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Conor Thomas is a DJ based in Manchester, where he also promotes the Faktion events and co-runs The Death of Rave and Boomkat Editions labels.

This mix previews and gives some loose context for upcoming releases on The Death of Rave, including unreleased tracks from Black Mecha, Rian Treaor, Vereker and The Sprawl – a new project by Mumdance, Logos and Shapednoise – mixed up with old favourites and new percies. The mixing and selection is focussed on textured, uchronic narrative, rather outright dancefloor.

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Since 2004 Conor’s worked on the peripheries of Manchester’s club scene pushing a dilated definition of techno and electronic music that encompasses live bookings from Omar Souleyman and Cooly G thru to Rashad Becker and Beatrice Dillon, including hosting the first-ever performances by Andy Stott, Demdike Stare and Powell.

In the last few years The Death of Rave and Boomkat Editions have released great records by Mark Leckey, Lorenzo Senni, Powell, and Elysia Crampton, among many others, often to a mixture of bemusement and acclaim.

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He’s DJ’d a bit in Manchester and also at The Golden Püdel, Berghain, and Corsica Studios, and can next be found at Under_Score in Bristol, 16th October, also at the Faktion X Project 13 rave featuring The Sprawl and Powell live, plus Vereker, Acre and Crono DJ, Friday 20th November. (https://www.facebook.com/events/1614411875478787/)

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Tracklist

  1. Electronic Explorations - 392 - Conor Thomas
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  3. 01. Goodiepal - Havet (Part 1) [Alku]
  4. 02. Black Roots Players - Slow Tempo [Dug Out]
  5. 03. Eddison Elektrik and The Hot Ice Crew - Acid Hall Riddim [Acid Rain Records]
  6. 04. Audint - DRNE Cartography (Excerpt) [Audint Records]
  7. 05. Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson & BJ Nilsen - Panic Quickly (Long Overdue) - Ultra Eczema]
  8. 06. Bellows - Rustl A4 [Boomkat Editions]
  9. 07. Wiley - From The Outside (Actress's Generation 4 Constellation Mix) [Werk Discs/Ninja Tune]
  10. 08. Arpanet - Entrophic Decay [Rephlex]
  11. 09. Kenji Kawai - M05 Access _ Ghost in the Shell (Original Soundtrack) [RCA]
  12. 10. Pink Industry - Situation [Zulu Records]
  13. 11. Bøne Squad - Skål & Bønes [Total Fantasy Records]
  14. 12. Marcus Schmickler & Julian Rohrhuber - One (Unity) [Editions Mego]
  15. 13. M.E.S.H - Kritical X [PAN]
  16. 14. The Sprawl A2 [The Death of Rave]
  17. 15. Twisted Anger - So Dark [Penny Black]
  18. 16. Wen - Ghost [Tectonic]
  19. 17. Itinerant Dubs - Weaving Dub (DJ Stingray RMS Mix) [Itinerant Dub]
  20. 18. Rian Treanor - B1 RAVE012 [The Death of Rave]
  21. 19. Kuedo - Knives 002 [Knives]
  22. 20. The Sprawl - B2 [The Death of Rave]
  23. 21. Boymerang - Still (Dom & Optical V.I.P.) [Prototype Recordings]
  24. 22. Mark Fell & Gábor Lázár - D1 [The Death of Rave]
  25. 23. Jlin - Ra [Planet Mµ/Knives]
  26. 24. Burial Hex - In Psychic Defence [Sound of Cobra]
  27. 25. Russell Haswell - D1 [Diagonal]
  28. 26. Maurizio Bianchi - CMRS Part 2 [Urashima]
  29. 27. Black Mecha - Black Ray [The Death of Rave]
  30. 28. A Guy Called Gerald - Darker Than I Should Be [Juice Box]
  31. 29. Autechre - Flutter [Warp Records]
  32. 30. Vereker - Untitled [The Death of Rave]