Karizma “Fact Mix #286″
Mix Of The Day
House / Techno

Karizma “Fact Mix #286″

These mix series aren’t always my thing. Too many of them come from producers who have no business doing the dj thing. Just predictable stuff you know. Well, this isn’t one of those times. Karizma has been one of my favorite house producers for years but behind the decks the …

READ MORE →
Freddie Hubbard - Love Connection
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno Jazz Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Freddie Hubbard “Sunflower” (1980)

I like hunting for obscure samples but I also like when more obvious samples are used by a bunch of different producers in different genres: the “Amen Brother” drum break, the keys from Donald Byrd‘s “Think Twice”, pretty much all the Bob James records on CTI. My own personal story …

READ MORE →
Theo Parrish “Slices DVD Feature”
Future Classics
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco House / Techno

Future Classic: Theo Parrish “Ugly Edits” (2CD Compilation)

When I used to work at Inbeat Records a few years ago, these Theo Parrish “UGLY Edits” on those mysterious white labels would come in a leave the shop in about a day. In fact most of them probably never made it to the floor because owner Christian Pronovost would …

READ MORE →
Altered Natives : XLR8R / Podcast 216
Mix Of The Day
House / Techno UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Altered Natives : XLR8R / Podcast 216

via XLR8R: UK producer Altered Natives (a.k.a. Danny Yorke) certainly isn’t a shy man. From his candid interviews to his rough-and-tumble house productions, Yorke operates without paying much attention to particular music scenes or worrying about ruffling feathers. In the next few weeks he’ll be releasing a new album, Tenement …

READ MORE →
Future Classic: Nautiluss x Lord Skywave “Ultraviolet” (Hemlock Recordings)
Future Classics
House / Techno UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: Nautiluss x Lord Skywave “Ultraviolet” (Hemlock Recordings)

Being an avid listener, appreciator, and, just recently, record spinner of UK bass music, I am always excited when a Canadian finds their way into that burgeoning scene. Graham Bertie aka Grahmzilla (Thunderheist, Bassanovva) has done just that with his new project Nautiluss, whose first release will be on none …

READ MORE →
SBTRKT mix on Mary Anne Hobbs’ XFM Radio
Mix Of The Day
House / Techno UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

SBTRKT mix on Mary Anne Hobbs’ XFM Radio

Elusive London based producer SBTRKT’s dazzling mix for my Mary Anne Hobbs’ new primetime show on Xfm Music. One look at the track listing and I know i’m going to enjoy this one. SBTRKT – Xfm mix 12/09/11 by Mary Anne Hobbs on Mixcloud

READ MORE →
Forgotten Treasure: Roy Ayers “Chicago” (1983)
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Roy Ayers “Chicago” (1983)

In the category of tracks and artists that were before their time let me present “Chicago” by the criminally underrated Roy Ayers. This is the very foundation of house music, and is it any coincidence that the title bears the name of the birthplace of house music. I’m sure that …

READ MORE →
SBTRKT “Pharaohs” Video
Video Digs
House / Techno Soul

SBTRKT “Pharaohs” Video

Second single from SBTRKT‘s pretty outstanding record. Easily a contender for one of the best electronic LP’s of the year.

READ MORE →
Forgotten Treasure: Chez Damier “Untitled”
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Chez Damier “Untitled” (1993)

One of wonderful things about underground electronic is that since 99% of it never crossed over or had any catchy lyrics, there is a significant amount of tracks and artists that just age amazingly well. There is a big 90’s house revival going on right now but personally i’ve always …

READ MORE →
Berlin : Real Scenes by Resident Advisor
Video Digs
House / Techno

Berlin : Real Scenes (a Resident Advisor movie)

For the third edition of Real Scenes, RA and Bench go to one of the most special places for electronic music in the world: Berlin. When the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, techno became the underground soundtrack to the reunion between East and West. In recent years, it’s become …

READ MORE →
Future Classic: WBEEZA “Bag Wag” EP (Third Ear)
Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: WBEEZA “Bag Wag” EP (Third Ear)

A really strong four track EP from WBEEZA, a great house producer from London signed to Third Ear records, one of our favorite house labels. I played “Laying Here” this weekend at a festival gig with the Piknic Electronik fam and it was one of my favorite jams to play …

READ MORE →
artworks-000009276948-6xtyy3-crop
Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Maya Jane Coles “Hummingbird EP” (Vinyl w/ remixes)

Whether it be with her multi-faceted forays into the realms of house music , or the dub-wise concoctions she wields under the guise of Nocturnal Sunshine, Maya Jane Coles has made an astounding mark on the UK dance scene. The release of her late 2010 EP on Real Tone Records,“What …

READ MORE →