Possible contender for the most beautiful record ever written? Will Saul (under his new ‘dark-pop’ moniker Close) introduced the Dusky remix of this track on with B.Traits on Annie Mac’s show on Radio 1 on Friday, and both are completely amazing.
I’m so excited to hear this, the legend that is Todd Edwards on the Essential Mix from the weekend. Packed full of disco-funk right from the start. Can I get a hell-yeah?!
David Bowie – Let’s Dance (Todd Edwards Edit)
Daft Punk – Instant Crush [Columbia]
Pharaohs – Syzygy [100% Silk]
My Morning Jacket – Touch Me I’m Going to Scream, Pt. 2/Big Love (Todd Edwards Edit)
Poolside – Between Dreams [Poolside Music]
Giorgio Moroder – The Chase/Digital Love (Todd Edwards Edit)
Pharaohs – Miraculous Feet [100% Silk]
Giorgio Moroder – Evolution/Looking For Love (Todd Edwards Edit)
Chic – I Want Your Love [Atlantic]
Daft Punk – Get Lucky/Something About Us (Todd Edwards Edit)
LOL Boys – Changes (Todd Edwards Remix – Special Edit)
Atumpan – The Thing (Todd Edwards Remix)
Todd Edwards – Javid Khan
Nameless – Unnamed track (feat. Todd Edwards)
Jonah S. – Got My Mind Jazzed Up (Velcro Remix)
Todd Edwards – Hold The Faith [Body High Records]
Surkin & Todd Edwards – Mighty Love/My Girls (Todd Edwards Edit)
Jessie Ware – No To Love (Todd Edwards Remix) [PMR]
Disclosure – White Noise (Todd Edwards Unofficial Dub)
Donna Summer – I Feel Love (Todd Edwards Edit)
Daft Punk & Prince – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger/Controversy (Todd Edwards Edit)
The Messenger & Todd Edwards – Guide My Soul [Nervous Records]
Todd Edwards – Saved My Life [i! Records]
Todd Edwards – Steal Your Heart [i! Records]
St. Germain – Alabama Blues (Todd Edwards Dub) [F Communications]
Todd Edwards – No Place Like London [Sweat It Out!]
Daft Punk – Face to Face (Todd Edwards Edit)
Rudimental – Waiting All Night (Todd Edwards Unreleased Vocal Mix)
Robert Lux – Fool Disclosure
Sam Smith – Lay Me Down (Todd Edwards Vocal Mix)
The Sample Choir & Todd Edwards – Break Smooth [Nervous Records]
Todd Edwards – Fly Away [i! Records]
Todd Edwards – Georgio by Moroder [i! Records]
Since Grimmy chose Real as his next big thing and it sold 30,000 copies, Gorgon City have been super busy. Not only is Intentions/Cycles out and about all over the place (and great) but they’re touring more or less everywhere and it seems everywhere they play has a new Gorgon City mix on their website. Fabric, Parklife,Vice… See what I mean:
It’s been a while since I’ve written about Cassian but he’s one of those people whose mixes you can play even when the people you’re with aren’t really keen on house music, or it’s not really an appropriate occasion (I always get told off for playing banging techno when I’m hosting a dinner party). They’re nice builders, melody-friendly, and always with a little bang at the end.
He’s just finished a mammoth tour of the Americas and the title implies that he’s pretty happy to finally be home.
His new track On & On is a free download too, and pretty yummy:
This is SO DAMN GOOD. I still love how utterly dirty Catz n Dogz play, when Greg and Voitek are so polite and mild-mannered to chat to. Even tracks like their They Frontin’ which are already filthy, are stripped out here until there’s just pure dirt. I’m not sure anyone else could mix in HNNY‘s sample of Brandy and Monica’s The Boy is Mine and still make it sound cool.
01. Jacek Sienkiewicz – Dream Machine
02. Youandewan – Disarray
03. Catz N’ Dogz – Fixnation
04. Prosumer – Blei
05. Ralph MacDonald – Calypso Path (Sofrito Edit)
06. Brooks – Clix
07. Harry Kane – Acapulco Highway (Ralph Falcon – Whateva Acapella)
08. Marshal Jefferson – Mushrooms vs. The Revenge Remix
09. Pedestrian – Hoyle Road
10. Rhydin – Nash
11. Arto Mwambe – Muduhutma
12. Adam Port/Switch – Black Noise (&ME Remix)/Get On Downz (Max Fresh Remix)
13. T-rwrk – Chanté
14. Till Von Sein & Area – Lafayette (Unreleased Version)
15. Fantaboys – Pump It All
16. Alex Cortex – B2 (Catz ‘N Dogz Edit)
17. Hannah Wants – Teardrop On The Fire
18. Detachments – H.A.L. (Andrew Weatherall Disco Dub)
19. Brassroots – Good Life
20. Catz ‘N Dogz & KiNK – Good Love
21. Michael Mayer – Speaker
22. Breach Vs. Ron Costa – Letz Uri (Eats Reebeef)
23. Heartthrob – In My Room
24. The Time & Space Machine – Pill Party In India (Psychemagic Remix)
25. Catz ‘N Dogz vs. Phil Kieran – They Frontin’ feat. Monty Luke/Ghetto Face Space Place
26. Partial Arts – Cruising
27. Dodha – Symbasim
28. Daft Punk – Da Funk (Catz ‘n Dogz 2013 Idiotic Edit)
29. Nikola Baytala – Zero $
30. Mange Tout – What To Do
31. Needs – Brother
32. HNNY – Boy
33. Broker/Dealer – Dig Deep
34. Terry Brooks – Breaking Cycles
Something else to look forward to as well is a free download album Untitled coming in June from Catz n Dogz’s Different Marks collaboration with the late Martin Dawson. Always giving.
My music homework – actually listening to all the things I dig out or get sent – gets done when I’m sat at my desk concentrating on something else. Entire mixes get lost unless they are sufficiently banging to stop me getting my proper work done (!)
So it was nice today when this, from 19-year-old LA-based Justin Jay snuck into my earlobes and gave me a little desk-rave break.
I always think of Erol Alkan at this time of year.
In our early days of attendance at the Miami Winter Music Conference we’d be walking around a little shell-shocked, not really knowing where to look between the oversized Floridian families cramming burgers into their mouths and extending those XXXXL waistlines just a little more, and the golden beach ladies with their very own set of beach balls. Then we’d see Erol, and a sense of relief in comfortable familiarity would wash over us. There he would be in his customary black t-shirt and converse; Erol hadn’t changed for these tropical surroundings. He stayed true to his own brand of bleepy electro too, when all around him were selling their souls to Avicii as if they’d been driven mad by the heat.
Erol celebrates Easter like no-one else can. Defying tiredness with what started in 2008 as a five-hour set on that Maundy Thursday (4 days to recover afterwards), then as if challenging himself each year we’ve now reached 10 hours.
It seems this year he’s been busier than ever before, still finding time to sign new act Future Four to Phantasy, as well as rework Night WorksLong Forgotten Boy.
And of course there’s the iconic Erol Alkan 6 Mix humming alongside it all, just right for the day after the 10 hour set when you seem to be unable to move unless you can hear Erol playing a record. The sixth but sadly final show of the 3rd 6 Music residency went out this Friday 12 April and it’s a complete banger from start to finish. Strong, Erol, strong.
Have a listen here: Erol Alkan 6 Mix 12 April
#1 Miss Kittin – Come Into My House
#2 Future Four – Gwad Bwash
#3 Syclops – Jump Bugs
#4 Kiwi – The Guanaco Haka
#5 Ben Sun – Your Footprints (Tevo Howard Remix)
#6 Pulp – After You (Soulwax Remix)
#7 Rudimental – Hell Could Freeze (Skream Remix)
#8 Letherette – D&T
#9 U – I
#10 JKriv & The Disco Machine – Make It Acid (Idjut Boys Mix)
#11 OTP Party Breaks – Love Reaction (Jacques Renault Edit)
#12 Diesel Jarvis – Spend The Night
#13 Tom Rowlands – Through Me (Radio Edit)
#14 Innershades – That Girl
#15 Drums Of Death – Bang The Dub
#16 Laurent Garnier – Jacques In The Box (Chicago Bordelo Remix)
#17 Daniele Baldelli & Marco Dionigi – Tunnel
#18 Joy Orbison – Big Room (Tech House DJ Tool)
#19 Rone – Bye Bye Macadam (Juan Atkins Remix)
#20 Red Axes – Queen Spade
#21 Legowelt – Visions In My Mind
#22 Coma – My Orbit (Single Edit)
#23 Night Works – Long Forgotten Boy (Erol Alkan’s Extended Rework)
A huge thanks to The Mahogany Blog for a great live session at St Pancras Old Church last night. So nice to hear some acts absolutely able to belt out big acoustic sound in the usually-quiet surroundings. Here’s a little bit of what we heard.
George Ezra‘s voice is so powerful he turned the amp down at the start of his set. Completely captivating, both from a voice and songwriting perspective. I’m looking forward to hearing more from him.