Mixtaping by Strangers – Vol 19 – FùGù MANGO

Erinnert ihr euch noch an Kassetten? Dieses hoffnungslos romantische analoge Format, das es einem im Handumdrehen ermöglichte der Liebsten, Freunden oder auch Verwandten nicht nur eine Freude zu machen, sondern gleichzeitig auch noch eine musikalische Lehrstunde zu geben, inklusive Coolness-Statement! Was war das schön! Wir huldigen nach wie vor dieser Leidenschaft und stellen euch mit unserer Mixtaping by Strangers-Reihe nicht nur tolle neue Künstler vor, die über ihre Mixtape-Vergangenheit und -Vorlieben berichten, nein, wir lassen sie auch extra für euch eine kleine Liste zusammen stellen, auf dass ihr schwelgt in für euch neuer Musik, musikalische Einflüsse entdeckt und die Leidenschaft zur Mixtape machen, weiter geht! Repeat & Rewind inklusive! Für Tape 19 haben wir das belgische Trio FùGù MANGO aus Brüssel an die digitalen Tapedecks gebeten, die wir zuletzt schon aufgrund ihres wilden Mix aus Elektro, Indie und afrikanischen Beats vorgestellt haben und die diese Woche ihr Debüt Alien Love veröffentlichen werden! Push Play!

Have you ever done a mixtape before? If yes – when was the first time and for which person? If not – why not and for which person would you do one?
It was probably for my brother Jean… I was using mini disc at the time, a completely lost format today, but really convenient for size, space, and the ability to put anything you want on it. We spent a lot of time in the car by then, driving to the University together, lost in the traffic jam, so it was a way to free our minds from that closed space, and also to discuss about musical projects we were working on.  Music have always been really present in our lives, and is the foundation of our day to day relationship.

Which format would you prefer for your mixtape: Cassette, CD, digital playlist?
When the internet came out, I really discovered how big was the musical world. You can find anything on the web, if you take to the time to look for.  I then started to build a huge digital compilation of all the tracks I liked from the 50’s to the present, and I keep on adding any new stuff I find. This playlist is my life, I think I have more than 5 different copies and backup to avoid losing it!

Insider tips that the listener won’t know or mainstream hits?
Mix of both I must say.  the idea when I do a DJ set with my playlist is to make people discover tracks they surely don’t know while enjoying tracks they loved.

Sad/emotional or dance/party songs?
Dance and paaaaarty ! 

Listing songs one after the other or planning a tonal climax?
In my DJ sets I always put tracks one after the other, I really like to build my own climax, which is always different from time to time. I just look at the people dancing, and try to guess what they are waiting for, or what would surprise them.

About the cover: self painted, a picture stolen from the internet or a simple set-list?
A painted picture stolen from the web ; )

If you could choose an artist/band, who should do a mixtape for you – which one would it be and why?
Mawimbi, they are a French Collective of DJs…playing some really cool Afro Music Remix.  A real source of inspiration for our own music too.


Bedroomdisco-Gründer, Redaktions-Chef, Hans in allen Gassen, Golden Leaves Festival Booker, Sammler, Fanboy, Exil-Darmstädter Wahl-Hamburger & happy kid, stuck with the heart of a sad punk - spreading love for great music since '08!

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