I think I first got to know Barbie Bertisch when her and her partner Paul Raffaele invited me to be on their radio show at Red Bull Studios, where we drank a lot of whiskey and vibed over their music choices and my own. They both run the the reputable underground magazine Love Injection which has become one of the finest representations of the Brooklyn underground. This mix is sublime, with sounds that are very new and refreshing to our mix collection. A therapeutic blend of genres I don’t know how to describe which are so soothing especially in this time we’re in. Check out her Q&A and mix below! -Frankie
tell us about this mix
It came together as a sort of close-out to a pretty tumultuous 2016. I wanted the hour or so to reflect the last 12 months of my life ran through a smoked-out room and big sound. Recorded in one take, no records or CDJs were harmed during the making of this mix.
when did you start djing?
At friend’s basements in 2015. Long nights into longer mornings with the best crew of people.
I want to say it was the launch party for Love Injection’s first issue. Must have been February 2015 at Battery Harris. A night of converging of crews, new friends, and lots of great music.
favorite party ever played:
So many… Each is special for different reasons. Highlights of 2016 include opening for Lovefingers at Black Flamingo, for Lindstrøm at Good Room, and for Eli Escobar at Bossa.
DJ Harvey forever and ever.
I couldn’t pick one. There’s too many talented people out there.
pet peeve when djing:
Requests for top 40 or attempts to have a full blown conversation.
what’s best compliment you’ve ever gotten?
Headliner telling me how much they appreciated the opener playing good music, applause included, which was real cool.
place you’d like to play:
Anywhere, everywhere that will have me. Brilliant Corners and/or Spiritland would be real nice, too.
something you want everyone to know about you
Spanish is my first language and my English absolutely fails me when I’m tired. If we run into each other and I can barely make sense, you now know why.
Paolo Dossena – Voices [CAM]
In Flagranti – Mini Sell [Codek]
Blackbelt Andersen – Tyrkisk Pepper (Dolle Jolle remix) [Full Pupp]
Autarkic – Rotation! Rotation! (Red Axes remix) [Turbo]
Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra – Too Much Information (Mr. Raoul K Transformation) [Rainy City Music]
Auntie Flo – Daabi [Autonomous Africa]
Books – Feel It In My Bones (Feat. Zodiac) [XVI Records]
Tensnake – Freundchen [True Romance]
Red Rack’em – Wonky Bassline Disco Banger [Bergerac]
Robyn feat. Mr. Tophat – Trust Me [Smalltown Supersound]