Sinchi & Friends 44 comes from local Amsterdam artists SMHLSS . Top guys, dj’s producers and promoters, we ‘re big fans of what they’re doing (with their XXX event with Solar, Prins Thomas, Moscoman, Pagliara, Honey Soundystem last year a big highlight for us) . As to be expected from the fellas, this mix is a blend of genres; some ambient, disco, percussion and some hints of house music. Enjoy…
1) Who are you?
We are SHMLSS, 2 guys from Holland, we love to play records and share good music with the world.
2) What have been your highlights from the last 12 months?
The last year we spent more time on our label; XXX. The result are some pretty good releases from many talented producers. We also hosted hosted some great parties at Tivoli, Radion, All We Want Festival and most recently at De Marktkantine.
For our own music; we are very grateful for the releases on Eskimo and Nein records and a lot of really cool gigs in Holland and abroad in the last year.
3) What do you have lined up for the coming year?
Next month there will drop a 12” on the Berlin based Oye records. It contains 4 electronic edits of older tunes from various countries.
Some gigs in countries we did not visit with our record bags yet.
And of course more releases on our XXX imprint coming up as well. The next release contains tracks by JMII, Il Est Vilaine, Marvin & Guy and ourselves.
We also have some parties planned in Amsterdam & Utrecht for the next club season.
4) What is your favourite track of the last 12 months?
Bart: I played ‘Jesse Rudoy – What U Won’t Do’ a lot last 10 months.
Michiel: Too many to mention…
5) Tell us about 3 DJ’s / Producer’s we may not know but should be looking out for?
- Il Est Vilaine
- Stijn Sadee
- Roger van Lunteren (although he’s been in the scene for quite a while already. We think deserves a lot more recognition).
6) Best advice for anyone coming into the scene, either as a Producer, DJ or Promoter?
Just be yourself and follow your dream. Don’t try to fit in someone’s other musical taste or interests. You will lose your focus on your own work.
7) Due to developments in technology and software, there is so much which can be done to change a track to the tiniest detail, how much do you use this in your sets? Can too much technology be a bad thing?
If the music is getting better it’s not a bad thing. We use a lot of digital software in our music, but to play music nothing beats the feeling and sound of the vinyl. On the other hand; there is so much good music available on a digital format, for us it would be a waste to just play vinyl only.