a piece of me in everything I make.”
“It’s the perfect place to let go and lose yourself for a moment,” Mr. Mitch says affectionately of Room 2 at Corsica Studios. A beloved South London space with a banging soundsystem, Corsica is the perfect home for Boxed.
Our conversation leaves us wondering if, at times, Mr. Mitch feels as though he hasn’t caught a break. Yet he’s fostered and nurtured an entire scene, created a space for a genre-defying league of up-and-coming artists, established one of London’s most forward thinking parties, done the same with a label, and put out music via one of underground music’s most revered platforms. And as if that wasn’t enough, Mitchell has been a father since he was 22 years old. How does he manage it all?
Skream and Dennis Ferrer are set to play a new party at The Arch in Brighton which puts them inside a cage of lasers right in the middle of the dancefloor.
Named Boxed, the event launched last month with tech-house sensation Latmun holding court inside the lights.
According to The Arch, the idea to move the DJ booth to the middle of the dancefloor came after hosting a Fatboy Slim Boiler Room party where dancers surrounded the DJ.