As a pre-Christmas treat for the best before: and Tricky Disco faithful, we've decided to give away a brand new, festive-flavoured goodtime disco mix. It was recorded in one take in the record room at best before: HQ, nicknamed 'Merkin Manor' by TAPE's Richard Carnage. It features a selection of discoid faves thrown together by yours truly, including a slew of forthcoming gems to look out for in 2008. These include Prins Thomas's fantastic remix of Wild Rumpus's 'Purple Somersault' (due in late January on Bitches Brew), Hercules & Love Affair's anthemic 'Blind' (out March) and a great new Holy Ghost! rework of Only Fools & Horses' 'Spectacle Wins', which is due in the New Year via Munich's Permanent Vacation. The Beat Broker dub of 'I Feel Electric' by Rubies is an exclusive of sorts - there are currently no plans to release it as far as we know.
Being a best before: mix, I've also included a selection of tracks that have rocked our parties this year, including Blackjoy's ace mix of 'Bonnaire' bu Dutch Rhythm Combo and Todd Terje's vintage 'Dance & Chant' re-edit. Of course, no 2007 round-up mix would be complete without our very own end-of-night anthem, 'Stick Around'.
Thanks to all those who've made 2007 a year to remember for all of us involved in best before:. All our parties have been memorable, we celebrated our fourth birthday in style, we've smashed it at other people's parties and we even have our own re-edit series! I know 2008 is going to be a brilliant year for us - hopefully you'll join us down at the Bank on January 5th for our Chris Duckenfield party.
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1. Trus'me - Narda (Fat City)
2. Only Fools & Horses - Spectacle Wins [Holy Ghost! Remix] (Permanent Vacation)
3. Dutch Rhythm Combo - Bonnaire [Blackjoy Rough Demo Mix] (High Score)
4. Hercules & Love Affiar - Blind (DFA CD-R)
5. Escort - A Brand New Life (Escort)
6. Rubies - I Feel Electric [Beat Broker NRG Dub] (Telle CD-R)
7. Tangoterje - Dance & Chant (Supreme)
8. SJNRL01 - Unknown (SJNRL)
9. Wild Rumpus - Purple Somersault [Prins Thomas Diskomiks] (Bitches Brew CD-R)
10. Corsican Brothers - Whole Lotta Disco (no label)
11. Thumbs Aloft - Stick Around (Pointless Edits)
12. Hardway Brothers - Voodoo Celebration (Pointless Edits CD-R)