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Nathan Barato – Back Up Queen (Oliver $ Remix) [Rekids]

November 16, 2012

Rekids 65th release back in July this year took a classic from The Ride Committee and Roxy and made it even more stomping, with Oliver $ and 808 Fake taking on remix duties. Oliver $ takes the track down his familiar tribal sounding route, but with vocals this good, it works an absolute treat, check it out below….


Lit – Brown Dwarf (Hyena Stomp Red Giant Remix) [Classic]

November 10, 2012

Luke Solomon and Derrick Carter’s resurrected Classic label presents an excellent mix CD, put together by Severino Panzetta, the man partly responsible for the excellent Horse Meat Disco, as well as the small matter of Hyena Stomp, who are responsible for this fantastic track. I first heard it in Craig Richards excellent Boiler Room set, which shows exactly why he’s such a highly rated DJ. It’s a bit of a banger, with an unexpectedly smooth breakdown, check it….

Code 718 – Equinox (Henrik Schwarz remix) [Dixon Edit] [Innervisions]

October 30, 2012

2 of the 3 producers that make up the phenomenal Innervisions label come together on this track with excellent consequences. It carries that textbook jazzy sound associated with Schwarz’s work and a fantastic rolling bassline. I played it on Saturday night at Castle Clvb in Edinburgh and it went down an absolute treat, check it below…

Rootstrax – Harlequin [Deeply Rooted House]

October 27, 2012

This was released last year on Deeply Rooted House by the mysterious Frenchman/woman known as Rootstrax. It then had the honour of being placed on James Priestley & Giles Smith’s 10 years of Secret Sundaze compilation, which is also well worth checking out, with tracks from the likes of Space Dimension Controller, Franck Roger and Steffi. This slightly more chilled number is a slow, groovy excursion into sax house, I can’t get enough of it….

Sean Escoffery – Let It Go (Jazzanova Remix) [Oyster Music]

October 22, 2012

I was listening to none other than the master himself, Kerri Chandler’s Boiler Room set tonight and it reminded me of this absolute classic. He finishes off a soulful and fantastic 70 minutes with this and it’s one of the few times I’ve seen people on the boiler room actually dance. Fantastic jazzy vibes, the entire way through, with the piano breakdown at 2.30 or so one of the best things that I’ve heard in a long time. Needless to say I just snapped it up on Discogs and it’ll be a firm fixture in any sets I play in the future. Check it…..

Arno E. Mathieu – Awake [Clima Recordings]

October 17, 2012

I was leafing through an old Rhadoo, Pedro and Raresh mix from 2009 and as expected it was 3 hours of top class house and techno, featuring the likes of Carl Craig, Butch, Kate Simko and more. This track doesn’t get a massive amount of airtime in the mix, but for me it’s the pick. Fantastic rolling bass and really nice top end, before it changes tack completely about 3 minutes in and drops back out into a sublime build up. Apologies for the poor quality visuals, it won’t matter when the music starts….

And check out the RPR mix below if you’ve got a spare 3 hours, well worth making time…

Fern Kinney – I’m Ready For Your Love (Ramsey Hercules Edit for Kirsty P)

October 11, 2012

I was trawling for mixes to listen to whilst I was working the other night and came across the Futureboogie DJs Fabric promo mix. Needless to say I got it straight on and it was as excellent as expected,  from the men who run the label that launched the likes of Julio Bashmore and blog favourites Behling and Simpson. Often they don’t get as much recognition as DJs (at least I think so) as they should but this mix really was fantastic, with this phenomenal edit standing out for me, alongside gems from the likes of Homework and the massive ‘What I Might Do’ by Ben Pearce. Stick it on and enjoy….

And the mix itself too, couldn’t not put it up after rambling on about it like that.