The skyrocketing London Grammar trio is releasing a 3 song EP for another single from their debut album If You Wait. The single features the original version if Sights as well as a 2 Step remix from Tourist and a out of this world progressive drum n bass remix from Andy C. iTunes users can Pre-Order the EP here, it will be released officially on June 1st.
Alright! Happy Birthday to ME punk ass bitches! That’s right… I’ve made it through more years than I originally planned on being here, so that’s pretty good right?
Anyway, for my birthday… I’m going deep, progressive, soulful, and…. fucking LONDON! That’s right, London Grammar has certainly blown the fuck up this year with appearances on Jimmy Fallon and their debut album rose to the fifth top selling UK album for 2014. And they obviously have done several photo shoots now as there is no shortage of images of the trio. So this weekend, paint the town black with this incredibly gorgeous and club ready remix of Hey Now from Russian producer Arty.
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!