I seem to share some tastes with one of my favourite DJs Thomas Koch aka DJ T; as not only did he remix one of my favourite tracks to play out, the uber-classic DJ Le Roi feat. Roland Clarke, I Get Deep, for Get Physical‘s remix package in January this year, he’s also currently working on one of my down-time favourites, the beautiful Changed by Mario & Vidis, for release later in the year.
He’s been having a break in Hawaii pre-the craziness that begins with Miami Winter Music Festival in March (we’ll be seeing him at the Get Physical party as well as some of the Electric Pickle appearances), and he’s done a little mix while he’s there. The Mario & Vidis remix is 1hr 12 minutes into the mix; the man is so smooth it’s untrue – have a listen.
Sean Roman’s bio tells us he’s ‘Deep North affiliated,’ which, on closer inspection, turns out to be a music collective from Toronto, running nights and recording mixes. The Deep North name suits Sean Roman’s smooth and bassy brand of deep house, peppered with sexy vocals and nostalgic plinky-plonky metallicky chimes (see Passion Crimes). Strangely enough his roots are in drum n bass, under his Mutt moniker, but you can definitely hear the garagey basslines and high-pitched vocals in tracks like Phone Call and I think that’s what tickles me the most – I feel like I’m 13 again and turning up my parents’ stereo to the likes of Artful Dodger, but it’s a guilty pleasure that’s grown up into something a bit more rounded. See what I mean:
He’s responsible for the beautiful, epic, and much-played Sinnaman on Assembly Records last year, his track Sarah’s Song appeared on Hot Waves 2, and 2012 has already been jam packed, with two eps in 10 days; the Staring EP on Molotov21 and the latest This Thang EP on Neim.
He’s also got a side project that goes under White Lions and is often to be seen on My Favourite Robot compilations with label-mate James Teej - just listen to the bass kick in at 1min 30 on this little beauty.
1.Solomun – Something We All Adore – Supernature
2.James Fox – New Jack Swing (Sean Roman Slight Alterations Edit) – Well Rounded Housing Project
3.Sean Roman – What I’m Missing – Outcross
4.Green Velvet – Flash (Jamie Jones Remix) – Relief Records
5.Jacques Greene – Motivation – Greene01
6.Maceo Plex – Stay High Baby – Ellum Audio
7.My Favorite Robot – Forest Fires – Visionquest
8.Beep Dee – Step by Step – Molotov21
9.Toby Tobias – Tommorrow’s Bringing (Lee Foss My Hands Smell Like Sleep Remix) – More Music
10. Sean Roman – Passion Crime’s – Outcross
11. Tboy – As U (Sean Roman Sweater Remix) – Neim
12. White Lions – Exit Strategy – Act Natural
Our friend Jay from Jac The Disco has been around the world and back in the last year or so, we’re constrantly green with envy at the latest scuba diving shot or amazing Eastern sunset, and it seems he’s been keeping a hand firmly on the decks in that time, while partner-in-crime Pac represents in London at his Legendary Children night, as well as appearances at Disco Bloodbath at XOYO.
They’re soon to be reunited, so we thought we’d pass on this little piece of paradise from the island of Koh Tao.
01 Metronomy – Heartbreaker (Diskjokke Remix)
02 Midnight Line – Drop Me A Line (Mano Le Tough Remix)
03 Maceo Plex – Aint That Love
04 Benoit & Sergio – Principles
05 Max Essa – How Do You Feel (Kim Ann Foxman Remix)
06 Stubbs – Good Morning, Good Day
07 Spank Rock – Energy (Glimmers Remix)
08 Soha – Les Enfants Du Bled
09 Clock Opera – Once And For All – (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
10 Cock N Bull Kid – Asthma Attack (Stopmakingme Remix)
11 Booby – Moobeech
12 Mitzi – India (Joakim Remix)
13 Hercules & Love Affair – Painted Eyes (Wolfram Remix)
14 Connan Mockasin – Faking Jazz Together (Michael Mayer Remix)
Tierkratz have been quietly sending us great mixtapes for a while now, and this one, like the others, is wonderfully listen-on-repeat-able, it smoothly bounces along, starting with the beautiful Cream by Claptone (released this week on Exploited), also featuring the first of their own productions that I’ve heard as yet, U Don’t Know nestled in the middle.
You snooze you lose, especially on something as huge as Dan Pearce (Eats Everything) and Chris James‘s collaboration Coat of Arms and their bimonthly mixtapes. I was slow off the mark on the December-January mix, so I’m going to share February-March with you while it’s fresh. So fresh, in fact, that we don’t have a tracklist yet, but I’ll add it in as soon as we get it.
I’m always delighted when there’s a new Miguel Puente mix to add a bit of funk to my day in the office, and a quick flick through this one assures me it’s just as damn good as I’d expected, with tracks like the beautiful Equal Responsibilty by Climbers (7 mins in, so very very lovely), and Eliphino’s More Than Me (28 mins). Yum.
We’ve had our eyes on Louie Fresco and Jay Blakk (of Climbers)’s Mexa Records for a couple of months, and they’ve just given us something to sink our teeth into with this new promo mix, full of funk and disco all nice and bassed up.
01 Lee Foss – ID
02 Lee M Kelsall Feat Thabo – ID
03 Louie Fresco – ID
04 Lee Foss – ID
05 Corey Baker – ID
06 Ashley Wild – ID
07 Ashley Wild – ID
08 Louie Fresco – ID
09 Miguel Puente – ID (Puente & Rosch Gangsta Rework)
10 Lee Foss – ID (Richy Ahmed Remix)
11 Spacebyrdz & Justin Baulé – ID
12 Matt Fear – ID
13 Nobody Knows feat Bastard Love – ID
14 Lee M Kelsall Feat Thabo – ID (Cubiq Remix)
15 Climbers – ID
Louie’s just shared his latest production too, on route soon…