Summer Series part 6: Tommie Sunshine’s Summer Soundtrack ’10!


Tommie Sunshine at the decks!

Tommie Sunshine is amazing. If you don’t know that already, then you are in for a real treat. This Summer Soundtrack mix has made the rounds on-line because it’s excellent. Brooklyn remains one of the brightest and most vibrant centers for dance music of all stripes and Tommie Sunshine represents all the best reasons why! I should note that hearing Tommie Sunshine’s spring mix is part of the idea behind doing a summer series of my favorites mixes at all! Tommie Sunshine has been a fav since I heard his mysteriously sad track “Runway Runaway” on the classic Misery Loves Company compilation in ’02 from Ersatz Audio. Eight years on he’s even better and continues to be both astoundingly creative and productive. Enjoy this mix!

-Tommie Sunshine’s Summer Soundtrack inside!!->

Summer Series pt 5: Don Rimini- NLarge Your Street Tease Mix


Don Rimini’s new Nlarge Your Pants EP is one of the best releases of the summer. I’ve already written about it over at NoVegans, so I won’t repeat myself here. I will say though that while every song on the release won’t be to everyone’s taste, Don Rimini’s impeccable blending of influences does make his EP standout affair. Rimini adds to the Summer Series this week with a mix dropped in support of the EP. With some of the best material from the EP here, the mix showcases Rimini’s electrifying vibe. Can a hard-rocking set have charm? I don’t know, it seems like an oxymoron to me, but I think that particular balance is exactly what Rimini strikes in this mix. It gets going, and doesn’t stop, and along the way there is an awful lot to like here! Listen to it once, and you’ll definitely want to get back to house!

-Mix and setlist inside!->

Welcome to the Summer Series. part 1-Kitsuné Ponystep Minimix


So…I’m a huge fan of the Kitsuné series, and its always a delight to get to write about it now that I’ve started blogging. I wrote about the last compilation, The Cotton Issue, over at NoVegans as part of my spring collection series over there. It’s only fitting now that I’m starting a series of posts here at my own blog, that I start with Ponystep, the tenth in the series. So here’s the Minimix by Jerry Bouthier. By the sounds of things Ponystep is going to be a real pleaser. Even better than the rock-tinged idie dance sounds of The Cotton Issue. Anyhow, its a really short mix, but it gives an idea of the what to expect.. . .enjoy!
-Minimix inside!->

Gavin Russom/The Crystal Ark pt. 2


As a follow up to the last post, here is an amazing set from Gavin Russom. Really, it is pretty special. A little bit of everything is here. It takes all kinds of wild directions, but bookended by Jelly Roll Morton and John Coltrane it makes sense in an inexplicably coherent way. At any rate its an impeccable selection of tunes that feel like they all bend time and space in some special way.

The Crystal Ark’s single is out now on DFA Records. Check out the instrumental in the first post on The Crystal Ark, and pick up or download a copy at your favorite place to buy music! If they don’t have it, tell them order it.

-tracklist and mix inside!

Layo and Bushwacka Studio Mix


Here’s a mix from *the* Layo and Bushwacka. These guys need no introduction, and this mix is unsurprisingly first class. It’s been dropped in support of their new track “The Longest Day” out now on their label Olmeto Records. The release features an original mix with fantastic, spacious percussion, backed by a driving floor-filling remix by Mirko Longo. Check it out. Seriously. . .Check. It. Out.

In the meantime, listen to this great set!
-set and tracklist inside >

The Psychonauts


The Psychonauts are Pablo Clement and Paul Mogg. A few years ago International DJ Gigolos brought it out a few years ago, and it was an oddity at the time. The remastered version shows how forward thinking it was. Waaay ahead of the curve.
This set is one that Paul Mogg of The Psychonauts did over at Resident Advisor, deifinitely my favorite online magazine for electronic news and culture (Nobody pays me for any of this so I’m not just saying that!). Mogg dropped the set in support of the re-released full length Songs for Creatures. Its a fantastic set that explores an electronic sound replete with organic and psychedelic elements. In fact the set that shows part of the sensibility that makes “Songs for Creatures” such a forward looking and still fresh slice of yummy electronica. Its great stuff. I like it particularly because this kind of a set why I even thought to start putting up this site in the first place. DJing at its best is so much more than playing either your own or other people’s music.

Jon Hassell & Brian Eno – Chemistry
Mosaik – Brass Cannon (Kreidler remix)
Four Tet – Love Cry (Girl With Money Losoul Edit)
Julijske Alpe – Industria
Kris Menace – Metropolis (Serge Santiago Italo Boot Edit)
TJ Kong – The Centre Of The World
DJ Hell ft. Brian Ferry – U Can Dance (Carl Craig Remix)
Andrew Weatherall – All The Little Things That Make Life Worth Leaving
Morel – True (The Faggot Is You) (Poof Daddy Remix)
Modest Goddess – Pan/Tone Remix
Citizen Kane & Sal Principato – Ledger
Mogwai – The Sun Smells Too Loud (James Holden Remix)
Hot Chip – One Life Stand (Carl Craig’s Paperclip People Remix)
Photonz – WEO
Massive Attack – Paradise Circus (Gui Boratto Remix)
DJ Harvey presents Locussolus – Gunship
Sempiternal – Amaranth

DJs in North Carolina


So since I’m posting about locals at the moment. I want to also take a second and shout out NC DJ Podcast. In a place like North Carolina electronica listeners can sometimes be dispersed pretty widely, even in a population centers like Raleigh. This podcast features DJs and artists of every variety of music and all levels of play–clubs, lounges, radio, studio, live. Always something worthwhile to checkout here, for the tunes and the skills.