Friday, October 23, 2009
as far as new mixes floating about, by now everyone should have been destroyed by the RA sandwell district mix. quality, quality stuff. if you like it, make sure to check function's sandwell mix available through beatport. it is of a similar standard. these guys know what they are doing. much respect. anyway, a few other mixes i thought people might like:
forward strategy group @ detatched: i was hoping to make it to this party. the flu got the better of me and i missed it. listening to this, i have the feeling i missed a special night. this is some seriously heavy gear. almost as rough as the ancient methods stuff. quality, tough techno. further proof of the techno renaissance presently taking place in the UK. get on it.
silent servant @ interface: over at oursoundtracks there are two live recordings from mr mendez in full flight. i am incredibly disappointed i missed him play recently in leeds and then berlin. as far as i am concerned, he is one of the most distinctive, powerful and worthwhile voices in techno right now. respect.
samuli kemppi @ valtimo: a monster 5 hour set. i'm only half way through it, but so far the BPMs have been pitched perfectly, deep and low. nice. plenty of prologue sounds and a lot of the big techno records (horizontal ground, silent servant, blueprint etc.). to be honest, i've felt a bit like samuli's sounds haven't progressed as much as i would have liked, but this mix feels like it has a bit more going on.
dj pete @ plex: ahead of their birthday party next weekend, plex have just released this 3 hour live recording of pete doing his thing. for some unknown reason, some times pete manages to trainwreck the hell out of mixes, and other times he is spot on. i dont get it. but. but the guy knows music. and you can always guarantee he'll play bomb records.
finn johannsen - process part 168: the latest in the never ending modyfier series. i am a long term supporter of what rayna has been doing, but i do worry that modyfier has lost its way a bit. the mixes are coming way too often, and gems like this don't get the attention they deserve. anyway, my advice would be to download it first, then check the tracklisting later - on paper it looks a bit odd, but listening to it, the mix just works. lovely stuff.
that's about all i've had time to listen to this week. enjoy and if you've got any recommendations, make sure to add them in the comments. have a good weekend people.