Frank Mitchell is one of the smoothest Djs out. His cut is way above a lot of other shit you hear out there… and this new mix reminds us that it’s great to have him here.01. Styloo – Pretty Face
02. Doctors Cat – Watch Out
03. Baby’s Gang – Challenger
04. Solid Strangers – Gimme The Light
05. Denise & Baby’s Gang – Disco Maniac
06. Sharon Redd – Beat The Street
07. Paul Hardcastle – You’re The One For Me
08. Sequal – I’m Over You
09. Royal Cash – Radio Activity
10. Class Action – Weekend
11. Teddy Pendergrass – You Can’t Hide From Yourself (Dimitri From Paris Edit) 12. Fun Fun – Colour My Love
13. Deborah – Danger For Love
14. Human League – The Thing’s That Dreams Are Made Of
15. One Of Them – Jump In
16. Roy – Destiny Time
Frank Mitchell – Disco Neurotica by FrankMitchell
Tribute, a sick amalgamation of Glasgow club nights, that have come together and formed the Tribute collective. Having only had one night so far in the form of DJ Stingray, they are already making a name for themselves as the new musical ‘force-to-be-reckoned-with’ in Scotland.
I’ll be debuting my Jackee live set there this Friday, and in the run up, the lads have launched their new site. www.tributeglasgow.com features mixes, news and interviews. The very first of which being an intimate sit down with Stingray himself, not only that, but written up by our very own Mother Maxwell. Check it out here.
I’ve always been massively into horror films and for me, what makes a great horror film, is a great soundtrack. From Goblin to Badalamenti, Morricone to Carpenter, composers who know how to bring out suspense, depression, anxiety and murderous intent have always and will always remain firm favourites of mine. I did this mix more than three years ago now, and I still come back to it time and time again… especially good for these cold, dark winter nights.
Download01. Fabio Frizzi – Apoteosi Del Mistero – City of the Living Dead
02. Angelo Badalamenti – Night Life in Twin Peaks (Instrumental) – Twin Peaks
03. Goblin – Phenomena (Film Version 1) – Phenomena
04. Francesco De Masi – Fay – Lo Squartatore Di New York
05. Giovanni Cristani – The Nun Crypt – Demonia
06. Ennio Morricone – Canto For Alexis – The Stendhal Syndrome
07. Trevor Jones – Dark City – Dark City
08. Fred Myrow and Malcolm Seagrave – Hearse Inferno – Phantasm
09. Fred Myrow and Malcolm Seagrave – Spacegate to Infinity, Jody at Morningside, on the Move – Phantasm
10. Krzysztof Komeda – Moment Musical – Rosemary’s Baby
11. Riz Ortolani – Massacre of the Troupes – Cannibal Holocaust
12. Les Baxter – Cult Party – The Dunwich Horror
13. Danny Elfam – Masbath’s Terrible Death – Sleepy Hollow
14. Claudio Simonetti – Opening the Urn – La Terza Madra
15. Claudio Simonetti – Memories of Sarah – La Terza Madra
16. Fabio Frizzi – Verso L’alba – City of the Living Dead
17. Goblin – Sleepwalking (Alternative Version) – Phenomena
18. Jerry Goldsmith – The Forbidden Zone – Planet of the Apes
19. Riz Ortolani – Savage Rite – Cannibal Holocaust
20. Alessandro Blonksteiner – Blonk Suspense – Quella Villa Accanto Al Cimitero
21. Walter Rizzati – Voci Dal Terrore – Quella Villa Accanto Al Cimitero
22. National Philharmonic Orchestra – Iraq – The Exorcist
23. Franco Piana – Magician – Door to Silence
23. Krzysztof Komeda – Main Title – Rosemary’s Baby
We here at This Is Our House love people who love good music. Perseus Traxx loves good music, and we are very excited to announce that York’s answer to Virgo Four is our newest writer, contributor and all round muse!
For quite a number of years Nigel Rogers was involved with the music scene in York, whether it was playing records, broadcasting, or running parties in bars, clubs, fields or abandoned buildings. Producing under a number of aliases, the latest incarnation being Perseus Traxx. With a move away from York and a few changes, the rate of production has escalated and done so to critical acclaim, as a slew of releases, including his recent project as part of Nite Vision, can testify.
Nigel has never considered himself as a DJ or musician, but more as someone who simply collects and plays records and spends a lot of time making music. He has released on a number of labels such as Bunker, MOS Recordings, BOE Recordings and his very own imprint Future Flash.
So, welcome… Perseus Traxx
I first came across Matt Whitehead, as I’m sure a lot of people did, during the Bloc Weekender of 2010. After a few days of solid partying, we walked around Bloc like a band of zombie red coats… looking for the next act to avoid the always enevitable compound of depression and anxiety. Entering Jak Bloc we rolled in at just the right moment… Matt Whitehead starting his set immediately shook off all of our worries and absolutely brought the house down with a live set as highly charged as a static heavy Butlins arcade carpet.
Having had over 1500 hits since, the recording of this now legendary set has helped the world realise what a talent he is. In 2009 Matt found a home on the UK’s Rebel Intelligence label, releasing ‘Beat the Heat’ then following this up with the superb ‘Raw Deal’ in 2010. Now, in 2011, Mr Whitehead and Rebel Intelligence give us ‘Obsession EP’.
The EP’s opener, ‘Good Fun’ starts with a solid 909 groove that crashes into a recognisable bassline, the programming rolls and rolls and hits you with serious house stabs. All of a sudden I’m driving down the M25, its August ’88 and the motorcade is gonna get there and party all night. A homage to Inner City, this track has everything and more. Squelchy acid bass lines, classic synth pads, solid as fuck 909 beats and trade mark spin backs… man… this track is warehouse through and through.
‘Obsession’, the EP’s name sake is a deep Chicago work out. A lovely fingers-esque elastic bass and panicked drums give way to deep and sweeping pads. This track resonates well with that feeling right at the back of my soul, that feeling of waking up at 5am on a couch in the corner, there are only a few people left down in the basement but they are hypnotised and mesmerised by this deceivingly deep jack.
The flip side starts with ‘Glory Days’, another party bumper. 909 meets 303… 10 seconds in and my fist is already pumping. Sweet string chords smooth over the 909 then fall into excited bell chimes that play delicately inbetween some serious jack! This room shaker has all the sounds to get you moving your fists and feet.
Finishing this trip off, ‘City Limits’ is full bodied, round sounding and altogether delicate. Phased out snare hits swish their way through a heavy low end and heavenly pads sweep in and out over the top. Breaking down and building itself back up again, this is another for those late night drives, passed the city limits, through border control and on…
Being a fan of Matt Whitehead I was excited about this EP before I heard it. After sitting down and solidly listening (about 4 times over), Ive realised that Matt’s three releases have been a steady and solid progression of sounds and ideas with the ‘Obsession EP’ a pinnacle of this.
This is the best release I’ve heard all year, and there’s not much time left to take it off the top spot.
Obsession E.P (available on vinyl from December 5th) by Matt WhiteheadRebel Intelligence
Jackee plays his debut live set in Glasgow on 16/12/11… here’s the blurb…
We’ve just about recovered from our launch night and would like to thank DJ Stingray for packing his bag full with certified bangers and tearing the place apart. Big thanks are also due to all who came along to help us kick things off in style. This time round we’re very much on a Chicago tip and extremely excited to welcome two leading lights in house music…
Our second guest is London-based acid aficionado, Paul Mitchell, and we are delighted to be hosting his debut live performance under new moniker, Jackee. The native Glaswegian has already made waves as Meschi, with releases on Lunar Disko and Snuff Trax establishing his status as a gifted producer. Jackee’s sound is more dominated by the intoxicating squelch of the Roland 303 and perfectly combines the atmospheric splendour of the Meschi releases with the driving, dancefloor style of vintage acid house. With releases upcoming on Abstract Acid, Snuff Tracks and Our House Recordings, we feel rather privileged to be the first to let you experience Jackee in action.
Warm up duties will be left in the more than capable hands of residents Avant Radge and Sidrad.
As we do, this will be follow by an after party at a secret city centre location. This will be manned by the legendary TRAXX DJ team consisting of Laurence Hughes, Jamie Thomson and Tom Churchill. It’s been a long time since all three of these guys rocked the spot at the same time and it may be a while before it happens again so I can say with confidence that this is not one to be missed!
With a plethora of new labels popping up over the last few years, sometimes its hard to separate the cream from the cheese. I recently came across Frank Music. A label started only this year and currently has three releases under its belt. The latest of these coming from Monosoul…
A two track EP, the opener ‘Ignore The Traffic Lights’ is a lesson in that deep Detroit sound. It builds from very little into a a serious groove… deep and tight… just the way we like it. Heavy on percussion programming, lightly swept pads and off cut bass push this track through.
The second track on this one sider, is the much missed ‘Beats Tool’. That track at the end of a record that is made up of all the previous track’s beats and sounds. Cut it, sample it, juggle it.
This record has a certain Kris Wadworth-esque appeal. Its deep and tight and the main groove has me hypnotised. Worthy for anyone looking to lock people in.
Monosoul – Ignore The Traffic Lights
We here at This Is Our House consider Alex-Ander, the Kyle Hall of Glasgow. This guys is putting together some seriously brilliant house music and we all thought it was about time he got some records out. His first release, on his own imprint Ander Traxx will feature the beautiful ‘Because of Me’ remixed by Carlos Nilmmns, Mesuma and I’m very pleased to have my own spin on it getting cut too.
This will be out very shortly, and we’ll keep you posted. But for now, check out the clips.
Alex-Ander – Because Of Me E.P (samples) ANDER-TRAXX 001 by Alex-Ander / Ander-Traxx
I recently came across an article about Rodney Bakerr, one of Chicago’s seminal house producers, on gridface.com. It talks about his journey through house music, from rock bands, to setting up Rockin’ House Records, to taking employees from Roland around his friend’s houses to show them how their machines were being used, to the decline of House music sales in the 90′s. Interesting and informative… check it out!
Rodney Bakerr’s Strange Trip from Punk Rock to Acid House