Been digging Jimpster‘s latest chart selection, 18 tracks off the deep end of deep house with some electro thrown in for good measure. Brought me back in a flash to the days back in London in the late 1990s when I used to visit the Notting Hill Arts Club from time to time on Sundays […]
Music to drive home to – Feb 23
A no-holds-barred compilation of hip hop and rap tracks that I’ve been playing in the car the last few months on the way home from work. Hard-hitting yet melodic, note that the lyrics are not always safe for work, so double-check your surroundings before playing it loud on the office wireless speaker… Or then again, maybe not.
Music Update: memories of August 22
Have been starting to document my musical journeys, realized this has been waiting in a dusty digital folder to be released. Join me on a selection of the raw energy coming from the music I was listening to in Paris last August over the summer. From Rema’s Calm Down, the Nigerian anthem of summer 2022 […]
The 140 London Summer Mixtape
A 140-style remix that reminds me of London in the summer. At just under 15mins, it’s perfect for some inspiration as you fire up the BBQ with beers on ice. Kick off with sharp grime vocals and bass Badman Ting from Killa’s Army/XLMad on Numa Recordings, connecting Jamaica to London via Italy. Next is ethereal […]
With one day left prior to the new lockdown in Tokyo, felt compelled to put something together in the few hours we have left. Equal parts dark, light, and unexpected.
Quinta. IV “no 43” mix
The fourth and penultimate in my recent remix series. Moving away from the technical stems experiments, focused on building a melodic, reflective and somewhat melancholy futurescape. Feels like the end of an era, beginning of something new. Jumping into the unknown… enjoy the sinewave zephyr.
Quinta. III “Old School” mix
The third installment in my Quinta. series, this short mix looks back to older, darker and more chunky sounds with some ethnic spicing in the background. Another stem experiment with some old school styling such as scratching thrown in for good measure. More moody this time. Perfect for a Saturday night inside as the winter closes in.
Quinta. II “stemSketch” – out Monday
The second installment in my Quinta. remix compendium is called “stemSketch”. As the name implies it is a sketch, which means equal parts audio doodle and complete improvisation in the moment and see what happens. Part of a refusal to stay on the well-trodden route of dj mixing of the past. Searching for something new. […]
Quinta. I “thursdayDub” – is out
It’s been 15yrs since I stopped playing clubs in Tokyo, putting serious time into preparing new track collections for the dancefloor. At that time, I was playing a lot of ethnic house, some techno. After that I briefly setup an on/off online radio station in 2006-2007 which was fairly popular in the electronic music section […]
Launching Quinta. – a set of remixes
While the outside world reels from increasing levels of coronavirus, and the sad stories of death and anxiety, we try to make sense of the new normal. Equally it is often a time to reach inside and see what is really important. Family, dreams, passions. One of the things that I have been researching heavily […]