Dark Sky

New mix: Commission Magazine 1

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

http://www.thecommissionmagazine.com/dj-mach-v

but if you want to skip to the mix it's right here

Mixcloud version is here

Commission Magazine 1 by Djmachv on Mixcloud

Tracklisting

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)

Welcome to the New Website (and have a couple of mixes while you're here)

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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...

Tracklisting

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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Live at Monday Hates You, 20111104 R

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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. ;) Monday Hates You 2

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

BTM20110406 - TBH20110403 (extended) & BTM20110420

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Yes, yes... I know. More slacking on the blog posts and set uploads but there are some very good excuses; I'm just not going to tell you what they are. ;) Suffice it to say that I've been VERY BUSY with other things... to be specific it's video like things and you'll get to see what that is somewhat later, when it's all finished. But right now I've got for you a couple of shows, the first chronologically is an extended set of The Bearding Hour after I forgot to record the original broadcast of it on Sunday 3rd April. I decided that, because I really enjoyed the set I played, I'd use my "Back To Mine" slot on Wednesday 6th April to recreate the set with a few bonus tracks thrown in to make it up to 90 minutes instead of the usual 60. So, here it is - Back To Mine, The Bearding Hour or even The Bearding Hour and a Half, if you will. Take a moment to take in the

Tracklisting

Josh T. Pearson - Thou Art Loosed
Boduf Songs - Things not to be Done on the Sabbath
Fink  - Pills In My Pocket
Radiohead - Faust Arp
Beak - The Maker
Bibio - The Palm Of Your Wave
Origamibiro - Vitreous Detachment
José González - Heartbeats
Suzanne Vega - Small Blue Thing
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
The Thousands - To Save The Truth
Mountain Man - Buffalo
Laura Veirs - Life Is Good Blues
Stornoway - The End Of The Movie
Yes - Wonderous Stories
King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Running On Fumes
Verülf - Sometimes the Light Would Guide Us
Peter Broderick - With A Key
Tunng - Arms
John Martyn - Don't Want To Know
Snowblink - Ambergris
Crystal Bowersox - Holy Toledo
The Tallest Man On Earth - A Lion's Heart

BTM20110406 - TBH20110403 by machv

The next is the Back To Mine from this week making a full 3 hours of music for you to wrap your lugholes round. Here's the

Tracklisting

Hammock - Lonely, Some Quietly Wander in the Hall of Stars 
Leo Abrahams - Scene Memory 
Lawrence - Sunrise 
Shed - 44A (Hard Wax Forever!) 
SCB - 3_5 
My My - Price tag (Appleblim & Komonazmuk remix) 
Sepalcure - The Warning 
FaltyDL - The Groove 
Lee Jones - Aria 
West Norwood Cassette Library - Blonde on Blonde 
Martin Buttrich - Well Done 
Mogwai - George Square Thatcher Death Party 
Wagon Christ - Ain't He Heavy, He's my Brother 
Transient - Ain't no cure for the way you walk 
oOoOO - Burnout Eyes 
Girl Unit - Wut 
Joker - Snake Eater 
Dark Sky - Drowned City 
XXXY - Rain (Jack Sparrow remix)


BTM20110420 by machv