While I slacked off on a lot of things on this blog last year, arguably the arena I fared the worst in was the podcast series. Basically it was business as usual til around April, and then I just decided to completely drop the ball and, like, stop posting them entirely. The saddest part being the fact people actually sent me mixes throughout the summer that I never even uploaded. Well I think that’s all about to change.
I mean, we’re really close to podcast #100 here. That’s a pretty big deal…at least as far as this place is concerned.
The last mix in the series was one I uploaded to Mixcloud last May, but never posted a proper write-up on here. So to Aleksey, please accept my apology! The mix he sent to me was fresh, and while the tracks in it aren’t quite the newest jams on the street 9 months after the fact, they’re still ill enough to lead a casual listener to believe otherwise.
While a quick mix, Aleksey manages to work his way through house, techno, acid, and various strains of future bass. Equally as much Detroit as it is London, this mix tip-toes the fine line between 4x4 and broken beats with dexterity. Offerings by the likes of Delroy Edwards, Will Saul and Clouds paint a dark soundscape that is ripe for home previewing; the fact very few of these cuts were played to death last summer ensures the expiration date isn’t happening any time soon. Whatever party you’re hitting up this weekend, make sure this is the soundtrack for your travels there. It’s quick enough to take in while sitting in Storrow Drive traffic, yet covers a wide distance rather quickly. UNLIKE Storrow most of the time.
I’ve got more podcasts sitting in my inbox I’m about to unleash so stay tuned. Oscar and Andrew, I’m looking at you both!
Bok Bok & Tom Trago: Pussy Trak
Deloy Edwards: Str8 Fuckd
Jack Dixon: New Curtains (Troy Gunner Remix)
Air Max 97: Sleeveless
Bass Clef: Free My Mind
Will Saul: Tic Toc
Clouds: Dread Networks
Christian S: Pitch Rider