Millsart – Gamma Player

There are few techno 12”s as well-balanced and all-round essential as Jeff Mills’s 1995 Humana EP , which features an ambient intro, a locked groove, a beatless soundscape, a pummelling minimal workout and a beautiful downbeat piece, plus this timeless piece of Detroit machine soul. Coming hot on the heels of the game-changing dancefloor killers… Continue reading Millsart – Gamma Player

Kenny Dixon Jr – Midnights / Moodymann – I Like To Know

Part of the fun of being a house and techno trainspotter enthusiast is tracking down multiple versions of the same track which appear on a number of different releases. Once you bring represses and bootlegs into the equation you’ll often discover previously unheard versions of a favourite track, sometimes uncredited, with a new title or… Continue reading Kenny Dixon Jr – Midnights / Moodymann – I Like To Know

Deep house mix from ’96

Here's a wee Christmas present for y'all - rescued from the original cassette... https://soundcloud.com/tomchurchill/tom-churchill-august-96 Strange Attractor - Golden Gate (Phono) PWOG - SA Track 1 (KK) Point Blank - Rog [Herbert mix] (Phono) CVO - Bonus (Balance) Shazz & St German - Muse Q The Music (F Comm) Yennek - Without (Art Of Dance) Abacus… Continue reading Deep house mix from ’96

Dajae – Day By Day (Carl Craig dub)

I suspect I’m not alone in having heard this for the first time on Carl Craig’s absolutely killer 1995 Essential Mix, where it emerges from the Blade Runner soundtrack to start the set off with an almighty bang. Raw-as-fuck drums and an unlikely Steely Dan sample form the backbone, and the only elements from the… Continue reading Dajae – Day By Day (Carl Craig dub)

Playlist: The Drake, Glasgow, 15th November 2013

For the past couple of years, on most Friday nights, I've been lucky enough to play four hours of soul, jazz, hip hop, house and techno at one of my favourite pubs, The Drake in Glasgow. Here's a snapshot of last week's selections for anyone interested. One of these days I might even get round… Continue reading Playlist: The Drake, Glasgow, 15th November 2013

Lark – Tedra

Here’s one to file alongside De-Orbit - a slice of melancholy Detroit loveliness that for my money ranks as Kenny Larkin’s finest moment. It first appeared on Buzz Records’ Virtual Sex album in 1993 - a strong contender for best techno compilation of all time, featuring such monumental classics as Rhythim Is Rhythim’s Icon and… Continue reading Lark – Tedra