Bristol’s finest Luke Turner aka Lukas has delivered a belter in his latest mixtape. This mix is one of those beautiful hybrids of disco, electronica, funk and house; heavy on the cowbell, just the right dubby basslines, a hint of vocal when it’s needed. The label selection on the tracklist says it all; Jackathon Jams, Hypercolour, Rekids, Hot Creations and of course Lukas’s own Futureboogie. It’s one of those where the volume sneaks up and up until by the end of it you’re all dancing around the stereo. I mean, just take a listen to Busta Rhymes on Freaks + Cajmere, naaaaaaasty! The combination of Lukas and my other Futureboogie faves Waifs & Strays on Gimme Luv is explosive, the whole EP is amazing, and well worth your pennies on release to Beatport at the end of the month.
Sorry to pilfer it from Discobelle, but it’s just too good not to share.
The Mole – Lockdown Party (Perlon)
Antonelli – Dubby Disco (Maxi Mix) [Lukas edit] (Italic)
Lukas vs. Waifs and Strays – Gimme Luv (Jackathon)
Kerrier District – Let’s Dance and Freak (Rephlex)
Lukas – Bassoon (Futureboogie)
Freaks + Cajmere – Black Shoes White Socks [Lukas Busta Freaks Janet on Cajmere edit) (HotCreations)
Andre Lodemann - Where are you now [MFR Edit] (Best Works)
Behling + Simpson – What did i do (CDR)
Adessa – Untitled Love (Prime Numbers)
Loose Joints – Is it all over my Face? [Dj Sneak edit] (NRK)
Mr G – One Year later (Rekids)
Axel Boman – Look What You’ve done to Me (Hypercolour)
One of my favourite DJs at one of my favourite clubs, Circoloco have been kind enough to share a set from Richy Ahmed at DC10. Despite having been in the ex-airport hangar since 1999, it’s one of the few clubs on the island that still has this naughty feel to it, like you’re going to an unsanctioned rave. Which is kind of true, being as the authorities are frequently threatening closure, following through in 2008 and still keeping this a very real cloud on an otherwise beautiful horizon.
Richy, the naughty boy of Hot Creations, fits the bill perfectly.
Doing what he does best and keeping it filthy dirty, here’s a lovely little mix from Digital Delight‘s Sishi Rosch for Pulse Radio. No tracklist yet but as soon as I find it I’ll post it, because there are a lot of secret gems in here that I’d like to get my hands on.
Chris James’s Coat of Arms bimonthly mixes provide a good pick-me up when there is little ear-fodder to be found, but I have to say; they can be a little hit and miss. I want to like them, but sometimes they seem a little hurried. I completely retract that when it comes to this offering for Data Transmission, which is well thought-through, carefully crafted and perfectly poised.
Chris says his own favourite in the 1 hour 20 is Bicep‘s Stash (out on Aus) and I heartily agree with him. There’s nothing quite like a creeping bassline, and with this just kept inching that volume button on the stereo up.
Another notable inclusion is Leon Vynehall‘s Sister, also out on Aus, and such a great summer disco track, leading into a little bit of a beat reprieve before we have another creeper when Terrence Pearce‘s Poise sneaks itself in.
All in all, well done that man. He says he’s got lots of things coming up in the next few months, including a release under his Purple Velvet moniker, so expect chilled disco and summer vibes.
1. Lorca – Giant Stars (2020 Midnight Visions)
2. Deetron – Can’t Love You More (Music Man)
3. Bicep – Stash (Aus)
4. Leon Vynehall – Sister (Aus)
5. Squarehead – Be Without (Wolf Music)
6. Fred Everything ft Wayne Tennant – Mercyless (AtJazz Unreleased Astro Remix) (Lazy Days)
7. Terrence Pearce – Poise (Futureboogie)
8. Shenoda – Love Thing (Saints & Sonnets)
9. Leftwing & Kody – Burning Up (Coat Of Arms Remix) (Off)
10. Huxley – Who Am I (Rinse)
11. Joy Orbison – BRTHDTT (Non Plus)
12. Coat Of Arms – Take Me Away (Gruuv)
13. Deetron ft Ovasoul7 – Out Of My Head (KiNK Dub) (Music Man)
14. Coat Of Arms ft Ria Moran – Mesmerised (Gruuv)
15. Headless Ghost – Basik Fire (Clone Records)
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]