Introduce yourself? Pronouns? Where do you currently reside?
Hello, I’m Jake Muir (he/him). I make music and DJ. I’m from LA, spent several years in Seattle, and currently living in Berlin.
What sound would you listen to… if it was the only thing you could listen to 24/7?
Describe in detail your favorite place in the club?
I tend to situate myself in the middle so I get the proper stereo spread. If I forget my earplugs, in the back. If a friend is playing, I try to be closer to the front.
Last track you would want to hear before landing while on a plane?
Favorite DJ mixing trick?
I’m not very technically sound on the decks yet, so I don’t have any real tricks at the moment. Since there’s more flexibility in DJ’ing abstract music, I’m often connecting tracks via texture or more quiet sections. Half the time I’m not doing much EQ work.
What beverage would you pick to represent the way you DJ?
Mezcal margarita w/ chili rim
How do you avoid burnout?
As far as music goes, I’ll take breaks from working on something, whether that’s starting another project, going for a walk, playing a game etc. Inspiration sometimes comes from unlikely sources.
Best gig of your life so far?
Honcho Campout. It was really special all around.
What is the theme song of your mind on 100mg edible?
Let’s play a pi pi pi game… I give you a situation & you give me a track
Hail storm in the middle of a highway running out of gas
Mall of America at sunset
DMT vape pen on a rooftop in summer
What is your favorite party/collective where you reside and why?
Swak or Room 4 Resistance. Both are run by great people, the audience is not messy or aggro, and the music is more interesting/fun/etc. than a lot of other nights here from what I’ve experienced so far.
If you could transfer all your knowledge from what you do now into something completely different, what would it be and why?
If I wasn’t working in sound, I’d probably be into mixology. There’s a lot of parallels between making cocktails and music. Some people referred to Philip Jeck as an alchemist.
Longest you’ve stayed up and why?
It might be when I played through Metal Gear Solid 3 in one go, 24 hrs, over a thanksgiving break back in high school.
What is your most recent favorite DJ mix and why?
This guest mix from Vietnamese band Rắn Cạp Đuôi_, on my friend Ziur’s Refuge Worldwide program, might be my favorite mix of the year. It’s super wild and kinda plays with the idea of what a mix can be.
Track that makes you think about being alone..
Any advice to upcoming DJs/producers?
Develop your own voice, even if it’s super niche, and don’t be afraid to take risks. Think about your own background and identity and what you can bring to the table with that.
Favorite plant and why?
Maybe the Bluecrown Passionflower. It looks like how a lot of the music I play sounds, I think. It has a really ornate flower, plus an orange fruit that opens up to a bunch of red pods.
What would you like to see in the future for the dance community?
More chillout rooms, genre/style hopping, and care for one another.