What's Charles Webster up to?

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Sorting through a bunch of records I had in storage, I came across his "Mixed Messages" EP (as Furry Phreaks) and it reminded me how good he can be -- deep and lush, misty, vaporous. I always loved his mix of the "Sad Piano" for Buzzin' Fly. According to Discogs, he put out one 12" this year for his own Miso label, which I didn't know about. Anyone else rate him? Vahid? Blunt?

pshrbrn, Monday, 31 December 2007 21:33 (thirteen years ago) link

Loved loved his recent mixes for Voom Voom ("Best Friend") and Delgui ("Highlights"), which are both on the vocal deep house-ish tip.

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 1 January 2008 00:10 (thirteen years ago) link

He's a friend of a friend and lives in the same city as me, but the linking friend in question has left town and I haven't seen him around in, ooh, four or five years now. Yes, he has been awfully quiet...?

mike t-diva, Tuesday, 1 January 2008 11:47 (thirteen years ago) link

three months pass...

WTF at the tracklisting on this Defected Comp:

CD1 - Mixed

01 Warren Harris - Cottage
02 Doctor Rockit - Cafe De Flore (Charles Websters New Mix)
03 Furry Phreaks - Lament For A Dead Computer Part 1
b/w Blaze feat. Palmer Brown - Do You Remember House? (Acapella)
04 Rebecca Pidgeon - Learn To Pray (Exclusive Charles Webster dub mix)
05 Kings Of Tomorrow - Changes
06 Rosie Gaines - Closer Than Close (Reprise Mix – Charles Webster Edit)
07 Version - The Brighter Side (Original Mix)
08 Furry Phreaks with Terra Deva - Soothe (Charles Webster 2008 re-work)
09 Lumiere feat. Big J - Good-bye Illusions (Charles Websters Seriously Deluded Mix - 2008 Re-edit)
10 Moodymann - I Cant Kick This Feeling When it Hits
11 Deep South Believe

CD2 - Mixed

01 Plaid - Ralome
02 Vashti Bunyan - Rose Hip November
03 Black Sabbath - Planet Caravan
04 Psychonaughts - Wild In Your Eyes
05 D'Angelo - Africa
06 Girma Had- Deep Blue Day
08 Steve Reich - Electric Counterpoint
09 Simian - The Tale Of Willow Hill
10 Kate Bush - Army Dreamers
11 Lea DeLaria - Black Hole Sun
12 John Martyn - Bless The Weather
13 Tracey Thorn - Here It Comes Again (Exclusive Charles Webster Remix)
14 Tom Waits - The Heart Of Saturday Night
15 The Cranberries - No Need To Argue
16 Patti Smith Group - Frederick

CD3 - Unmixed

01 Charles Webster - Ready (Unreleased Vinyl Mix)
02 Charles Webster - The End Of The War (Re-edit)
03 Charles Webster with Robert Owens - Blown Away (Original mix)
04 Charles Webster - I'm Falling (Paris Bordeaux Mix)
05 Furry Phreaks feat. Terra Deva - Want Me (Like Water) (Charles Webster Club Mix 1 Re-edit)
06 Furry Phreaks with Terra Deva - All Over The World (Beatless Version Mix)
07 Lo;rise 21st Century Blues (Original Mix)
08 Lo;rise Observer (High Skies Mix)
09 Charles Webster Sweet Butterfly (Unreleased Mix)
10 Presence Better Day (Exclusive 2008 Charles Webster Mix)
11 Happy Trax Vol 6 Aint Nothing Wrong
12 UBQ ‘When I Fell in Love’ (New 2008 Exclusive CW Mix)

Tim F, Wednesday, 23 April 2008 06:50 (thirteen years ago) link

twelve years pass...

Anyone checking for Charles? Not much talk! Admittedly new name to me as of a couple months ago, but have been working my way through his maze of aliases after hearing Born on the 24th of July, which is a certified gem and seems largely overlooked.

The new one — Decision Time — is great! I understand he is or was very active in the SA house scene. Who is he involved with there? In a way this album sounds very at home with the recent Azana album many here loved. Give it a look!

anza808, Sunday, 22 November 2020 05:38 (five months ago) link

born on the 24th of july is one of my fav albums of all time. i was really pleasantly surprised about the burial remix of "the spell" that came out earlier this year, but i didn't know it portended a new album!!!!! i just put it on and it's fuckin great so far

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Sunday, 22 November 2020 14:42 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

oh my god this album is fantastic. such a great atmosphere. i can definitely hear the influence of the SA house scene too but it's much more of a late night vibe than most of that, really sublime

was going to say "wow the second spell captures that same vibe as burial at his best" but then turns out it was an actual co-production

ufo, Friday, 8 January 2021 09:32 (three months ago) link

three months pass...

New Charles Webster EP of Mason Bee remixes is pretty great.


Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Sunday, 18 April 2021 16:35 (two weeks ago) link

I understand he is or was very active in the SA house scene.

this remix he did in 2009 came up in the Rolling Mzansi 2021 thread today:

Michel Cleis ft. Totó La Momposina • La Mezcla (Charles Webster's Club Mix)

Blick, Bils & Blinky • Let's Skip The Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Sunday, 25 April 2021 16:26 (one week ago) link

surprised there's so little talk here about Decision Time. I mean, it made it into ILM's EOY 77 albums list, which is where I (and I think others as well) discovered it. was it discussed on some other thread?

Blick, Bils & Blinky • Let's Skip The Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Sunday, 25 April 2021 16:30 (one week ago) link

I've been meaning to bump this to announce how much I absolutely love Decision Time, which yes was a 77 discovery for me, probably one of the best ever. I haven't gotten around to checking anything else out yet though

rob, Sunday, 25 April 2021 17:29 (one week ago) link

that remix EP of Mason Bee's "Lumito" chinaski posted (about) a week ago is indeed very good

Blick, Bils & Blinky • Let's Skip The Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Sunday, 25 April 2021 19:35 (one week ago) link

just reissued mid 90s classic CW remix -


stirmonster, Sunday, 25 April 2021 21:10 (one week ago) link

Both those YTs are great, thanks. His bandcamp is quite deep - https://charleswebster.bandcamp.com/ - don't miss the 24th of July remix album and the collected remix comps.

Psychocandy Apple Grey (Pyschocandles), Sunday, 25 April 2021 22:01 (one week ago) link

tried to tell you guys (and everyone i know) bout charles in november. not like he wasnt a new name to me, but i was so struck by it. guessing many went straight to born on the 24th of july afterward, but if not i urge you to. such a gem! thanks for the tip on the new stuff -- mason bee remixes are pure class.

anza808, Tuesday, 27 April 2021 03:16 (one week ago) link

i don't think there was much other discussion on here or anything, i just came across it on brad's eoy list i think and was blown away

ufo, Tuesday, 27 April 2021 13:52 (one week ago) link


Big up the sun emerging from behind the clouds and illuminating the offy

saer, Tuesday, 27 April 2021 15:49 (one week ago) link

the presence stuff is essential

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 16:02 (one week ago) link

This one is a favorite that got played a lot by me back in the day. https://www.discogs.com/DJProfile-Unreleased-Stuff-Vol-34/release/56167

Psychocandy Apple Grey (Pyschocandles), Wednesday, 28 April 2021 01:07 (one week ago) link

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