the EDWIN music channel has been an incubator for exciting and genre blurry mixes shaped by world-renowned DJs, producers and taste makers.

At the dawn of a new decade, EDWIN recruited the founder and underground producer of ‘Night Travel on a Blanket’ Bass bat to bring its sophisticated sample-based synergy to a new mix.

The proprietary blend is a dark, grumpy affair. Imbued with the traveling spirit of Low Bat, capturing the kinetic verve of field recordings and ethnic rhythms, it cuts through the new wave and desolate techno, mixing it all together through a post-punk mixer.

Accompanying the mix, the French producer spoke with EDWIN about his musical education, his time exploring Berlin nightlife and what the future holds for the sound master …

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Can you tell us a bit about your musical background?

Well, I am happy to have an older sister and a brother who strongly gave me the initial shape of my journey. First, my sister gave me French rap CDs like ‘La Rumeur’, with strong political lyrics. On the other side, my brother made me listen to bands like Electralane, Nick Drake and Elliot Smith.

I was also learning the violin in music school at the time but my teacher was such an elitist idiot that he made me hate music for quite some time. After a while I listened to punk like Crass while having power cuts caused by cheap brandy.

I got into electronic music when I first met Judaah. But I never really gave up on my early influences like conscious rap, melancholy late night listening sessions and a certain punk attitude on top of that.

What future projects are you working on at the moment?

I have a few things to cook. We’re still in a creative process with my friends Luc and Ariel, and we’re hoping to release a full album under our band name Jean-Luc. Guillaume from Pilotwings was patient enough with me to record an album last year. We don’t have a name for the project yet but it will see the light of day on Themes For Great Cities, the label run by Arne. It will be an album in German, a free therapy session from my years in Berlin.

I also try to follow a very important side of me, programming. I have been a member of Mutant Radio for a year, I am currently writing these phrases from the radio yard located in Tbilisi, Georgia. Through radio, I try to work with people I love and trust.

Can you name any newcomers that you think deserve more attention?

Naomie Klaus, a French artist based in Brussels does a wonderful job as well as Simas Okas, whom I put on my first compilation. I want to sneak into the work of DJ F16 Falcon and PAL as well.

What is the most immoral offer that has ever been made to you?

Like everyone else, working for money to survive.

In July, you organized an exclusive festival in France. Can you tell us a bit about it? What was it like planning a festival during a pandemic?

The festival was hosted with two wonderful modern day beatnicks, Clyde and Aki, with added help from Noah and DJ OKO and the smiles and incredible support from everyone who came. I still get goosebumps when I think about it. It was a bit crazy because it was made for only 250 people and we had strict rules to follow in France at the time. The main idea in our heads was to organize a festival with more live bands than DJs and our slogan was “Rock and Cry” for YLOD.

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