On guest mix duties this time around we have Kompleks. We’ve been fans of the Serbian native’s work for a while, having discovered his music via his ‘Yu-Edits’ series, which shines a light on great Yugoslavian tracks whilst simultaneously repackaging them into dancefloor shredders.
With a great catalogue of edits to his name, some notable heat to check out are his remixes/edits of: The Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra – Keep Believing (Can You Feel It), Kim Wilde – Everything We Know and his ‘Edit 04’.
As much as the whole emphasis on harder edged breaks and techno in the UK at the moment is really enjoyable, it’s always refreshing to leap into some warmer varieties of left-field and obscure dance music. This mix is exemplary of those warmer, nearly (dare I say it) balearic, tones.
This mix has been sitting on the shelf for a while. Last NYE was the closing party of Buyers Club’s upstairs music venue, Archive and Cherry Mango found themselves at the helm of proceedings and brought Ian DPM up to Liverpool for the final hurrah.
The set itself didn’t disappoint, Ian really took it through the paces, drawing from the vast array of styles featured on Definite Party Material, Ian shelled it up rightly. The set took it through the paces and moved smoothly between styles.
There was more too, but the first 40 minutes of the set were lost in the void. A really fitting goodbye for a room which was very special, albeit a little misunderstood.
Enjoy, keep an ear out for the countdown from Archive’s Nick Ibbetson too, golden.
It’s b+m’s Raymond alongside his creative compadre Adam as Pruca on the mix duties here. The pair met in Glasgow a while back and have been DJing together since, keep an eye for future club nights from the fellas. Despite now being more spread out across space and time, the two linked up to lay down this mix
For best results turn down the lights and draw the curtains. An hour of moody basslines, jittery rhythms and melodies wrought with bittersweet emotion.
We’ve been around recently but we were away for a while and we think we should talk about it. It wasn’t you, it was us. We’re here now though, that’s all that matters right?
It’s fairly clear from the recent posts that we’ve been tipping break-tinged dance noises recently. If that wasn’t clear, then this lil 30 min (mixtape?) should give you a bit of a taste of what we’ve been digging recently.
This summer we’ve been planning a one-off party in aid of Action Mental Health alongside good friends ONØ (Conor) and Dan Ó. In the lead up we’re all putting together mixes to give a flavour of the night.
Ours sees a mixture of bassy and breaky techno with more euphoric dancefloor diesel as well. Listen to ONØ’s here.
Art Department, Belfast. 22.08.19
£3/£5 After 11.
The abbreviation of TST reads as Teste, food for thought.