A few weeks ago, the BULK office inbox was hit by this meteor of a mix, the 303 basslines and hihats within it leaving it like this:
The BULK office mailbox after the impact of Jeppe Willumsen
Surveying the damage this mix is cabable of doing, we simply had to break our own rules, and provide you with a second mix for the May month. -Because the mix slot for June is already taken by a real heavy-weight. More on that later (in June, to be precise)…
Back to our current main subject: Jeppe Willumsen, co-owner of the Surfase label and host of the Integer nights, is a veritable force of nature behind the decks, and the impact when he exercises his skills leaves no man standing (still). There’s actually no need for more words, except his own, which you’ll find - as always - after the mix link:
We might have been a bit blind here at the bulk office, but from our viewpoint, you kinda just came out of nowhere and outplayed most of the CPH DJ roster… So. Erhh, how long have you played? Does it come natural to you do you have a strict training schedule?
I’m very flattered u guys - although its far from true. Anyway, as everyone else, I started out in my bedroom, 7-8 years ago or so - when I was still living at my mom’s yard. The training schedule was probably a lot more strict back then, nonetheless, I do love to play records and record mixes as much as I can during the week, and then once in a while pull them out from the old hard drive, to use for special occasions like this.
Again, forgive us for our ignorance, but do you produce music yourself?
Yes that’s something I fiddle with as well, and I was very lucky to make a guest appearance in “Unga Bunga” [Show on Danish national radio, red.] last year with some of my own productions.
What made you go from dubstep to better music? ;) Bahhaha, well, its no secret that dubstep the last few years has lost pretty much all of its previous “punch”. And to be quite frank, I really cant be playing the same Silkie tunes years over and over again. I’m always on the hunt for good music, so I guess this is my natural progression. With that being said, I still very much enjoy listening back to the good things dubstep had to offer me, and when the genre regains its aforementioned “punch”, Ill be the first one to throw my money after it.
Has your progression influenced (the future of) Surfase records in any way?
No - Surfase is, using a popular term, a bass music label.
Where can we catch you next time? And any other future party-plans? Next thing coming up is june 8th, for the fifth edition of INTEGER at Culture Box, the club nights Simon Olsson and I are arranging. Apart from that we’ve got a pretty big thing coming up at the end of this summer, something I think you’ll have some knowledge about as well, I’ll keep this internal for now ;)
Hehe, yeah we should probably get on with that… :) - What was your thoughts behind the mix you provided us?
No special thoughts behind it actually. When I was deciding what to send or record for you, I dug this out, listened it through while bicycling - and later on with a good friend, and we both agreed that this one had the potential.
It certainly did alright… How and where was the mix recorded?
At my home, one take, using two 1210’s and a mixer.
What did you do 1 hour before the mix?
Sorry - I really can’t remember
We forgive you. Why the name Tina?
I had hoped that the choice was free, so I could score some cheap points, and give it my girlfriend’s name. But with you wanting a name starting with T, the first name that crossed my mind was Tina - a really cool lady I know from my day job.
Thank you, and keep it up!
Right back at you!