This week’s Unfold Radio show sees Tim Deluxe aka Tim Liken (Uniting Of Opposites) joining Robert Luis in the studio, bringing in some great music selections and discussing the Uniting Of Opposites album project on Tru Thoughts.
Throughout the show Tim talks about his journey from working in a record shop to DJing at Ministry Of Sound (whilst still a young teenager) to making big dancefloor anthems that cross over. Tim discusses life on the “Superstar” DJ circuit and how he struggled with depression through this time and eventually decided to take a step back from that world and focus on his health. It’s a very candid conversation that gives an insight into working in the music industry, the implications of ‘living in nightclubs’ and the impact of that on Tim’s mental health. Talking about competition and the tendency for men to hide their emotions Tim touches upon the shifts and discussions that are beginning to happen in male culture, not just in the music industry but in society as a whole. Tim talks about the unseen loneliness that can be part of that lifestyle and the positivity that can come from making a change to your circumstances and looking after yourself. Tim returned to creativity by recording a Jazz influenced House album for Strictly Rhythm and then the Uniting Of Opposites album, here he also talks about making RIP Groove, the initial reactions to making that and the recent Sherelle, Riz La Teef, Boiler Room viral clip (with the Fixate Remix of RIP Groove) and the “Rewind/Reload” DJ debate.
The musical selections from Tim are on point with tracks from Motohiko Hamase, Erased Tapes, Kronos Quartet, Actress, Ninja Tune, Hidden Orchestra, Thom Yorke , Light In The Attic, Johnny Greenwood and Henrick Schwarz alongside a very honest interview with great insights on his musical & personal journey.
Listen in to the show on the link below: