At the end of every year I usually do some sort of recap on my favorite tracks by local cats here in Boston. I opted to do it in the form of a DJ mix instead of a listicle this year to just let the tunes do the talking. It was recorded on a bit of a whim last week but has been well-received so far since initially posting it on Soundcloud.
Some of the tunes in this mix are by good friends of mine, some by peeps I barely know but respect, others are prospects for my Zakim label for next year. On top of that, some of these tracks are free downloads, a few can be purchased on Beatport, and around half are unreleased as of right now but will likely be dropping in the first half of 2015.
Historically, Boston has always struggled to get much press in large electronic media outlets, Soul Clap aside. In 2014, this has started to change. Features on Do Androids Dance of tracks by Colin Domigan, Moduloktopus and Graphs. Glowing reviews on John Barera & Will Martin’s debut album on Resident Advisor, XLR8R and FACT Mag. Widespread A-list DJ support of tracks by JSTJR, Durkin, and Twism/B3RAO. It’s nice seeing heads starting to turn, realizing the city isn’t just hidden by the shadow of New York.
So all in all, I want to personally thank all the great producers in this city for making and sending me so many great tracks. Let’s keep it going in 2015!
The mix is simply titled “Hometown”. Hope you enjoy.
Anja Schneider: Dubmission (Smeed & Suspence Remix)
Sheffield Boys: The Best Coast
Colin Domigan: Free Beer
JLO: Waiting For Tonight (Twism & B3RAO 2014 Remix)
John Barera & Anton M: Gathering
Ali Berger: Gallery (Midnight Mix)
Soul Clap & Robert Owens: Misty
John Barera & Will Martin: It’s Alright
John Barera & Will Martin: Moonlight
DRJ (Doctor Jeep): Luv 4 Me
Twism & B3RAO: Everyman
Ali Berger: Kick It
JSTJR: Killa Bass
Moduloktopus: Headdie Murphy
Skeeza: Don’t Cha
Lightfoot: Blown Out
Durkin: Feel It
Nick Garcia: vMotional
Cirrus: No Matter
Graphs & Tone Ra: Chopper
Undrig: Backslider (R.A.W. Remix)
Vax: Vulpineal (Undrig Remix)
Noya: It’s All a Hologram