Mixmag Asia Radio: house music dreams with Seelie
The Transport crew founder shares his reverence for house music for this week's Mixmag Asia Radio
Mancunian DJ and producer Seelie has been settled in the bustling heat of Bangkok for about seven years, and in that time frame, he's established himself and the Transport brand as a go-to space for house and dance music purists. Acid, euphoric, Italo-influenced, disco and anything that fits under a soulful umbrella of warehouse sounds.
What draws us to Seelie's sounds more and more is his enthusiasm for everything he does.
Mixmag Asia recently explored his more visual artistic side for our Behind The Lens series where he exhibited Bangkok's neon allure; check it out here while diving into his euphoric selection of house and club cuts for Mixmag Asia Radio below.
Where are you based and how did you get there?
Based in Bangkok, initially following my trailblazing sister.
What’s your favourite thing about the music scene there?
The international feel, the crowd, zero pretence. Bangkok bangs!
In five words, what do your DJ sets sound like?
Warm, piano-laced, bleepy, blissed-out, squelch.
And in three words, how would you describe yourself?
Messy, empath, dreamer
What recent trends in music have you been paying attention to? Have you caught onto them?
I'm always a little wary when it comes to trends. They can start off exciting but then send you down a path of buying formulated slightly contrived music. For me the best dance music is timeless.
Are there any producers and DJs in Asia that have recently caught your attention?
I’m always blown away by the DJs here in Bangkok. Since the inception of Bangkok Community Radio, so many amazing diggers and selectors have come to the forefront. Too many to name but you can check out our residents here. Regionally Jae Zae, Airbear, Mogwaa and the SCR crew in Seoul. Ani Phoebe in Hong Kong and the Tokyo dudes Crazysalt and Stupid Kozo who I met through mutual Bandcamp digs!
From pre to post pandemic, what has changed & what hasn’t changed about your life in the music world?
The crowd got even better. It feels like the summer of love at our Transport parties. This year will go down as a really special one.
Tell us about the inspiration behind this mix - what drove your thoughts and emotions, and how did you curate your selection?
I wanted to create that feeling on the dance-floor when the music takes you on a dreamlike trip to a better world. I feel like we all need that at the moment. Escapism to utopia. I also wanted to represent the sound of Transport (shout out to Luke for the NRG track). There are old, new and unreleased bits in there…dream house, tribal Italia, new age, UK rave to proggy euphoria!
What equipment did you record this mix on?
My weathered DJR 400, Pioneer CDJs and Technics 1210s
Where can we hear you playing next?
Savage in Hanoi, Wonderfruit Festival and Transport on November 12 with Romain FX, Sam Don, Shir Khan, Mumsfilibaba, Jirus, DJ Zombie and RomRom in our favourite venue in the universe! Grab your tickets here and join us!