This mix does not have too much planning behind. In fact, it is even way too spontaneous as a reaction to the over-thinking that I was starting to do when you asked me to put it together!
I have a vast record collection, spanning through a lot of styles and genres, and I’m also terrible at narrowing down (not only with records, but in life in general). So, when it comes to recording mixes, I must make sure I do not get too much side-tracked by the endless potential options I have.
I have ended up doing a mix of relatively recent music (most of what’s in here is much less than a year old) which still reflects my quest for diversity and eclecticism. It is a good summary of what I would play at a techno party if they asked me to be on the decks all night long. It starts with some slow-burners, grows slowly but steadily, and finishes with some tracks clearly aimed at liberating all the energies the dancefloor has accumulated. In between there is some deep-but-ravey techno and electro.
Yes, there are two DJ Sotofett tracks – the man reflects the diversity I was talking about, I don’t think I have ever been as loyal a follower of any other artist before. He seems to do no wrong every time he puts a record out, and they are all different from one another.
And yes, there are two Whities releases, because I liked both recently and they would fit well back-to-back; I reckon they pave the way for the end of the mix very nicely – but that’s ultimately up to you to decide!
1. Dubmasta, Hannes Teichmann, Leon Erasmus – Henry Nxumalo Street [Soundway]
2. B12 – Conductor [Firescope]
3. Leo James – What Happened to You [Neubau]
4. King Ghazi Presents Abu Sayah – Houran (Sotofett’s Versatile Mix Feat. Ghinwa Najm) [Versatile]
5. Ondo Fudd – Veto Plank [The Trilogy Tapes]
6. Playgroup – What’s Happening? [Yes Wave]
7. Arnold Steiner – In the End [Metroplex]
8. Terrace – Revival [Rawax]
9. Efdemin – Parallaxis (Traumprinz's Over 2 The End Version) [Dial]
10. DJ Zozi – Mellow Vibe [1080p]
11. S.O.N.S – Sunrise [S.O.N.S]
12. Anno Stamm - The Cities I Waltzed Through [All City Records]
13. Shackleton with Ernesto Tomasini – Rinse Out All Contaminants [Honest Jon’s]
14. Minor Science – Naturally Spineless [Whities]
15. Lanark Artefax – Touch Absence (Intimidating Stillness Mix) [Whities]
16. DJ Sotofett – Breaking Set of the Jungle Fantasy [Laton]
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