Here’s a new mix with and old school flavour from myself i did especially for a forthcoming gig at ZUTEKH in Manchester on 9th October. It’s their 3rd Birthday and i’ll be jamming alongside my good friend Adam Shelton (One recs) and Tiefschwarz .
Here’s my bit of blurb i wrote for it.
When i was asked to do a podcast for Zutekh i started to think about what kind of mix i should do for it. Do i play this do i play that? I have so many different flavours that i am into but i didn’t want it to be a mish mash of all of them. So with this in mind i decided to pick a certain style and go with a particular vibe. I listen to Ad Shelton’s ace podcast again so i didn’t do anything similar as i wanted to present something that would be different than what was done previously. I thought about doing something cutting edge with loads of new promos and unreleased stuff, i thought about doing a 90’s deep house mix as i have loads of weapons on that tip too…. but what i realised is there’s lots of those mixes floating about so i decided to go for one of my favourite vibes … An Old School House Party Mix.
Once i’d decided my direction i wanted it to be something that would be good for after parties when people are hanging out, vibing off the night they just had. An old school vibe i thought would be great for that as most of the time i hear all the fresh stuff in the club and love pulling the oldies out at the crack on…Without being obvious with the usual party joints i aimed for something fun and familiar that can hopefully get people on their feet as they get lively in the lounge or bubbling in the kitchen. Some beats for the boys and some grooves for the girls.
There’s some new tracks that sound old mixed in with some old classics that i love playing all the time in my sets. Because of the nature of these older tracks they are always a bitch to mix and get a really good smooth flow going… so, i used my trusty Technics 1200’s, Traktor and some FX to get it all grooving together and to have more control over the way i can mix and blend . Using loops and delays to make them fit a bit better. So……… i pressed record and this is what came out.
I hope people enjoy the mix and have a good time listening to it. See you on a dance floor or in a house party near you soon Throwing some Shapes .
Peace Love & Housiness 2 U All