This is Brendan Fair, otherwise known as Befaire, from Edmonton, Canada.
What was your intention for your Excursions mix? How did you go about selecting music?
When selecting for this mix I wanted to give everyone a better idea of my current trajectory. Early influence came from labels like Toy Tonics, Razor-n-Tape, Heist & Dirt Crew, however you wont find any of those songs in this mix. Over the past year I've felt a certain shift in my own tastes and how I digest music. Digging deeper into vinyl culture and broadening my idea of what club or dance music can be. My aim was to present something new and exciting for myself, and the listeners too. Hence the length of this recording.
What are you working on now?
This year for me is going to be about presenting my project in a more collected, professional manner and also working together with other members of the scene to collaborate on music & events. Spending pretty much all my free time in the studio so far this year, staying up all hours of the night. I've been setting deadlines and sticking to them. The transition form abandoning projects/starting fresh every session to actually fleshing out my ideas has come with its challenges, however i feel I'm learning more with every project added to the collection. At the moment I'm trying my best to get tunes out before festival season. I applied to a couple new ones, one I've played the last couple years - whatever happens with that, at least I feel confident in the manner my art has been presented.
Lately I've been dreaming up collaborations with other DJ's and Artists in regards to throwing our own parties outside of a regular club setting. I'm really excited for these ideas to come to life, i think this is something Edmonton could use more of and i know a lot of people who feel the same. As for my next move? Just keep trekking into new territory. Finish more tracks, play more gigs, keep the hamster wheel turning.
Denice Frohman - Accents [Feels Like Home]
Makcim, Levi Verspeek - Geen Hapje [Raum.. Musik]
Danvers - My Nina [CoOp Presents]
Gabriele Poso - Roots Of Soul (Atjazz Remix) [Compost Records]
Dirk 81 - MFC [Tartelet Records]
Glowing Palms - Asteroidz [Blip Discs]
Moises- Easy Beauty [Beste Freunde]
Tecture - Rebirth [Certain Circles] (*~Befaire Bootleg~*)
Zvukbrova - Kse Zo [Listen to Reason]
Homewreckers - Chicago Urban Blues [CircusCompany]
Alexander Amir - Transcend [Anthropology Records]
Stefan Goldmann - Sleepy Hollow [Innervisions]
Day 2 - MCM [Deeptrax Records]
Marc Miroir - Intakt (Diego Krause Remix) [Paso Music]
Lock Eyes - Febbre [Lobster Theremin]
Treb - Slambin' *unreleased*
Crocodiles in the Ceiling - Lego Train Crashes [Ecstatic]
Pearson Sound - Heal Me [Pearson Sound]
Rolando Simmons Volumes - Saughton Mains (Collectors Edition)
Helena Hauff - Gift [Ninja Tune]
Dan Only - Gut Rot [New Kanada]
O'Flynn - Pluto's Beating Heart [Ninja Tune]
Pukemaster Gehm - Aha [Solar One Music]
Ben Sims - The Stalker [Deeply Rooted]
Befaire - Damage Control *unreleased*
Brett Longman - Spy Me [Logistic Records]
Mark Hanning - Late Night TV [Freude-am-Tanzen]
Moniker - Orbiter [CircusCompany]