Another day, another fresh dollop of juicy music content for you all to digest. From Sonja Moonear, Nocturnal Sunshine and Juan Atkins, here is today’s pick of mixes, releases and more.
One of the underground scene’s most long standing prolific talents, Sonja Moonear recently teamed up with Juno Records to bring us this bombshell of a mix on International Women’s Day. Taken from her set at Fabric, the mix catches the relentless Swiss stalwart mid flow as she flexes her highly touted record collection. From moody minimal to rolling stripped back techno, and even a cheeky edit of Da Hool’s Meet Her At The Love Parade, the mix provides a perfect ear peek of what went down on that memorable night in Fabric.
Known to most by his more commercially leaning Green Velvet alter ego, Cajmere is responsible for some of the most influential house records coming out of Chicago in the early 90s. Here he is delivering over an hour of soul warming, hip tossing, body shaking grooves that will lift your spirits whatever the weather.
For our 130th edition of the LWE Mix series we welcomed rising star A.S.H. 2019 saw the enigmatic artist impose himself onto the techno scene with a string of strongly acclaimed releases which earned him a residency on Alan Fitzpatrick’s forward thinking We Are The Brave party series. He steps up to the plate to deliver an hour of uncompromising raw big room techno.
A long standing creative force of the London underground scene, Ikonika returns with a much anticipated 4 track EP on the iconic Don’t Be Afraid label. Your Body is a blissful reminder of the production prowess of the long standing Hyperdub resident as she perfectly marries a zappy electro underlayer with lush evolving house chords.
Today’s all time favourite office pick comes by way of another alter ego - Maya Jane Cole’s Nocturnal Sunshine. Having enlisted her for two LWE debuts in 2019, firstly the Full Circle album launch at FOLD where she performed under both aliases and then at our Sphere series opening party at Magazine, it’s safe to say that we are big fans of the dynamic DJ and producer. This moody dubstep garage crossover hit resonated for weeks in the office and remains a true showcase of her unique style. Good luck getting it out of your head any time soon.
As far as music genres go, you’d have to search far and wide for somebody who doesn’t like a bit of UK garage. Born out of a blend of house, R&B and jungle the iconic 2-step birthed an underground scene like nothing before it. From Tina Moore, DJ EZ and Ms Dynamite, Mike Skinner reflects on some of the legendary hits from the glory days of UK garage, as well as some of the questionable fashion choices and illegal problems which led to its eventual demise. Read the full article here.
Last April we teamed up with Phonica Records for International Record Store Day to bring you some very special guests down to the crate diggers hotspot in Soho. Closing off the show was none other than The Initiator, Juan Atkins. Bringing a bag of classics with him, The Belleville Three instigator took us back in time to the early electro days of the 80s as he stole the show with a sling of timeless hits. Relive the historical moment below.