“The mix is a good representation of the type of set I would play in a club / warehouse. It’s a cross section of both new tracks that I’ve really enjoyed playing this year and some older ones, a few of which are among some of the first tracks I owned. It’s slightly rough and ready in places, but I’m hoping this adds to the vibe!”
After my passion for warehouse raves was reignited by the recent ‘Dystopia presents Surgeon, Perc and Peverelist’ event, I decided to commission four mixes from some of my favourite producers (plus one from myself) to showcase their interpretations of the “warehouse” sound. Enjoy!
EE 233 – 10 Dec 2012 – DJ Skirt
EE 234 – 11 Dec 2012 – Truss / MPIA3
EE 235 – 12 Dec 2012 – Rob Booth / Stormfield
EE 236 – 13 Dec 2012 – AnD
EE 237 – 14 Dec 2012 – Kangding Ray
London based producer, Tom Russell aka Truss has been releasing music since 2007, and writing and composing for over 10 years. With an uncompromising output of British influenced techno, his music takes inspiration from artists such as Subhead, Cristian Vogel, Neil Landstrumm, Regis and Surgeon.
Following numerous releases with long time collaborator Donor on such labels as Dumb Unit, Synewave and Thema, his fist solo EP, ‘Osbasten’ was released on Perc Trax, setting the tone for his attention to detail and percussive swinging rhythms. Further records have appeared on Sigha’s label – Our Circular Sound, Shifted’s Avian imprint with new material on R&S records.
This month saw the release of MPIA3 on legendary Belgium label “R&S”
R&S welcome new signing MPIA3 to the label with a doublepack of uncompromising techno. MPIA3 is a production alias of Truss (Perc Trax) who has just the two EP’s preceding this on Shifted’s Avian label. ‘Your Orders’ see him continue down the path of raw, industrial, seriously funky, acid techno. His signature overdriven kicks recall classic Robert Armani and his sound harks back to the days of Mike Dearbourn and DJax Up Beats, and the classic UK techno of Ben Sims and James Ruskin but the tracks on ‘Your Orders’ could have only been made in 2012.
This is heavyweight music built for proper soundsystems and dark rooms. The six tracks on the EP straddle different tempos with some slick drum programming, but are tied together with some razor sharp synths and a healthy dose of acid.
THIS FRIDAY @Plex, The Waiting Rooms, Stoke Newington. 14th Dec 2012