August 2011

Image by Stephen Edgar

Sensual Physics – Always Something
Jahjazz – Smooth – Pulshar Remix
Steffi, Baaz – This Is True
Kai Alce – Floating
Dorisburg – Emotion
Tale Of Us – Dark Song
Matthew Burton, Kate Rathod – Natural Attraction – Jay Shepheard Remix
Rootstrax – Harlequin – 808 Dub Mix
Jay Shepheard, Matthew Burton – Merked
Black Jazz Consortium – Deep Love
Pablo Bolivar – Destination Nara
Above Smoke – Burning
Pablo Bolivar – Channel One – Dave Dk Digital Bonus
Tale of Us – Circle Of Love feat. Fadila – Origin
Dyed Soundroom – Tapioka – Art Department Remix
Lawrence – Sorry Sun
Pawel – Crillon – Sistrum Remix
Reagenz – Keep Building feat. Fred P.
Fred P. – On This Vibe – Patrice Scott Sistrum Mix

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If you like them, buy them!

 

Autumn mix

Enter the Soul  – Migs and Jelly
Soltitude  - Vince Watson
Amazing Discoveries - Move D
Standby Juror, Panel 35 (Sequestered) - Chris Gray
All The Family - The Zohar
Untitled B1 – Lowtec
Love Lost and Found - Kellyyss
Sark - Freund der Familie
Garage Is Back – Priority Remix - BLM
Smoldering Eyes - Chris Gray
New York Hustler - Makam
Macrotones - Kris Wadsworth
Reminder - 2Loop
Poor People Must Work - Carl Craig remix – Rhythm & Sound
RIP - Linkwood

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Explorations

The house sounds I’ve been consistently drawn to over the last few years seem to revolve around siblings Dubbyman and Above Smoke’s Deep Explorer imprint and the small coterie of labels they release on and share some kind of kindred spirit with: Yore, Mineundo, Fear of Flying to name a few. While the legacy of Detroit looms large in their productions they seem to straddle the twin poles of home listening and dancefloor utility with ease. Of course there isn’t a chance in hell of playing this kind of stuff out in Cape Town given the current penchant for wailing saxophones and “spiritual” vocals – aka “soulful house” – and lowest common denominator minimal and electro.

Ok, enough whining. Here’s a mix of some of my favourite deep house moments of the last few years.

Tracklist

  • Drivetrain – The Rain – Yore
  • Till Von Sein – Doll Eyes – Morris Audio Citysport Edition
  • Specter – Windtalker – Deep Explorer
  • Leo Gunn – Float Away – Deep Explorer
  • Above Smoke – Awefully – Yore
  • Kai Alce – Ooohhh! (Dubbyman remix) – Deep Explorer
  • Ordell – Las Negras – Deep Explorer
  • The Asphalt – 8 Mile Road (Dubbyman remix) – Deep Explorer
  • Dubbyman – Loveless (Above Smoke remix) – Yore
  • Above Smoke – Desperately In Love (Andre Lodemann Driftin’ Soul Mix) – Deep Explorer
  • Above Smoke – The Fix (Dubbyman Mix) – Yore
  • Ordell – Hardface – Minuendo
  • Dubbyman – Green Sunday – Dpress Industries
  • Baaz – Memories – Deep Explorer

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All these tracks are available on Beatport (I checked!) so there’s no excuse for not buying them.

Update:

This mix is now featured on the fantastic Deeper Vibes site. Check it out for some quality underground mixes.

This is why I don’t get booked

Photo via Flckr: monkeyc.net

Photo via Flckr: monkeyc.net

The title is only half in jest. Deep, dubby techno.

Tracklist

Resoe-Polarised
Freund Der Familie-Sark
Onmutu Machaniks-Your Touch Is so Electric
Conforce-Joyles Mind
Kassem Mose-Crown Gall
Deadbeat-Vampire
Moritz von Oswald-Watamu Beach
Redshape-Globe
Delta Kunktionen-Silhouette
Vince Watson-Solitude

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Imaginatively Titled

Image by mandyxclear

Image by mandyxclear

Some dubstep, techno, noodly stuff for February.

King Midas Sound – Cool Out
Mala – Alicia
Scuba – Speak
Lethem – Leaving Blackstoke
Pantha Du Prince – The Splendour
Scuba – From Within (Marcel Dettman remix)
Lethem – I N I
Skream and Benga – Trapped In A Dark Bubble
Lethem – NMB
Peverelist – Infinity Is Now
Boxcutter – Sunshine
Moonchild – The Glass Lake
Autopilot – Aquatic

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Finally, a new mix

Been listening to a lot of disco nuggets recently, as well as some 80′s synth stuff, largely as a result of recently being asked to play at Peroxide, a monthly synth-based night at Fiction in Cape Town. Had a great time there and have included a few tracks I played that night in my latest mix. I’m not going to waffle on about the tracks, just say that there’s some disco, some synth stuff, a few Todd Terje edits and some housier gear from Chez Damier to end it off. Had a lot of fun doing this one and I hope you enjoy it. Tracklist after the image.

Image by Cerebro Humano

Image by Cerebro Humano

Tracklist

The Staple Singers – Slippery People
Indeep – When Boys Talk (Scratch Version B)
Sipho Mabuse – Break Dance (LeBaron Edit)
VV Brown – Shark in the Water (Crazy P Mix)
Chic – I Want Your Love (Todd Terje edit)
Human League – Don’t You Want Me (Extended Edition)
Chaz Jankel -Glad To Know You (Todd Terje Edit)
D-Pulse – Highway To Saturn
Late Nite Tuff Guy – Changes
Lee Douglas – New York Story
Reggie Dokes – Black Thoughts
Moodymann – Dem Young Sconies
Chez Damier – Untitled 1

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Mix for May

A new deep house mix. Once again you can buy all these tracks (except maybe the Mood II Swing) at Beatport or Traxsource. Happy listening.

Autumn

Autumn

Tracklist

YSE – Possible Word – 00.00
Karol XVII & MB Valence –  Deep Beginning – Sebastian Davidson Mix – 05.33
The Disclosure Project – Friends For Tea – 10.24
Jose Armas – Autoreverse – 15.08
Arnaud D – Au Paradis – Deep Instrumental Mix – 20.15
Kyka, Chris Mil – Louder Than Silence – 25.53
Waxfood – Always Give You As Many As – 31.39
The Disclosure Project – Cabriolet – 36.38
Mood II Swing – Move Me – 43.02
Terry Lee Brown Junior – Night In Sutivan – 48.17
Risk Sound System – The Sound Is Yours – Kerri Chandler Mix – 54.50
Veronique – Beautiful – Smith-Hall Zub Dub – 01.01.13
Verano – Mindgames – Marc Cotterell Remix – 01.06.07

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Latest Mix

Here’s a new mix.

Bit of a mixed bag, some hip hop, some house, some unclassifiable stuff … and Prince.

It’s in two parts of roughly an hour each. Usual “buy the tracks if you like them” thing here.

Photo by Coda

Photo by Coda

Tracklist
Blu – Amnesia – Unreleased
Lone Catalysts ft. Talib Kweli & Rubix – Due Process – BUKA Entertainment
Slum Village – Fall In Love – Good Vibe
Knaan ft. Mos Def & Chali 2na – America – OctoScope Music
Q-Tip – Gettin’ Up – Motown
GangStarr – Words I Manifest (Special Remix) – Wild Pitch Records
Nikodemus and Osiris featuring Carol C – Mariposa – Giant Step
Digable Planets – Where I’m From – Pendulum Records
Gang Starr – Step In The Arena – Chrysalis
Linkwood – Fate 320 – Prime Numbers
LadyBug Mecca ft. Raheem DeVaughn – Dogg Starr – OM
Prince – Starfish And Coffee – Paisley Park
Donald Byrd – Think Twice – Blue Note
Mos Def – Quiet Dog – Downtown Records
Kaito – Inside River – Kompakt
Florian Kruse – Let Us Say yeah – He ya HiFi
Loopless – Pink Blue Hotel – Nylon Discographies
Fudge Fingas – DinDins4Dada – Prime Numbers
Houz’ Neegroz – How Do U Luv A Black Woman? – Nu Groove Records
Trus’me – W.A.R. Dub – White
Mr. V – Jus’ Dance – Sole Channel
Pepe Bradock – Deep Burnt – Kif Recordings
Linkwood – RIP – Prime Numbers
Seven Dub – Rock It Tonight – Prozak Trax
Callisto – The Cimmerian – Guidance
SmAP- Everybody (Reelsoul & Mr.V Remix) – Unreleased
Afterlife feat. Cathy Battistesta – Let It Go (Charles Webster Remix) – Defected

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Friday Deep House Mix

Here’s another deep mix for a languid Friday afternoon. I aim to upload something new for you every two weeks or so. Cheesy images will of course be the norm. If you like the tracks on here please go and buy them at Traxsource or Beatport. They’re all available. If you want the vinyl try Discogs.

Deep Movements 2

Deep Movements 2

Tracklist:

Aqua Bassino – That Time (F Communications)
DJ Pippi, Tuccillo and Kiko Navarro – Higher (Yoruba Records)
Greg Kozo – You Could Be The One (Larry Heard Dub) (Place Blanche)
iMotion – Milk (Exquisite)
G-Pal – Ioannis and Maria (Plastic City)
Bittersuite – Just Glide (Deep Systems)
Tim L – Punchin’ (Coteau)
Repair – Lost Again (Sub Static)
Herbert – Resident (Phono)
Nick Sole – Earth (Fine Art)

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