Please meet: Mr Mellow

Truly a friend, who I would describe as a mid-wife, if he was a lady. When Our Label fired up stage two of its business, Mr Mellow of Legere Recordings was there – on the lawn of Hamburg’s Stadtpark, if memory serves me correctly – to offer advice, courage and generally a good vibe. Therefore, without further ado, listen to his mix and read about his DJ life here, as we enter another edition of our “DJ you should know” series.

Which style / genre do you mostly play:
Music For Modern Living

Residency (current or previous):
Previously:
Hamburg: Zinnschmelze – Tempelhof – Tiefenrausch – Lounge – Meanie Bar – Molotow – Hasenschaukel – Moondoo … and a few more … /// Berlin: Privatclub – Echo Awatds Aftershow (in the very beginnings, when it was nice …)
Current:
London: Soho Radio

DJ gig farthest away from your home:
Barcelona & Cannes

Most memorable DJ gig and why?
Various nights in places like Mahagonibar/Augsburg, Die Kleine Quelle/Jena or Red Cat/Mainz … and too many to mention in the Lounge/Hamburg … why? Because of the friendly people/crowd/dancers/promoters ….

Since when have you been a DJ?
1987

What was your first ever record?
Alvin Stardust – My-coo-ca-choo

Favourite record of all times and why:
Sunshine Thuggery – The Siddeleys, because it’s perfect

Record that surprised you most and why:
There, There My Dear – Dexy’s Midnight Runners, because it introduced me to soul music and literature

Record you usually play at all your DJ gigs:
Gaturs – Gator Bait (7inch)

Vinyl or other media:
Vinyl only

Favourite club to play at:
Légère headquaters / cellar bar …

Your favourite DJ:
Pete Rivera

Band / Musician you strongly recommend everyone should listen to:
Too many to mention …