LISTEN: Luen ‘Mini-Mix November’
You may not of heard of the name LUEN until now, but we’re pretty sure you would’ve heard of her awesome booking/management/party agency – Hand Games. She has stepped out from behind the ‘Hand Games DJs’ moniker to launch herself a new DJ alias – and here’s her debut mix.
Under Hand Games DJs, she has supported the likes of NO ZU, Client Liason, Bloods and more, as well as landing slots at Splendour In The Grass, Big Day Out and plenty of VICE parties.
Entitled ‘Mini-Mix November’, LUEN‘s first go at releasing a mix isn’t that ‘mini’ at all. With 14 tracks spanning 25 minutes, this mix is (as Luen points out) a perfect basement to the beach soundtrack. It features jams from acts like Destiny’s Child, Grimes, Gold Panda, Ratatat, Janet Jackson and heeeeaps more – and is an extremely smooth R&B styled beats mix. It not only shows off her smart taste as a record selector (she also selects the tracks for the famed Hand Games monthly mixtapes), but also illustrates the immense hip-hop influence in her life.
So whether you’re at work, at home, in the car, on the train etc etc, this is the mix that you need to stream now. It’s going to save you from your early afternoon blues with it’s bright, summery vibes.
You can catch LUEN supporting LEIF at ARQ on Dec 12th.
Words: Tom Hutchins