This week’s top mixes include Ben UFO’s XOYO residency, Andy Butler’s Ransom Note and DJ Boring’s Euphoric Raves Past.
Ben UFO’s XOYO Residency. A recording of Hessle Audio co-founder Ben UFO performing a mix constructed entirely from music by former guests at XOYO’s residency series including Errorsmith, Four Tet and Kassem Mosse, before Ben launches his own residency this year. Stream above.
Mumdance b2b Happa at Treehouse Leeds. UK techno artist Happa explains his set with Mumdance: “I hear hard styles are back to rule again… but maybe they’re a bit too mean ‘n spooky for the masses. So me n Mum of the Dance gave a crash course of the tuff stuff in Leeds, but with feathery pillows of Cascada, Zelda, footy anthems and the same song twice to ease the newbs in/out/all about.” Stream and download above.
Andy Butler’s Ransom Note. The driving force between acclaimed house-disco-pop act Hercules & Love Affair, producer and DJ Andy Butler has played almost every major club around the world. His mix for Ransom Note comes ahead of his appearance at Fabric on 24th February alongside Bicep and Gideön, and is full of “classic sounds with fresh energy”. Stream above.
Rob Booth’s Houndstooth Session. Houndstooth has been home to top UK talent like Special Request, Throwing Snow and Call Super. As Selfitledmag‘s Label of the Month, one of the founding pair behind the label, Rob Booth, celebrates its fifth anniversary with a reflective mix and an accompanying interview with the pair on its future. Stream above, interview here.
DJ Boring’s Euphoric Raves Past. Lo-fi house artist DJ Boring – aka Tristan Hallis – anticipates the release of his first collaborative EP with producer Stanley Schmidt, a nostalgic recollection of euphoric 90s raves past, on the pair’s newly launched Vienna imprint. “Blissed out and keyed up house.” Stream above.