We started the week with a Mixtape Monday, now it’s the time to think about the weekend. Here are five mixtapes to get you started.
London’s Tempo Clash collective celebrated its first anniversary about a month ago. They’ve been kind enough to record the B2B set by Kutmah and Om Unit. To get a glimpse of the vibe, stream or download the recording.
I didn’t expect Dego to allow his set recorded at the Boiler Room to go online, but that’s exactly what happened earlier this week. That’s a must have!
There used to be a new Pete Concrete mix every 6 months or so, but for his latest one he took a bit longer. His new one is called Psycho in Active and it’s as good as always.
George FitzGerald‘s releases on Hotflush and Aus Music are always worth checking out, but there aren’t that many of his mixes available. This week, he’s contributed one to the XLR8R Podcast.
And to round this up properly, check out the new iO guestmix for Hyponik. Just to make sure, iO is not to be confused with these cats!
London-based vocalist Py released a mixtape last Monday featuring eight collaborations with producers that have been featured here every now and then: Throwing Snow (with whom she also recorded Wallow), Damu and George FitzGerald among others.
01. Wonderful World Interlude
02. Lungs (produced by George FitzGerald)
Whispers (produced by iO)
Black Magic (produced by Kadabrah)
05. Crowns (produced by Greenwood Sharps)
Blind (produced by Damu)
07. These Strings (produced by Throwing Snow)
Marigold (produced by Black and White Diamond Tiles)
09. Withdraw the Ambassador (produced by bretonLabs)
All of this runs for about 36 minutes and is available as a free download. In order to get it, you need a Facebook account and become a fan.
Originally released in 1994, Claire was one of the two releases that put Vienna on my musical map (the other one being this.) The Patrick Pulsinger/Erdem Tunakan production, based on a sample by João Donato, was accompanied by remixes by Stasis and Andrea Parker (!) and was released on James Lavelle’s Mo Wax imprint.
So, that was me reminiscing about the past and my first contact with what would now be called deep house. If you heard this for the first time and want to get your hands on this, the 12-inch is relatively easy to get and not expensive either.