OP(T)I(M)UM-TRANS is Jezadin Nazifovski (Jez) and Matthew Xue (Moopie) – regular fixtures at various late-night establishments around Melbourne. Taking it down a few bpm from their usual peak club activity, they’ve prepared a soothing, zen-inducing lullaby of rare tracks especially for our relaxation. Post-club, pre-bed, mid-stress – this mix guarantees swift passage to the chill zone.
In the winter of 2008, Moopie scanned the directories for an electrician. Shortly after, a bearded man arrived. The rest, as they say, is history. Optimum Trans have since notched up an impressive several year stint DJing around Melbourne, making regular cameos at C Grade at the Mercat, instituting a yearly post Valentines Day ‘garlic fever’ Rooftop take over, and mixing for the highly regarded likes of A Colourful Storm and Noise in My Head. We happily welcome them to the ranks of EARS.
Ears #8: White Lotus mix by Optimum Trans – track listing
1 – Mist – A.M.
2 – Thomas P. Heckmann – 08:29:47
3 – Trans-4M – Depth Probe
4 – Megabyte – Glow Energy
5 – Robert Leiner – Dream Or Reality
6 – Symbols & Instruments – Mood (Metaphysical Mix)
7 – Moberly, Holt & Barson – Cornfields
8 – Boards Of Canada – Amo Bishop Roden
9 – Trans-4M – Dencity