At Home With LWE: 8th JulyWed 8th Jul
Kicking off the day with another upbeat selection of picks, today’s At Home With blog features music from the likes of Matthew Neequaye, DJ Minx, Floating Points, B. Traits and 2562, as well as a look at one of the world’s most iconic sound systems, Channel One.
Matthew Neequaye - Butter Side Up Mix
Streaking newcomer, Matthew Neequaye has been making a lot of noise since popping up on the local Leeds scene a few years back, supporting the likes of Nicolas Lutz, DJ Masda and The Ghost as well as perking a lot of ears online with his Neutral Zone mixes. He makes his debut on the Butter Side Up mix series with another showcase of his coveted record bag.
DJ Minx - RA Mix
A pioneering DJ, producer and label boss of the empowering Women On Wax Recordings, DJ Minx is one of the true icons of house and a staple of Detroit’s heaving electronic music scene since the early 90s. Putting funk, soul and disco into house, this sun kissed RA mix is a timeless pick me up packed with nothing but good energy. She will be joining Carl Craig and a host of other Detroit legends on the J2v Mainframe stage this Saturday.
Caribou - Sister and Never Come Back (Floating Points Remixes)
Having blessed us with an extended version of ‘Bias’ earlier on in the year, Floating Points returns with two outstanding remixes of good friend Caribou. Ethereal ambient piece ‘Sister’ gets an intimate dance floor remake while January hit ‘Never Come Back’ is flipped into a peak time roller.
2562 - Flashback
Between A Made Up Sound, 2562 and Dogdaze aliases, Dave Huismans holds one of the most impressive back catalogues of the last decade. Usually found commanding a heavy bass line, Flashback is one that we keep coming back to. An after hours broken techno cruiser.
Selections: B. Traits
From house, techno, ambient, drum and bass and everything in between, DJ, producer and former BBC Radio 1 resident, B. Traits is known for having one of the most extensive genre-spanning selections in the game. She breaks down her top 10 tracks of today for DJ Mag.
Soundsystem Culture: Channel One
The sound system concept started off in Jamaica in the 1940s and continues to evolve around the world to this day. One of the most legendary and premier systems in the UK is the Channel One. Hand-built in 1979 by Mikey Dread and MC Ras Kayleb, the pair are a staple at London’s Notting Hill Carnival and a cornerstone of UK’s sound system culture. Classic Album Sundays’ Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy unpicks the minds of the iconic duo in this fascinating interview.