An introduction, please … who are you, where are you, and what pays the bills?

I am Max Santilli from Sydney, Australia. I am currently working casually and playing music, both dj’ing and live.

Where was the mix recorded, and what is the inspiration behind it?

The mix was recorded in my studio, the inspiration behind the mix is the feeling of summer days spent with good company next to or near the ocean.

Strictly vinyl? Strictly digital? Couldn’t care less?

This mix is all vinyl but generally i couldn’t care less.

‘Balearic’, seems to be a somewhat overused term these days, but if you had to – and we are asking you to – describe the essence of ‘Balearic’ in one record?

For me that is really impossible but the first record that comes to mind is The Style Council – Long Hot Summer.

Favourite place you’ve travelled to? And why?

Spain for the food, music ect…

Sunset or Sunrise? And the best place to experience it?

Sunset near the ocean.

Most embarrassing record(s) you’ve bought? Most expensive? And your best bargain bin finds you’ve dug out over the years?

1 – Hot Chocolate – Every One’s a Winner
2 – Megan Sue Hicks – Maranatha
3 – There are many but most recent one i think would be Aire – Anahata

Favourite DJ you’ve heard play out over the years?

Jan Schulte

Anything else we should know about you or what you are up to … and do you have a track listing for the mix you provided?

I have just released a solo album titled “Surface” with Into the Light Records. It is now available to buy on vinyl and digital via Bandcamp here.

Track list: ????

Thanks to Max for taking the time out to answer these questions.