Whatever the downsides, lockdown has certainly been good for rediscovering the joy of recording mixes. I’ve managed eight since March, and there are another couple in the pipeline, which is more than I managed in total during the previous decade. Here are the most recent additions.
Down The Stairs mix for 2Sox
I was delighted to be asked to contribute to this series from my buddies at 2Sox, and after doing a lot of mixes focusing on older music, this was a chance to showcase some more recent sounds from the likes of Linkwood, Joe, Pepe Bradock and Kyle Hall.
Sunday Selections XV
A bit of a gear-change: 74 minutes of the warmest ambient and ultra-deep Detroit sounds, featuring beautiful new music by Kirk Degiorgio, Lord of the Isles and Square Fauna plus classics from Carl Craig, Derrick May, Detroit Escalator Co and CiM.
Medusa Bloom Podcast
For London collective Medusa Bloom, a deep dig through the 90s techno and house shelves, resulting in an hour of sinuous machine grooves rooted in the UK underground – think Schatrax, Ferox, Mosaic, Primitive – along with some vintage cuts from Chicago and Detroit.
Further_In live recording
A recording of the set I played as part of The Nuclear Family’s Family & Friends night of live streaming on Further_In back in May. 90 minutes of electronic funk old and new, featuring Drexciya, ERP, Kraftwerk, Carl Finlow, AFX and many more.