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Recent times have showed the other side of Nick’s musical taste with the release of his Between The Lines artist album, which took him away from the dancefloor cuts which made his name. Equally well received, the LP has now been picked up for release by the mighty Defected label. The Bonus Edition is out now and features brand new remixes from the likes of Dennis Ferrer, Osunlade and Larry Heard.
However, as 2013 deepens and Ibiza and festival season beckons, Nick returns to the dancefloor and what he does best, with this club mix, featuring tracks from the likes of Tuccillo, Abe Duque, Franco Cinelli and some brand new material of his own
“Playing at a party is a whole different situation then recording a mix at home.
As Session Victim we are DJing together now for about 4 years. When we both started to DJ individually...around 1997...we were mostly occupied with recording mixtapes. Trying to impress each other, very soon the standard went up, a third deck was incorporated or 50 records had to be squeezed into 30 minutes.
So basically it kept getting harder to meet our own goals when recording a mix, sometimes it took weeks to finish after major frustration. Still we both have recorded countless mixes of all styles in the last years.
In the club we are playing records back-to-back entirely as this a similar competitive aspect as back then, when we tried to record the better mixtape. We never know exactly which records the other has in his bag. In the end, it\'s rather about being versatile than just homogenous.
For this mix we wanted to create a snapshot of how a Session Victim DJ set sounds like in the club. During the last months we had few pair of records that felt especially good. We started putting the mix together along these 6 or 7 mixes. Some of these records were dropped in the process and a few new ones went in. We were aiming to not get caught up in endless rehearsing and fine tuning of the mix, rather let the records play for while, but we did not quite succeed with this - its 14 records in 50 minutes....”
(recorded with 3 Technics MK2 + Ecler Nuo)
Gavin - \'\'Where\'s my head at as 2012 draws to a close? As always it is chasing the sound of the future and avoiding being stuck in one corner for too long. This year like any other has seen trends come and go, labels bounce into the hype fast lane only to be bumped to the hard shoulder by the media or the message boards months later.
The pace of change accelerates all the time in dance music and never more so than now. That\'s why I consistently focus my selections on a broad range of inspiring music.
Throughout my DJ career I\'ve never stopped playing techno or house regardless of when either style was \'in\' and kept an open mind to new sounds while never selling my soul to the latest trend. \'This mix hopefully reflects that mood. It begins with leftfield disco from the amazing Andrés and Marvin and Guy\'s excellent Arthur Russell rework \'Keep On.\' It takes in moody heads down house from dOP and ALex Jones and delves into the murkier vinyl only world of artists like off the radar sonic scientists like Four Tet, Frak, G.Marcell or Morphology.
I finish with Erol Alkan\'s sublime remix of Connan Mockasin, an ethereal, weird and wonderful gem of a song. In my head, it\'s music for the twilight hours, to be enjoyed with or without friends, at an after-party when you\'re bored of listening to the obvious, or in your headphones when you need to forget you\'re sat next to a raving mad person on the number 92 home from work.\'\'
airpod #19 is a special mix from Dana Ruh, to mark the air london BerMuDa (Berlin Music Days) event at Ritter Butzke, on Thursday November 1.
For our first major event in Berlin, it made sense to choose a Berlin artist for the mix and, in the years since her move from Gera, Dana has become one of the most prominent DJ-producer-label owners in her adopted hometown.
An open minded DJ, willing and able to push techno, deep house or straight up house, and preferring to play longer sets - in this mix the challenge for Dana was how to include all of these different musical feelings into just over an hour. The resulting mix was one of the most enjoyable to hit the stereo yet...
Refreshed and returning to the fray in 2012 - Halo is coming out swinging. With brand new music on the way, the launch of his new label - Surface Records, and the return of the legendary H-Foundation outfit - his new mix should excite any true house music lover. At their peak, H-Foundation DJ sets had clubbers worldwide re-evaluating what they could and would dance to.
\'airpod 18 - Halo\' is a selection of newer artists and labels which are moving him today. A club set featuring music from the likes of Subb-an, Shonky, Re-Up, Franck Roger, Anthea, 1Trax, One Records, Kina, Dumb Unit as well as, naturally, some H-Foundation material...