Alright, so I’ve been holding onto these/debating whether or not to release them. I recorded them originally back in March, but they needed work. So I deleted everything, but school kept me too busy to really work on it. After finals, I was finally able to take this project back to the studio and make the necessary changes. Essentially, The Love Club was inspired by the myriad of nu disco and funk tracks I had been coming across all spring. I began putting together a set, but I also had several other gems that I wasn’t sure how to incorporate. So inevitably I ended up splitting things up into two sets and then everything fell into place. Ladies and dudes, I give you… The Love Club.
So, it’s been a little while… Between working about 30 hours a week, completing classwork for 5 online classes and 1 on-campus lab, writing for the school paper, and of course keeping up with this little blog here; I managed to squeak up a couple of mixes here and there. One of them is this sweet nugget of downbeat bass-y decadence I like to call Slow and Low, and yes it is a reference to the Beastie Boys because they just rule. The first half of the mix is a bit slower and heavier on the dubstep side. The second half is a bit more upbeat and hails to the trap vibes. As usual though, my mixes always build you up, shake you round and then bring you back down.
Oh, and I apologize for not writing anything lately. I finished up finals with As in all 6 courses (fuck yeah!) but the day that was all over with I got into a wreck while riding my scooter home from work and sprained but wrists. Although I am extremely grateful that was the worst of it. Hopefully I’ll be back to writing soon. Meanwhile, enjoy the mix! Download here.
Anyone who loves electronica, house, progressive, progressive house, trance, psy-trance, ambient, or anything close to any of those genres… should own a copy of this release. Maybe it’s because the first Northern Exposure came out at the same time that I really fell in love with techno/electronica (1996)… but I have always felt that these two discs or two mixes embodied everything that was perfect about the art of DJing. Of course, Sasha and Digweed are not “turntablists”, they are DJs, producers, engineers, and artists. Northern Exposure was their second compilation as a duo, the first being Renaissance: The Mix Collection (released 1994). There are many people who argue that this was their best work to date and the pinnacle of DJ compilation. I recommend you bookmark this page so that you can come back and listen when you can devote enough time to listen uninterrupted. They are truly that good. Ladies and gentlemen… I give you Northern Exposure:
William Orbit – “Water from a Vine Leaf” (Spooky’s Xylem Flow mix) – 6:49
Apollo 440 – “Liquid Cool” (Deep Forest’s Ice Cold @ the Equator mix) – 6:25
Banco de Gaia – “Last Train to Lhasa” – 10:45
Dope on Plastic – “Wave Dub” – 5:59
Drum Club – “Sound System” (Underworld mix) – 7:02
Castle Trancelott – “The Gloom” – 6:38
Pete Lazonby – “Wavespeech” (Junior Vasquez mix) – 6:08
Evolution – “Phoenix” – 7:07
The Light – “Dusk” – 3:48
X Tracks – “Plan 94 (The Voyage)” – 5:46
Mellow Mellow – “I Can’t Stop” – 4:32
Banco de Gaia – “Heliopolis” (Eedupolis Dog mix) – 3:33
Humate & Rabbit in the Moon – “East” (Opium Den mix) – 7:36
Underworld – “Dark & Long” (Dark Train) – 10:58
p.s. It is important to note that the US release only contained the first disc. So if you bought this in 1997 or later and it only had one disc, I’m afraid to say that you were missing out on a whole other journey.
Aaaand the long awaited (hah!) follow-up to Eclectica. While the first Eclectica was recorded back in 2009, Eclectica 2 was recorded just 4 months ago over the holidays. This is the first time I’ve released this to anyone. This one is much more chill, but it has several more classic tracks and a lot of deep progressive tracks. Have a sweet Friday and an awesome weekend!
Just a heads up, I’m basically on break this week (even though I’m actually working more hours and still doing school work… so… yeah) so I’m taking a break from posting. But I am working on a couple of new mixes so definitely keep an ear out for that. Meanwhile, here’s a little something that I’ve never actually shared online but it is one of my all-time favorite mixes. Enjoy!