Next up to the RPM spotlight is Lena C…
“I was born in Brittany and moved to Manchester in 2014. I have been a Manchester/West Yorkshire based DJ and producer since 2017. Outside of music I am a French teacher!“
“My mixes and productions have been found across the airwaves of Worldwide FM, NTS, Radio Al Hara, Soho Radio and more! I always select music drawn from different genres, decades and places around the world when making a mix. Production wise, my first EP ‘Promenade’ is in the process of being pressed and should be released at the end of January. Exciting times ahead! 🙂 ”
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Name one institution that changed your life musically and why?
“Night&Day in Manchester as this is where the collective Me Gusta, which I was part of for 3 years in my early DJ years, threw some of the best club nights I’ve had the chance to DJ at. Night&Day is an iconic bar/club in Manchester which has been open for 30 years and is sadly facing closure because of an absurd noise complaint dispute. There is an online petition that you can sign to prevent the closure of this Mancunian stalwart.”
Name a song to soundtrack the sunshine…
“Ilumina – Walter De Afogados.
I first heard it when I was on holiday in Greece and I just found it extremely uplifting, perfect for the summer or just to cheer you up on a rainy day!”
When digging, what are 2 things that draw you to a record?
“The label and date of first release.
The original date of release is very important to me as I dig mainly music from the 70s and 80s so to me it is a good indicator of what to expect in terms sound colour and style.
I love record labels such as We Want Sound, Batov Records, Finders Keepers, Time Capsule because they never disappoint me when they release music so this is definitely something that draws me to a specific record. I also try to buy originals as much as possible but these modern labels at doing such a great job at reissuing amazing music from the past! the artwork, label and date of first release.”
Where is your digging Mecca and why?
“Corner Records in my hometown Lorient (France), which is one of the best record shops I’ve been to because Julien the owner has an incredible selection
of records from all around the world!”
You’ve been sent on a mission to outer space… you’re allowed to take 1 record. What is it?
“Cocteau Twins – Victorialand because it’s a beautiful ethereal new age spacey album which would make the perfect soundtrack for your mind to wander whilst looking at the earth in your spaceship! One of the tracks is even called “Little Spacey”, so this is undoubtedly a must for a journey into space!”