As the summertime party season sets upon us I thought it was only right to bring the bump this month with a flexed out mix of uk house and garage. Plenty of bangers floating about too with that Mosca release being my absolute pick of the bunch.
Speaking of all thing swing and jack don’t forget to lock in the Summer Innit Ghetto Blaster Picnic. As part of Melbourne Music Week the Heavy Innit and Chant Down crews are running an afternoon party down at Birrarung Marr and broadcasting direct from the decks in a 500m radius. I know mad eh…
So bring your beers, blankets and ghetto blasters for an afternoon of sunshine, dub and uk bass!
1. The Knife - Schoal Swarm Orchestra [Rabid Records] 2. Balam Acab - Welcome [Tri Angle] 3. Brookwise - What Went Wrong (Cali Edit) [Unreleased] 4. Visionist and Lorca - W.M.I.D [Left Blank] 5. Maddslinsky - Further Away ft Taiwiah [Tru Thoughts] 6. Synkro - Girl [Mindset Records] 7. Dfrnt - True (Jack Dixon Remix) [Nu-Directions] 8. Artwork - Basic G [Tempa] 9. Spatial - 0470810 [Infrasonics] 10. Pariah - Orpheus [R&S] 11. Sully - Its Your Love [Keysound] 12. Mosca - Bax [Numbers] 13. Zed Bias - Neighbourhood (Steve Gurley Vocal Mix) [XL] 14. DEA Project - Rush [BG] 15. Mosca - Tilt Shift (Julio Bashmore Remix) [Fat City Recordings] 16. Blawan - Getting Me Down [White] 17. Mosca - Done Me Wrong [Numbers] 18. Brawther - Spaceman Funk (Deep Club Mix) [Secretsundaze]
It’s somehow satisfying when scenes collide. Dutch producer Remy Verheijen made everything from driving trance to quirky rock during the ’90s, but settled on a sound—electro—and a name—Dexter—at the turn of the millennium. Looking back to his early releases on Clone and Klakson, the label he ran alongside Ostgut’s Steffi, it’s easy to hear why bass music figures such as Boddika and Bok Bok are still playing his music. There’s something about Dexter’s elastic basslines and sense of funk that dovetails neatly with what’s going on in the UK these days. Or it could simply be the timeless nature of electro itself. Who knows? Dexter appeared to return the nod from the UK earlier this year with the release of “Great Northern Diver,” a track that through its warp-speed vocals and hyper-kinetic rhythms felt decidedly south London circa-2011.
As he explains below, though, the man himself just sees this as the continuation of a sound he’s been pushing for over ten years. Plenty of UK names make it on to his mix for us, along with fellow electro adopters from his homeland and original innovators from Detroit.
Hudson Mohawke - Cbat Untitled - Shake It Massshhh Lone - Moon Beam Harp A Made Up Sound - Rear Window Dexter - Space Booty Boddika - You Tell Me Martyn - Viper (London Arches edit) Kode9 - You Don’t Wash (dub) Geeeman - Bang’t! Dexter - 1992 (vocal version) Blawan - Melting Flesh Untold- Little Things Like That Steve Rachmad - Boogie Moogie Gerd - Palm Leaves (Serge & Tyrell Dub) CosminTRG - Form Over Function Instra:mental - Vicodin (Skudge warehouse remix) Dopplereffekt - Sterilization The Clone Machine - Clone Machine Untold - Stereo Freeze Drexciya - The Plankton Organization Drexciya - Species of the Pod The Other People Place - Let Me Be Dexter - Bo-Dyned Martyn - Distortions Dexter - Great Northern Diver Bok Bok - Look (dub) Hudson Mohawke - All Your Love