Decoded Sundays – Lauren Neko

This week we head to Sydney with Lauren Neko, delivering electric performances in DJing and vocal with a touch of glamour, groove, and defiance of House and Disco of yesteryear, Lauren is at home in queer clubs, house bars, lush rooftops and festival stages. As an ARIA Club Chart DJ, Lauren Neko is a vibrant contemporary force in the Sydney music scene, with residencies and headline performances at some of the city’s hottest venues. In a world full of DJs, what sets Lauren apart is her dedication to toplining and live vocals, with her sound being a rich fusion of House, Funk, and Disco influences

“When I was asked to do this mix, I was really keen to dig in. Straight out of school, I studied Jazz at uni. Looking for more modern interpretations, I used to love putting on Balearic-influenced compilations and doing improv on flute. Anything Cafe Del Mar was a particular favourite!  This was all before I was into any kind of Dance Music. I especially loved Electronica and trip-hop – It’s one of the reasons why I moved to Bristol in the UK, where I lived for three years.”

“This mix is a real mix of formative influences, including some more recent releases that fit the vibe. Vocal tracks like that of Goldfrapp and Crazy P. Stripped-back vibes I play in places like the beach clubs of Bali and Cloud 9 in Fiji. Small lashes of UKG, Acid, Afro, Lounge, Balearic and Jazz. Plus a couple of those ‘album only’ breather tracks to let you have a small pause and return through the journey. Enjoy!” – Lauren Neko


1Zero 7Sunrays
2GoldfrappTime out from the world
4Thievery CorporationThe Glass Bead Game
5Basement JaxxPeace of Mind
6Satin JacketsGirl Forever
7Harry WolfmanSpace Cakes
8Crazy PChanges (Mario Basanov Remix)
10Kollektiv TurmstrasseJupiter Sunrise
11MJ ColeSincere (Jazzanova Sincerely Yours Remix)
13Brame, HamoFear in Rapture
14Elleot, Andrew AzaraWaltzer (5am Remix)
15Rob MarionBungalow
16Robbie LoweSay Yes
17Mish mashSpeechless (Sandy Rivera Remix)
18YusekDo Beijo
19Jose la CruzSee you
20Fernando MesaMambo
22TIBASKOFreedom (in ur mind) MAFRO extended Mix
23SupershyDon’t Let Go
24Massive AttackMezzanine

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Loves long walks along the beach, holding hands and romantic 80's power ballads, partial to electronic music and likes to make the odd mix or two.