Over the last few years, Falty DL has become an international phenomenon right before our eyes, moving from bedroom producer that we all knew from around the way, to releasing this year’s acclaimed ‘You Stand Uncertain’ on Planet Mu and now to the ‘Atlantis’ EP, out November 14 on Ninjatune. However, to the Percussion Lab crew, Drew has become family.
Throughout this Summer’s epic Percussion Lab live series at Brooklyn’s One Last Shag, Drew was a de facto resident, jumping in whenever there was an open slot in the lineup. His sets - ranging from stoned hip hop to classic rave and hardcore to early jungle and garage and back to unreleased dubs by today’s hottest producers - never fail to entertain and move the dancefloor. We’re really happy to be releasing this special mix, which Falty tells us he made as an open letter to a friend.
Listen to this mix and let it take you where it may. There’s some old, some new, some familiar sounds, and some freshness. It’s loose, personal, body-moving and thought provoking. So enjoy, and remember, as winter hangs over the foreseeable future, Everybody Loves the Sunshine.
Hate - Darkcore Addison Groove - Sexual Machinedrum - Now U Know The Deal 4 Real Machinedrum - gbye Tek 9 - You Got to Slow Down Aphex Twin - Meltphace 6 Machinedrum - U Don’t Survive (Chrissy Murderbot Remix) Hudson Mowhawke - Cbat unreleased luke vibert ting Amen Andrews - Screwface Capone - Massive dBridge - Lost Shadow Roy Ayers - Everybody Loves The Sunshine
Tried to keep away from the obvious oldskool tracks that seem 2 be on most oldskool mixes and just put some of my personal favs and kept it more underground.
Mainly tracks from 1989/1990. Done on 2 decks all with vinyl from my collection, no serato or mp3 bizzznizz, ya get meh? Enjoy!
1.Renegade Soundwave - Probably A Robbery (Turntable Scratch Mix) 2.Tuff Crew - She Rides The Pony 3.Tuff Crew - My Part Of Town (Remix) 4.Index - Give Me A Sign 5.Information Society - Running (Instrumental) 6.Nexus 21 - Still Life Keeps Moving 7.Delusions Of Grandeur - Touch Me In The Night (Frankie Bones Brooklyn Mix) 8.Wood Allen - Aiport 89 9.New Blood - Touch Me (Club Edit) 10.Big Daddy Kane - Another Victory 11.The Octagon Man - Free-er Than Free 12.Depth Charge - Depth Charge (Drum Death Version) 13.Llyod Owes Me A Packet - Keep It Up 14.JVC Force - Strong Island (Instrumental) 15.2 Men On A Trip - You Make Me Feel (Get Funky) (Get Stupid Mix) 16.N Joi - Techno Gnagsters 17.Silver Bullet - Bring Forth The gullotine (Dj Beats) 18.Charles B - The Lack O f Love 19.The Beat Club - Security 20.Hasheem - Al Naafiysh (The Soul) (The Musto & Bones Reconstruction) 21.House Syndicate - Jam The Mace 22.Mental Mayhem - Where Are They Hiding 22.S.L Troopers - Movement (Instrumental) 23.Hardnoise - Untitled 24.808 State - Cubik (Kings Country Dub) 25.Frank De Wulf - Darkness Revisited 26.Inteligent Hoodlum - Arrest The President 27.Ecstasy Club - Jesus Loves The Acid 28.Cybertron - Clear 29.Rhythm Is Rhythm - Drama 30.Direct - Techno Gone Mad 31.Joe Smooth - Promised Land 32.Bobby Konders - Nervous Acid 33.Terry Hunter - Madness (Armando’s House Mix) 34.Ace & Action - Letter To The Better 35.KLF - What Time Is Love (Moody Boys Rmx) 36.Mental Cube - Chile Of The Bass Generation 37.The Shamen - Move any Mountain (The BonesBreak MasterMix) 38.Sha-Lor - My Love Has Gone Away (Frankie Bones Belguim Freestyle Mix) 39.Project 86 - Industrial Bass (Backroom mix) 40.Clubland Feat Quartz - Lets Get Busy 41.Lee Marrow - Pain 42.Ital Rockers - Itals Anthem 43.Shawn Christopher - Another Sleepless Night (Redzone Mix) 44.Masters Of The Universe - Space Talk 45.Tony Scott - Thats How Im Living 46.4 For Money - Its A Moment In Time (Rising High Dub) 46.Hijack - The Badman Is Robbin 47.C’hantal - The Realm (Bonus Break) 48.MeatBeat Manifesto - Radio Babylon 49.Language - Renegade 50.LFO - Brainstorm Pt1
It’s taken a certain amount of time and delicacy to coax them into recording a mix for us, despite, or perhaps because of, their affiliation to Blackest Ever Black, a label independently operated by FACT’s Kiran Sande. They’re a shy, and moreover a selective, pair. To date, Raime have created two mixes for public consumption, but in both instances these have been released as limited edition CD-Rs on Blackest. Their first (which you can download here), entitled You Can’t Hide Your Headcrack, was issued shortly ahead of their debut 12″ offering, and established links between their own music and that of passive-aggressive industrial and goth artists from the late 70s and early 80s. Though they weren’t too proud to drop some familiar names – their beloved Cabaret Voltaire and Ike Yard, for example – Headcrack was first and foremost an act of serious diggers’ devotion, and it’s tracklist was constituted largely by the (today) lesser-known likes of German Shepherds and Metabolist.
A second Raime mix, Living In The Gaps We Cannot Jump, was released as part of a hand-made double-disc set, again released as a limited edition through Blackest Ever Black (the centrepiece of the set being a 5.1 surround sound DVD that documents an installation they created for this year’s Unsound Festival New York, The Three Chambers Of Our Entities). This selection too situated itself firmly in the cold war years, with contributions from Experiments With Ice, Pink Military, The Klinik, Shoc Corridor and Nagamatzu.
But there’s something else that exerts an influence on Raime equal to, perhaps even in excess of, that of anything from the post-punk era: jungle. Jungle, particularly that made in ’94-’95, when the music was as rough-hewn as it was progressive, is an essential part of Raime’s make-up, and it’s also the focus of their FACT mix. Upon first hearing Raime’s own records, you might doubt the links to jungle, but the more you immerse yourself in their slender catalogue, the more obvious the similarities become: the absolute primacy of rolling drums, the sub-bass pressure, the cerebralism and the brute-force, the dynamism and the dread. Hell, you could argue that Raime’s music is a vision of how jungle might have sounded if it had embraced goth’s thorny romanticism and early industrial’s queasy bio-mechanics.
We can but speculate; all we know for sure is that Raime know their onions, and that their blistering FACT mix aims straight for the heart of the ’93-’95 sound, with one stretch into ’96. From the disorienting drum choppage of Dilijna to the rudeboy tearjerking of D’Cruze’s ‘Nightvision’ mix, via the none-more-debonair roll of The Truper, this mix isn’t some art-school misappropriation of the past, it’s a lean, mean love-letter to a future that never quite came to pass – but may still yet.
1. Steve C and Monita – The Razors Edge – Skeleton Records 1994 2. DJ Buz – Slave – No U-Turn 1994 3. 4 Horsemen Of The Apocalypse – We Are The Future (Phantasy & Aphrodite Mix) – Tone Def 1994 4. Blame & Justice – Nightvision (D’Cruze Mix) – Moving Shadow 1994 5. Undercover Agent – Dubplate Circles – Juice 1996 6. Dillinja – Deadly Deep Subs Remix – Deadly Vinyl 1995 7. The Truper – Vol 1 Side B – Street Beats 1994 8. Doc Scott – It’s Yours – Metalheadz 1994 9. DJ Tamsin & The Monk – A Better Place (Baby Kane Remix) – White House Records 1994