2017 Rewind: Demuir


How was 2017 for you?
2017 was nothing short of amazing for me. I grew from the various collaborative projects and learning different production methods with folks like DJ Sneak, Cassy, and Kaytronik to name a few. 2017 also enabled me to move into other genres and great remix opportunities from Osunlade’s Yoruba for more Afrohouse and soulful house vibe to Kerri Chandler’s Madtech imprint dropping more of my tech-house feel. I was happy this was received warmly as opposed to people holding me to one genre.

Massive collaborations with DJ Sneak and Cassy on some great labels like Play it Down, Made In Miami, and Cassy’s Kwench Records. I was also very happy to do remixes for labels I have admired for so many years including Peppermint Jam and Nervous Records. Lastly, I was happy to be gigging much more at an international level as I played in Ibiza, Macedonia, and Amsterdam for ADE, which was just great!

Read: Demuir shares his musical influences

The polarization of racial groups and its brashness in the USA is sad to watch and experience on many levels. It does not reflect the attitudes of most of the people I have met from the USA, but disheartening to see how misguided and ignorant people are at its highest levels and having that projected upon the world.

Song of the year?
Kaytronik’s “Work It Out.” No brainer here. This track was everywhere and smashed dance floors.

What’s your New Year’s resolution?
To focus on my own shit and stay true to me in the spirit of continuous growth. As long as I’m not hurting people along the way, there is nothing wrong with wanting and being more for yourself to support others better. This includes keeping negative/non-value people out of my circle and being vigilante to protecting my space.


Darren Ressler

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