We have a new blog contributor named Andre. He is a music lover, twitter savant and all around rad dude. He is so fucking rad he made Contrast an exclusive mix just for your ear holes. It features Aphex Twin, Band Of Horses, Crookers, Fagget Fairys, Blaqstarr, Jefferson Airplane, Rye Rye and M.I.A. to name a few. (Free download link at the bottom of this post) Go on, read a little bit about the man.
Lance: You are a mysterious man and go by many aliases, care to explain?
Andre: Well I started out as Dj Jim Jones. Because I thought it sounded cool. It was a lot of fun for a while dj’ing with my friend’s Davey Shindig and Matt Ratt, throwing some of the most fun parties Nextdoor and The Loft has ever had as S.I.B. When that imploded, I focused on little things here and there. I decided to kind of quit the DJ lifestyle and focus on making music instead. That’s when I retired Jim Jones and re-branded under the Haircuts for Men moniker. Since I don’t “DJ” anymore, I have a little more time to focus on making music and millions of mixes. All of which are under my LFA Records label.
What is your process of making a mix?
I would have to say since having access to a huge archive of music, making a mix is just a matter of selection. Mostly choosing music which I love and has a solid fun vibe. I listen to tons of styles, which helps keep the mixes from getting stale and monotonous.
Who/what are your archenemies?
My only arch nemesis is time. It’s surprising I get anything done outside of my job (and playing tons of videogames). Actually if I had one archenemy it would have to be Tumblr.