Sorry I haven’t posted in a while, it’s been a busy week, but I do have a few gems I picked up from BLOC. The first, a highlight of Laurent Garnier’s LBS live show, the second, a track that Joy Orbison played that took me a while to find, and the last I don’t quite remember who played, but it was written down in my phone, and I’m definitely happy it was. Enjoy.
Also, make sure to check the blog in the next few days, because I’ve an exclusive interview with Munchi coming up!
I know you might think it’s Saturday, but in fact, I’m writing this on a Thursday and giving it a post-dated publish time, seeing as I’ll be at BLOC! Anyway, I’ve a real treat for you. Two very nice tech-house remixes I came across today. One masterpiece of a remix of James Blake, and one of the nicest XX remixes I’ve ever heard. Grab a remix of the XX but the download limit hits! Enjoy.
Tonight is going to be a very big night! Firstly, a return to Forward/Slash after a brief gap, with two acts I’m very excited about. Peaks, who I’ve met to get down to the Shaw for a long time, and Westway Flyover, who were so good last time I just had to ask them to return! It’ll also be a chance for me to get to play some Odd Future. Check the event here!
Then it’s onto Chewn! in Pod, and for our 4th week we have the always wonderful Two Charming Men, which is just a sign of the very big things to come for Chewn. Click attending right here. Here’s a few tracks that might get a spin…
I’m not sure what it is about this track that makes it so good, but after hearing the Wet Your Self DJs playing it in Pod the other week I’ve spent hours searching to find it, and was not disappointed hearing the full track. The massive snare lines are big, and sound even bigger in the club. Listen below, and promptly buy it, and the rest of the release, here.
You may have noticed that on this blog I don’t care much for when music is released. A lot of blog only post new releases, and I respect them for keeping up to date, but for me, good music is good music, and it being a newly released is of no benefit. I find unearthing old, forgotten tunes and giving them a new life much more satisfying than playing recent bangers that everyone’s talking about. The two tracks below are two examples. Two tunes I had sitting in my iTunes for years, which I only recently finally bought in full quality. One is two years old, and one is nearly ten years old, but they’re both great.
So Gianni from the wonderful Dolce Merda asked me to do up a mix for him, and my Dolce Merda. You can check that out here.
I had wanted for a while to do a mix of the much deeper stuff I’ve been listening to lately, so I put two and two together, and here it is. The mixing is really simple, because I wanted the focus to be on the tunes more than anything else. I really love these tracks, so I hope you enjoy the mix.
To continue on from my post with a few choice DJ Deeon tracks, I thought I’d do a ghettotech/booty bass megapost. Juke has been coming back in a big way for a while, and it’s influencing all kinds of house all over the place, so it’s an apt time for it. You can get most, but not all, of these tracks on the iTunes store, but that’s about it. This stuff is generally pretty hard to find online, so I thought I’d save you the hassle. I fell in love with the DJ Rashad track, Drop Juke Out the second I heard it, so a definite special mention to that one.