It’s been good to catch up on some mix shows lately, and I think there are a couple of stellar ones in this latest edition of weekend mixtapes.
Here’s a top 5 entry for best Hessle Audio shows of the year, as Ben UFO plays an exclusive recording by Terrence Dixon that nobody should miss, ranging from spaced out jazz to techno proper.
Mr Beatnick is joined by the rest of the Pride of Gombe pack on his NTS Radio show. Listen to 2 hours mixed b2b by Lukid, Samoyed, Astro:Dynamics, Kelpe, Adam Oko and the host of the show.
My favourite record of December turns out to be Hashman Deejay‘s debut album “Sandopolis”, released this week on the label Future Times. Had to check out some of his DJ mixes as well. Here’s one recorded at this year’s Dekmantel Festival.
What can I say, two hours of records selected by Floating Points and Four Tet, playing their recently found records from all over the world.
And lastly, dont’t miss out on the December edition of Funkineven‘s Apron show on NTS Live.
Oh, we’re early with our weekend mixtapes selection, but there have been quite a few worthy ones this week.
Now that the new album by Space Dimension Controller is finally out, the Belfast-based producer has put together a mix for ClashMusic. And check out this interview while you’re at it.
Ukrainian deep house producer Vakula spent some time in London and played some records at Boiler Room, as well as on Alexander Nut’s Rinse.fm show (direct link!) And if that wasn’t enough, here’s a third one recorded after we first posted this article.
One of music’s best-kept secrets and contributor to our own podcast series, The Reboot Joy Confession, has put together a new mix for the Bebop Rodeo podcast.
Berlin-based Dutchman 2562 (aka A Made Up Sound) hardly gives away mixes, but his set from Amsterdam’s 5 Days Off festival is now available.
Also, you might be interest in Om Unit‘s guestmix for Solid Steel, a new one from Pixelord, and a minimix of unreleased Ital Tek tunes.
Just added: new Truants podcast mixed by Samoyed, Kutmah’s all Sa-Ra mix, and Hepcat Radio with special guest Ikonika
Ameliorating away from his earlier releases Spit, Her Honey dripping behind and Malamute, Samoyed has proven his worth amongst his contemporaries with this two-track EP, giving a feel for his ever-growing ability within dance music.
The A side Sloe Eyes kicks things off with an energetic and ambitious four and half minutes, including some downright raucous stabs slicing and dividing up each second leaving nothing by head-nodding in their wake. Nestled in amongst rippling pads and detailed syncopation is the backbone vocal sample, perfecting and consolidating the tracks affections with a distant house past. Sloe eyes shrugs off some of the softer, stoical elements of Samoyed’s earlier work culminating in an ever increasingly lovable 4/4 big hitter.
On the flip side, Guts is a far more of a conservative and dreamy piece, starting out as a warbling see-saw sample creating a smooth foundation for the track to augment itself into a wilderness of complexities. The regimented 808 claps keep Guts in check, not letting the dogged sub bass get too out of control and keeping within the hazy confines as set out by the synth and sample back drops.
With this, Samoyed has dutifully found his place amongst the arsenal of producers already featured on the VASE label helmed by Jacques Greene. I strongly recommend following this guy as he paves the path of an evidently illustrious future.
Sloe Eyes and its partner in crime can be purchased here with the vinyl coming on the February 22nd.
Words by Untrst