Do we like to repeat ourselves? In this case: Indeed. Yes, Mr. Tevo Howard did another mix for us. Or should we say a Tevo Howard showcase including some unreleased stuff? Anyway, it’s a mix that suggests that Tevo Howard tracks are to be best consumed in a sequence of Tevo Howard tracks. Listening to it can induce that quite rare wonder of a trance-like state; it truly heightens the Tevo Howard experience. And for those of you wondering who is the mysterious Tyrez, this one here is the answer to your question…
ROOF.FM: You’re an early bird. How are spring mornings these days in Chicago?
TEVO: Beautiful. Chicago always seems to have a special place for me.
You exlusively used your own tracks for this mix. Why?
People had been knocking a bit for not playing enough of my own material, so I thought that I would put together a mix of my own stuff. I had also done a mix of this sort for Rush Hour Recordings where I spun their whole catalogue. It was fun to do the same with my own stuff.
On Granville Avenue, we hold doors for each other. no matter how far you are.
What tools were you using?
This is a raw mix on turntables with a touch of eq for the final mixdown. Most of the mix was spun from vinyl, except for the couple of tracks that are not yet released on vinyl. They were spun from Serato.
On your website you put down your own theory relating to your sound. How important is it to grasp these thoughts?
These writings in music theory are just some ideas that I have written down and posted. I hope to compile them into a full thesis one day.
Your father Rick „Poppa“ Howard lives in Berlin. What strikes you as utterly different to Chicago?
On Granville avenue in Chicago, we are known to hold doors for each other. The people here may not want to hear your life story, but they will make sure that the door doesn’t close on you, no matter how far you are.
Anything else you would like to say?
Please keep a look out for my new company, Tevo Howard Recordings.