Recorded live in Second Life at Veritas Club, warming up for the magnificent Theatre of Delays it's an over 2 hour selection weaving between electronica, deep, tech and acid house. Thanks to Carrmine and Nadia for letting me play. Oh and sorry about it being in mono at the beginning - bit of technical glitch - if you wait 20 minutes it switches over tp Super Stereo Sound eventually
Well that went exceedingly well. Restart was very well attended and it was so good to see so many old faces and reminded me the genuine power and depth of Second Life friendships and how incredibly fun clubbing was (probably still is) in Second Life. There simply isn't anything else quite like it... Ok so this mix I wanted to do something with some of the longer tracks in my collection (as I knew that I might be busy chatting and saying hello to so many old friends). The recording... hmmm, there's a slight distortion on some of the bass frequencies which, without recording the whole thing again, I couldn't get rid of in 'post' which is a shame because as a 2 hour listening experience I'm really happy with the flow. I suggest you don't listen to it as closely as I do and you should be fine. ;) I should apologise for including a couple of tracks from the last mix but they are too good to just play once out. Hope you enjoy it.
As for actually returning to Second Life... I can't see me doing it. Don't get me wrong it's an amazing experience and you can spend a LOT of time in there, but technology has moved on (the graphics were never it's strong suit) and socially networked VR experiences will trounce all over this once that takes hold. And honestly I don't have the time to dedicate to it as I did. But the people are amazing and those friendships I hope they last until we leave this place...
Simian Mobile Disco - Sun Dogs
Gonno - The Worst Day Ever
Weval - You Made It (part 2)
Echaskech - Twich
Voices From The Lake - S.T. (VFTL rework)
Pye Corner Audio - Electronic rhythm number eighteen
Arkist/Komon - Brookfield
Space Dimension Controller -Journey to the Core of the Unknown Sphere
George Fitzgerald - Full Circle (bonobo remix)
Jon Hopkins - Sun Harmonics
Parra For Cuva - On A Life
Nuage - Haunting
Antenna Happy - Where Space Is
Ghosting Season - Far End Of The Graveyard (Enjoyed remix)
Michael Mayer & Joe Goddard - For You (DJ Koze Club mix)
Michael and Kolsch - Germination
Rival Consoles - Recovery (Vessels remix)
Kolsche - Two Birds
Portishead - Roads (Max Cooper remix)
Holden - Renata (Daphni Remix)
A studio mix based on the set I played at Digital City at The Nines, Peckham on 3rd Feb 2017 to open up the main room, warming up for Wennink. Downloads are available on the Soundcloud link.
Oh and welcome to the new website - let me know if you find any issues
1. 00:00 Weval - You Made it (II)
2. 06:02 Echaskech - Twich
3. 12:30 Sohn - Falling
4. 16:15 The Slow Revolt - Never Get Close
5. 19:59 Boards of Canada - Olson (Midland rmx)
6. 24:59 Midland - Tape Burn
7. 28:12 George Fitzgerald - Full Circle
8. 31:53 Lxury Goth - square one (vocal dub)
9. 37:42 Weval - I Don’t Need it
10. 41: 19 Antenna Happy, Vessels - Spark (vessels mix)
11. 47:27 The Crisis Project - Dear
12. 51:18 Rival Consoles - Night Melody
13. 55:18 Bonobo - Outlier
14. 60:07 Apparat - Arcadia
15. 64:01 Echaskech - Emperors New Clones
16. 68:56 Moderat - Fondle
17. 73:17 Jon Hopkins - Collider
Back in 2013 I was lucky to be asked to play as support DJ for a Fields LDN night promoting Max Cooper, The Ghosting Season and The Slow Revolt. Previously I uploaded the “30 minutes of techno” set but this is the first set, from the moment the doors opened to the start of TSR’s set. Sadly The Dance Tunnel is scheduled to close this August and it’s a cracking club so if you get a chance to go get your arse down there!
Bvdub – Strength
JETS – Sin Love With You
Cut Copy – Sun God (Andy Weatherall remix)
Lusine – Get The Message
Tyco – Coastal Break (Lusine remix)
Falty DL – She Sleeps
Maya Jane Coles – Something in the Air
Alucidnation – Technically Warm
Spectra Ciera – Off Season
Midland – Tape Burn
Falty DL _ Em Cee
DJ Koze – Nices Wölkchen
Bonobo – Cirrus
Pablo Bolivar – Cool Down
Dusky – Mystics
Locked Groove – Dream within a Dream
Jack Dixon – Ps Triangle
Jack Dixon – E
George Fitzgerald – Unilateral
Julio Bashmore – Au Seve
After the Oval Space gig , I got approached by The Commission Webzine - The online arts and culture journal - who were there to interview Max Cooper. They asked me for an exclusive mix and an interview, to which I obliged. It's taken a while to sort it all out and I've been very good at keeping it under wraps but today's the day I get to share it all with you The interview is here
but if you want to skip to the mix it's right here
Mixcloud version is here
1. 00:00 SigmaFly - Danced With Wolves 2. 04:26 Essay - Crying at Day (alternate edit) 3. 07:15 Opal Tapes - Bobok 4. 10:49 1979 - #22 5. 15:50 Lucid Dream - Chortle 6. 19:20 Deft - Loqux & Past 7. 22:20 Moderat - Bad Kingdom (DJ Koze remix) 8. 26:30 Simian Mobile Disco - Dervish 9. 30:00 Nick Dow - Armour Plated 10. 37:10 Walls - Burnt Sienna 11. 42:20 Nils Frahm - For (Max Cooper remix) 12. 47:55 Dark Sky - Voices 13. 52:02 Jack Dixon - Needin U 14. 55:00 Leon Vynehall - Be Brave, Clench Fists 15. 61:27 Dense and Pika - Slowhand 16. 66:69 1979 - Go! 17. 71:50 Caribou - Can’t Do Without You (loop)
A lot can happen in a week.
Last Friday, whilst my wife and I were having afternoon tea at Ruben's in Victoria, my phone chirpred it's merry little sms chirp and there was a simple message from my friend Grant at Agency X saying "Would you like to do warmup for (Max Cooper's) Emergence? Has to stay not banging". Naturally I jumped at the chance - this is Max Cooper's new AV one man show in a prime venue in London, under the auspicious gaze of LWE - a superb event promoter making deep impressions in the night club scene with uber hot DJs and dance music acts and as part of their London Electronic Arts Festival . "Sure, I'd love to" I replied. I was already getting excited.
I'd not been really thinking about DJing; I lost my Concrete residency last year and had turned my hand to doing weddings which is a completely different mindset to this - still fun, still rewarding, but you are playing what the couple and the audience want to hear - this would be different: I could play what I wanted within reason, I understood what a Warm Up slot means and there was the helpful remit of "Has to stay not banging".
Has to stay not banging. Not banging. HAS TO STAY.
Hmmm. The words echoed around my dusty and cavernous brain, like a Deep House looping vocal hook. Why would Grant say this? He knows that I'm not really that up for the banging tunes, why would he feel he needed to stress this? After a few more texts back and forth it made sense, because Max's set would start ambient and to give it the best opportunity to grow from that point you don't want the act before to be slamming out BIG TUNES building up the audience's expectation to think that whatever follows would be EVEN BIGGER. Fair enough. This was the remit and it was a remit I was happy with. I had two hours to play with and so I set myself to quietly build for an hour and a half and then half an hour to break it down.
So... why am I telling you all of this? Well... here's the thing: This set isn't two hours long; its 2 hours 20 minutes long. That might not mean anything to you but it might go to help you understand why, from 1h 35 the mix descends into an ambient wash out for 20 minutes and then starts to pick up again at 1hr 55... which might correspond to the moment I got told that Max wouldn't be starting at 9:00 but at 9:20.
This isn't a criticism nor a whinge. Far from it. At most it's an explanation of the flow of the set you're about to listen to, and more of a reminder to me (and to anyone else who cares to listen) not to plan too rigidly, not to be too prescriptive and to remind oneself that no matter what you think the plan is, it's not.
Hope you enjoy it
BvDub - Strength Underworld - M.E. Speedy J - DeOrbit Trentemøller - Always Something Better Pye Corner Audio - Electronic Rhythm Number 3 Deft - One Eye Open Opal Tapes - Coffee Aphex Twin - Xtal Deft - Vapid pt1 Fybe One - Harmonic Curve Luke Hess - Evidence Everywhere Vermont - Dynamik (Prins Thomas Version 1) Eagles for Hands - Glass Hands (Slow it Down Remix) Jamie XX - Far/Nearer The Slow Revolt - Farther Deft - A Little Kiss Shadow Child - Border Town (Synkro rmx) LostLojic/Innex - Last Goodbye Datassette - Cagney XOR Lacey (Pt 2) Echaskech - Form Function (Epic Washout mix) Mountains - Choral Synkro - Memories of Love Synkro - Why Don’t You Taso & Wolfbitch - Tria Seba - Painted Sky (DFRNT remix) Taso - Exi The Village Orchestra - Lo Pencil (The Village Orchestra remix)
I forgot to say: thanks to the numerous people who took time out to let me know how much they enjoyed my set - I know you don't have to do that, and it really makes a huge difference to my well being. Thank you, you're lovely, you are.
Also - thanks to the staff at Oval Spaces, LWE and LEAF for all the help (high 5 to Soundman Josh) as well as Hugs eternal for Grant at Agency X and of course Max for letting me do this.
Last year I was lucky to get asked to be the Support DJ at Fields' night promoting Max Cooper, Ghosting Season and The Slow Revolt at the epitome of the Shoreditch cellar club: Dance Tunnel. The Club was rammed and after a brilliant set by The Slow Revolt, with half an hour before the excellent Ghosting Season I didn't know what to play. I knew what I wanted to start with - Jon Hopkins' Open Eye Signal, but after that I was going to wing it... Tracklisting
Another one from the Atmo Archives - requested by Erik Z. Back from a time when this was the future, when 720 was everything, when we still mastered & distributed on cassette and delivered them by hand or by mail... and this still got round the world :) Tracklisting Dr Chandra and SAL9000 KMC: Orbiting Probes Future Engineers: Life Support KMC: Alpha Centuri Blu Mar Ten: Lunar Odyssey: Submerge Control: Seven Days Future Engineers: Components Blame: Altered Course Blu Mar Ten: Voidfield Seba: Camouflage Artemis: Fairlight Alaska & Nucleus: Nautilus (Odyssey Remix) Future Engineers: Timeshift Blame: Alpha 7 Doctor Chandra & HAL 9000
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As soundcloud no longer is any fun AT ALL I am going to have to upload files to my Dropbox so you can download them so... Way back in the long ago (I think maybe... 2008?), when the men still had their own teeth and the women knew great dentists, I talked my good friend Simon Strick in to doing something foolish: a mash up of Racing Green and Aphrodite. This is the result:
This ones from the archives, from 2011. I'd always enjoyed what I'd set out to do with the mix but was never happy with the execution of the mixes and it certainly feels like a rough, skechbook mix to my ears, but 3 years on and I've not actually gone back and tidied up all the messy blending, pulls and slides (it was done on Torq - the belt drive of DVS systems). You do deserve better, but in the meantime It's time for me to let it go. Try it on a Friday night after a bad day at work and your lacking the motivation to get your glad rags on and get out dancing. So open the wine, sit back and see if it doesn't get your toes tapping. :) http://www.mixcloud.com/djmachv/from-winter-to-spring/
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right here (dropbox link)
If I manage to do one "proper" mix a year I'll be happy. To define what a "proper" mix is - to separate it from any other mix I upload - a "proper" mix is one that takes planning and meticulous execution. Last year's mix was "Send in the Drones" and that took a year from planning to execution and I'm still happy with it; this has taken around 6 months of working out. It started with a Guardian article about new musical genres which defined the music by the amazing Joe Synkro as "Nightbus" a term I'd not heard before but one I was happy to adopt, even if I couldn't be sure that the article was being entirely serious. What I was aware was of a new way of looking at drum and bass, a genre which I'd spent a lot of my dj career playing and one I'd pretty much given up on. Listening to tracks from artists like Synkro, Submerge, Lapalux and the amazing new releases from Apollo (R & S records "ambient" side label) it became clear that a new wave of producers were taking lessons learned from Dubstep and applying them to Ambient Techno, R 'n B, Garage and Atmospheric Drum and Bass. I was fascinated. The result of that fascination is this mix. The first 30 minutes or so of it came together pretty easily, but then I couldn't work out where to turn next and it sat on my hard drive for 4 months, taunting me as all unfinished projects do. I almost released it as a mini mix, just to get the "monkey off my back" but I'm glad I waited and am able to release something more substantial, something worth listening to, hopefully again and again.
Though I still don't know if Nightbus is the right term for it.
Mario - Let Me Love You (Lapalux remix) (free download - http://www.xlr8r.com/mp3/2012/04/let-me-love-you-lapalux-bootleg Synkro - Open Arms ASC - Glass Walls Submerse - Cluster Jack Dixon - You won't let me (Synkro mix) Bop - Song about my Dog dBridge - 5th Floor Grimes - Genesis Bulb - Lonely Gravity Om Unit - Ulysses VIP (free download http://www.xlr8r.com/mp3/2012/09/ulysses-vip) ASC + Ulrich Schnauss - 77 Lapalux - Guuurl Holy Other - Know Where dBridge - Cornered Yumi & The Weather - Not Again (Manni Dee remix) (free download http://www.xlr8r.com/mp3/2012/12/not-again-manni-dee-remix) Marley Caroll -Woodwork (free download http://www.xlr8r.com/mp3/2012/10/woodwork) Ital Tek - Pixel Haze Fybe:one - Harmonic Curve (Deft's footwork remix) (free download http://www.xlr8r.com/mp3/2012/10/harmonic-curve-defts-footwork-re) Bering Strait - Apart Synkro - Reflection Reso - Aegis (free download http://www.xlr8r.com/mp3/2012/09/aegis) Eagles for Hands - Glitterall (free download http://www.xlr8r.com/mp3/2012/10/glitterall) [soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/85882133" params="" width=" 100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]
Now on mixcloud: http://www.mixcloud.com/djmachv/i-love-youyou-wont-let-me/
Artwork shamefully stolen from the Internet - "Untitled" (1985) by Moebius aka Jean Giraud
Just a quick update to let you know that I've uploaded part of my recording from February's set at Concrete Bar. It's 75 minutes of "variant house" is the only way I can describe it as it's not really one particular genre (unless someone can let me know what it is. Anyway, I hope you enjoy :) Tracklisting
Mike Mago - Galactic (Broke One Remix) Jack Dixon - 10 Years Max Cooper - Heresy (Dosem Remix) P Lopez - About You Dusky - Every Day George Fitzgerald - Unilateral Two Bears - Bear Hug New Look - You & I Cassie - Me & U (Mak & Pasteman Bootleg) Breach & Midland - 101 Darling Farah - Body (Jimmy Edgar Remix) 5kin & Bones - Forest Nymphs (feat. Matrixxman) The XX - Angels (Shadow Child Unofficial VIP) Broke One - Polygons and Windows Disclosure - What's in your head (Mak & Pasteman Remix) Julio Bashmore - Battle of Middle you
(I'm struggling getting the soundcloud player to embed correctly so here's the direct link)
Also on Mixcloud - http://www.mixcloud.com/djmachv/live-at-concrete-20130224/
Well hello there. :) Sorry for the Radio silence over the last few months, hope you haven't been too lost without me. Things have been busy for me - I've been touring with Beardyman as his Visual dude for some European gigs and the usual sets at Concrete have been going well, but I've been neglecting the website even since "Send in the Drones", really; I wanted to let that mix sit at the top of my soundcloud page and website, and not get bogged down with my usual regular updates, but now it's time to continue. So, to start with here's 72 minutes from the last time I played at Concrete - hope you like it. Here's the Tracklisting
Juan Atkins - Dayshift (Olivers Nightshift Remix) (Outro) Heartbreak Kids - Waking Into a Prior Dream Jorge Caiado & Mathew Jonson - Ecovillage Dusky - Flo Jam Jack Dixon - You Won't Let Me Jack Dixon - Black Paint Julio Bashmore - Au Seve Dusky - Every Day Mosca - Gold Bricks, I See You Goldffinch - Model Lush - Spatial Love Todd Edwards - Love Inside MJ Cole/The Wideboys - Nothing but trouble (wideboys remix) Rodney P - Trouble (MJ Cole Rerub) Hot City - If That's How I Feel Toyc & Zulu - Needs To Be Said Guy Andrews - Hands In Mine Fidser - Check This Out
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Ok time for a welcome change of pace and a return to the chill out room. This mix I've been planning for over a year now, but hadn't found the time to sit down and really work on the idea until just recently. Initially I wanted to make a mix of purely droney, ambient music but I kept coming across tunes that fitted too well with the flow of the mix which weren't droney at all, but the title, had to stay, so for those Ambient Drone purists, I hope you won't mind the occasional forays into recognisable melody and occasional beat. :). My original idea was to showcase ambient drones and, apart from the notable exceptions, I think that idea is still at the heart of the mix. If you disagree, well... tough. It's very important for me to thank a few people who were instrumental in making this mix happen: Ali at Inspiral Cafe who originally muttered that he didn't like ambient drones which made me want to prove him wrong; Ryan at A Strangely Isolated Place blog for the Ex Confusion track that will be coming out in ASIP's new "Places" series, along with the Echaskech "626" track which was specifically written for my BT Tower video as well as general awesomeness for all his support of awesome electronic leftfield music, without which I wouldn't have found so much of the music that I love today; to Future Sequence for their wonderfully free "SEQUENCE" compilations which you can get from their website, to Andy from Digitonal for the recommendation of the fantastic Leaves "Leaving Eleven" compilation, another great ambient freebie; to Ed McFarlane for his inspirational soundcloud mix "Bells of Adderbury Church (bellsofadderburychurch by edmacfarlane) (where I shamelessly nicked the first track from); To Echaskech for their continued patience and support, as well as the awesome 626 track; To Tom Green (Another Fine Day), for him generosity and musical genius, and finally to Jean "Moebius" Giraud (http://www.moebius.fr/), who's artwork I've used for this, who sadly died March 10, 2012. Moebius was, without a doubt, the finest and most moving comic book artist I've ever come across, and though his style and influence can been seen in most of the sci-fi blockbusters over the last 30 years or more, it's his stories that touch me the most; The Airtight Garage, Incal, Arzach just to name a few all moved in a different plane from other writers & artists, blending sci fi with a journey into surrealism, humour and spirituality. Gir, you will be missed and remembered forever and this mix is dedicated to your memory. STOE ORKEO! Tracklisting (links to the free downloadable ones) 00:00 Mark McGuire - Alma (reprise) 01:00 Echaskech - Tundra (from Future Sequence - SEQUENCE2 ) 05:27 Jonsi & Alex - Boy 1906 08:22 Future Sound of London - Max 11:06 Mara Carlyle - Pianni (From Accidental Records) 13:07 Maps & Diagrams - Domane (from Future Sequence - SEQUENCE2 ) 15:41 Mountains - Blue Lanterns On East Oxford 19:17 Panda Bear - Drone 22:39 Widesky - _____ is Also Movement (from Future Sequence - SEQUENCE2 ) 26:20 Ex Confusion - Before We Begin (Forthcoming release on Asip Places) 30:10 Digitonal - Polaris (From Leaves - Leaving 11) 32:54 Verülf - Iroko (From Verulf -Territorial) 35:00 Hammock - Longest Year 37:20 Vangelis - Love Theme 41:00 Umber - I Wasn't Aiming For The Ocean (Asip exclusive) 46:50 The Bird and the Bee - Spark 50:30 Parks - Song for Autumn 59:15 Biosphere - Monju-2 1:02:55 Jon Hopkins - Journey 1:05:11 Another Fine Day - Spring Song 1:07:37 Echaskech - 626 (Forthcoming release from Asip Places) Send In The Drones by machv
Ok, sets from the archives for you. Before I went by the DJ name of Mach V (and before a certain Brazilian Drum and Bass Supremo came over to these shores) I went by the name of DJ Marky. This first set comes from 1997 when I was totally in love with Atmospheric Drum and Bass; I was a true Good Looking Organisation fan boy and these mixes goes to show how much. I'd actually thought I'd lost both of these when we got rid of all our tapes (as they were originally recorded and distributed to my friends on good old TDK AD90 cassettes) but I was contacted by an old friend of mine who now lives in Australia who still had copies of the tapes and had encoded them for me. So here it is for you it all it's splendour. They still sound amazing today, 15 years later. Here's the Tracklisting
Woofer: Negativeland - Hiccups Intense - Careless Minds The Invisible Man - Spiritual Awareness New Balance - Reflections The Invisible Man - Stormfields Blu Mar Ten - Future Proof P.F.M. - The Mystics
Tweeter Rozi Size Reprazent - Brown Paper Bag Zephyrus - Dubgnostics P.F.M. - The Eleventh Hour Flytronik - Overcast Swing Blu Mar Ten - Myriad Dave Wallace - Waves Aphrodite - Spice (of the gods remix)
this next one's from a year later but still originally recorded and distributed on wonderful TDK cassettes.
Klaatu: Blu Mar Ten: Slipstream Blame: Centuries Seba: Remedy Artemis: Alysian Fields Artemis: Sun Voyage Motive One: Loop Progression Hieroglphix: Rhythm is Back
R2D2: Guardians of Dalliance: Blue Green Carlito: Second Coming Big Bud: Mystique TQ1: Tunnel Vision Voyager: Apollo Odyssey: Object* Blu Mar Ten: Fall KMC: Alpha Centuri
*Oh, by the way THIS IS THE BEST ATMOSPHERIC DRUM AND BASS TUNE EVER!
Recorded live for those lucky people at Monday Hates You, At Whispering Falls in Second Life. Track listing
Scuba - Ignition Key Jack Dixon/Rick Grant - Muted Mikix the Cat - Connected Martin Buttrich - I Lost My Wallet Martin Buttrich - Again Enjoyed - Teeth Disclosure - Flow Jack Dixon - Coconuts (Disclosure remix) Braille - Leaving Without You Christophe - The Force (Julio Bashmore piano mix) Locked Groove - Rooted Gui Boratto - Opus 17 Max Cooper - Darkroom Ramadanman - Don't Change For Me West Norwood Cassette Library - Say What? Vandera & Lostlojic - Volt MJ Cole - Sincere (Nero remix) Echo Park - Fibre Optic (12th Planet & Finch remix) Salva - Keys Open Doors (Machinedrum remix)
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Don't ask my why but every time I set about recording one of these Bearding Hours I am plagued with technical difficulties and this one is no different. It's slightly distorted (because I used Nicecast to record it instead of Traktor's far superior inbuilt recorder) one track jumped (not sure what that was about) I then hit the cue button by accident and it started a track again, I then managed to turn nicecast off without noticing so happily played for about 15 minutes without it being broadcasted nor recorded and then, right at the end of the set I managed to turn archiving off too early. Doomed to failure. But still, after a bit of sticky tape and a magnifying glass (in Audacity) and it's like none of that happened. Well, almost - you can still hear the distortion in a couple of places and the track skip is there, but I really can't be bothered to mend them as it would mean recording again and I don't want to do that as this was recorded on my birthday (45 years old, hence the picture) and there's a few birthday references in there for me and playing it through again would sort of defeat the object of me choosing those tracks. Still, you'd have to be very anal to hear the distortion and the track skip is only very slight annoying - at least it's in time. ;) Anyway of if you were that anal you wouldn't listen to The Bearding Hours sets as they're never an hour long anyway! Ok, alright, enough of my babble - I guess you'll be wanting to know about the Tracklisting
Takeshi Nishimoto - Coming Home The Accidental - Birthday James Murphy - Birthday Song Beak - Teach Texas Manners Jonnie Common - Summer is for Going Places Mike Dumovich - Wasps of Rain Dave Rawlings Machine - Method Acting/Cortez The Killer Paul Reddick - Villanelle Snowblink - When Pushed From A High Branch First Aid Kit - In The Hearts of Men Sarah Jaffe - The Way Sound Leaves a Room Jess Bryant - Wicked Game Peter Gabriel/Bon Iver - Flume Josh T Pearson - Drive Her Out Dosh - Airlift Vondelpark - Backflip (in the Sauna) Hammock - Black Metallic aKido - Kiss of Death Apparat - Your House Is My World
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Hello you lovely people and welcome to the newly designed DJ Mach V website. Lots of more helpful navigation and catagorisation has been added (above) as well as lots of helpful, handy social media plug ins (over to the right) so you can easily find my facebook page and tweets; there's even a tag cloud down below, which I've been wanting for a while. The work has all been done by my lovely wife, Miko Coffey, who's awesome talents have sourced and customised a brilliant new template for my posts as well as the frankly awesome new customised logo and backdrop, as well as a new backdrop to my twitter page. We've also moved the site onto new servers, which we have more admin control over. I do hope you like it; please take some time in looking aorund, and please be vocal with your feedback in the comments below (or tweet me at @djmachv , if you prefer). We've got a few more tweaks and shuffles to do but if you have any suggestions or find anything wrong, do let me know. I'm looking to expand the blog into other areas (occasional reviews, random photos, and anything else that comes to mind) and not just a endless continuum of "here's another mix for you" blog posts, but the new layout and navigation should mean that you can find the content that you want much easier and faster than before. In other news, for now I'm going to stop doing the weekly Back To Mine shows - they've been fun and very cathartic to do, but it's also a lot of work to keep them up on a regular basis. I'm not going to say that it's the death of the format as I'm not getting to play out all the amazing music I find, and I can see me wanting to share that with you all, but for now I need let it rest. The Club, in Second Life, will, of course, remain. If you do want a weekly hit of awesome mixes I suggest you track the awesome Marky de Sade's 52 mixes project. I know I am.
Not that this means I'm going to abandon your ears completely; I still want to keep up The Bearding Hours, combined with occasional appearances at Monday Hates You, and, now I've migrated over to Traktor Pro 2 and an S2 control surface, it means I can record more live sets for you (most, if not all, the sets I've uploaded have previously recorded by Nicecast when broadcasting from home). Oh and if you ever thought of buying Traktor, it's great. Bye Bye DVS, Bye Bye Torq. It's been great, but, when you go back and read my blog posts over the last couple of years you get a sense of how unreliable Torq actually was and how much I was in denial about it. Traktor's stability, UI and function are worlds apart. But then so's the price. And if you want to argue whether, in using a control surface I'm actually a "DJ" anymore, go ahead, fill ya boots; I'm quite happy with using it. Anyway... I digress. Here are a couple of mixes you might have missed:
The first was recorded at London's Elektrowerks, as an opening set for the awesome new electronica club night "Fields" (@ldnflds) (picture above). As a warm up set I'm really happy with it. I hope it helps keep you warm, too. ;)
Tracklisting is as follows:
Death In Vegas - Your Loft My Acid The Walls - Into Our Midst Specta Ciera - Glowing Colours Alucidnation - Technically Warm The Field - It's Up There Tycho - Coastal Break (Hatchback's Cosmic Caviar Dub) James Yuill - Packt Like Sardines In a Crushd Tin Box LCD Soundsystem - 45:33 Theo Parrish Space Cadet Remix Zed Bias - Koolade ft Toddla T, MdCL Prince - Hot Thing Extended Mix Claude Von Stroke - Big & Round Maya Jane Coles - Focus Now Banco de Gaia _ Gamelah (Dub 3) Martin Buttrich - You Must Be This High Ramadanman/Appleblim - Void 23 (Carl Craig remix) Scuba - Adrenalin Julio Bashmore - Battle of Middle You Buraka Som Sistema - Restless (Julio Bashmore remix) XXXY - Kerpow Dark Sky - Neon Todd Edwards - I hear him (Listen Remix) Rodney P - Trouble (MJ Cole Re-Rub) Sepalcure - Every Day of My Life (Jimmy Edgar Remix)
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The second is from Bar Concrete (@barconcrete ) as part of the continuing residency of Echaskech Presents. It's quite housey (and yes I still have trouble writing that down, let alone saying it out loud), but never mind that here's the...
Posthuman - Europa Sky (echaskech remix) Crazy Penis - You started something Herbert - Audience Claude Von Stroke - Vocal Chords Lee Jones - Duvel Maya Jane Coles - Little One James What - It Feels Wrong (Lee Curtis remix) Martyn - Ghost People George Fitzgerald - Don't You (SCB remix) SCB - Klinik Sepalcure - The One Lando Kal - Further Lee Jones - Moment Max Cooper - Echoes Reality (Si Begg remix) Hot Chip - I Feel Better (Max Cooper remix) Jon Hopkins - Light Through The Veins (Ewan Pearson remix) Jacques Green - Tell Me (Kingdom edit) Radiohead - Feral (Lone remix)
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Ok, it's time for another one and, as Garage and Techno seem to be holding hands at the moment (thanks to labels like Hotflush), this one features a lot more Techno than Garage, something I've been looking forward to doing for a while. I've been sitting on this one for a month as I needed to find some time to edit it to an acceptable length (the original set was over 2 hours) and the second half wasn't all that much cop, to be honest so here is the edited version which makes me sound like a far better DJ than I actually was on the night. ;) This is also the last mix done with Torg, now I've got a Traktor S2 controller to play with so I'm hoping, for all future mixes, the sound quality will impove, the weird occasional stuttering and dragging will disappear from my sets as will the horrible machine code leak that seems to feature in all of the Torq recordings. Ok I'll shup now. ;)
Tracklisting Martyn - Love & Machines Martyn - Masks Renaissance Man - Brainstorm Sigha - HF029A1 SCB- Mace The Field - It's Up There Gui Boratto - The Third Booka Shade - Scaramanga Paul Woolford/Psycatron - Stolen (Dub mix) TOYC - Joompa Radiohead - Feral (Lorn remix) Sepalcure - Pencil Pimp Ben Westbeech - Falling (Dark Sky remix) Scuba - Never Rodney P - The Future (MJ Cole rerub) Todd Edwards - I Hear Him (Listen remix) Mosca - Bax Detboi feat Mista Men - Sanctuary of Love (Detboi Deep remix) Live at Monday Hates You, 20111104 R by machv
Calling all garage heads (Gold teeth, valentinos and dreads). Big thanks to Bam Bam Sound for the lots of inspiration on this one, notably from the first Mosca to the first Addison Groove track is all down to them. Watch out for the "Slow Jamz" bit in the middle. Recorded via Nicecast at 320kbps for your optimum listening and dancing pleasure.
Sepalcure : Every Day of My Life (Jimmy Edgar Remix)
Block 16: Morning Sun (Pepe Bradock's Brad Deep Remix)
George Fitzgerald: Hearts
Braille: Chain Gang
XXXY: Swing Those Hips
Mosca: Done Me Wrong
West Norwood Cassette Library : Get Lifted
Trevino : Chip
Peverelist: Dance til the police come (Original Mix)
Addison Groove: This is it
MJ Cole/The Wideboys: Nothing But Trouble (Wideboys remix)
Boxcutter: Other People
Arkist: Fill My Coffee
Joker feat Silas: Slaughter House
Skream: Hats Off
Dark Sky: Something to Lose
Addison Groove: Minutes Of Funk (original mix)
CRST: Heartbeat (part 1)
Rustie: Ultra Thizz