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A New Mix for July – Both Skylights Open

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As always, I’m sorry it’s been ages.

Anyway yesterday I went up to the loft, opened the skylights, and this popped out. It’s perhaps got a bit more of a old fashioned house feeling in places than normal. But I think in general the sound works OK. And the Apparat remix at the end is stunning.

Buy tracks from Beatport.com – I do.

Tracklist:

  1. Listen To The Drums (Jazzanova / Dixon Remix) – Outlines
  2. The Soul Part II – The Revenge
  3. Start Something (40 Thieves Remix) – Morten Sorensen
  4. Blade Dancer (Dixon Edit) – Tokyo Black Star
  5. Kobra Dance (Joris Voorn Interpretation) – Wigald Boning
  6. Jump for Joy – Shumi
  7. Still Music – Steve Bug / Donnacha Costello
  8. Add This Song (Gluteus Maximus Remix) – Gus Gus
  9. Solee – Marco Dassi
  10. Inferno Jack – Butane
  11. Underneath the Wind Machine – Gavin Herlihy
  12. Pray (Mike Dunn’s Blackbal Instrumental Mix) – Mina Jackson
  13. Modernism Begins at Home – Burger Voigt
  14. Pale Horses (Apperat Remix) – Moby
  15. Pulsewidth – Aphex Twin

You can download the mix over on my Tumblr site. And if you like this kind of thing you can subscribe to the RSS feed over there.

And you should be able to get it as an iTunes podcast here – although it can take a day or so to update.

Let me know what you think. Unless you really hate it. In which case I’d rather live in blissful ignorance I think.

Easter 09 – Another One of Those Mixes

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Sorry it’s been a while.

This was done at the weekend when it was nice and sunny outside. Instead of trying to milk a goat, catch a leprechaun, make friends with my neighbours, learn the flute or anything else so exciting. Instead I popped open the skylights and the first fresh air of the year entered the loft…

I’m not sure exactly where this mix fits in the world. I’d like to think I could pull off a morning slot on a sunny terrace somewhere, but I think they’re becoming increasingly the kind of mixes that only elderly folk will like ;-)

Tracklist:

  1. Midtown 120 Intro – DJ Sprinkes
  2. Mystery of Nazereth – Marco Bernardi
  3. Twighlight (Layo and Bushwacka mix) – Unkle
  4. Light Through The Veins (Ewan Pearsons Downtown Lights Mix) – Jon Hopkins
  5. Poisson Pilote – Rone
  6. Amish Kid (Sasse Remix) – Phonogenic
  7. Lovelee Dae (Tanner Ross & KiloWatts Remix) – Blaze
  8. Inner 8 (Dexters DXR Mix) – Alton Miller
  9. Roman – Trickski
  10. Ellelli (Kalabrese Remix) – Madioko N Rafika
  11. Guinea Pig (DJ Kozes Vocal Variation Remix) – Ben Watt
  12. Song for Marie and Elise (Aeroplane Remix) – Lullabies in the Dark
  13. Who Are You? (Ft Heidi Happy) – Zwicker
  14. Interlude in the Bed – Rone
  15. Swarm (Telefon Tel Aviv Remix) – Art of Trance

You can download the mix from here.

And you should be able to get it through the iTunes Podcast here (once the iTunes machine gets round to updating things).

If anyone fancies booking me to play at the awesomest party in the world ever drop me a line I’m sure it can be arranged.

Credit Crunch Minimix

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To try and lift everyone’s spirits I’ve put together a little (30min) mix of uplifting feel-good tracks to see if I can raise the mood of the internet. It’s a mix of styles from soul / mashups / hiphop / drum and bass / other so there’s something to suit some people in there.

Tracklist and download link at iainmixedit.tumblr.com or via the iTunes podcast.

I Have A Podcast – Plus A New Mix

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My (ir)regular mixes are now available as a podcast through iTunes. Hooray.

And as an incentive to go and visit there’s a brand new mix up there today.

Tracklist:

  1. Hide and Seek – Imogen Heap
  2. Roter Platz (Original Mix) – Burger, Voigt
  3. (This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan (Superpitcher Kompakt Remix) – Dntel
  4. Cruise Control – Martin Buttrich
  5. Headphone Silence (Henrik Schwarz Remix / DF Noizy Edit) – Ane Brun
  6. Rock Saga – The Rice Twins
  7. Come Into My Life – Jurgen Paape Feat Alison Degbe
  8. The Feeling – Toby Tobias
  9. New Day – Kate Havnevik
  10. On My Own – Ulrich Schnauss
  11. The Sky Was Pink (Holden Mix) – Nathan Fake
  12. Man With The Red Face – Mark Knight, Funkagenda
  13. Don’t Let Stars Keep Us Tangled Up (Ewan Pearson Remix) – Cortney Tidwell
  14. Killing for Love (Beatfanatic Remix) – José Gonzalez

Enjoy.

A New Summer Mix – This One’s A Bit of A Banger

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I’m going to stop putting my music mixes directly on Crackunit. For a few reasons. Paranoia being one. DJ mixes have always been a grey area in terms of licensing, etc. So I’m just going to tidy them over to somewhere else, just to be on the safe side. I’d hate my blog to get compromised in some way because of sharing my musical stuff. I have good reason to be paranoid about this stuff – maybe I’ll share the story another time.

I’ll still ‘point to’ mixes from here. But they’re now on a totally separate site.

If you want to listen to or download my latest mix (or just look at the tracklist) you can head over to: http://iainmixedit.tumblr.com/

It’s perhaps a bit more ‘upfront’ than some of the stuff I normally play. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing…

Musical Madness – Kidda – Under The Sun Remix

Sorry, I know it’s been a few musicy posts in a row. But I had to share this. It’s perhaps the most bonkers track I’ve heard recently. It’s hard to describe its genre, it’s basically like speeded up funk / soul, meets happy hardcore, meets electro-house, whatever it’s just totally out there. I’m sure if I had a heart condition it’d do me no good at all. Don’t miss the slurring pianos at the end, it’s all very messy.

If you’ve not had enough, they’ve got the MP3 at Trackitdown.net

You might also recognise the track because an edit of the original was used in this Bacardi ad.

I’ve got a couple of older Kidda records on Catskills and I’m a big fan.

July Mix From The Loft

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It’s been a little while since I climbed the ladder into the loft to put some more tracks into a mix. But that’s what I did at the weekend. And here’s the result.

I struggle with genres these days and when I go ‘up there’ to do a mix I tend to have an imaginary audience, place or time of day in my head. Then I try to do a mix that might work in that situation I’ve invented. I don’t know if that’s something that other people do, but it really helps me to focus and direct what I’m playing.

This mix was made for a made-up electronic radio station in San Francisco to be broadcast at 1am on a Saturday in July. It’ll never reach them and it’ll never get played there. But you can pretend it came from there if it helps.

Here’s the tracklist.

  1. Japan – Plastician
  2. Some Way Through This (Plastician and Skream Remix) – Black Ghosts
  3. Wide Road (Soulteks Morning Dub) – I:
  4. Pferd (The Mole’s Lost in The Woods Remix) – Pole
  5. Durch Die Nocht (Geiger Mix) – Dorau/Kohncke
  6. Revox (Deadset Chase the Dragon Remix) – Tim Green
  7. La Conga – Riva Starr
  8. Cornflake Boy (Solomun Dub Remix) – Marbert Rocel
  9. Butta (Original Mix) – Sassomatic
  10. Morphine (Frencesco Diaz Young Rebels Mix) – John Dahlback
  11. The Move To The Sun (Edit) – Serafin
  12. Classic Reality (Original Mix) – Jay Shepheard
  13. Smile and Receive (Apparat Mix) – Swayzak

EDIT: DivShare is down for maintenance. So I’ve stuck it on Rapidshare instead:

Download here: July Mix from The Loft


You can play it here:

Or if you want to take it away for your iPod you can download it below (you can’t just right click and save as, you have to visit DivShare to get it):

July Mix From the Loft 2008 (left click to download)

As usual most tracks are from Boomkat and Beatport – if you like any of the tracks in the mix please buy the originals and support the artists. Thank you. Message over.

14tracks.com – A New Boomkat Offering

I’ve whanged on about Boomkat before. They’re a great example of a niche e-commerce player – although I’m guessing they’re a pretty big niche player now. They sell music online – mainly electronic stuff – they started selling CDs and Vinyl and now their download site is getting pretty awesome too.

Their real strength has always been in their reviews and descriptions of the tracks – if I’d trust anyone in the world to get something right about a bit of electronic music it’d be these guys. It’s not easy writing fresh content around minimal-dub records that are all 12 minutes long and basically sound the same ;-)

They’ve just launched a new site which I really like. It’s called 14tracks.com and each week they editorially pick 14 tracks on a theme and batch them all up together and send out an email and update the site. You can then go and buy the playlist (or bits of it).

Why I like it:

What I don’t like:

  • It’s too expensive and there’s no discounts for buying lots.
  • There’s a couple of tricksy interfacey bits that are a bit yukky.

But what I really like is that it’s like going into a record shop full of really cool muso-DJ types and having them not treat you like a leper. Imagine that!

This time on 14 tracks: “14 tracks of narcotic House”
We just love the kind of slow and sultry House Music that’s been oozing out of the Berlin club scene in recent months. With its origin in the paralysed shuffle of Detroit’s Theo Parrish and Moodymann, this is the kind of music that’s in no rush to draw you in, often making use of deep basslines and crushed percussion to play tricks on the senses. There are direct parallels between these tracks and the more robust patterns that typify Dubstep, and with a woozy aesthetic that makes much of this music sound like it’s about to fall apart there are also direct links with the Wonky hip hop that’s making waves in 2008. Even if you’ve never been into club music, we reckon this is just about as evocative and heady as it gets…

The interesting bit

What’s interesting to me is that they’ve effectively created their own affiliate store. One that feels and behaves totally different from their main store.

I like the fact they’ve taken a bit of a punt on it. But it seems like a pretty logical thing to do. If you’ve got a bunch of people who understand their stock better than anyone else, why not let them repackage it and reformat it in a way that’s right for them and their friends/audience?

  • Why shouldn’t Amazon encourage their Rock buyers set up a site that sells tracks on a black background with lots of fire and frizzy hair on it.
  • Why shouldn’t TopShop encourage their Style Advisors to go and set up their own ‘rival’ sites that editorialise stuff in their own way?

What’s the worst that could happen? I suppose the sites could be shit and make the brand look stupid.

Interestingly 14 Tracks is getting a very mixed response in the comments. But people who like it will use it, and those who don’t won’t. It’d have to be really bloody awful to ever be damaging enough to put people off the Boomkat master brand.

Radiohead – Obsolete Hardware Remix

This is absolutely incredible. So nicely done.

As I’ve said before I like the idea of Radiohead more than I actually like Radiohead. This is another part of that puzzle. Basically it’s a response to the ‘Nude’ remix contest that they set up earlier in the year.

This chap has done something incredible with it…


Big Ideas (Don’t get any) from 1030 on Vimeo.

Go here to read about his incredible entry: http://www.vimeo.com/1109226

Thanks to Steve Wyles for the tip-off. I’m pretty sure this clip will be viewed by about 1 trillion people given that it’s an almost perfect mashup of geekiness and Radioheadness.