Genre-blurring DJ and producer Will Saul has crafted an autobiographical mix of tracks that, at various points during his life, struck a chord with him and later came to influence his music. Choosing the refreshingly-transparent mix name of INSPIRATION, Will’s mix is 58-minutes of charming electronica blended with a dash of soul, a sprinkle of folk, and topped off with a soupçon of Paul Simon.
The man behind the record labels Simple Records and Aus Music, the eclectic Will Saul muddies the water between techno, dubstep, various forms of house, and a list of other genres too numerous to mention. Innovating and exciting, Will is a shining light in contemporary electronic music.
INSPIRATION is, according to Will, ‘a mix of songs that have given me genuine hairs-on-the-back-of-my-neck-standing-up moments at different stages of my life. Whether it be as a child watching Top Gun for the first time, or sitting in the back of my Dad’s car listening to Paul Simon. I guess they are a pretty good insight into my musical DNA.
‘The mix was a LOT of fun to do’, admits Will, ‘but it ended up being quite a challenge, as once I get into doing something I become a perfectionist. I started out thinking that I’d just fade tracks in and out like a mixtape, but ended up getting Ableton out and getting into edits and detailed mixes. Hopefully it flows better as result.’
‘I also realized when I was putting the mix together that lots of my favorite tracks feature trumpets! So, I guess it’s fair to say that I must like trumpets.’