Download a New Mix from Margot
The mix was recorded exclusively for XLR8R to mark the duo's release on Hivern Discs.
Margot is the electronic music project of Giaga Robot and Pepe, arriving from Riccione, Italy. Between 1995 and 2008, both travelers were resident DJs in notorious clubs like Cocorico, Peter Pan, and the Classic Club; and then, after joining forces, the duo formed Margot Records, where they also started to release their own music. Soon, James Holden caught wind of the pair and convinced them to release the famous France 2 EP on his label Border Community. The rest is history, starting with the groundbreaking remix of Daphni’s “Ahora.” More releases followed, including on Ivan Smagghe‘s Les Disques De La Mort, and also Prins Thomas‘ Internasjonal and a remix for Ed Banger’s Mr. Flash for his first single off the upcoming album.
Up next is a release on John Talabot‘s Hivern Discs label. The release, a four-tracker, consists of two original cuts—namely “Moderno” and “Apple S”—with two remixes of the title track by Marc Piñol. The former was produced in 2003, several years before the label was born, while “Apple S” was completed much more recently. Moderno EP out today, with the mix available for download below.
When and where was the mix recorded?
This mix is been recorded a couple of weeks ago at our studio in Riccione, Italy. It was already Spring and the weather was finally getting warmer here on the Adriatic coast.
Could you tell us about the idea behind it?
We simply met at 4pm in the afternoon and started mixing some tracks with two CDjs. Our aim was to have a good time behind the decks for an hour so.
How did you choose the records in it?
We didn’t plan the tracklist at all, we just went with the flow and pick tracks one by one while recording the mix.
How does the mix compare to one of your club mixes?
There isn’t a big difference because this mix was recorded with the same set up we use when playing in clubs. Perhaps we have been able to mix tracks in a slightly different way than what we usually do in a club.
What have you got planned for 2017?
We got the EP on Hivern Discs coming out next week which we are really happy about. Then we are working on a bunch of remixes and an EP on Life and Death.