Track for the Day

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Work leant me a car this week. Part of a mobile marketing campaign, so of course the ‘mobile’ part of that meant driving it around London town, which consisted of mostly sitting in traffic, and occasionally (late at night) being able to actually get into third gear and have some tuuuuuuuunes blasting out for the good times. I chose Skream on Radio 1 – it was late on a Friday and I figured I’d get some hard bass to really ramp up my boy-racer street cred.

Skream’s tagline is ‘From Club Crazy to Deep and Dark’ so instead of the pirate-radio-style munum-munum-munum-munum-hardcore I got some rather more melodic numbers. Not so good for being a baller, but actually rather lovely. (The whole show is worth a download and you can do so here). They included an exclusive play of this little beaut – Ali Love‘s Deep Into the Night. My fave man Hackman, on the remix.

Thanks to Mixmag for the upload.

Monologues

Behling & Simpson
Futureboogie‘s Behling & Simpson have put together a tasty little mix of so-far unreleased treats for your downloadable pleasure.

It’s very Behling & Simpson; they have an unparalleled knack of perfecting this skippy little off-beat that gives their productions a sense of percussiony, rolling type movement – somewhat hard to describe but if you listen to a lot of their records (I do) then it’s very much a signature style. Very pleased to see variations on this theme in the new stuff, and this looks like a good few EPs worth at least.

They’re actually playing a three hour set at the Rhythm Factory tomorrow night. More details here.

Tracklist:
Behling & Simpson – Salsa Verde
Behling & Simpson – Never Knew
Behling & Simpson – Muted
Kerri Chandler – Peace Of My Mind (Behling & Simpson remix)
Seka – Hot (Behling & Simpson remix)
Behling & Simpson – In The Sky
Behling & Simpson ft Tita Lau – Can’t Find Love
Behling & Simpson – Don’t Give Up
Behling & Simpson – Kalypso
Behling & Simpson – All Night Long
Behling & Simpson ft Danni Moore – What Did I Do
Behling & Simpson – Lucin
Behling & Simpson – Livin’
Behling & Simpson – Soportando

Catz n Dogz Sonar Special

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It’s that time of year where we pack our bags and fly off to our favourite city in the world, Barcelona, for Sonar.

We’re pretty excited about Despacio this year after the mess that was their two nights at The Roundhouse, and of course no visit to any part of the world would be the same without a little Poland in the form of the lovely Catz n’ Dogz. They’ve given us some ear-fodder for the journey.

Track for the Day

Dad
The year is 1980, the man is Peter Richmond-Swift. He’s 20, he’s just met a lady 11 years older than him, and he’s pretty much in love. He calls a local radio station and dedicates a song to Sonia Keil and asks her to marry him.

The song is Paul McCartney‘s Waterfalls, the people are my parents, and today’s track of the day was one I stumbled across accidentally (thanks Soundcloud‘s ‘people who listened to this’ algorithm). A lovely version from Mr Little Jeans, so so nice.

Woz

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Bristol’s done it again, and provided us with yet another soundtracker to a first class rave. Ashley Westlake, better known as Woz, has been busily building his production oeuvre and testing it out on crowds such as that at Fabric last week, and it seems everyone on the airwaves is playing new EP Breathe, released today on label-of-the-moment Black Butter. Stream it here.

Check out Pour Me as a free download on his soundcloud page too.

The Pre-Game

Miami party-listings and DJ mentions are getting buzzing as the music industry packs its bags for South Beach, shakes off the winter cobwebs and reminds itself again what it feels like to dance with warm sand between its toes. This, for me, is where summer begins, and even in the years we don’t attend, hearing the new tracks and sets that come back is almost good enough as we start planning the open-air-dancing season.

You can hear that excitement in the tempo of this little number from Heidi – her March Radio 1 set minus the talking in between, so you can download parts I and II, put them in your ears, and go outside.

Track for the Day

If you didn’t get chance to listen/watch the excellent Mixmag Lab from Ben Pearce and Shadow Child yesterday then get your ears around this. Jesus; the energy!!!!

Ben Pearce’s set blew me away, and got me revisiting his tracks. I found this little gem, and would like to share it with y’all (Black Orange Juice on the collab too – nice)