Holy Other is a Mancunian musician based in Berlin and releasing music through Transparent. His tracks work at the weird end of bass and soul music, and feel like the slow cosh of a caffeine slump, with a bursting, orchestral soul underneath. Listen to the heartbreak mix on the right, and buy We Over/Yr Love on October 25th.
Tell us about the mix.
It’s a bedroom mix for singles. Slow(er) jams + fragile dance tracks for pillow weeping sessions.
What do you have coming up?
I’ve got two releases coming real soon. We Over/Yr Love 7” on Transparent and a split cassette on SVN SVNS recs. Also got an EP in the works YUP.
What’s the scene like in Berlin?
Heard a lot of opinions about this, but i think it’s pretty fractured. The dance scenes are solid since Berlin is home to an insane number of producers and clubs – but the live scenes are mostly made up of expats who hardly intermingle. Hardly scenes really… Suits me cos i prefer to go places without feeling obliged to high-five everyone.
What’s your tip for visitors?
You don’t have to make plans to live here after having an awesome weekend at Berghain.
What’s your favourite colour?