Bicep are on the cover of Mixmag. Read the cover feature here and check out their exclusive cover mix below
How did you put together your cover mix?
It's funny, we'd been digging for music all year, never really considering any of the music being mixed and hadn't actually DJ'd (obviously) in a long time. This is a small section of the musical spectrum we enjoy but a style we felt had lots of interesting new music. When we sat down to put together a more underground leaning mix of recent bits we'd been digging, we noticed everything was 140bpm haha. This mix is definitely on the tougher end of our collections. We wanted it to represent the sorta music we'd play in say Sub Club between warm up and peak time, that kinda zone where it's pumping but still restrained, almost tense.
Where and on what equipment did you record it?
We recorded it in our studio in London, we did lots of edits of the tracks in Ableton before mixing them!
How does what you play on affect your style of DJing and what is your general process for finding music?
We don't play vinyl anymore as it's just quite limiting actually for DJing the way we like to do it now as a duo. We love doing our own personal edits and remixes and having them fit to play the day of making them. We also love looping and kinda both being involved at the same time, so we would always play on CDJs when we're DJing out.
Can you talk through some of the producers you've picked for this particular mix?
Across the board, it's a fairly UK leaning sound with lots of new younger artists that are coming through. We're huge fans of Tom VR, really love everything he's doing, also into Otik and Arctor with their tougher yet melodic vibe.
SUNAREHT - SUPER SUNA ODYSSEY
TOM VR - GOLDEN MEMORY
OTIK - SEASONAL FX
PEPE - LIFE SIGNS (ROLL MIX)
OBJEKT - THE GOOSE THAT GOT AWAY
BEN PEST - MOUTH LAWSON
CLIENT_03 - 1NCE AGAIN
ARCTOR - STEADFAST
INT MAIN - GET LOOSE
TOM VR - LAST RIDE (BICEP EDIT)
KARENN - SALZ
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ARCTOR - PKD
TECHNOIST - GABBY ON THE BEACH
AMAL - PSYCHOPASS
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