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.
The 11th iteration of our mix series is comes courtesy of Liverpool heads Matt From Dell and Conor Gibson. The vibe on this one is perfect for the lead up to summer. Two proper house heads, the tracklist reads like a who’s who of house and electronic music greats. Liverpool heads, you can catch Matt spinning over at The Reeds this Saturday the 28th at the Melodic Distraction Residents Party. (Link Below, tickets are a measly £4)
Keep an eye out for the Buyers Club DJ listings for May also, Conor and Matt will be rocking the Rane there during the month. Big things in store for these fellas, with plans to hit the studio over the summer and get on the production tip we’re excited to see what they’ve got lined up.
The energy in the mix is a smooth roll, starting with some of the softer shades of Detroit house, before amping up with some sweaty dancefloor numbers and then coming into a euphoric close.
On guest mix duties for the tenth instalment in our mix series is Bristol based producer/DJ Blezard. Originally hailing from Lancaster and now studying music production down in Bristol, he’s really honed in on a deep, dubby and minimal sound of house music championed by the likes of the FUSE London crew. This mix gives a taster of the sort of stuff to expect from Blezard’s future productions and is a shining example of the type of sound mentioned above. It’s 45 minutes filled with a rolling, dubbed out house sound perfectly suited for getting a party in gear.
I had the pleasure of spending my first year at uni with this guy, and it’s great to finally have him on the blog. Expect big things from him in the future too, and no doubt he’ll be featured on here again soon.
It’s our pleasure to welcome Creed to our guest mix series! Hailing from Dublin originally, he’s been doing major bits Stateside following his move to New York in June! He got his start throwing raves in Dublin, under the cheeky moniker of ‘Tea Parties.’
This same entrepreneurial sentiment has landed Creed a number quality gigs since his move to NYC. He has played at Brooklyn venue Bossa Nova Civic Club on several times after sending over a mix directly. This has opened a few doors since initial contact, getting the chance to support artists such as Octo Octa and being invited to curate his own night a Bossa Nova. The party dubbed ‘Irish Dons NYC Takeover’ comprises of an all Irish lineup, a rarity in New York. Playing alongside fellow Dubliners Seany B and Krystal Klear, we hope this will be the first of many of these nights at Bossa Nova. (Link Below)
In addition to playing out at Bossa Nova, Creed has been involved in and playing at a night at Artichoke Pizza in Bushwick, and recently nabbed himself a set at major NY club, Le Bain. Closer to home, Creed has played at the Button Factory in Dublin, featuring on the lineup for one of Human Error’s parties this September.
The mix comes in at an hour roughly, a lovely vibe all the way through this one’s full of material that could be used as party fuel or a chilled out weeknight. Soft dreamy grooves are juxtaposed with upbeat tunes to get down to. Creed will be in NYC until Christmas so if you’re in or around the big apple make sure to catch a set before he’s gone. Most certainly one to watch, he intends to start producing his own stuff in the near future so keep your eyes peeled on his Facebook and Soundcloud for some treats.
Admittedly it’s been quite a while since we featured any guest mixes here on the site. Bringing them back with a proverbial bang is none other than Venus Dupree! For the uneducated, Venus is a mainstay DJ on the Belfast scene and co-founder of the female collective GIRL, comprising of herself and Marion Hawkes. The duo are doing very cool things for the N.I scene. Never ones to shy away from advocating positive social change, doing so through both their own parties and extra-curriculars.
If you haven’t already tuned in, catch her show over on Belfast Underground for regular bouts of dance goodness. For those who like to get down; GIRL are now running a monthly party over at The Art Department. Head over and like their Facebook page to stay up to date with their latest movements.
Dance music needs people who champion equality; House music was started by people who wanted to enjoy themselves in a safe and prejudice free space. The likes of Venus are bringing the scene back to those humble roots but still keeping things fresh, one tune at a time.
Enough talk now, the mix and tracklist are below, enjoy. Some lovely varied selections in here, supplemented by some really cool sampling. It might be Autumn but the sun is still shining in Belfast. (Probably not literally)
Intro- Banarama Venus
Jayda G – Heaven Could Be Lately
OR:LA – B.W.U.W
Justin Cudmore – Crystal Mike Servito Reshape
Brian Ring – Crumbling Chasm
Octo Octa – Adrift
Avalon Emerson – Why Does It Hurt
BICEP – Glue
Jan Hammer- Crocketts Theme ( Jordan’s Boiler Room Rework)
Elektrid Dred – Butter Up ( Gimmie Some Bread) (Instrumental mix)
Moda- Retro/ Grade
Matias Aguyo & Valesuhi – Nasty Woman
Norma Jean Bell – I’m the Baddest Bitch ( Moody Man Mix)
Patrick Cowley – Get a Little
Daniel Wang – Sylver Belt Original Mix ( Balihu Bootleg)
Daniel Wang – Unhouse Original Mix ( Balihu Bootleg)
Steffi ft Virginia – Yours (original mix)
Honey Dijon – Until the Day ft Dajae (Original Mix)