It’s with a sad-face that I write this final blog entry on “Big C’s Music” - I’ve mightily enjoyed writing about my favourite tracks and mixes here, but as you will have noticed - I simply don’t have the time any more.
However it’s not all bad news - I will be continuing to blog for Mixermatosis with my friend Joey Remote. So be sure to follow me there and keep up to date with the latest tunes.
I will be posting some new material up on my SoundCloud soon as well - I’m just getting my set-up back together after a move to London.
Blende - September mix Alright let’s kick things off with a bang up turbo-funk mixtape from Blende. This guy knows a thing or two about tune selection and great mixes, and he puts it into party action here.
C90s - Vinyl Mix Sept 2012 This vinyl only mixtape features lots of MJ-esque tunes, including one of his. With a heavy bias towards the cosmic boogie, it’s a blinder.
Greg Wilson - BESTIVAL BOLLYWOOD 08.09.12 DJing legend Greg Wilson has uploading his set from Bestival and it’s just what you’d expect - disco & 80s vibes all the way. This guy was one of the top 80s DJs, and he manages to keep his position at the top with mixes like this.
Tronik Youth Club - Sept Mix 2012 Tronik Youth’s mixtapes are so reliable you can pick any of them, hit play and the night will be great. September ‘12 shows us that he is maintaining that consistency.
Bottin & Dimovi - Can Cosmic Tape #2 Italian, disco edit superstar, Bottin joins Dimovi to bring us this wonderful journey through edit after edit; apparently recorded earlier this year in Ibiza.
The fact that Pelerins are still without a label stuns me. They’ve been putting together luscious Balearic tinged disco pop for the last year, starting out with a series of cover versions, but now they have a full demo EP waiting for a label. Every track is beautiful, feel-good, summery, memorable & begging for a release. I think the music should speak for itself - so click play above and start listening…
Madeon is reaching new heights on a weekly basis. Although apparently that now means having an exclusive US release, which in the modern internet age is a bit stupid - because it just means those markets that can’t buy the tune will find other ways of getting hold of it. It still baffles me as to why labels still do it.
Anyway the tune is more distinctive epic Madeon 3 minute pop. He does it so well. I played Icarus last night in a club and when those synths kick in, everyone goes mad - he’s got it worked out that boy.
AVAILABLE IN US NOW - the rest of us have to wait until October :(
I don’t know how I missed this tune back in May, but I’m rectifying the mistake by posting it now. This tune is a wonderful mixture of deep and dark bass, epic vocals and disco strings. The juxtaposition between the scary and the party vibes works perfectly creating an atmosphere of tense enjoyment!
Apparently it’s out on 12”, but I can’t find it anywhere, so if you know where I can get a copy, let me know.
La Ga Sta bring us another compilation, full of great tracks, from big artists - all for free. Last summer they brought us a similar compilation and it was a the best free album you could ask for, so I was excited by this one. Little did I know it was going to outdo last year.
They’ve managed to get tracks from the likes of ANDY, Pharao Black Magic, In Flagranti and plenty more to make up a total of 14 tracks.
All of it’s good stuff, I’ll just pick out the ANDY track The Room, which is wonderful. He’s taken the whole tropical sound to another place. It’s deeper and darker and got his distinctive sound.
Psychemagik Live @ Stadtmusik Festival This is special: nearly 3 hours of Pscychemagik live. Let them take you on a journey through music starting off slow and building to a storming club set, via all kinds of quirks.