Mixes

xxxy – XLR8R mix

11.08.11

xxxy’s just moved to London from Manchester, and his music has been popping up both in staff mixes and the Dummy office quite a bit in 2011. The UK bass producer, also known as Rupert Taylor to his mates, blends a variety of older house and garage styles in ways that sound cutting edge in 2011. This mix does the same: from the very recent Karenn remix of West Norwood Cassette Library to 1989’s In A Vision by Chicago’s Virgo to personal fave house masterpiece from Photek in 2000, the guy has an excellent grasp on matching up tracks in engaging, thoughtful ways. Like Robert Owens sings on the Photek track: “If that don’t make you happy / I don’t know / I don’t know!”

Tracklisting

01 Extrawelt – Titelheld (Dexter Remix)
02 Konrad Black – Medua Smile/Don’t Look Back
03 2AMFM – Desolate Cities
04 Jacques Greene – Sorted
05 Presk – Devour
06 West Norwood Cassette Library – Get Lifted (Karenn Remix)
07 Midland – Tracker
08 Teengirl Fantasy – Cheaters
09 Virgo – In a Vision
10 Actress – Maze
11 Photek – Mine to Give
12 Deadboy – Heartbreaker (Julio Bashmore 2010 Remix)
13 Coni – Luz in Pool
14 Eats Everything – Entrance Song
15 Doc Daneeka – Babylon’s Burning
16 Hashim – Al Naafiysh (The Soul)
17 Bobby Dozen – Mill Riddim
18 Jon Convex – Falling Again
19 Spectr – Dance 4 Me
20 Unknown – Fuck Yonkers
21 Benjamin Damage – Doesn’t Even Matter Now
22 xxxy – Kerpow
23 Pangea – Won’t Hurt
24 Lung & Maxx Roach – Booty Call (Randomer Remix)
25 xxxy – Everything