Brussels-based DJ Jazz Neversleeps, signed by On-point, is known for excessive genre-hopping that explores all corners of the dancefloor. Heavy tracks such as ‘Diepgank’, are played in renowned clubs like Berlin’s Berghain, but with this Word-exclusive Valentine’s mix, he reveals a bit of his softer side. It’s a trip into soul, funk, disco and boogie, or “One to cruise to, alone, or with your loved one”, according to the artist. Scroll down for the full interview and have a listen to his ‘Hard On Your Love’ mix.
Can you describe this mix in a couple of words?
One to cruise to, alone, or with your loved one. Although I like symbols, I’m not a Valentine person. It’s nice to give attention to the one you love when they least expect it. A cliché, but true.
When and where did you record it?
Last week, about 250 miles from my fiancée.
What is your favourite track on it?
All of them… Although I’d say a tie between Kleeer / Never Cry Again and Larry Heard / Another Night. Both songs are heavenly sex. Oh lawd!
What do you have coming up in the next few weeks?
Howard Johnson – So Fine (1982 A&M)
The Deele – Stimulate (1985 Solar)
Kleeer – Never Cry Again (1985 Atlantic)
Surface – Falling In Love (1983 Salsoul)
Larry Heard – Another Night (2001 Track Mode)
Larry Heard – What About This Love (1989 Alleviated)
Royalle Delite – Freak For You (1984 Streetwave)
Maseratay – Never Let You Go (Unknown)
Kashif – Stone Love (1983 Arista)
Ca$hflow – Can’t Let Love Pass Us By (1986 Club)
Westwood & Cash – Psycho For Your Love (2011 PPU / 1983 Southern Sun)
Angela Bofill – Let Me Be The One (1984 Arista)
Aurra – Still Free (1982 Salsoul)
Michael Cooper – Over And Over (1989 Reprise)
Patience – This Is All I Can Say (1979 Sounds On Solid Grounds)
Slave – For The Love Of U (1981 Cotillion)