This weeks top mixes include Dana Ruh’s Sonic Sophistication, Ben Sims’ Essex Rascals Podjam and Hipsters Don’t Dance’s Carnival Warmup.
Dana Ruh’s Sonic Sophistication. Founder of Brouqade Records, Berlin’s Dana Ruh is a DJ and producer with releases on labels like Underground Quality and Cocoon. Her hour-long mix for Liverpool-based MODU:LAR showcases her uniquely sophisticated house sound and DJ style. Stream above.
Ben Sims’ Essex Rascals Podjam. One of UK techno’s most skilled selectors, Ben Sims celebrates the 30th Essex Rascal Podjam ahead of his annual residency at Field Maneuvers festival. Versions Galore 3 digs deep into his record collection of “dusty 45s, crackly 70s dubplates and modern dub cuts”. Stream and download above, track listing here.
Ross From Friends’ Crack Mix. Since his 2015 single ‘Talk To Me You’ll Understand’, South London producer Ross From Friends‘ releases on Lobster Theremin, his live shows, and his recent The Outsiders EP on Lone‘s Magicwire imprint have all fed into a growing hype around his brand of lo-fi house. Stream 50 minutes of his lush beats and emotive hooks, above.
Hipsters Don’t Dance’s Carnival Warmup. In preparation for Notting Hill Carnival, Hipsters Don’t Dance present a mix of soca and dancehall, “born from a simple love of feel good music and a giggle about people coming to events and not dancing”. Stream above, an interview with the artists here.
Show Me The Body’s Play and Action. “Amidst cultural ghamorra and political sodom we offer play and action. It’s a testament to absurdity and its ability to transform rage into communal expression.” New York duo Show Me The Body prepare for their appearance at MoMA Ps1 with a cathartic Fader mix. Stream above, track listing here.