This week’s top mixes include Plastician’s grime special, Objekt live at Freerotation, Fred P Live from Comunité Festival and Nicola Kazimir’s Obscure Oddities.
Objekt Live at Freerotation. Berlin-based experimental techno producer Objekt – aka TJ Hertz – uploads a recording of his set at Freerotation Festival, and explains that he decided to “leave out the drastic tempo shifts and just have A LOAD OF FUN keeping the party going instead,” playing high-energy techno. Stream and download above, track listing here.
Plastician’s Grime Special. Streamed live via Rinse FM’s Facebook page, UK mainstay Plastician performs a grime special with a whole roster of MCs, including Jammz, Uncle Mez, Scratchy, Discarda Mc, Mic Ty, Footsie Newham, D Double E. Watch in full above.
Fred P Live from Comunité Festival. Deep house legend and boss of the Soul People Music imprint, New York’s Fred P – aka Black Jazz Consortium – shares a segment of his performance at Comunité Festival, which took place deep in the Mayan jungle at the sacred site of Cenote dos Palmas. Expect house music futuristic and soulful in equal measure. Stream above, download here.
Funk and Disco Fun with Rahaan. Chicago-born crate digger and house hero Rahaan Young, whose productions and edits have found homes in KAT Records, Past Due, Jiscomusic and Stilove4music, features as the latest RA podcast, which showcases his impressive DJ skills in an action-packed hour of crackly disco-funk gems. Stream above, download and an interview with the artist here.
Original Dodger’s UK Garage History Lesson. Once known as Artful Dodger, the UK garage duo behind Craig David‘s breakout hit ‘Re-Rewind’, Original Dodger‘s Fact mix is a history lesson in garage and 2-step. They drop in a handful of their own key productions, before rounding the selection off with “some of the key garage tracks from the last few years”. Stream and download above.
Nicola Kazimir’s Obscure Oddities. Nicola Kazimir is a member of record label and art collective Les Points, and an artist whose activities include fine art, running an off-space, writing, curating (which, for him, includes DJing), and production. His XLR8R podcast scans the decades with a selection of obscure oddities. Stream above, download and an interview with the artist here.