Coat of Arms for Data Transmission

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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)

Coat of Arms February-March 2012 Mix

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.

Three mixes

Since Entrance Song (and the excellent B side Heard That) stormed every dancefloor over the summer, Eats Everything (and Coat of Arms, Eats Everything’s collaboration with Chris James) is pretty much cleaning up at the moment. There are so many amazing tracks from him they just can’t get released quick enough, with Tric Trac linking him to the mighty Dirtybird this week (apparently after Worthy tried to sign it to his Anabatic label too) and more releases on Catz n’ Dogz‘s Pets Recordings coming in the near future. You can see what I mean below – this should keep you going for a while…