This week’s Besti-mix come courtesy of Coley who produces under the name of Luv*Jam, the name of the parties that a small north Welsh tribe developed to pursue their musical tastes in Wrexham. Some of you might have had the pleasure of experiencing their no-holds-barred party for yourself at this year’s Bestival or at any of the unusual party locations they’ve made their own over the past 12 months; this lot have had it away everywhere from concrete bunkers to the terrace at Space.
Now, comes their own music and art project, Crow Castle Cuts - named after a local medieval fort in Llangollen, whose third release is out on November 11 (lovingly packaged on vinyl only and including ancient text about sacred fairies!), the same date as their next Luv*Jam party.
Right now though, tuck into their Besti-mix, a 23-track vinyl-only recording starring Aphex Twin, Jason Fine and F.U.S.E. (aka Richie Hawtin)…
01 Glyn Ceriog / Froncystyllte Swamp / Crow Castle Cuts 02 Jason Fine / Secret Order / Kontra Music 03 Aphex Twin / i / R&S Records 04 Ubik / Harmonise Me / Zoom Records 05 Automatic Nasty / Welcome Ohm Luv / Lunar Disco 06 Mark Du Mosch / Swingin It / Tabernacle Records 07 Mark Du Mosch / Captain Bligh (Luv Jam Outro Edit) / Moustache Records 08 Mark Du Mosch / Outer World / Moustache Records 09 Alden Tyrell / Rendezvous at Rimini / Clone Records 10 R-Tyme / Illusion (Juan Mix) / Transmat Classics 11 Earth People / Reach Up To Mars (808 Mix) / Champion Music 12 Analogue Cops & Blawan / 45 Dollars / Restoration Records 13 Mr. Tophat / High Valley / Junk Yard Connections 14 Adalberto / One Lesson / Acidicted records 15 Dynamo Dreesen & Eric P / House House House / Acido Records 16 F.U.S.E. / Dimension Intrusion / Plus 8 Records 17 Free Fall / Sofa Surfing / Full Frequency Range Recordings 18 Katorski / Chains / Lany Recordings 19 Moody Manc / Joy (RL Dub) / 2020 Vision Recordings 20 S.A.S / You Gotta Think (Luv Jam Short Edit) / Foot & Mouth 21 Mark Du Mosch / Shields Up / Moustache Records 22 Aphex Twin / Selected Ambient Works vii / Warp Records 23 Glyn Ceriog / Knaresborough Bird / Crow Castle Cuts
While operating broadly within the world of deep, hypnotic techno, natural/electronic.system. present their own distinctive take on the sound. Antonio and Valerio have a special ability for building: allowing the music to breathe and slowly develop. There is a real beauty in the pace and manner in which natural/electronic.system. construct their DJ sets. This is what distinguishes their approach. You will have heard this in the other mixes they’ve done for us (mx23 and mx49), and this time you will hear it in a slightly different context, with the two each doing a separate mix. This week we have one from Antonio, and next week it will be Valerio’s turn.
Donato Dozzy - Moonlight [Mule Electronic] Andy Stott - Passed me by [Modern Love] Relapxych.0 - City Nightlights II [Ghost Sounds] Neel - Snow in the tube [unreleased] Midnightopera - Untitled [Workshop] Madteo - Sheepdipping [Meakusma] Stl - In my dreams (Intrusion dub) [Something] Jouem - Drifting [Just Another Beat] Mohlao - Luminescent [Field] Kangding Ray - Leavaila Scheme [Raster Noton] Mike Parker - B1 [Geophone] Anders Ilar - Paragram [Audio.nl] Dorisburg - Sinai Hypnosis Dub [Aniara] Ryo Murakami - Lunch of God (Stereociti rmx) [Pan] DJ Snotburger - Snotann [Fxhe] Emmanuel Top - Flux [Planete Rouge] Slop Salon - A.meet mr J [Aspeak] Nuel - B2 [Aquaplano]
01. Coil - Something 02. Thomas Bangalter - Rectum 03. Seda Muerta - Female remix 04. Mike Dehnert - Oblique 05. SCB - Overlay 06. Blawan - What You Do With What You Have 07. Mike Dehnert - Plonger 08. Planetary Assault Systems - Bell Blocker 09. Cosmin TRG - Fizik 10. O/V/R - Live In London 11. O/V/R -(Version) 12. Autechre - Drane 13. Objekt - CLK Recovery 14. Planetary Assault Systems - Cold Bolster 15. Pacific Blue - Industry ( RRose Remix) 16. SP-X - X-5684 17. Sigha - Let Me In 18. The Fear Ratio - Mas 19. The Fear Ratio - Morning Blues (Plaid Remix)