For this edition of the MasterSounds Setup Spotlight, we spoke to Richard about his beautifully bright home setup in Gothenburg, Sweden. Richard's mid-century design mixed with some bold modern pieces makes for a fresh, social, and inviting listening space, with a neat system powered by his Radius 2.
"I have always had my record players in the living room in all of the apartments that I've lived in. I think it's a great way to share the passion for music with others. It is not unusual for my friends to bring a bag of records over, show off their latest gems and just get a vibe going while having some Friday drinks. The DJ setup becomes like a fireplace that people can gather around."
"Interior design is a big passion of mine, and when I moved to this apartment about a year ago, I wanted to try to merge the DJ equipment more into the overall interior. I have a serious amount of sunlight here so I needed to keep my records hidden, but still wanted to have some nearby while mixing. That’s why I went with the USM Haller sideboard which is very sturdy and has doors. They are absolutely one of my favourite interior pieces as well and bring a splash of colour to the place."
"I would say my style is a little bit playful but still clean and calm. It’s pretty much contemporary with a dose of mid century modern. I love big house plants as well, it definitely sets a vibe to a place. I want my place to feel warm, welcoming, and social."
"I use two Audio Technica AT-LP 120 record players that have been my workhorses for a while (I would love a pair of 1210’s though). I’ve had my Radius 2 for quite a few years now and I absolutely love it. The ability to make long, smooth mixes while seamlessly working the high-pass filters really suits my style of playing, and the mixer follows me out to gigs every now and then. I had an old MacBook stand laying around which happened to fit perfectly with the mixer, to get it tilted a bit."
"Sound wise, I run a pair of Triangle Borea BR03 speakers. I don’t know much about the HiFi world but I think they sound great for the price. I power them with an Argon SA1 amp that I have hidden away behind the cabinet. I love having the flexibility to easily switch to Bluetooth when needed."
"My collection is very DJ oriented, and I mostly play a lot of house music. I like crate digging, and even though my city is not the largest, it can still reward you with some treasures if you are patient. Two of my latest records that I am currently hyped on are a Ron Obvious track (INTLBLK001) that always gets the bar going, and Zots - Molecules EP for some higher tempo grooves. Otherwise, I often play stuff from producers like Boo Williams and DJ Honesty."
We want to thank Richard (@lemonsmooth) for his insights, and amazing pictures, and for taking the time to send it all over to us!
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Written by Ed Jackson.