The Hectors Mixtape
Stvvv (Hectors)

1) Tell us about yourself…..
I am stvvv, real name Steve (shock), I’m 24 and I’m an Edinburgh local.
I’m fortunate enough to actually be able to work full time as a DJ; I studied Digital Media specialising in sound design, I graduated in 2016 and managed to do shite all with the degree but I get to say I’m an honorary bachelor of science now so it’s cushty.
Beyond that I’m pretty into snowboarding and watching Its Always Sunny for the millionth time.

2) How did you get into music and DJing?
I’ve been into music for as long as I can remember, I’m pretty sure I was obsessed with the Spice Girls, Robbie Williams and Tom Jones when I was wee; then my mum got me into old punk bands when I hit my teenage years, I still love The Ramones.
I’ve always been pretty musical, I started learning guitar when I was about 8 (didn’t really stick) and brass at about 10 (that did stick, I play the tuba these days 😎), that led me to playing drums in a band called DARC which led me to DJing. We were like a shitter version of The Prodigy, we got airplay on Radio 1 and played T in the Park though so we must have been alright!
First record I ever bought... I got the D12 & Eminem – My Band and Twista – Sunshine singles back in the day, does that count?

3) Who/what are your favourite DJs/producers/labels?
I really rate anything/everything that Luckyme put out, if you don’t know them they’re a Scottish based label that are associated with people like Hudson Mohawke, Eclair Fifi, Rustie, Jacques Green & Baauer. Every year they do a takeover night at Sneakies and it’s banging; I managed to get the night off and go last year, they had Eclair Fifi and Nina Las Vegas (Australian DJ/label boss, check her out as well she’s shit hot) and it was helfy.

4) Tell us about your mix…..
I didn’t want to another straight up Funk Kitchen mix as it wasn’t that long ago we put up the last one so I decided to try and show off a wee bit. Saying that, god only knows what happened, the mix goes from disco to house to old school funk to acid techno but hey ho it’s all subjective eh.
I cheated a wee bit and recorded the mix in Ableton, partly because it lets me be a perfectionist and fine tune everything, mostly because my DDJ controller is fucked and I can’t record out of it.

5) What are your future plans?
I will be at Hectors until they decide to get rid of me or until I get that Coachella booking, I also have a couple of other residencies around Edinburgh throughout the week (check out my Facebook page for details).
I will be making an appearance at the Crews Against Cancer party on the 27th, and hopefully if things go to plan I will be running another wee party night in the near future so keep your eyes/ears peeled!

6) Anything else you want to mention…..
Hi mum, hi dad, mon the cabbage

Tracklist of your mix…..
Breakfast Lunch and Dinner – Try My Love
Melba Moore – Stepped Into My Life (Janefondas Remix)
Atlus – Gum
S’Express – Theme From S’Express
Jimmy ‘Bo’ Horne – Spank
Karizma – Work It Out
Donna Summer – Bad Girls (The Reflex Revision)
Lorenz Rhode, Purple Disco Machine – Birds
Peggy Gou – It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)
The Wiseguys – Ooh La La
Newcleus – Jam On It (Claude VonStroke & Galen Disco Kryptonite Remix)
Skream – An Ode To Mr Smith
Mall Grab – Pool Party Music
Crazibiza – Keep It Comin’
Matt Sanchez – Sinner Leader
Barbara Tucker – Think (About It) (Mike Dunn Blackball Main Mix)
Lyn Collins – Think (About It)
Andre Crom – Body Dreamin’
Maceo Plex – Hard To Find (Maceo Plex Funk Drop)
Cratebug – Melondrop (Chicago Mix)
Thayana Valle – The Sunshine
Yaeji – Raingurl
Dusky – LF10
Hollen – Acidizer (Spartaque Remix)
Della Donzalez, Gavin Russom – Relevee (Carl Craig Remix) (Slam Rework)
Nathan Fake – The Sky Was Pink (Icelandic Version)

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