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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.

All Dom Wrong is the alias of Plant Music founder Dominique Keegan, Dominique used to be the front man for NYC duo The Glass (together with Wool).

This mix was made exclusively for premier Danish headphone company Aiaiai and it bumps and grinds through a few choice tracks and a bunch of upcoming Plant exclusives such as Ben Mono’s “The Feel” (Bit Funk remix) and Dom’s first solo release featuring the vocal offerings of Amy Douglas in a Kasper Björke remix.

Tracklist after the jump.

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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

Our buddies and all around amazing guys in NYC duo The Glass have a new single out, “Four Four Letter” is the new single from their forthcoming album “At Swim Two Birds” which drops on Plant Music on November 9th. It will come out in Europe in 2011. The single on the other hand dropped yesterday and features their signature sound along with remixes from among others Black Van (AKA Kris Menace & KoweSix), Ian Pooley and HeavyFeet. Dom and Glen also put together this new DJ mix to go along with the release and don’t forget to check out the Soundcloud stream of the single below.

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Four Four Letter + Remixes out Oct 8 Beatport Oct 24 iTunes by theglass

Tracklist for the mix is located after the jump.

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Our fellow Awesome Agency homie DJ Wool (from The Glass) with the latest release on his own label We Collect Enemies, “The Dark Snuggler” comes packed with a techy and club banging feeling that will leave you yearning for more. The EP will drop exclusively on Beatport June 28th with remixes from German wonder Lars Moston, Swedish brooding tech outfit Boeoes Kaelstigen and new project Jetlag (collaboration between Andy Rourke from The Smiths and DJ Ole).