People seem a little down on the FACT magazine mixes. But given that the RA podcast has recently been relegated to an audio unfriendly 128 kpbs and the FACT mixes cover a broader sonic spectrum, I'm on it. Personal favourites include the Ben Klock, Pendle Coven and Cooly G mixes.
― sam500, Friday, 5 June 2009 09:02 (3 years ago) Permalink
Yeah, Ben Klock's mix is amazing, one of my favourites of the year. But I have a lot of catching up to do with this series, the last one I heard was Greena's (which was just OK).
― NoTimeBeforeTime, Friday, 5 June 2009 09:37 (3 years ago) Permalink
The older RA podcasts were in 128kbps, e.g. My My, Cassy, I didn't know they'd gone back.
― languid samuel l. jackson (jim), Friday, 5 June 2009 13:31 (3 years ago) Permalink
idk how people can listen to 128kbps - even the great RA podcasts are frustrating b/c of the quality. fact mixes are great, all the ones i have are in 256 or 320 - cooly g, paul white, roska and terror danjah.
― lex pretend, Friday, 5 June 2009 13:51 (3 years ago) Permalink
This looks interesting:
FACT mix 55: Kyle Hall
1. Ratio - Centralized (Substance Rework) (Central)2. Stephen Brown - Sustain (Affected Music)3. Duplex - Vivid Array (Frantic Flowers)4. Mr.V - Circle Track (Sole Channel)5. Brown Study - Cereal Numbing [Unknown)6. Murr - Watching You (Public Transit)7. Omar-S - Strider's World (FXHE)8. Filsonik - LuvHolik (Unknown)9. Mike Clark - Natalie Lacosta (White Label)10. Omar-S - Oasis #11 (FXHE) 11. Ibex - Bok Choy (Planet E)12. DJ Rhythm - Rhythms Groove (Unknown)13. Kai Alce - M-7 (Mahogani Music)14. 3chairs - Misty City (Three Chairs)15. Lazy Fat People - Pixel Girl (PlanetE)16. The Rurals - Sorry (Peng)17. Kyle Hall - I <3 Dr. Girlfriend (Wild Oats)18. Andres - A3 Untitled (from Andres II) (White label)
His 'Oats B so Deep' mix from earlier this year was real nice (here)
― sam500, Tuesday, 9 June 2009 09:03 (3 years ago) Permalink
my comments are that I wish to god they would update the so-called "podcast" properly.
it's bad enough that they obfuscate the URL by hiding it behind an iTunes only signup in the first place (I found it ok eventually after a good half an hour of my life wasted and installing the bloody thing in the end last time... and then uninstalling). But now my little wi-fi kitchen/bedroom radio is sat missing the past TEN instalments??
rapidshare? sendspace? somebody too tight to pay for proper hosting here or is it just a more generalised half-assedness? It's really amateur to call yourself a website but publish like a blog.
― fandango, Tuesday, 9 June 2009 17:30 (3 years ago) Permalink
If they just got a rapidshare premium account it would be all gravy.
― languid samuel l. jackson (jim), Tuesday, 9 June 2009 17:32 (3 years ago) Permalink
ive heard some good ones but more than a few seem a bit so-so, like they were just put together for on the fly... plus, im running out of HD space for these things and am already suffering from podcast ennui.
― titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Tuesday, 9 June 2009 17:45 (3 years ago) Permalink
On a related note, I purged more than 30GB of DJ mixes from iTunes a few months ago. Haven't missed them.
― brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 9 June 2009 18:15 (3 years ago) Permalink
a lot of them (not just on fact) seem so half hearted i cant even remember what they sounded like tbh. its the (not so) new cover mounted cd.
― titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Tuesday, 9 June 2009 18:24 (3 years ago) Permalink
...am already suffering from podcast ennui.
― titchy (titchyschneiderMk2),
yes, i would agree with that for sure
― sam500, Tuesday, 9 June 2009 23:21 (3 years ago) Permalink
Download: FACT mix 61 - Woebot
FBD Project: She's So (FBD)Code Blue: Angels in Dub (Dee Jay)Plasmic Life: Water Baby (Brain)Essence of Aura: Northern Lights (Moving Shadow)Jazz Vibes: Lucky (Strictly Underground)Jodeci: Feenin (LTJ Bukem Remix) (WEA)Complex State: Revival (Face)DJ Krust: Touch (Full Cycle)DJ Flynn & DJ Flora: Jungle Love (Full Cycle)The Invisible Man: The Bell Tune (Good Looking)Danny Breaks: Rollin' (EZ Rollers Remix) (Droppin' Science)D'Cruze: Lonely (Suburban Base)Roni Size, DJ Krust &DJ Die: I Remember (Full Cycle)
NB. "She's So" is one of my favourite tracks ever ever ever!!!
― Tim F, Tuesday, 30 June 2009 03:02 (3 years ago) Permalink
oooh... missed out on that Woebot mix. Looks rather good.
Meanwhile, Vlad chimes in with this rather unexpected looking tracklisting!
FACT mix 78 – Vladislav Delay
Ceebrolistics ‘Aintie’Serkkupojat ‘Kolahtaa Krl’Wu-Tang Clan feat. Sunny Valentine ‘Gun Will Go’Ghostface Killah ‘Black Cream’Erikah Badu ‘That Hump’Snoop Dogg ‘Sexual Seduction’ (Chimpo Remix)The Cool Kids ‘Bassment Party’Artful Dodger ‘Woman TroubleEl-B ‘Digital’Teriyaki Boyz feat. Pharrell & Chris Brown ‘Work That’Tricky ‘Slow’Ceebrolistics ‘Tanhi’Feadz feat. MC Wesley ‘Subiu, Desceu’The Juan MacLean ‘One Day’Luomo feat. Apparat ‘Love You All’
― sam500, Monday, 31 August 2009 03:00 (3 years ago) Permalink
looks super good, listening right now.
― my bach penises and their contrapuntal technique (the table is the table), Monday, 31 August 2009 04:39 (3 years ago) Permalink
i somehow don't believe that he doesn't do drugs anymore.
― my bach penises and their contrapuntal technique (the table is the table), Monday, 31 August 2009 04:48 (3 years ago) Permalink
TRG and MJ Cole's ones are seriously great
― titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Monday, 31 August 2009 08:12 (3 years ago) Permalink
that vladislav delay track listing got me all excited but in practice it just made me flinch - way too incoherent
― lex pretend, Monday, 31 August 2009 08:17 (3 years ago) Permalink
Brackles' mix is really good, though when listening to the TRG mix later there was a bit of an overlap selection-wise
― Malcolm Money, Tuesday, 1 September 2009 00:28 (3 years ago) Permalink
yeah, for sure there.
the vlad delay one was funny, i was expecting him to really fuck the tunes up a lot more. it would be nice to see someone just destroy all those hip-hop tunes and make them sound like ice waves.
― my bach penises and their contrapuntal technique (the table is the table), Tuesday, 1 September 2009 03:32 (3 years ago) Permalink
These FACT mixes are out of control! How do they expect their readers to digest half of these mixes when they come so thick and fast. Same goes for some of the other blogs/ sites out there. It's just overwhelming.
Anyway, Steve Weisemann is up for No. 99. I wonder what they're planning for #100. Surely not Richie Hawtin haha...
― sam500, Tuesday, 10 November 2009 08:31 (3 years ago) Permalink
how's the Vitalic one?
― This part of the sentence is even dumber. (lukas), Tuesday, 10 November 2009 09:30 (3 years ago) Permalink
haven't heard the vitalic. don't think it was part of their mix series, not that it matters.
― sam500, Tuesday, 10 November 2009 11:41 (3 years ago) Permalink
ah, ok, maybe not a part of their mix series but "exclusive to FACT" or whatever:
― This part of the sentence is even dumber. (lukas), Tuesday, 10 November 2009 11:50 (3 years ago) Permalink
― willem, Friday, 13 November 2009 10:47 (3 years ago) Permalink
The Village Orchestra one that went up last week one is really good.
― Number None, Tuesday, 24 November 2009 15:14 (3 years ago) Permalink
The dinky one is niiice. Not so sure about the second half tho. The King Midas Sound one looks good too.
― mmmm, Friday, 4 December 2009 16:04 (3 years ago) Permalink
the king midas sound one is good, less of a mix than a radio show tho. and always good to hear sade. cant be fucked with dinky or whoever. boring techno shittas. tho i prob should get to know more about techno shittas. i just cant be fucked at the moment.
― titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Friday, 4 December 2009 16:32 (3 years ago) Permalink
I'm wondering now if I imagined that they ever called these "podcasts"... then I remember it definitely was one until about #40. I think they must have just given up. Or the massive technical difficulties required to er... must be totally insurmountable for some reason (£££ for hosting?).
I've probably listened to about 4 of these, I expect I would have listened to every weeks if it had been working properly!
The thought of downloading (after click page), faffing, transferring to ipod (prob deleting afterwards if shit, or even if good, unless really exceptionally so) individually. Does not appeal. Just don't have the time or inclination to make it a priority in my life to be honest. If they were podcasted, I'd listen to them on my Wi-Fi radio with zero effort whatsoever.
oh well, just stumbled on their end of decade Top 100 type thing which reminded me. An odd list for another thread....
― fndgo, Friday, 4 December 2009 19:28 (3 years ago) Permalink
as far as techno shittas go i am downloading surgeon's mix right now and am v excited
― This part of the sentence is even dumber. (lukas), Friday, 4 December 2009 20:52 (3 years ago) Permalink
and it is doooooope
hard, fun, maximal techno
drops a track from Amber in, seamlessly
― This part of the sentence is even dumber. (lukas), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 18:55 (3 years ago) Permalink
the guido mix is the first i've gotten excited about in a while. brightly coloured dubstep in a similar vein to his top 'orchestral lab' track.
― sam500, Sunday, 20 December 2009 13:15 (3 years ago) Permalink
re. fandango's comment about podcasts... doesn't really bother me - as long as the badger ends up somewhere on my hard drive. same goes for the excellent mnml ssgs series. the fact that they use fairtilizer means that you can pretty much download on demand anyway.
― sam500, Sunday, 20 December 2009 13:31 (3 years ago) Permalink
Loved the recent Dinky mix, the Todd Edwards one is great. I download most of them tbh but y'know a lot of them don't get a second listen. Same with the ResidentAdvisor ones.
― Dwight Yorke, Monday, 21 December 2009 16:17 (3 years ago) Permalink
Y'all saw that they re-upped their own 20 favorite FACT Mixes from this year, right? http://www.factmagazine.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4199&Itemid=98
― if I don't see more dissent, I'm going to have to check myself in (Matos W.K.), Saturday, 26 December 2009 05:45 (3 years ago) Permalink
why have i only just got around to listening to the dinky mix? AMAZING stuff. when she drops the martyn rmx of fever ray <3
― لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Thursday, 7 January 2010 09:12 (3 years ago) Permalink
a lot more soulful and housey than i was expecting
― لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Thursday, 7 January 2010 09:13 (3 years ago) Permalink
New Shed mix is HUGE
Moving Ninja – Uranium – TectonicDistance – Empire – HotflushPeverelist – Esperanto – Punch DrunkElemental – Metal Funk – RuntimeModerat – Rusty Nails – BpitchBlack Pocket – U’re A Sta (Martyn Remix) – Fat CitySkream – One For The Heads – TempaElemental – Shiner – Urban GraffitiAphex Twin – Digeridoo (Live in Cornwall) – R&SDrexciya – Water Walker – SubmergeLink – The Augur – EvolutionUR- The Seawolf – URSurgeon – Dry – Dynamic TensionJoy Orbison – Wet Look – HotflushLoefah - Twisup Vip (RMY by Youngsta & Task) DMZPan Sonic – Vampina 2 – Blast FirstMDR – Rerun – MDRZomby – Liquid Dancehall – RampShed – Supa – Soloaction
― sam500, Thursday, 21 January 2010 02:36 (3 years ago) Permalink
loving the Altered Natives mix from a few weeks back, it's pretty unhinged
― jabba hands, Thursday, 11 March 2010 13:25 (3 years ago) Permalink
― dmr, Thursday, 11 March 2010 13:56 (3 years ago) Permalink
that one is so fruity
― jabba hands, Friday, 12 March 2010 03:04 (3 years ago) Permalink
haha. yeah there is some smooth jazzy prog up in there. and proggy jazz. new Whatever We Want track at the end though
― dmr, Friday, 12 March 2010 03:10 (3 years ago) Permalink
01. Shake. Stereotype. Frictional 00802. Skream. Minimalistix. Nonplus 00403. Greena. Actual Pain. Apple Pips 01004. Shortstuff & Hyetal. Don’t Sleep. Punchdrunk 01505. MMM. Unreleased (Live Version). MMM 506. Roska. Holograph. Fantastic Four 00107. Martyn. Suburbia. Apple Pips 00108. Radio Slave. Neverending. Ostgut-Ton 02209. Equalized – A. Equalized 00310. D-Malice. Refix EP – Gabryelle Refix 00111. MMM. Nous Sommes MMM. MMM 412. Rejected. Peanuts. Figure 02013. Outlaw Breaks. Dutty – Dub Mix. Left Records 00814. Jona. Secret 47. Planet E 65297
― jabba hands, Friday, 16 April 2010 06:53 (3 years ago) Permalink
Tracklist:slowdive \ slowdive \ slowdive \ creation \ 1990chapterhouse \ treasure \ whirlpool \ dedicated \ 1991franke \ jag älskar dig \ aldrig förstå ep \ luxury \ 2003joy division \ isolation \ closer \ factory \ 1980echo & the bunnymen \ do it clean \ crocodiles \ korova \ 1980spacemen 3 \ take me to the other side \ the perfect prescription \ glass records \ 1987cocteau twins \ lorelei \ treasure \ 4ad \ 1984kate bush \ hounds of love \ hounds of love \ emi \ 1985iggy pop \ nightclubbing \ the idiot \ rca \ 1977teenage filmstars \ loving \ star \ creation \ 1992seefeel \ more like space \ more like space ep \ too pure \ 1993clan of xymox \ no words \ clan of xymox \ 4ad \ 1985
hounds of love?
― koogs, Monday, 17 May 2010 15:47 (3 years ago) Permalink
it's a really obscure kate bush song. pretty sure this is the first time a dj has played it before
― basic chanel (r1o natsume), Monday, 17 May 2010 15:50 (3 years ago) Permalink
Dettmann up for #150. His online mixes have been surprisingly flat so I hope he notches it up a bit for this one.
― sam500, Tuesday, 18 May 2010 04:20 (3 years ago) Permalink
dettmann is pretty low-key again, but i dug it on first listen
― Billy Crystals (another al3x), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 15:04 (3 years ago) Permalink
Are the older FACT mixes (and RA, for that matter) archived online anyplace?
― ilxor has truly been got at and become an ILXor (ilxor), Thursday, 9 September 2010 15:55 (2 years ago) Permalink
have been enjoying the Glasser and Pixel mixes lately.
the Solar Bears was shocking though. picking 16 records and crossfading between them after 2 minutes is not a mix.
― koogs, Thursday, 9 September 2010 16:59 (2 years ago) Permalink
Stream only: http://www.mixcloud.com/FACTMixArchive/
― slow a cat sample down 800 percent (Matos W.K.), Thursday, 9 September 2010 17:02 (2 years ago) Permalink
pretty into kassem mosse
― ๏̯͡๏ (another al3x), Wednesday, 6 October 2010 04:19 (2 years ago) Permalink
they should have let lex vote. His reviews have really been getting the readership riled up over there
obv i am v aware of this now but i was genuinely surprised at first - i don't have the patience to think of the "ew! minaj/bieber/cheryl cole pop cooties" brigade with anything other than contempt though
― lex pretend, Saturday, 8 September 2012 09:32 (8 months ago) Permalink
it's 2012 did we not HAVE THESE ARGUMENTS ALREADY
also british dance music sux right now, apart from like ikonika
― lex pretend, Saturday, 8 September 2012 09:33 (8 months ago) Permalink
Royal-t et al?
― Tim F, Saturday, 8 September 2012 10:05 (8 months ago) Permalink
It's not "indie" per se but if you factor out Belle & Sebastian and Pulp you can smell the fucking weed coming off this list from a mile. Virtually everything here his the stoner-friendly facet of its genre.
I mean that's fine in its way because weed was pretty significant in 90s music but its very much presenting only one side of the decade.
― Matt DC, Saturday, 8 September 2012 10:06 (8 months ago) Permalink
That seems thoroughly otm.
― Tim F, Saturday, 8 September 2012 10:07 (8 months ago) Permalink
so many of my points of aesthetic alienation from other people in music become clear when weed is brought up
― lex pretend, Saturday, 8 September 2012 10:10 (8 months ago) Permalink
royal-t, yeah, though to an extent i'm only interested in the garage/post-funky lot when they're making tropicalesque stuff or remixing pop (why are funkystepz and ill blu permitted to release instrumentals again?)
― lex pretend, Saturday, 8 September 2012 10:11 (8 months ago) Permalink
haha the opposite of the fact vibe basically.
― Tim F, Saturday, 8 September 2012 10:24 (8 months ago) Permalink
well as far as you can get while talking about a lot of the same artists.
i know right!
― lex pretend, Saturday, 8 September 2012 10:26 (8 months ago) Permalink
i was REALLY surprised that my piece on garage pop remixes got such a negative reaction. like wtf is wrong with those people
(nb everyone at fact itself loved those trax)
― lex pretend, Saturday, 8 September 2012 10:27 (8 months ago) Permalink
― lex pretend, Saturday, 8 September 2012 10:33 (3 hours ago) Bookmark
if you stfu with this ignorant codswallop i promise not to ever invoice you for that garage bit
― r|t|c, Saturday, 8 September 2012 12:56 (8 months ago) Permalink
haha this thread is approx 7.3x worse than the fact list
― fauxmarc, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 17:37 (8 months ago) Permalink
you know, just speaking as a fan of dance and rap, i think that list is pretty good, quibbles about ordering aside. i don't know 90% of the rock on it, though.
― the late great, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 18:49 (8 months ago) Permalink
pretty awesome they included e-dancer though i'd have put it higher than 69
The big issue from the dance side is that they (I assume) ruled out DJ mixes and the like, e.g. the choices of d&b albums seemed astonishingly one-sided to me but then once you're restricting yourself to "proper" artist albums 1995 - 1999 it becomes harder to avoid that I guess.
― Tim F, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 18:51 (8 months ago) Permalink
i can see that as a reasonable editorial decision though
― the late great, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 18:53 (8 months ago) Permalink
it'll be interesting to see how 00s album lists deal w/ the issue of podcasts
probably just exclude those too, right?
which DJ mixes would you have included, tim?
i'd have probably put on dave clarke's electro x-mix but i'm not sure what else
― the late great, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 18:54 (8 months ago) Permalink
― the late great, Tuesday, September 11, 2012 6:53 PM (25 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
Yeah, but it has consequences when a lot of the list is about dance music.
Not that they would have had a hope in this poll but my 90s DJ mix selections would be:
Lil Louis Vega - United DJs of America, Vol. 2: New York CityKenny Ken - A History of HardcoreGrooverider - Hardstep Selection IISlipmatt - Slipmatt Takes ControlRobbie Hardkiss - Mixed MessagesCarl Craig - DJ KicksThe Dreem Teem - In Session IIDerrick May - The MayDay MixDJ Rolando - The Aztec Mystic Mix
Thinking about it, comps possibly more crucial to the story of jungle than mixes.
― Tim F, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 19:53 (8 months ago) Permalink
Carl Craig - DJ Kicks
^^ excellent suggestion
i would add nicolette's dj kicks to the list, that is a monster
― the late great, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 20:04 (8 months ago) Permalink
v/a - TORQUEv/a - TECHSTEPPIN
massive omissions imo
― the late great, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 20:07 (8 months ago) Permalink
and the jungle mix category is full of "bangers"
dj db - history of hardcore, history of hardcore 2, history of our world 1, history of our world 2, breakbeat odyssey, drum and bass selection usa
dj hype - drum and bass selection 3, drum and bass selection 4
smith & mighty - dj kicks
― the late great, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 20:08 (8 months ago) Permalink
dj db - history of our world 2
DING. DING DING DING DING DING WE HAVE A WINNAH
― fauxmarc, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 20:25 (8 months ago) Permalink
I'd add Bukem's 'Mixmag Live' to any 90's comp best of list.
― millmeister, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 20:38 (8 months ago) Permalink
oh fuck yeah, that with his grinning mug above the clouds is BRILLIANCE
marc i actually prefer the "history of hardcore" ones
― the late great, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 20:39 (8 months ago) Permalink
Oh yeah, and I'd include Hawtin's mix in the same series. Basically a time when dj mixes had some personality and took a few risks.
― millmeister, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 20:51 (8 months ago) Permalink
when men were men, and women were women
― Know how Roo feel (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 11 September 2012 21:30 (8 months ago) Permalink
you could flange a ball down the street
― puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 11 September 2012 21:39 (8 months ago) Permalink
If a dj played something, it stayed played!
― Know how Roo feel (LocalGarda), Wednesday, 12 September 2012 06:45 (8 months ago) Permalink
when men were men, and women were men too.
― jed_, Wednesday, 12 September 2012 09:15 (8 months ago) Permalink
rip hunta d
― the late great, Wednesday, 12 September 2012 09:17 (8 months ago) Permalink
― Tim F, Wednesday, 12 September 2012 09:25 (8 months ago) Permalink
listened to this a few times now, proper mint!
― Crackle Box, Tuesday, 30 October 2012 11:52 (6 months ago) Permalink
Incredible selection of black-hearted, dead-eyed, pedal-to-the-floor "mutant music" from the Sandwell District graduate. published 1 Oct 2012 share
FACT mix is a black-hearted, dead-eyed, pedal-to-the-floor session from Silent Servant.
Recorded to mark the recent release of his debut album, Negative Fascination, on Hospital Productions, the mix focusses on propulsive darkwave and dubbed-out post-punk, placing tracks by contemporary acts including Led Er Est, Haul and The KVB alongside cult classics and cassette obscurities from the likes of Modern Art, No More and Snowy Red. Like Negative Fascination, it’s pure of purpose and entirely successful in its aims.
Silent Servant is the solo project of Juan Mendez, the California native who first made his name in techno circles in the 90s with his production work under the name Jasper, and with his co-founding of the highly respected Cytrax label. It was during this time that Mendez befriended Karl O’Connor, aka Regis, beginning a creative alliance that has lasted to this day and led to all kinds of interesting outcomes.
The two artists, along with Dave ‘Function’ Sumner and Peter ‘Female’ Sutton, turned Sandwell District from a functional 12″ series into highly influential artistic collective and record label, encouraged in no small part by Mendez’s design and visual nous, and culminating in the release of a widely praised album, Feed-Forward (2010), before they decided to call it a day earlier this year. Mendez also became intimately involved with the running of O’Connor’s long-running Downwards label, bringing young American bands like Pink Playground, Dva Damas and Deathday into the fold (check the recently released So Click Heels compilation for a fine snapshot). One such act was Tropic of Cancer, the brainchild of Mendez’s wife, Camella Lobo, to whose first three releases (‘The Dull Age’ and ‘Be Brave’ on Downwards, The Sorrow Of Two Blooms EP on Blackest Ever Black) he contributed significantly.
Of course, it’s as a techno producer and DJ that Mendez remains best known. His 12″ productions as Silent Servant elegantly combine the industrial force of classic Downwards with the the dub-wise spaciousness of Basic Channel/Chain Reaction and the skippy minimalism of Cytrax. For Negative Fascination, he has widened his palette, or rather wholeheartedly pursued directions that in the past his work has only hinted at. In simple terms, the LP finds Mendez reconciling his interest in cutting edge dance music and pin-sharp, club-ready sound design with an even deeper, more instinctive affection for 80s DIY, minimal wave and the like, and this reconciliation yields some extraordinary results: take ‘Moral Divide (Endless)’, where a typical 4/4 kick is rejected in favour of a scuffed, skeletal drum machine tattoo that Suicide might reject on grounds of it being too raw, then shrouded in strings that could teach Detroit a thing or two about grandeur and moodiness, or the way ‘The Strange Attractor”s EBM-style tom-hits ricochet wildly against the taut techno grid that encloses them, or ‘Temptation & Desire”s foregrounding of shoegazey guitar noise. It’s undoubtedly one of the year’s finest full-lengths.
“Even though it’s only seven tracks, Negative Fascination is very representative of what I wanted to achieve,” Mendez told FACT in a recent in-depth interview. “There’s a little bit of Cabs, there’s a little bit of DAF, there’s a little bit of early Basic Channel and early Downwards, there’s some weird post-punk, upbeat, almost Joy Division-like sounds. It was just this weird mutation in my head.”
The Silent Servant FACT mix sheds further light on, and traces the origins of, this “weird mutation”. It was recorded live, with turntables, CDJs and mixer with effects. Stream or download it via the Soundcloud player below.
Tracklist:Karl And The Curbcrawlers (Karl O’Connor) – Day In Day Out – ExistHaul – New Sewn Pocket – YTA RecordsDAF – Verlieb Dich In Mich – Virgin RecordsLed Er Est – Opto Five – Captured TracksModern Art – Hello/Goodbye – DomesticaThe KVB – Hands – Clan Destine RecordsCabaret Voltaire – A Touch Of Evil (Reprise) – Rough TradeSnowy Red – Sinkin’ Down – Dirty DanceNo More – Suicide Commando – Wishbone RecordsSilent Servant – Temptation & Desire – Hospital ProductionsPublic Information Film (Karl O’Connor) – Here And Now (EnglishVersion) – DownwardsIn Aeternam Vale – Dust Under Brightness – Minimal WavePye Corner Audio – Electronic Rhythm Number Three – Type RecordsHard Corps – Dirty (J.Rocc Edit) – Stones Throw / Minimal WaveSilent Servant – Invocation Of Lust (Extended 12″ Mix) – Hospital ProductionsDiseño Corbusier – Golpe De Amistad – Strut 2012 / Auxilio De Cientos 1986
All the Silent Servant/Sandwell/Regis stuff has been right up my alley lately. Can't wait to listen to this one.
― d-_-b (mh), Tuesday, 30 October 2012 13:24 (6 months ago) Permalink
Hah, and right after I typed that, I got this email from boomkat:RAIME / VATICAN SHADOW / THROBBING GRISTLE + MORE - NOW AVAILABLE TO PREORDER
A rather good one from I:Cube, lots of spacey acid and electro:http://www.factmag.com/2012/11/12/fact-mix-356-icube/
It's just a shame that the FACT site always crashes my browser.
― Neil S, Monday, 12 November 2012 15:22 (6 months ago) Permalink
The FACT websites have always been a bit of a disaster. The new one looks like shiiiite on my phone.
― millmeister, Monday, 12 November 2012 16:19 (6 months ago) Permalink
yeah, it's a shame, I'm always put off reading anything there because of those problems.
― Neil S, Monday, 12 November 2012 16:40 (6 months ago) Permalink
opening more than two links is dicing with death basically
― Number None, Monday, 12 November 2012 16:45 (6 months ago) Permalink
this has been on repeat
1. This Torment is thought – Longreybeam2. Trapped bootleg – Unknown3. Bring Joy – Midland’s 2012 refix4. Who Knows Where Love Goes – Last Magpie5. I’ll never give up – Esteban Adame6. Untitled 2 – Midland and Pariah7. Mountains – Pedestrian remix – DjRum8. Gliding – Deepchord9. Nothing else – Detroit Swindle10. Your’s – Medlar remix – Steffi11. Past Present – Andrea Di rocco12. Beserk – Daniel Bell13. Come on – J. Bevin14. Rain – Kerri Chandler15. Variation 2 – d’Eon16. What’s in your head VIP – Disclosure17. Stone Cold – Groove Chronicles18. Comb Over – Shadow Child and James Talk19. It’s alright – Lorca20. Horizons – Etch21. Your My Own – Sello22. Wake – Indigo23. Fusion 45_33 version – Photek24. Love Philtre – Citizen mix – Brabe25. Keep the fire burning – Shadow Child edit26. Waves Dub – Drums Of Death27. Room Service – Citizen28. 101 – Breach and Midland29. Needs You – George Fitzgerald30. Wolf Club – Desvverre
― fauxmarc, Wednesday, 14 November 2012 23:25 (6 months ago) Permalink
Untold takes it back: http://www.factmag.com/2012/12/31/fact-mix-363-untold/
DJ Red Alert & Mike Slammer – Ackers (Kool)Hedgehog Affair – Heaven Sent (Basement)Cool Hand Flex – Your Risk (De underground)Dj Hype – I Can’t Understand It (Suburban Base)Static Substance – Ghetto People (Remix) (Impact)DJ Red Alert & Mike Slammer – In effect (The Remix) (Slammin’ Vinyl)Freestyle & – DJR – Madness (Awesome)DJ Ham –Most Uplifting (Future Primitive Remix) (Kniteforce)Nookie – The Sound Of Music (Reinforced)Origination – Break Down (Rude Boy)Dub Two – Bad Man (Tuffness Mix) (Big City)Tango – Can’t Stop The Rush (Remix) (Formation)D-Force – Ruff!!! (Slammin’ Vinyl)Foul Play – Finest Illusion (Section 4)Peshay – Piano Tune (Good Looking)
― millmeister, Monday, 31 December 2012 15:04 (4 months ago) Permalink
listening now, it's great.
― Neil S, Monday, 31 December 2012 15:15 (4 months ago) Permalink
just saw that, got a boner, started downloading
― ( ͡° ͜ʖ͡°) (sic), Tuesday, 1 January 2013 06:28 (4 months ago) Permalink
Really smooth dubby selection from Jon K - http://www.factmag.com/2013/01/07/fact-mix-364-jon-k/
― millmeister, Thursday, 10 January 2013 17:26 (4 months ago) Permalink
FACT mix 380 - The Black Dog (Apr '13):
1. Autechre – Eutow – Warp2. Forgemasters – Track With No Name3. The Black Dog – Bleep One4. LFO – Push – Warp – Dust Science5. Phoenecia – Y-Intercpnkt – Warp6. Tricky Disco – Tricky Disco7. Move D – Rain Shine – Warp8. Sympletic – Ace Space _ Warp9. The Black Dog – Bleep Four – Dust Science10. Sweet Exorcist – Testonetwothree – Warp11. LFO – Tied Up – Warp
― millmeister, Tuesday, 30 April 2013 08:42 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
looks a bit old-skool. (not a criticism)
― koogs, Tuesday, 30 April 2013 09:01 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 30 April 2013 13:16 (3 weeks ago) Permalink