Into The Woods with Adesse Versions


Ahead of his DJ set this summer at the Hidden Palace stage hosted by Heist Recordings (featuring Detroit Swindle, Honey Dijon and Henry Wu), we reached out to Manchester-based producer Adesse Versions aka Kevin Gorman to forge together a multi-faceted mix of sun flecked soul, funk, jazz and deep house.

Adesse Versions started out as a simple re-edit series in 2014, with humble ambitions of self releasing a few hand stamped white labels. However the project kept growing, with original productions and remixes appearing amongst the edits. Tracks such as "Baayi", "Pressured" and "Modall" have found favour with icons such as Derrick May, Larry Heard and Gilles Peterson. Along with his deep root in house-oriented work, he runs as a former mainstay of the techno world. His music graced labels such as Curle, Ostgut Ton and his own imprint Mikrowave.

To offer further insight into his mix, track selection and overall atmosphere, Kevin has written a few words below.


"I approached the mix like I would any other, a bunch of music that gets me excited right now. Mixing up new favourites and old things rediscovered. As this mix is for Farr Festival, I definitely had the words 'festival', 'outdoors' and 'summer' in mind. So I have included elements that are fun and eclectic, as well as rhythmic and deep for the later night vibes.

The picture is of the woods at the end of my garden (and is the view directly from my turntables). It’s a place I go to every day to unwind, think, but mostly walk our crazy dog Bertie (he’s just had an operation hence the cone). In fact I was walking there 5 minutes before starting this mix. It felt appropriate to do that."


1.  Erik Satie - Nocturne No.1
2.  Herb Alpert -Rotation
3.  Nana Vasconcelos - Xingu Xango
4.  Hipnotic - Are You Lonely
5.  Jay Daniel - Paradise Valley
6.  King Sunny Ade - Syncro System (Adesse Versions edit)
7.  Don Isaac - Ire (Cottam remix)
8.  Homero G - Makes Me Feel You
9.  Deee-Lite - What Is Love
10.  Bukky Leo - Black Egypt (Intro)
11.  Terrence Parker - Unconditional
12.  Qnete - I Might Be Wrong
13.  Steve Oh - Work Dat Shit
14.  Kyle Hall - Xero
15.  Wahala - Wahala

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