This week’s top mixes include Caribou’s Essential Mix, Forward Strategy Group, Gerd Janson’s Autumn Blouse and Spooky’s salute to pirate radio garage anthems.
Spooky – ‘A Garage Affair V1’. “A vinyl-only mix recorded and mixed live in one take” from from the east London DJ and producer best known for his grime classic ‘Spartan’. “Free download. Because someone needed to resurrect the pirate anthems.” Stream and download above, track listing here.
Caribou’s BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix. “This mix incorporates some of the music I’ve been playing in my DJ sets over the last little while and also some of the music I’ve been making. It features exclusive new music from friends of mine, Joy Orbison & Boddika, Pearson Sound, Les Sins, Anthony Naples and two new tracks from me under my Daphni alias.” Stream it here.
Mark Broom’s Fabric Promo Mix. In anticipation of joining Robert Hood in Room Two this November, this Mark Broom techno session deploys the harder persuasions of the DJ’s sound and maintains the same energy and vibrancy that makes Broom able to drive a room at any portion of a night. Stream and download above.
Forward Strategy Group’s Clash Mix. Forward Strategy Group provide an unashamedly full-on and fired-up Clash mix as a salute to Perc Trax, who are shortly to release a compilation celebrating a decade of tough tunes. Slowly Exploding features new material from a cast of new blood and established Perc Trax family, including one Forward Strategy Group track. Stream above, track listing here.
Gerd Janson’s Autumn Blouse. Clocking in at just over an hour, Autumn Blouse is a slow-burning collection of synth and melody-driven tunes that references the past without pointless nostalgia. Janson’s selections touch upon elements of disco and ’80s dance pop, even though the track list is almost entirely made of new music. Stream, download and track listing here.