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For the avid reader of Discobelle, the name DJ Wool should be associated with superb dj sets (he’s a former DMC champion) and seriosuly bumping tracks on labels such as Top Billin, Plant Music, Discobelle Records etc. along with being a member of popular indie/dance duo The Glass. He’s also a maestro in the mixing/production room having worked with the likes of REM, Dolores O’Riordan (The Cranberries), Spoek Mathambo, Todd Terry, Far East Movement, Herbert Gronemeyer, Jagz Kooner, Howie B, Andy Rourke (The Smiths), Tittsworth and many more.

After spending time in New York and Berlin, Dublin born DJ Wool has relocated to Northern California where he’s working as an audio engineer and has also been hard at work in his studio with new album “A Life In Breaks” which will be released on October 21st via NYC label Dither Down.

This absolutely astounding and warm, organic sounding mix for us sees him exploring breaks, minimal and ambient AKA “Ambi-Rock” and it’s inspired by what made him start his music career back in the 90’s.

San Francisco based Suburban Dance Club (also known as DJ Wool) gets involved with the TT Testar Musik project and remixes the dreamlike pop single “Summer Of Tick Bugs” from Britta Persson, Daniel Gilbert and Jepson into a beautiful, organic and soulful sounding house track.

The exclusive vinyl single was released last week in 100 copies, 40 of these are available via tictail.se, 20 copies each are sold at Pet Sounds in Stockholm, Bengans in Gothenburg and Folk å Rock in Malmö. The single costs 50 SEK with all proceeds going to the Black Sheep music projects for kids.

The legend known as DJ Wool may have moved back to the US but that doesn’t stop him from coming back to Europe to once again spread his gospel at the clubs over here.

To coincide with the tour we get this flairfilled and houselaced mix full of exclusives and unreleased tracks that is the perfect companion to pretty much any occasion. As an added bonus, check out his Disco Of Doom remix that will be on their fortcoming Discobelle Records EP being released early 2012.

WOOL EUROTOUR DJ MIX FREE D’LOAD by djwool

Discobelle fam DJ Wool drops an EP for our fellow Scandinavian homies in Finnish crew Top Billin, this may be “house music for mature audiences” but it will still burn a hole right through the hearts of dancefloors.

“I started this track ‘SF 94’ last summer when I was feeling nostalgic about a summer I spent dancing in the clubs of San Francisco during the summer of 1994. It was kind of an ode to that young innocent boy from Ireland coming out to the west coast of America in search of House Music, Drugs and Skateboarding. Little did I know I’d move back to SF almost 20 years later to avoid the chilling Berlin winter… This one’s for my adoptive city by the bay. I found what I was looking for.”

Download: DJ Wool – SF 94 (ge.tt)

Wool – SF 94 – out Nov 9 2011 on Top Billin’ by djwool

Long ago, in a time before CDJ’s, DJ Controllers, Final Scratch and Serato, DJ Wool (half of The Glass and beatmaker for our recent Spoek collaboration) put together a bedroom apartment mix on a stupidly hot summer day in 2002, recorded from vinyl, using an MPC1000 for samples and a Digitech fx unit onto an Adat.

The tracks are a mixed bag of music that at the time were called “new school breaks” (though now, using the term ‘new school’ for something released in 2002 feels a bit strange) andd early 90’s hardcore/pre drumnbass.

Loaded with white label cuts, you can hear some DJ Phantasy, R&S Records, Ills, 2 Bad Mice, DJ ICEE, Squarepusher, Marine Parade, Krafty Kuts, Stanton Warriors, as well as lots of forgotten, misplaced or now-warped-beyond-recognition records. In addition, NYC Early Graffiti Writer Phase provides an intro that makes you feel like right at home in another era of dance music. Grab it below!

2002 Vinyl New & Old School Breaks Mix by djwool

We were lucky enough to get to put out an EP from Johannesburg’s Nthato Mokgata, AKA Spoek Mathambo, who’s been labelled everything from “sex-obsessed South African Spank Rock” to “subversive leader of some new front of political dance music”.

Spoek’s music is full of intensely well worded critiques of power and corruption, but also enjoyable as hallucination inducing odes to buying guns on the internet. On Discobelle Records released “Kult Leader” EP, “Red For Danger” strikes the balance between marching down the streets with a black bandanna and molotov cocktail and doing the two step on top of someone’s kitchen table at a house party where David Koresh spiked the punch.

DJ Wool, who’s a founding member of Indie Dance duo “The Glass”, weaves a jacking beat of crunchy distortion around Spoek’s words that quite possibly could have subliminal messages stuffed into its seams.

Spoek & Wool – Red Is For Danger

Spoek & Wool – Red Is For Danger (Dub)

If you like what we do, buy the EP on Beatport here!

Also, if you missed the Kult Leader video, you’ve gotta check it out.