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Calippo Mix!

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Summer’s here, and some good summer gigs are coming in the next month (Z-Shed, East Village, Secret Garden) so I ate a Calippo and it inspired me to make this mix. Tropical bass for the sunshine mixed up with a few Senseless exclusives and a couple of old tracks I dug up from the recently organized vaults. Track list with bonus commentary:

Instituto Mexicano Del Sonido – Cumbia (Tom Tom Club Remix) w/ Bun B – Pop it 4 Pimp Acapella

Old school legends Tom Tom club make New York electro cumbia monster, couldn’t resist a bit of Bun B over the top, saw him live this year, legend.

Coki & Benga – Night (Sonido Del Principe RMX)

Benga and Coki chopped and screwed by one of Europe’s finest Cumbia producers. Woozy, chugging, great.

Amadou & Mariam – Sabali (Dakunt & Stinj RMX)

This called itself a Kuduro remix but really wasnt, it is a really nice edit of one of my favourite tracks off the LP though.

Basement Jaxx – Raindrops (Joker & Ginz RMX)

The Joker and Ginz EP on Kapsize was one of my records of the year, so when I saw this I was excited. Big squelchy rainbow bass for the sunshine.

Pacheko & Pocz – Zarbak

An exclusive from Venezuela, international funky business with an old school Warp acid vibe
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Shystie – Bad Gal Bass (Ill Blu Funky RMX)

Shystie is back, Ill Blu makes it funky = Win.

Benga – 26 Basslines (Dubble Step RMX)

Never quite bought in to the original but this cheeky re-edit made my day.

Sticky ft Marvin Brown – Jack It Up

You don’t need to tell me Sticky is on fire at the moment, apparently Marvin is from Leeds. Where was he when I lived there?!

Dizzee Rascal – Bonkers (Club Dub)

I have no shame in admitting I love this track, Armand Van Helden is the constant renaissance man.

Buraka Som Sistema – IC19

The highlight for me from a great album, almost understated comapred to some of their other stuff, but a banger none the less.

Maxwell D & Lil Silva – Blackberry Hype

Never thought I’d like a track about phones so much, they should use this on the Blackberry adverts.

DJQ – Shottas (MR V RMX)

Good bassline never gets old. Simple but effective would describe this one.

Stagga – Rockin Down The House

Cheeky re-edit of a classic track, Stagga’s lopsided basslines live up to his name. Who remember’s the Jaxx version?

Lol Boys/Sukh Knight – Diesel Paint Job

Re-edit from America of one of the grimestep tacks of last year. I’m told Ice cream paint job has some fairly dubious potential meanings.

Sasquatch – Kickboxer

Brand new Senseless Records, ‘squatch channels Van Damme 1989.

Swindle – A Different World

I swear Swindle is the grime Stevie Wonder. This is of his CV album, a lot of it is almost toooo funky for the club but this one edges it, amazing.

Toddla T – Shake It (Donaeo RMX)

Donaeo definitely has a sound, but its a good one.

DJ Gregory – Block Party (DJ Spen Dub)

Used to play this years ago, theres a few good mixes of it though. Doesn’t sound a million miles from UK funky now it has to be said, but that could be a good or bad thing.

Untold – Anaconda

I liked his old stuff but never played any of it but this tune is like woooooooah. Will not leave my box this year.

Iron Soul – Pressure Instrumental

Always thought Iron Soul was better than Kromestar. But rumour has it he’s on some new funky which was also fire.

Tempa T – Next Hype (Mosca RMX)

Grime/Baltimore re-edit, almost more of a DJ tool but it works.

Roska – Climate Change

Was blown away by this, and it still packs a punch. Not even sure if he’s bettered it yet.

DeVille ft Violet – Click (Octapush RMX)

Liboa in the house, was a honour to get two of my favorite new producers to remix one of my tracks.

Metronomy – Radio Ladio (Radioclit RMX)

Epic.

Madeira Limpia – La Lenta (Schlachthofbronx RMX)

I’m still not ever sure I’ve spelt their name right but I like what I’m hearing from these guys. What is it with Germans and Latin music?

Boy Better Know – Too Many Man (Heartless Crew RMX)

A great tune, potentially made even greater. A Grime history lesson.

DeVille – Calippo / w Busy Signal – Step Out Acapella

I like Calippo’s this summer, this will have an official vocal later in the summer.

Ghosttown – Greezy

Another Senseless exclusive, also getting a VERY big vocal and rmx. Release Sept/Oct.

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