Its not all about the music: Mosca


Written by James Ratcliffe
16 Monday 16th June 2014

I look after my kid half the week so that's very different to being in the studio, but generally more rewarding... As for routines I think the only one I have is my two double espressos in the morning but that's less about ritual and more about the need to wake up.

From your time on Radio One, Who was your favourite guest to do a mix on your show?

You can't ask me that! Although Ethyl's went down really well. Markus Suckut was another highlight but I was really glad to get Culoe De Song in as well, felt I was doing some door opening there for a few listeners. Lee Gamble was my last one, that was a great mix.

Were there ever been any memorable disasters/mishaps for you, when working at radio one?

Getting fired.

What was your favourite cartoon/tv show growing up?

Don't think I really had one. But my top three Disney birds are Jasmine, Pocahontas and Esmeralda.  

Can you give us the best film(s) you have watched recently?

I only really watch films on the plane to be honest. Would like to watch more but I don't make the time. Nebraska was quite good, a little gentle maybe. Mandela was a bit Hollywood but can't argue with that story.

Best book/comic?

Chaos - Making A New Science by James Gleick. It's almost as old as I am and much more interesting. It's all about the evolution of chaos theory and I found I was attracted to a lot of that kind of thinking even though I'm not scientific. Initially read it and thought it would be great to name some song titles from it like 'Fig Tree 4.669' but then I got over myself.

Can you give us one of your fondest memories from throwing parties in Dalston over the years?

Idris Elba (see that Mandela plug earlier?) coming and partying with us when we put The Clairvoyants on was cool.

What sort of stuff do you listen to at home/in your spare time?

Mostly the exact same thing as I play in the clubs. I used to just listen to music but now there seems like there's no time. I love digging and any chance I get to improve my set I take really. A lot of Bohren & Der Club Of Gore although I play them in the clubs as well occasionally.

Where is your favourite place to eat in London? Any tips for our readers?

Persian Palace down the road from me is good. But to be honest I try to go somewhere new every time I eat out rather than having a regular spot. 

Peanut butter. Smooth or crunchy? 

Crunchy for me but smooth for my little girl.

Where is your favourite place to party in the UK / internationally?  

I actually have an answer to this question having come back from an allnighter at Studio 80 in Amsterdam. Dark, loud, square.

Who is your favourite Game of Thrones character?

I don't really play computer games you know.

Whats next for Mosca in 2014?

More raves more records... Looking at switching up how I DJ, more on that later, more stuff on my new label Not So Much, a few things on some different labels that I'm really looking forward to and glad to be a part of, quite a few remixes too. Treated myself to some new gear as well so it's all go...

Lightboxnights: Mosca & Jus-Ed
28th June 2014
Lightbox, London
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