Carina Lawrence joins us all the way from London for the 54th Arteq podcast, with a beautiful mix, encapsulating deep house, melodic techno, tribal house, and a delicate emotional finish.
A regular jockey in the Prahran circuit over the last decade, now residing in London, Carina Lawrence is one to watch. This mix moves. Get ready to boogie.
Carina, thank you for this epic mix. We'll see you in Melbourne soon!
More from Arteq and Carina Lawrence below.
What direction did you take on the podcast?
I’m very big on creating journeys with my sets, no matter how long I play for. That’s exactly what I’ve tried to do with this podcast, give the listeners a snapshot into the kind of musical journey you’d hear If I were playing a 3-4 hour set.
I love traversing across a number genres in my sets, definitely not one to be boxed in… if you can make it work, then play it! This podcast begins with some deep house grooves to set the tone, then moving into afro tribal house before transitioning in to the heavier melodic/techno sounds and of course finishing with a few emotional tracks to play on the heart strings.
Who are some of your favourite artists atm?
It’s always hard to pick favourites but I’ve definitely been bashing out a lot of tracks in my sets lately from these artists: Brina Knauss, Guy J, Space Motion, Nora En Pure, Luke Alessi, Tunnelvisions, Superflu, Keinemusik.
2022 is nearly over, what's been your favourite memory thus far?
2022 has been an exciting year in London, with plenty of traveling around Europe but also really making some inroads in the music scene here in London. It definitely has been challenging at times but also super rewarding.
I think my favourite memory so far would have to be playing at EGG London. It definitely was a pinch me moment and something I was proud to tick off the bucket list.
What do you hope to accomplish in 2023?
I’d love to play internationally! Aiming high but a set in Ibiza would be ultimate for me. In addition, I’d love to be playing at more big clubs here in London/UK supporting internationals.
On the production side of things, a new project with my hubby ‘Otherhalf’ has just launched with our first release ‘Ancestral’ on UGENIUS MUSIC out on Beatport and Spotify 😊 (I’ve included this track in my mix). We hope to have a few more releases out next year so watch this space!
There's 10 minutes left before the world self-destructs, what song do you put on?
Counting Down The Days – Above & Beyond (Yotto Remix)
Anything fun, exciting, or special coming up for you?
I will be heading back to Melbourne in a few week’s time where I will be playing gigs at Revolver, 161, Electric and maybe one more venue – excited to announce the dates soon!
Then I have a few very exciting gigs coming up in London in December which I can’t wait to announce but unfortunately I can’t say any more just yet!
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