Taking over today’s At Home With is burgeoning Bristolian tastemaker, producer and long serving Noods Radio host, Ian DPM.
Over the last 4 years, Ian DPM has emerged as one of the key figures of the UK underground scene. He is the curator of the touted Definite Party Material music channel, co-head of Scuffed Recordings and Bristol's Midnight Shift Collective as well as a recent addition to the esteemed Lobster Theremin label team.
Ian’s selection of standout picks include Ben UFO, Delay Grounds, Hudson Mohawke, High Class Filter and more.
This ones slightly biased since it’s by me but musically it’s 100% unreleased (at the time) music from the Scuffed Recordings crew. I’m super proud of the range of talented producers we’ve worked with and I’m grateful I had an opportunity to highlight that.
This mix was recorded during the first 2 hrs of an all-night set for the Timedance night in Bristol, it’s a nostalgic pick as it was one of the first big nights I went to once I’d settled in here and still sits as one of my favourite nights ever. The warm-up set is the most interesting time personally for me & I love comparing & taking notes on how people build the tension/energy. This mix covers it all, weaving in + out of ambient, dnb, digi-dancehall into more straight up house & techno seamlessly.
Wicked bass-heavy, heads-down UK techno with AMAZING sound design, one of the best debut releases I’ve heard in a long time. Pressure Dome are an essential Bristol label to keep an eye on too.
As a first-year uni student slowly getting into the world of electronic music this was a game-changer. I’ve been a huge fan of HudMo ever since discovering him and he consistently puts out amazing music that sits between rave music, hip-hop and more experimental sounds. I think music that stretches genre boundaries and doesn’t fit tightly in a box is essential in broadening your taste and although this is a short EP it does exactly that.
This year has given me a lot of time to catch up on my reading and this memoir has been a highlight. It’s a really interesting, informative & inspiring look into how Phil Knight co-founded & built Nike from a running shoe idea in the 60’s to the company that it is today, big tip!
All this time at home has given me time to watch loads of TV again, at the moment my not-so-guilty pleasure is Empire. It’s a musical/drama about a family-run rap label, think: Succession meets Glee meets Def Jam. The songs are cheesy, the storylines are dramatic & unrealistic, I love it.