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The 2nd invite by HOWLIN’ is Chris Kontos: photographer, founder and driving force of the great Kennedy Magazine.

Some personal notes of mr Kontos on this mix and his magazine:

Kennedy started as a personal project back in 2013 with my good friend Angelo Pandelidis. Our aim was to explore stories from people we admired and create a visual diary of things we liked. Our first interview was with American director Whit Stillman which kind of set the pace for where Kennedy would go. Over the years we managed to interview people like Martin Parr, Pierre Le Tan, Arto Lindsay, Thurston Moore, Thomas Bullock, Joel Meyerowitz Tim Barber, Peter Shire, Ed Templeton and many others.
Our 11th issue is being launched at 0fr on January 20th in Paris during men’s fashion week. Its out most ambitious issue yet focusing on Japan and spread on 26 pages, is aiming to explore some of the Japans brightest individuals like musician Yoshio Ojima and record collector and DJ Chee Shimizu among others.

This mix was requested by my friends Jan and Patrick over a year ago. To be completely honest I had so many requests for mixes over the last year and I managed to deliver 0. I think im tired of making mixes and also ripping records has become a pain since I changed my hi fi layout at home. There were too many tracks I could put in that mix and took me a while to put it down and finally rip some of those records. Also I have been buying a lot of cds lately and I never figured how to rip those! I guess I went for a mix with the stuff that I have been listening a lot and played out in 2019 like a track from Khaled that was one of my big highlights. As always a lot of japanese records ended up in that mix and tie in nicely with the theme of our new Japan issue of Kennedy.