Thursday, 30 September 2010

Midland Fact Mix

Midland is going to blow up at the tail end of this year I feel. A friend and collaborator of Ramadanman, there has already been notable success earlier on in the year when the two released Your Words Matters on AUS. Midland himself then released Play the Game on Phonica Records a brilliant four track ep which really bored out his own sound. Originally he started out dj-ing Drum and Bass around Leeds, but after a self imposed i-pod ban during a holiday he came back to concentrate on making slower music.

He makes brilliant house and techno often with a rigid beat accompanied by vocal samples and snippets. Maybe corresponding to living with Ramadanman or just because of a good knowledge and love of music, there is a striking influence on his music from the deeper, more experimental forms of dubstep.

This mix done for Fact Magazine is bursting full of unreleased goodies from the man himself, including beautiful re workings of Boards of Canada and Caribou. All together a fantastic mix of house, techno and downtempo....he is definitely one to watch out for

1. Boards of Canada – Corsair - Warp (Hyde park field recording)
2. Matthew Dear - Honey - Ghostly International
3. Midland feat. Anywayawana – Hub – Unreleased
4. Al Green – Truth n time – The Right Stuff Records
5. Space Dimension Controller – BBD Alignment – Royal Oak
6. Boards of Canada – Olson – Warp (Midland Re Edit – FACT Version)
7. Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy (Nellee Hooper Instrumental Remix – Midland Rearrangement) – Wild Bunch
8. Ron Deacon – Untitled B2 – Workshop
9. Rainer Trueby – Ayers Rock – White
10. Loot – Dollkraut – Doppelschall Records
11. Washed Out – You’ll see (Midland Re- edit) – Unreleased
12. Roberto Rodruigez – I Got – Forthcoming Fina Records
13. Archie Bronson Outfit – Chunk (6th borough project remix) – Domino
14. El Txef A – She Kissed Me first (Minilogue Hypno Remix) – Forthcoming Hypercolour
15. Mathias Kaden – Kawaba (Dj Koze’s Kosi-san Remix) – Vakant
16. Adultnapper & Big Bully – Low point on high ground – Simple Records
17. Sideshow – Scary Biscuits (John Tejada Remix) – Aus Music
18. Midland – Dead Eyes – Forthcoming This is Music
19. Terrence Dixon (Arnaud Le Texier remix) – Change – Children of Tomorrow
20. Ramadanman & Appleblim – Void 23 – Forthcoming Aus Music
21. Midland – Shelter – Forthcoming Aus Music
22. Kerri Chandler – Fortran (Argys Legendary Bonus Beats) – Deeply Rooted House
23. Caribou – Sun (Midland Remix) – Unreleased


Monday, 20 September 2010


If it's Dilla-esque beats you like than Shigeto is the man to look out for. Great similarities can be drawn between the two I feel. At the same time I feel comparisons can be drawn between everybody's favourite Glaswegian, Hudson Mowhawke, and Shigeto. The skipyness of the beats, the use of sampling and beat driven rhythm sections, and the way he layers and textures his production is amazing.

He's signed to Ghostly International and all his work can be found on Beatport. Well worth Checking out...


Wednesday, 15 September 2010


Pelski returns yet again and this time the lineup is bigger and better than any before. The venue has changed to a more intimate space too. The last Pelski Presents night featured a tech house headliner, this time round Pangaea has stepped in to take the reigns.

The young-gun producer is arguably one of the finest purveyors of dubstep from the deeper more skippy end of the spectrum. Memories and Router are still two of my favourite dubstep tracks ever made. His self titled ep has blown everyone away in 2010 and to top it all off he co-runs Hessle Audio with Ben UFO and Ramadanman. Deep, melodic and percussive dubstep/2step is what you should expect to hear from the man.

Pariah's Safehouses ep has been another highlight of 2010. The ep, comprising of a brilliant mixture of 2step tracks with influences across the board has had Pariah rightly tipped for big things. Often in Pariah's production you notice the influence of soulful house and r'n'b even uk funky and detroit house. Memorable productions of his include the brilliantly soulful Orpheus and the skippy bass heavy banger The Slump.

SDUK and CNTRST, RYLSKI and CHARLES DARKLY will also be making appearances on the decks.

8.00 - 2.00 AM
N1 8LN

Make sure you head down for what will be a banger of a night!


Thursday, 9 September 2010

Coma Catted

One of the biggest tunes of the summer and an instant recognisable classic - Tensnake's Coma Cat has taken it's place amongst some of the greatest songs in dance music. It is inevitable that with such popularity will come mainstream air-time on Radio1 and the like. Nevertheless I don't think this song will reach the pedestal of irritating overkill that songs like Day & Night and Mars currently sit atop. It is a song which results in euphoria in almost room it's played in. Some will think i'm giving it too much, but I genuinely believe it's a classic.

Tensnake is a fantastic producer and I was lucky enough to see him perform a live set at Fabric in the tail end of last year. All melodic and upbeat rhythms and synths, It really is impossible not to tap a foot to his work let alone throw some disco shapes. He is playing at Bestival this week end and I am sure will be just a pleasing to those who go and watch him.

The man hailing from Hamburg in Germany has some more remixes in the pipeline notably of Goldfrapp and Azari & III. No doubt some more original material is on the way too. He has many influences but most importantly he lists the great Herbie Hanncock as one of his main influences, hence the multitude of key tapping madness during his live shows.

Here is a soundcloud link of his various remixes, they are all fantastic.

And because of a lack of posts recently am I going to spoil you by giving out the Round Table Knights Remix of Coma Cat. Round Table Knights have barely put a foot wrong since they burst onto the scene. The Swiss duo tap into that amazing brand of upbeat tech house that no-one can resist at 4 in the morning. Unfortunately the blog would probably be shut down if I gave it away full 320, so a 192 will have to suffice.

Here it is ya'll, different form the original but still brilliant

enjoy the tacks!