That Particular Mix ft. Banks x Yuahrel x Daye Jack
Every time I listen to this mix I’m left feeling some kind of way. I don’t know exactly what it is but it takes me elsewhere, a place that I no longer know. In some way I wish I could put my finger on it but I can’t for some reason. Maybe my happiness won’t allow me to explore or dwell on those places anymore, or maybe I’ve forgotten what melancholy feels like. Either way there’s a reason why I froze and ‘zoned out’ during the recording of this particular mix. Was it the Banks‘ vocal of ‘you were not deserving’ from Yuarel‘s interpretation of Drowning, being looped, chopped and cut against an endearing piano loop from Daye Jack‘s Mona Lisa?
I recall what I felt at the time of mixing which I can only compare to a bit of an out of mind experience. I felt as if the music took me on a subconscious trip to depths I no longer know. This particular mix is just so powerful for reasons I probably need not know on a surface level but I feel drawn to it. Maybe it’s the two tracks merging together and being looped, which in some indigenous cultures of the African diaspora and worldwide, are used to capture a heightened sense of spiritual and emotional awareness.
I’m intrigued to find out whether you feel the same way, there’s something about this particular mix that I can’t describe, maybe I’m not supposed to decipher it, how does it make you feel, did it affect you in the same way?
I’d love to hear your interpretation.