Mixin’ It Up: Brandon Sek
Time for this weeks edition of Mixin’ It Up. This time we go to Toronto, Canada to hang out with Brandon Sek from Curbcrawlers. But apart from running one of the best blogs around he is also a great DJ. Take it away Brandon:
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1. Tom Flynn – San Fran Shuffle
Some brand new unsigned music from Tom Flynn. I love the way it slowly builds up with horn stabs, tense strings and eardrum rattling 808’s. It sets the tone for the rest of the mixtape perfectly.
2. Kenton Slash Demon – Singla
Tartelet’s 007 release has been without a doubt one of my favorite EP’s of he year. The KSD guys really break the mold here with some chunky subs and off-time percussion that result in some serious head nod sh*t. Only recently did i discover that KSD are both members of When Saints Go Machine whom have been on regular CCHQ rotation for years.
3. Renaissance Man – Aloha (Dub Mix)
Chest crushing bass weight from team Renaissance Man on one of 2009 most forward thinking labels Sound Peligrino. Similar to KSD’s Singla, the Dub Mix of Aloha experiments with some really dope rhythmic patterns that keep things particularly interesting
4. John Tejada – Torque
Some “classic” Tejada thrown in here. I’ve been a big fan of his music ever since he released a dnb single on Klute’s Commercial Suicide label some years ago. I quite enjoy the sinister “mars attacks” feeling in this one. Dark without being overly noisy.
5. Claude Vonstroke & Bootsy Collins – The Greasy Beat (Funk Bomb Mix)
Love this one to bits. Forthcoming on Dirtybird CVS teams up with Funk legend Boosty Collins for some low riding booty slap business.
6. LOTP – Bathroom Gurgle (Duke Dumont Remix)
I don’t think this tune’s left my favorites list since it dropped late last year. Big boy 808’s reminiscent of Aux88 on a Detroit Electro Techno tip from Dumont that’s stood the test of time.
7. Carola Pisaturo – Et Voila (Cinelli 2009 Remix)
Picked this one up while checking out Barem’s beatport top ten chart. I absolutely love Barem’s deep house and although this remix wasn’t done by him, I think it does a bang up job and highlighting a trend in techhouse/deephouse pushing ultra low dnb-like rolling subs under the kick. Rib shattering basslines here.
8. Audion – Jukebox Hero
Brand new Audion on Spectral here. Audion’s most recent works show him carving out a really unique sound that I’m all over right now. Like Stimming, this sloppy broken funk laden house suits Audion and I hope he keeps running with it.
9. Dubbel Dutch – Trollsta (Round Table Knights Remix)
Forthcoming on Palms Out Sounds Records, My good friend and guest Curb Crawlers blogger Dubbel Dutch gets the remix treatment from Round Table Knights.
10. Kenton Slash Demon – Khattabi
Tartelet 007 here again. Without a doubt this is 2009’s 12″ of the year.
11. Poligono – Let Me Down Easy
Fresh out Mexico. Poligono’s been getting a good number of people talking lately and we’ve only heard the tip of the iceberg from him so far. Love the old Soul edits in this one. Currently unreleased, forthcoming on a fine label shortly no doubt.
12. J Phlip – Rumble Rumble
A Dirtybird favorite from 2008. Still does damage on in the dance like clockwork.
13. Matthew Dear & Seth Troxler – Hurt
Decided to ride Seth’s vocals of this mix for a short bit to spice it up.
14. Brooks – IWANCHU
Taken from the AUS music All Night Long LP which is an absolutely banging Album! Crossing the best in Dubstep, Funky and Deep House it’s defiantly something to pick up if you haven’t already.