Legendary selector DJ Harvey talks Ibiza and a new compilation, while Detroit producer Shigeto moves toward the dancefloor on his latest LP.
When it comes to partying, few artists can match the expertise of DJ Harvey. Although he got his start behind the decks during the late ’80s in his native UK, he’s been ensconced in Los Angeles for many years now, spreading his disco and dancefloor gospel through an extensive array of releases, edits and unspeakably wild nights. In recent years, his talents have also been enlisted by the infamous Pikes Hotel in Ibiza, who have hosted a Harvey residency for the past three summers and even named him the venue’s official cultural attaché. Beyond that, he’s also had a hand in launching the new Pikes record label, curating The Sound of Mercury Rising compilation that surfaced last week. Here, he discusses his relationship with Pikes, breaks down the new compilation and reflects on the fabled White Isle. Also joining the program is Shigeto, a Michigan native and Ghostly International affiliate who’s spent the past few years carving out a niche in the Detroit music scene. His latest full-length, The New Monday, surprisingly finds him gravitating toward house and techno, a move he explains here while discussing the Motor City’s role in shaping his sound. Elsewhere, host Shawn Reynaldo highlights all of the week’s best new electronic releases and premieres a track from the upcoming Special Request album on Houndstooth.