JASON KENDIG – FAMILY 2013 MIX
Not gonna lie, American DJ and producer Jason Kendig had completely passed under my radar until now but wow, this mix is the absolute shit. Chunky house manoeuvres are the order of the day with some old classics like Ruffneck and Idjut Boys. Stop reading this and whack it on anyway, you want be disappointed.
KAHN – ROOTS & FOUNDATIONS
Bristol dub/grime/bass producer Kahn has posted this vinyl mix as a free download, an exploration into the tracks and styles which have influenced his work. And it’s a rootsy joy. Dub magnificence. If you can’t stand dub or reggae, move on. This is not for you.
PROSUMER – BOILER ROOM MIX
A Boiler Room with people dancing? Yep, your eyes aren’t lying. No surprise though, Panorama Bar regular Prosumer knows exactly how to work a crowd, flipping from happy house to acid tweaking toughness in one effortless hour. Great DJ and great set.
SCUBA & JOHN OSBORN @ CONCRETE, PARIS
Sick live mix from Scubes and German DJ, John Osborn, back to back and loving it by the sounds of things. Two and a bit hours of music which tickles the darker underbelly of house music. 4/4 all the way, this strays into techy territory but straddles light and dark perfectly. Tunes from Paul Woolford, Jichael Mackson, Scuba himself, a bit of Prince chucked in for good measure plus plenty of other enormous delights for your lucky ears.
TODD EDWARDS – INNOVATORS MIX
Not a lot you can say about Edwards that hasn’t already been said. His garage and house productions have influenced and inspired artists across nearly 20 years and the man’s still got it. This is more of a house mix but the garage aesthetic is there still in the bumping b-lines and seductive female vocals. Great stuff.
01 Todd Edwards “Detroit” (unreleased)
02 Rudimental “Waiting All Night (Todd Edwards Vocal Mix)” (unreleased)
03 Fryars “Cool Like Me (Todd Edwards Dub)” (unreleased)
04 Luxury “J.A.W.S.” (Method)
05 Mutya Keisha Siobhan “Flatline (MJ Cole Remix)” (Columbia)
06 Basement Jaxx “What a Difference Your Love Makes (TCTS Remix)” (37 Adventures)
07 Todd Edwards “Back to Chicago” (unreleased)
08 MBVT “Hoxton (Bambarra & Kiri Remix)”
09 Jeremy Sylvester “Amigo” (Urban Dubz)
10 DJ D “I Can Make It” (unreleased)
11 Lucas Rezende “Brasilidade (Delgado Remix)” (294)
12 T. Williams “Three Letters” (PMR)
13 TS7 “Charles Martel (Original Mix)” (3Beat)
14 Velcro “Let It Go” (unreleased)
15 Robert Lux “It’s All Love” (unreleased)
16 Cell Broco “Little Bit in Love” (Big Dada)
17 Spiritchaser “As We Fall” (Guess)
18 LHH “The Feeling” (LHH Music)
19 Dusky “Rise for Love” (Aus)
20 Wilkinson “Afterglow (DEvolution Remix)” (Virgin)
TERRY FRANCIS – RECORDED LIVE IN ROOM 3 (FABRIC)
Sleek and sexy backroom business from house don Terry Francis. Sounds seedy, and it is really – snaking basslines, playful organs (steady,) driving beats and a clamouring intensity which throbs and flows.
FACT MIX 403: TAMA SUMO
FACT just made my day. Her Panaroma Bar 02 mix was one of my favourites of recent years so a new Tama Sumo set to sink my teeth is a thoroughly joyous thing on this grubby little Monday. A full two hours worth too, glorious. I’m barely half an hour into this one and it’s already the best mix I’ve heard this week. Gotta be mix of the day then really.