Jack Dixon

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

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)

I Love You/You Won't Let Me - New Nightbus/Drum and Bass/Ambient Techno mix - Free mp3 download 320Kbps

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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.

Tracklisting

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" /]

here is a soundcloud link (for iThings)

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

 

DJ Set from Concrete, 28th July 2012

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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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Live at Monday Hates You, 20120227

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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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