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INNATE joins Arteq for the 53rd Arteq podcast, and it's just how we like it.

INNATE aka Nethaniel Rochester, co-founder of The Sound Project, and 1/2 of the up-and-coming, talented duo The Regulators, decides to venture out solo under a new alias, and we are honoured to showcase his first published mix.

The mix involves a bunch of beautiful melodic, indie and techno music, seamlessly weaved together. The 106 minute journey is exactly that, with an organised chaos that rings of professionalism.

INNATE, thank you good sir. This is a beauty. Arteq family, enjoy the beats!

CLICK to open mix in SoundCloud.

More from Arteq and INNATE below.


What direction did you take on the podcast?

I played a bunch of my favourite tracks, old and new favourites. A mixture of genres but mainly indie dance, progressive house and melodic house & techno.

Nothing out of the ordinary, I tried to build in tempo while moving up and down in energy and mood across the set, because that's what I enjoy most when mixing.

Why did you decide to go this way?

Alongside the duo that I'm in called The Regulators, I've only recently started playing solo as well under INNATE. I wanted to use this mix as an opportunity to start to define my sound and mixing style when playing under INNATE.

What did you use to record this mix?

I recorded this at home with a Pioneer DDJ-1000.

Who are some of your favourite artists atm?

In terms of producers, lately I've been really into the indie dance sound from people like RoelBeat, Jon.K and Space Food when used sparingly. Outside of that, two producers that I find keep showing up in my library are CIOZ & Alexander Alar.

Where do you see yourself in the next 3-5 years? What do you hope to accomplish?

I've recently started learning to produce and in 3-5 years I'd love to be at a stage where I am able to release music that I feel contributes to the sea of great productions out there.

Also, alongside a small team I run The Sound Project and we're currently growing our event called Under The Lamp. In 3-5 years I'd love to see our brand continuing to run intimate events with local artists because that's what we enjoy most, but also be a point where we can extend our lineups to include some of our favourite acts both local and international.

There’s 10 minutes left before the world self destructs, what song do you put on?

In terms of electronic music, I'd probably play a closing-style track with big vocals, whatever I'm into most at the time. At the moment that would probably be Chemical by Anden & SOHMI. I can't get enough of that track.

Is there anything on your mind that you would like to say?

I'd just like to say a big thank you to the Arteq team for having me on board. You get some great artists on your podcast and I'm stoked to have this opportunity. I had heaps of fun recording this and I hope you enjoy listening.


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