friendships: music to...finger satan’s bellybutton

Tip to making a killer mix? Take consciousness out of the equation.

by Wendy Syfret
09 October 2015, 2:59am

Friendships exist in two parts—half art project, half musical venture, shared and created by two pals, Mic and Misha. Their trippy beats move between genres, parties, and living rooms. The accompanying visuals are enough to transfix you to the spot, if only you could stop dancing long enough.

When we asked them to make us a mix, they were initially stumped: "A mix can be so much more than a standard DJ mix. You can bend tracks and manipulate them in audio software beyond what you can do on the wheels of steel. I started creating a texturally rich and layered mix. I was stressing over each transition and affecting everything different each time. Experimenting with severe pitch, warp and speed morphing. While it was kind of cool, it lacked a serious vibe".

But after a bit of deep breathing, and some medicinal beers they hit their stride and "took consciousness out of the equation". Describing the resulting mix as "sharp, live and abrasive" it's exactly what you can expect from one of their live sets. Get ready to meet your new best friends.

Music to shift your mood from staying in to staying up all night…
Couch Slut, Little Girl Things

Music for fiery arguments and emotional goodbyes…
Lorn, Cherry Moon

Music to kiss and make up to...
Lotic, Heterocetera

Music to get high to…
Burial, Dog Shelter

Music to take a long drive to…
Horsehunter, Stoned To Death

Music to walk down the aisle to…
Gatekeeper, Chains

Music you'd like played at your funeral…
Charles Manson, Look At Your Game Girl

Music to have sex to…
Korn, Falling Away From Me

Music to celebrate your birthday to…
The Peep Tempel, Carol

Music guaranteed to give you serious swagger…
Cosmic Psychos, Nice Day To Go To The Pub

Music to play at the afterparty when it's 6am and the sun is beginning to rise…
Aphex Twin, Cock/Ver10

Music that could put even an insomniac to sleep...
Orbital, Halcyon On & On


Witchery - Horsehunter

Parado Na Squina (Lechuga Zafiro Edit) - MC Rob Cena

Hwwambo - DJ NIGGA FOX

Louca (ft. MC Bin Laden & Marginal Men) - Branko

Samurai (Pear Drops) - Monotronique

Bubb Track - Barow XL

Move (friendships remix) - Unsoundbwoy & Yaw Faso

Seagull Ha - Monotronique

Danza da la lluvia (Paul Marmota edit) - Clap Freckles

Trax Machine - Sxmbra

Bye Ghetto - Imaabs & Tomas Urquieta

Guile (Apretada Spaceseeds Bootleg) - BWWWOYS ?-? 4BIDDEN ?-? TREBOL CLAN

Intro - ZUTZUT

Yabhauu - Alfonso Luna

Falling4U (Martin King Remix) - The Harpoons

Az Kavukem Prod. by SaBBo - Ilana Eliya

Otra Vez Llegue - ZUTZUT

Gone East - Beach Club & Relic

Stampede - Deltatron, Nightfeelings, LAO, Lafawndah & Ekali

Embracism (FC Infinity Jesus // friendships edit) - Kirin J Callinan

Truffel Butter En la Mia (Zutzut Edit) - Nicki Minaj ?-? Yaviah

100 Rupees - Gully & Lowki

10 000 Africans - Nazar

Blood Bank - Seekae

Chupa Chupa Prod. by [Chico Sonido] - Ms Nina

Comprende Pasajero (El Búho Remix) - Control Machete / Chicha Libre

Jadea - ZUTZUT

Picuda - Lil Tantrum

Ded Soun Konduktah - friendships

UK Allstars (Machinedrum Remix) [feat. Rebel MC, Tenor Fly, Top Cat, General Levy, Tippa Irie, Sweetie Irie & Daddy Freddy] - Congo Natty

Bullet Chained - Arca

O Babo - DJ Ketchup


Hyph Mngo - Joy Orbison

Iron Pump - Bulma


Witchery - Horsehunter