I don’t know if its just I’m downloading the same mixes twice or if I’m just incredibly high but it seems like the number of mixtapes that have entered my iPod over the last week have been significantly larger than usual. My eighty gig iPod seems to be reaching its limit as I’ve come to recently realize that I only have three gigs of space left on the darn thing. Who am I to complain though, when I’m being blessed constantly with mixes filled to the brim with exclusives and tracks that just make me want to get my groove on. I came here to write about one mix but then I decided there where about four others that I couldn’t just leave out so I’ve got five mixes to share with you guys that I’ve been digging the last week. I might even make this a regular thing and post up five mixes each week. Who knows?
First up is Sinden’s recent mix for Fact. The mans been a busy bee as of late with his new label Grizzly seeing its first release this month in the form of a collaborative single between the man himself and Sbtrkt. With future releases from Brodinski, Melé and Jay Weed in the pipeline this mix eases the wait and gives you a sneak peak of what to expect. Also the last track by Guido is gorgeous.
Another guy whose label Night Slugs, co owned with fellow friend and producer L-VIS 1990 has seen big movement in the last months is Bok Bok. With two huge releases already from Mosca and Egyptrixx, I wouldnt be suprised if Night Slugs comes along and wins a bag of awards as “Best Label of the Year” at the end of 2010. With exclusives from Girl Unit and a Bok Bok refix of Noob and Brodinski’s 2009 hit ‘Peanuts Club’ this mix would certainly be a bit of a crime to miss. For all US readers Bok Bok is now touring the states, so look him up and see if he’s playing in a town near you!
Now Blah Blah Blah are one of Brighton’s biggest promoters and their nights have rocked the seaside resort for the last two years with many big names such as Fake Blood, Major Lazer, Herve, Sinden, Yuksek to name a few. Last week I was lucky enough to catch Starsmith and Joy Orbison deliver two outstanding sets and it only felt fitting to share with you the mix Starsmith did for the Blah Blah Blah boys before the night, as part of their mixtape series. Some seriously groovy stuff in here.
Not only is Foamo one of the best producers around at the moment, I can honestly say he is also one of the safest producers I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. Clocking in at around an hours worth of music, there is abundant amount of massive tracks in this one including a new Harvard Bass remix of Felix Cartal and one of HighBloo’s new tracks forthcoming on his debut EP, which is out on the 19th April on the Lektroluv label.
Lastly is a mix from a DJ called Croz whose mix I’m writing about won him a series of top residencies at some top club nights in Bristol. He plays weekly at a club night called Groove On which has seen acts such as Momma’s Boy, Claude Von Stroke and Proxy grace the decks and this mix is a testament on what to expect on the night. Really clever mixing and a superb track listing. ?