Monday Blues take on a whole new meaning as we collectively adjust to our changing circumstances, however music remains constant. Kick start the week with our invigorating selection of mixes, releases and more as we explore the various corners of the music world.
Fabric resident, Toi.Toi.Musik co-founder and a true staple of the London underground scene, Voigtmann delivers an hour of steady jams in this latest Phonica mix. Known for his unequivocal taste and benign collection of celestial house records, this flawless mix is the perfect way to ease into the new week.
Today’s legendary mix comes by the way of iconic Glaswegian duo, Slam. The Soma Records label heads have been instrumental not only to the UK underground scene but the global techno scene as a whole. Having founded Glasgow’s Riverside Festival and the legendary Pressure warehouse parties, the pioneering duo hold some of the most recognisable dancefloor tested releases of the past two decades in Vapour, Clap Your Hands and Take Your Time. Their unforgettable 2001 Essential mix brings us back to where it all started, almost 2 decades ago.
Our LWE pick of the day mix comes from dynamic Brazilian export Joyce Muniz. Producer, DJ and Radio FM4 host, the tireless marvel is most notably known for her hugely popular dancefloor hits like Back In The Days, Cover Me Up and Gumboots. On this occasion, she delves deep into her record bag to provide an intricate and carefully crafted feel-good mix of lesser known house and techno selections.
In light of Bandcamp waving their revenue share on all purchases last Friday, Chaos In The CBD have made all of their In Dust We Trust releases pay what you want. Included is the tasteful low-key hit Double Dribble. Luscious jazzy pads and a gently gripping acid bassline make this a favourite of many crate diggers. Support the Kiwi boys by downloading it here.
Today’s office favourite pick comes by way of Infinitas, an upbeat hypnotic house groover from Shanti Celeste. Taken from her impressive Tangerine LP, the standout record commands a perfect balance between the hard hitting dance floor ready kick, a donk like cheerful bassline and the warm and fuzzy sun laced chords. Only released in November 2019 but has already received the all time classic office stamp of approval. A sure fire way to bring the sun inside on any day.
Seeing where dance music is globally, it is easy to forget that it was born out of the oppressed underground LGBT communities. From early discoteque gatherings of the 70’s to the Chicago House upheaval in the 80’s, small pockets of space around the city's harsh urban landscapes provided a place where people could be safe, be themselves or be someone else for a while. Read about how dance music came to be in the inspired article from Resident Advisor here.
For the 2018 edition of Junction 2, we brought together two of dance music's biggest names in a world exclusive duel set. A full serving of skills were on display as Cult figure Carl Cox and Swedish techno titan Adam Beyer wrestled for 90 minutes in a relentless barrage of all things techno. Relive the iconic moment below.