Su Baykal

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Released: 09/30/2019

@Su Baykal


Introduce yourself? Hometown? Where do you currently reside? 1 fun fact about yourself

I’m Su. I was born in New York but am Turkish and have lived there as well as some other places such as Geneva and Cherry Hill, New Jersey. I currently live in New York.
1 fun fact: I’m a pretty good belly-dancer.

Favorite music collective atm?


Favorite mix series?

I’m between Daisychain and BIZAARBAZAAR.

Listen to 4:44 in your mix… who does this track make you think of?

Spock 🙂

Favorite decade for music and why?

The future!! Just kidding….I love the 90s, especially the electro made then.

How do you hydrate at a gig?

Water always! Maybe sparkling water before the gig but NEVER while playing.

Dream b2b?

Afrodeutsche or Sentimental Rave

Let’s play a pipipi game… I give you a situation and you give me a track

Lost in a storm

Sunrise in Berlin

Holiday family dinner when a family member asks “what is techno?”

Convincing coworkers you are not an edm dj

Advice to beginning dj’s?

Try not to doubt yourself. Ignore people who put a lot of weight on “technical expertise”. Remember that there isn’t one way to DJ, how you want to approach it is up to you!

Secret weapon track?

Describe the best dj/live set you have seen this year?

Erika at Tangent Gallery in Detroit
It felt like walking through a swamp – slow, heavy, syncopated rhythm. It was a very humid-feeling set.

Where do you see your rave self in 30 years from now?

I see myself playing ambient music in my living room and floating around with the lights off.

Most underrated artist at the moment?

So many but some that come to mind are Bergsonist and Eszaid.

Favorite DJ trick?

Not really a trick but I love to switch between 4×4 and syncopated kick patterns like between techno and electro or jungle. It gives room to breath and switches up the energy in the room.

What would you like to see in the future for the dance community?

An end to the idea of the White Technically Adept Guardian of Knowledge Western-European Electronic Musician Man.
Less sacredness of genres, methods of making music and of DJing.
More ways to play and feel safe for POC, non-binary and women-identifying DJs, artists, ravers, music enthusiasts.
Less gatekeeping, more experimentation.
More financially accessible raves and parties in New York.