NT: Hey man, can we get an introduction?SR: Hi! I'm a 23 year old South African living in Los Angeles. I eat more avocados than most people you know. I sleep with a fan on.
NT: Can you tell us a little about your site, Sub Radar? What made you start it? If the site has a focus on one area, what would you say it is?
SR: The focus of Sub Radar is to share my impeccable taste in music with as many people as possible. Well, sort of. It started off as a cloud network for me to store things that I liked. As more people started to read and share the site, it kind of grew into a playful soap box where I just tell people what they should be listening to, even if they hate it. Especially if they hate it. I never limit myself, but I tend to be picky about what I post, sort of chilling in a grey area of being current but not spammy.
NT: Can you give us a few words on your selection for the mix? Where do you get your musical influences from?
SR: Above all, I like artists that can make weird noises sound good and catchy, on both sides of the minimal/complex spectrum. Aside from that, I love any and all types of music, especially in different languages. Bass, bass and more bass is always a good thing as well. There is so much good music out there that I can find something to fit every one of my moods. As far as this mix goes, I tried to dig out tunes that fit in the middle of the Venn diagram of being both Night Tracks and Sub Radar. Being a huge NT and NSC fan, there was no shortage of tunes to choose from.
NT: Aside from blogging and your mix series, do you have any other involvement in music?
SR: I live and breathe it. I work in film and TV audio production and postproduction, so literally every second of my day is filled with sound. I think that's why I need that fan noise to go to sleep at night, silence weirds me out. I also produce (terribly), but that's a very limited aspect of my involvement with sound and music.
NT: Finally, if you had to pick your three favourite Night Tracks, what would they be?
SR: 1. Pretty much everything that you feature. Since the first post it's been my go-to for that deep vibe night-time chillout music.
2. Also, everything by The Weeknd. The guy could sing about vomit and it would still be sexy.
3. "Dig" by Mudvayne, the ultimate relaxation song.
NT: Thanks for your time dude! Check out his mix below, or download it here.
Dobroide - Night Forest 02
Helios - Sons of Light and Darkness
Swarms - Flikr of Ur Eyes
The XX - Night Time (Synkro Remix)
Delete - Promise Me
Sorrow - Through the Night (Stumbleine Remix)
Rain Dog - One To Love
Tycho - Hours
Balam Acab - Apart
Clams Casino - Numb [Instrumental]
Helios - Bless This Morning Year
The XX - Open Eyes [Demo]