Thursday, June 25, 2009
figured it has been a while since i posted some sets, so i thought i'd share some of the stuff i've been listening to/found. to be honest, i've been spending most of my time listening to either the recent ssg mixes or eps/lps (i'll post my new charts in the next day or two). there hasn't been that many good sets floating about (if i am wrong, please correct me in the comments section) anyway, here are some mixes for you all:
g-man livepa @ level 6: do you realise how rare this? i am pretty happy with myself for finding this. in my opinion, gez varley (aka g-man) is one of the most under-rated producers out there. a truly amazing talent. his force inc. releases especially had a tremendous impact on me, so i was very happy when i discovered this treat. enjoy.
donnacha costello @ rts.fm: another amazing producer who deeply influenced me around the same time as gez varley (and continues to do so). a point pete has made recently - which i think is spot on - is that the early 2000s was really an amazing time for electronic music. force inc., how i miss you... anyway, times have changed and so has donnacha. well, to a certain degree at least. much of the same aesthetic and care is still there. not much more i need to say about this. essential!
milton bradley @ tweak.fm: the man behind 'do not resist the beat!' proves he can spin too. a nice set in typical berghain style, which gets more interesting the further it goes along, with a particularly nice surprise around the 45 min mark (i wont spoil it for you).
nuel @ classic club 18.11.07: after some really good responses to the last nuel set i posted, he kindly sent through this one for all the ssgs to enjoy. further proof that the aguaplano releases are definitely coming from 2 talents. donato played some tracks from the upcoming 3rd aguaplano, which are just from nuel - wow! great stuff. looking forward to the release.
redshape - house mood dj set: only listened to it once, but figured there'd be some people out there who might be interested in hearing this. there is nothing too amazing about the mix, but just some really nice records. i have a feeling this will grow on me.
LWE'cast 22 - portable/bodycode: do yourself a favour and head over to LWE and check this special live recording out. abrahams has a very unique sound. what appeals to me especially about this mix is the way he reworks and edits tracks live. essential for anyone who liked his RA'cast.
tinman - wasteland mix: been meaning to post this recording for ages, but kept forgetting. finally remembered because i've been listening to tinman's stuff quite a bit recently. purist acid mixed with ambient soundscapes and powerful vocals... i have a feeling we will be seeing some really excellent stuff from him in the 2nd half of 2009 and into to 2010. he's going somewhere very interesting.
kettenkarussell live: sherbs recently brought these guys some attention in his pitchfork column and was right to do so. they definitely have something. what? i am not sure exactly, but damn it sounds cool whatever it is. this is how pete described them in an email: "minimalist, trippy, cool sound design.... so good!". that's better than anything i can manage. just have a listen!
ok, there you go. a nice cross selection. and i won't give any details, but some of these mixes are from people who have agreed to do ssg mixes for us in the coming months...