Stella Music is the work of Keishi (now based in London) who gathered global and local jocks to share their sounds in the form of podcast. I was invited to work on a set, hence this was born. Once again, I was still collecting and playing vinyls at breakbeat parties, but was more clued in to the local dance music trends as compared to the Equlibrium 001, Dawn of Breaks days. Breakinasia was a decent music site that I was running, inspired by the style of Drum n Bass Arena and after my first bagpack trip to London, Club Fabric and other parts of Europe. It then became a blog, now defunct with remnant of its past existence here. I had gotten some vinyl and CD promos from labels through the site but most of them were crap while others were more of the other members’ style preference.
Personally, I had begun to dabble in throwing CD samples to differentiate my mixeset from others, hence the intro and outro to get the listeners into the ‘car-ride’ mood. In this podcast, none of them are ”I’m playing promos” or “I’m playing what A-list DJ is playing” stuff (which is still such a backside scratching thing to do and responsible for dumbing down the overall quality of mixsets). In terms of track selection, I still go for timeless tunes and they are all acquired from Juno Records. For a mixset, the quality of the sound and flow of the music has to be somewhat consistent. The only exception where I would put together labels, artists or friends’ music together within an hour is hosting an internet radioshow.