For the next 74 minutes you will be under the influence of DJ/Producer, Chris Marcinkiewicz aka The GOAT. The GOAT has created something very special for you all to enjoy, an abundant mix of original pieces curated blissfully with ample heat to keep you locked in for the entire ride. The GOAT is now in session.
What inspired you while creating this mix?
The inspiration I had in creating this mix was actually an idea I’d had for some time. It was about doing a mix of all original productions or remixes I’d been asked to do for other artists. It was a turning point for me, some type of shedding of skin. I felt like I needed to do this in order to take the next step for myself as an artist.
Who were your strongest influences?
As an artist, anyone who is taking the time to explore and who is pushing their craft to the boundaries. Like Aphex Twin, Nine Inch Nails, Locust, At The Drive In. They are artists I aspire to emulate. I think where they come from is all very different, their sound is obviously very different, but their passion to what they do is inescapable.
In recent times, how do you think your sound has changed or evolved?
My sound has evolved. For me, it’ll always be new concepts and new ways to look at music and art in general that excite and push me. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t inspired by all the amazing music out there, but I try to find inspiration in things that aren’t music related.
Is there anything you would like your listeners to know about you or the music itself?
With this mix, there's a variety of vibes and styles. Pummelling & rhythmic, and then melodic and at times mysterious. It shows the different vibes that I like to explore. Also, there's a percentage of these songs that are exclusive to this mix and will not be heard anywhere else.
Adding to his long list of collaborations, The GOAT has recently worked with such artists as, Kalibo, Diana Boss, Rusty Meeks, and Rennie Foster (just to name a few). This underground powerhouse has also released music on labels like Substation Recordings, TECHNO.BLACK, and Flat Belly White.
Are there any future projects you would like to shine the light on?
I had the pleasure of working on a remix for the very incredible Kloves which came out on march 15th on Re:Define Records. I’ve got a few more remixes coming out in the coming months as well and 2 EP’s . Im working on some collaborations that I’m very excited about with my techno brother Joel West and one with the the very talented Black Vise. Lately I’ve been really enjoying remixing other artists. That instantly gets me excited. I love to try to solve the puzzle of how to honour them by being me.
This evolving thrash drummer, turned DJ Producer, has definitely developed a sound that is intrinsically his. Defying genre norms, and carving his own path, we bring you The GOAT.
Article by Bre Banks
The GOAT - Untitled
Radiohead - Bloom (The GOAT Rewerk)
The GOAT - Shapeshifter
Diana Boss - Simple Girl (The GOAT Remix)
The GOAT - Moon
The GOAT - Mountain
The GOAT - Bridges
The GOAT - Actuate
The GOAT - Live Right Now
The GOAT - Interface
The GOAT - Output
The GOAT - Hyperevolution
Dark Arps - Can’t Complain (The GOAT Remix)
The GOAT - Fume Hood
The GOAT - Suspension (30x30 Rub)
The GOAT on Beatport: