The last time we heard from former Russian military band singer Julia Govor, she turned in a delightfully moody tech house single in collaboration with Rashid Ajami. This time around, we get to hear the DJ and producer in longer form, and we're quite excited about the results. For the first in a series of mixes presented by THUMP and Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival (BEMF), Govor expertly spliced together an array of deep and hypnotic sounds to evoke the exact kind of subtle bliss you need to keep this cold weather from getting to you too much. In honor of the mix, we spoke with Govor about music's healing qualities and what exactly makes Brooklyn so special. You can stream the mix below the Q+A, and check the tracklist after the jump. Lastly, if you're in NYC, be sure to see Govor's perform at Output on November 5 as part of BEMF—you can purchase a festival pass here.
THUMP: What were you going for when you made this mix?
Julia Govor: My music is healing. If you pay attention and get into each track you will feel it. You will hear the invisible bridge and long journey. Connection and story behind each selected track would drive you somewhere far, I like to give opportunity to the listener to use their own imagination as much as possible. My vision with this one is a long running path, empty, no distraction, early morning autumn sun, so gentle, enveloping wind and flying away into the infinite sky airplane.
What's your favorite thing about Brooklyn?
Brooklyn reminds me of my post Soviet Union Russian town, when I was growing up in 90s. I hated that town so much, but I have some beautiful memories of that time. For example Brighton Beach, it's so cute to go there and just watch people and hear my mother language.
Brooklyn has incredible architecture made by people from all around the world. Nasty and brutal warehouses, cozy and colorful family residences, student lofts in Bushwick, American modern street art, and some industrial areas with working classes of people who speak different languages. Brooklyn in some ways is like a time machine, each different neighborhood transfers you to another time and even to another country.
Kamran_Sadeghi - UN_DONE_MX1 (Unreleased)
Tim Xavier - Artificial Truth (Original)
Leo Anibaldi - Evocation (Sebastian Mullaert Remix) (Vinyl
Darkcell -The Cures Of Asclepius (Markus Suckut Remix)
Julia Govor -PRLLPPD 1_7 (Unreleased)
Luigi Tozzi -2- Ambrosia (Vinyl Only)
Amlin - Uncertainty (Acronym Remix)
Jetone - Dakkar
Dino Sabatini - Step 3 (Original Mix)
Dvs1 - Running
Dietrich Schoenemann, Marduk - Decade
Unbroken Dub - Mansy Song (Original Mix)
Woo York - Contact Point (Original Mix) (Vinyl Only)
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