November 2011

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Posted in: Mixtape

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Mix for 6 Music Its very rare to hear a TEED mix outside of a live DJ performance so it was with great relish that we hit play on his recently recorded mixtape for BBC 6 Music. As you would expect this mix has real character starting from a deep and thoughtful platform as it gently builds in pace and intensity towards his latest release 'Dream On', as the mix reaches Dream On you have sense that this track is perhaps the template for the whole mix as each subsequent track is a blend of main room riffs and headphone pads with flecks of vocals, acid tones and white washed techno walls swirling around the ... Read more / Preview track
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Fabric 61 – Mixed Visionquest (Album Review) Two heads are better one than one, so the saying goes. It’s no surprise then that the four comprising Visionquest have achieved a staggering amount since formation two years ago. Made up of Lee Curtiss, Ryan Crosson, Shaun Reeves and Seth Troxler, Visionquest is the closest underground dance music has to a supergroup. Each successful in their own right, the Detroit exports came together under the Visionquest moniker back in 2010 as producers, before evolving into a charismatic DJ group. Finally they put their name to a label earlier this year, and subsequently have a roster of some ... Read more / Preview track
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Essential Mix – Eats Everything (2011) Local Bristolian folklore suggests that Dan aka Eats Everything has been 20 years in the making, which may seem a long time by today's "Ive got a laptop, check out my bass" culture, but it does mean he has arrived finely tuned as both DJ and Producer. Like fellow Bristol artists Julio Bashmore and Waifs & Strays before him he has taken the bass culture sound and melded into a more accessible house hybrid that effortlessly crosses over from the underground into bigger arenas, without ever sounding crass or calculated. Eats Everything's Essential Mix was recorded live in front of a 1000 ... Read more / Preview track
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Alpines + Maya Jane Coles – Why Alpines, the south London electronic duo are launching a series of collaborative covers and new material to help showcase some of the UK's most promising producers and DJ's. The first of these covers is Carly Simons - 'Why' with the increasingly global Maya Jane Coles. Given that the Alpine sound is quite ethereal and epic in its own right Maya Jane Coles makes an obvious fit for the first in this series, bringing her crisp beats and lush pads to the mix. As covers go this is a pretty special piece of progressive music that feels as though both acts have taken reference from the melancholy ... Read more / Preview track
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Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Dream On (Free Download) Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (TEED) is currently applying the finishing touches to his debut LP, due for release February 2012. However despite this all consuming distraction he has still found the time to keep us hyped with three quality remixes, Friendly Fires - Hawaiian Air, When Angels Sing & Space Ballad and now a newly penned track 'Dream On', which is currently available as a free download. As you would expect from TEED this is a smooth mix of his voice imparting personal thoughts over a club friendly groover. Unlike his Trouble single Dream On is much more of a main room ... Read more / Preview track
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FabricLive 60 – Mixed Brodinski In all honesty the Brodinski phenomenon has always confused us slightly, whilst he's always been a good DJ and a really nice guy we've never quite felt that his productions quite delivered up to his perceived reputation. This is not to say they were bad records, just not as big as we wanted them to be. However despite this he has continued to carve himself a distinctive techno influenced niche that has enabled him to survive the collapse of his parisian peers French Electro scene and continue to climb the DJ Social ladder reaching the recognised pinnacle - recording a Fabric Live Mix. As you ... Read more / Preview track
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Electronic Artist of the Week #14 – Bowski Truth be told we thought we had already featured Bowski in our Electronic Artist series, but it would appear not. Which is no bad thing as he had a little break whilst completing his degree and now he's back with some frighteningly good new material. Bowski first caught our attention over a year ago with his bouncing Legging / Talkbox single and his XY - Me remix. Since then he's remixed Cassius, Disco of Doom to great effect and recorded one or two mixtapes. Plus he is from the Holy Grail of music 'Bristol'. Some of Bowski's new material has a deep contemplative quality, perhaps ... Read more / Preview track
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Electronic Artist of the Week #13 – Hackman Hackman is yet another promising DJ/producer to spring out of almost nowhere in 2011. Stamping his authority on the scene with the EP “Close” which got tonnes of support from DJ's around the UK including Annie Mac, Robert Dietz and live act phenomenon Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. He's had releases on labels such as Greco-Roman, PTN, Grizzly and Well Rounded as well as his 'Close' track featuring on a Ministry Of Sound compilation earlier this year. The 21 year old from Leeds has had comparisons to MJ Cole, Jamie XX and the like in recent months with his unique and radio friendly ... Read more / Preview track