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slo-mo house for Solid Steel

was honored to be asked to do a mix for Solid Steel Radio, Ninja Tune’s podcast series. they asked me to write a few words about the mix which I did:

”I’ve been doing screw house mixes since 2005 when me and el barbaro del ritmo launched the short-lived ”codeine talking” mix series. i do them mainly for my own enjoyment although a few have been published before. it’s an interesting process, finding out which tunes sound good at 90 bpm (very often not the ones you would think). with these house tunes, some of them will turn into something like classic boom bap hiphop beats but with a slight uncanny feel to them, others end up with this reggaeton vibe, other times they sound almost like industrial music. quite often pure dance tracks get more of a song-like quality. also you zoom in on a lot of small details, which, if nothing else, is really interesting from a producer’s point of view. the really sweet suzanne kraft towards the end, which is forthcoming on the kitjen label, is something i’ve been listening to pitched down since i got it. now, when i play it in a club, the real tempo sounds wrong (but great). same thing with the moomin track, always listen to that nice and slow like this. strangely, i’ve never tried pitching ”szikra” down until now – sounds pretty cool I think. anyway, enjoy the mix and r.i,p. dj screw.”

there’s a tracklist too:

01. esther silex – heinrich – studio barnhus
02. kornél kovács – so so solid – studio barnhus
03. terrence parker – your love – seventh sign recordings
04. matt karmil – so you say – beats in space records
05. moomin – au bord de la mer – closer
06. k-scope – peace – tribal
07. kornél kovács – lighthouse – numbers
08. dj qu – ss1 – secretsundaze
09. regelbau – dramatic class – regelbau
10. karl lukas pettersson – paradise island – acido records
11. drewsky – night games – nite life
12. baba stiltz – intr stellar – unknown to the unknown
13. romanthony – wreck – glasgow underground
14. kornél kovács – szikra – studio barnhus
15. suzanne kraft – dj safety track – kitjen
16. kit clayton – surba – ~scape