It's been an odd month, I seem to have listened to more than my fair share of mixes these past few weeks, long days in work have permitted such things I suppose. With the assistance of the trusty mp3 player and a quiet office majority of the time, i've stuck my teeth into a robust amount of tunage, from broody breaks, titanic techno to enigmatic electro... decidely old, yet classic and some fresh-off-the-press, exclusive-riddled helpings. Here are the picks of the said bunch!
Typically Lee Coombs podcast takes front and centre, he's been digging again, not at his old vinyl but at a mix he stumbled across that needed a 2011 spring airing. Comprising of classic electro, breaks and house cuts with none other than the WHOMP of 'Dooms Night' and Armand Van Helden's timeless take on CJ Bolland's 'Sugar Is Sweeter' sat amongst the bunch!
This man can do no wring for me at the moment, Alan Fitzpatrick has truly taken the techno scene by the balls and showing no signs of letting go! His intense, unflagging, feverous techno has left many a room baying for more and with this 3 hour helping I never tired of it. This was made for dark cavenrous rooms and with it being the night closer at Fabric, I think it sat perfectly...
Another gent who is taking no prisoners at the moment, lies in the shape of 10 Rapid. His unmistakable, raw, electro/techno sound is, as always, moving dancefloors the world over. Having had the satisfaction of witnessing one of Dominic's sets I knew what to expect with this offering, earpounding basslines and drumlines straight out of the electro handbook. BOOM!