Monday, January 4, 2010

mnml ssgs mx46: levon vincent


we said we planned to start 2010 with some special mixes, and we were not kidding... over the next 3 weeks we have mixes from three artists that really defined 2009 for us, and make us feel very confident about the future of techno and house in 2010 and beyond. first up: mr levon vincent.

in february last year, i connected with anthony parasole during a trip to NY, and the plan was hatched for a collaboration between mnml ssgs and deconstruct - the label anthony and levon do together. the first result of this collab was an excellent mix from anthony, and now it is levon's turn... what to say about levon vincent? there is a pretty broad consensus that he was one of the guys who owned 2009. not only did he release some of the best and most distinctive records of the year on labels like deconstruct, novel sound, underground quality and ostgut, he probably had the best titles for his tracks too. fittingly, his final release for 2009 was entitled 'double jointed sex freak', which i think is his strongest EP to date. for those who have yet to hear any of his music, my suggestion would be to track down a copy of the underground quality tape club CD, which includes a contribution from levon that is a great introduction to his sound. in addition to his productions, levon's stature as a DJ has increased with equal speed following a string of impressive gigs throughout europe (we've been getting reports) and his RA podcast being one of the strongest mixes they've had. anyway, enough talking from me, here are some words levon wrote to go with the mix:

"My thought was to make a polite gesture as an opening for the new decade - to start the new year off right by giving a gift to everyone... I hope you enjoy it and my warmest wishes for 2010 and beyond." - Levon Vincent

mnml ssgs mx46: levon vincent

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i've also uploaded it onto our soundcloud. as always, tracklist to follow. for more info on levon vincent, check his myspace. our deepest thanks to levon for this special mix. a quality mix from a quality individual. exactly what mnml ssgs are about. we really can't think of a better way to start a new year and a new decade. so, to echo his sentiments, lets make 2010 a good one!

31 comments:

  1. You beaut ! Levon has been SO on it.
    Can't wait to hear this. Great start for '10.

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  2. Chris, you are instantly my new favourite person. I haven't heard many of Levon's mixes, but I have yet to hear ANYTHING bad from him. Can't wait to see him on my birthday at Club Love! Hopefully this will make me forget the unbelievably crap weather.

    Incidentally, his RA podcast was #1 for me, IMO.

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  3. amazing, cannot wait to listen to this. vincent did indeed own 2009.

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  4. Yea, doesn't look like the ssgs will have a bad year at all.

    I think it says a lot that I have maybe 20 unheard mixes sitting on my desktop for the past 2 weeks and I chose to listen to this mix now. Star power.

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  5. hey man...I listen and fly, what a wonderful morning...!

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  6. Thanks! Curious! Mr. Vincent got so much well deserved love in 2009 that my expectations are high! Very high!

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  7. what a surprise ... coolness :-)

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  8. Thank you much Chris, wonderful news :)

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  9. Great! Levon is one of my heroes. Especially since the UQ Night at Club Tape. Ty!

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  10. wonderful kick off for the new decade !!! Levon has crafted a nice mix (of course including his double jointed sex freak bomb)

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  11. Ha Ha, this was exactly what I wanted from this year, it's all right here in this mix. Can we just call it quits now, so we don't to put up with the rest?

    Perfect!

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  12. Most relevant artist of the moment

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  13. listening as i write ...
    this is GOOD !!!!!!!
    some serious jackin sh*t !!!!

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  14. shit this shit is shit hot.

    one listen through and it makes me wanna dance forever.

    can't wait for the UQ night at pannebar this month!

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  15. Happy New Year indeed! It figures the only mix to match or excel Levon's RA 'cast is a mix from...Levon! :)

    What an unbelievably incredible way to start off the year! Thanks ssg crew and, especially, Levon for providing us with this most excellent mix. MAD respect!!!

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  16. Loving the Sueno Latino segue. This is a meaty old skool mix-up of funkalicious house manouevrings and an excellent way to start the years ssg'ing. Cheers Levon and mnmlsts.

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  17. Thanks for this great mix. Can't wait for Levon that will be here in Paris the 21st of this month !!
    You can still listen to his "essential tracks playlist" that he made for Groove N' Vibes :
    www.groovenvibes.net/2009/10/ten-essential-tracks-levon-vincent.html

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  18. glad everyone is feeling this. we are really proud to be starting 2010 with levon.

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  19. Great mix to start the new year, cheers.

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  20. Great! This one is big! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Sublime mix! Can't wait for the tracklist to come out. Was on a prog/disco house slant to end 2009 (probably to go with the Holidays mood), but this has calmed me back down =)

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  22. Groove!
    Rythm!
    Deep!

    at last someone remind us in tunes that dance music is 4 dancing dancing dancing, shaking hands, heads, asses, legs, feet... Yeah!!!

    lurve it*

    sexy, groovy, soulful!!!

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  23. Pure love. Does anyone know the track at 13 min? or... when will the track list be released?

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  24. Mix is done from a new track to an old track and it is good-looking. It is good that minimal not only track but also is soulful has mixed.

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  25. sweeeeeet, can't wait to see him next month, this'll do fine as an appetizer

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  26. One of the best mixes I've ever heard. Thanx!

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  27. fantastic mix, thanks Levon.

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  28. Great mix! 2010 is going well! Does anyone know where the track listing is please!!!!

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  29. hi its me again!

    can you help me i looking for the first track here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaRq1PusSOY

    its played by levon!

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