Thursday, 23 July 2009

TrickyDiscoMix: Sell By Dave - Fourth Bass: I Feel Space v UFO

Last Saturday night I guested at a fantastic party put on my friends from I FEEL SPACE and UFO, two of Bristol's best club nights. Boxcutter headlined with a fantastic set, and after a particularly heavy bass mix-up from local Bristol leg end ThinKing I got to finish the night off with some late night faves.

I thoroughly enjoyed myself, got some great feedback from punters and really mixed it up in energetic fashion. So, on Monday night, I decided to have a go at laying down a spontaneous mix inspired by Saturday night's shenanigans. And here it is.

Called 'Fourth Bass' (it's a kind of follow up to Third Bass, posted here earlier this year), it's a mix of tracks I played that night with a few additions. It's not exactly the same set, but it has a similar flow and vibe - lots of energetic mixing, records overlapping, punching tunes in and out of the mix quite quite quick. Hopefully you'll enjoy it. It was recorded in one go with no overdubs or edits using two turntables, a mixer and a CDJ.

The tracks are a mix of classics, remixes, my own edits and some new stuff. Think Mujave, the Black Dog, Salt City Orchestra, Brooks, Derrick Carter, Fast Eddie, Ladycop, DJ T, Paul Woolford, the Juan MacLean, the Electric Press, EMVEE, Falty DL and Lee Douglas. Full tracklist to come.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

The Green Jersey Dub

As usual, we've been a bit slack in updating Tricky Disco lately. The good news is that we've got plenty of material to excite your senses with ready to whack up in the next few weeks.

Look out for extended pieces on 15 years of 2020 Vision, the story of Bleep (20 years on), some fresh mixes and, of course, a bunch of random edits and remixes for your pleasure.

Speaking of which, in honour of the Tour de France, which is currently keeping us captivated, we were inspired to cut up an old skool electro classic by a well-known collective of cycling-obsessed German robots. Perhaps the original shouldn't have been touched, but we were quite keen on making a more beatsy version that gets rid of some of the frillier melodic elements. It's only a short little sprint through the track, so we've named our version after the Green Jersey - the silly outfit given to the top sprinter (currently the Norwegian chap on the right, but previously Britain's own sprint king Mark Cavendish).

So here it is:

On another note, those in Bristol should head down to LAB (what was formerly the Arc Bar) on Saturday 18th July for I FEEL SPACE & UFO. This collaboration between two of the city's most open-minded quality party crews sees a heavyweight double-header of headliners: Boxcutter and Various Production. Tricky Disco will be in attendance, with Sell By Dave playing acid/bleep/warehouse related fodder downstairs alongside the superb Placid and Joe Hart. Seven quid on the door, or a fiver in advance. Get involved - i should be an amazing party.