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RPM: Hemlin

Hemlin, London based DJ / collector that is heavily influenced by her Cypriut heritage both culturally and musically.

The music she collects is diverse, ranging from downtempo ambient electronic, to more peak time House tracks and has recently started to dig a little deeper into the world of Greek music from the 70s and 80s.

She teaches DJ lessons at the weekends at @londonsoundacademy as well as working for the NHS looking at how Genomics can be embedded into routine medical practice. In her own words “I like having the creative/sciency split, i think it helps me become more rounded as a person.”

A staple member of the @rhythm_sister collective, whcih is platform & community promoting female, non binary, and trans DJs and producers through workshops and events & monthly radio show on Balamii

Make sure to give Hemlin follow 👉 @iamhemlin

Each week we will be taking a dip into the crates and minds of some of the digging scenes most prolific collectors.

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Weirdest most quirky record buying memory?

“Visited friend and DJ Fannoire Ge, he made me some coffee, had a chat, we went through some of his records, and went home with about 10 banging ones”

What are you favourite record labels?

“Strictly Rhythm, Banoffee Pies, Tartelet Records”

Most unexpected connection made through records:

“Went to Dance Tunnel for a church special back in the day. Seb Wildblood was playing a track, with some rough field recordings. I think I took a clip and posted it on socials, Seb responded and sent me to Becky Sui Zhen who then sent me to another producer. Everyone basically got involved trying to find that track. Turned out it was Aquarium, I had that track already saved in my bandcamp wishlist and took me a month going round the houses to find it. Anyhoo, i played it enough to make it worth the pain ha!”

You’ve been sent on a mission to outer space; you are allowed to take one record…

“Frankie Bones – Bonesbreaks Volume 2”

Number 1 guilty pleasure record?

“I don’t think there’s such a thing. A pleasure is pleasure (no guilt). I like all sorts from some cheesy greek songs to Sugababes to Simply Red and Textacy.”

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