Akufen – Death of a Mascot [Karat Records]
French minimal tech at its finest. I really love this track because of how strange it is. It’s perfect for those strung out hours of the night where the dance floor is ready for anything.
Christian S – Jagos [CÓMEME]
Another French producer with a vision of his own. Christian took the classic snare roll and twisted it so far on its own head, it’s really a beast of a track . This one has stayed in my after-hours sets for what seems like 5 years now.
Red Axes – Sipoor [Phantasy Sound]
Red Axes seamlessly blend world music with techno and house like no other. Psychedelic and a bit disorienting; it’s right up my alley.
Daze Maxim – Simply Driving Gold [Hello? Repeat]
The vocal chops and synth patterns on this are just mad. I haven’t heard too many minimal house tracks like this one. The other track on this EP is another favorite of mine, as well.
Chicken Lips – Meet Me At The Freezer [Kingsize]
Chicken Lips are maestros in the studio. Strip back a Disco groove, make me melt, and you’ll have me dancing no doubt.
Genius Of Time – Houston We Have A Problem [Royal Oak]
Just an absolute classic from Genius of Time. It’s got all the elements of a perfect sunrise tune – feel good vocals, a raunchy bass line, and bongos! I love how this one takes it time on building tension in the track.
Reboot – Are You Loosing My Mind [Get Physical]
The vocals on this are haunting. “I think I’m losing my mind, I think I’m going insane” is definitely a thought I’ve had on a dance floor at 7 am. Can’t beat the sub and whipping synths on this one either.
DJ Plant Texture – Press Play On That MF MPC Maaan [Ilian Tape]
I love a crunchy breakbeat and some lo-fi acid lines. This might be a bit too tripped out for some. Tread lightly.
Frits Wentink – Theme 8 [WOLF Music Records]
Can’t think of a more prolific producer than Frits Wentink, honestly. The dude celebrated 50 Vinyl Releases in just 5 years — what a legend. This one always reminds me of being barefoot in Rio De Janeiro sipping on a Piña Colada, and for that I would play this any time of day or night.
Dexter – I Don’t Care [Klakson]
Just a reminder that sometimes an after-hours set is played for yourself and not for the crowd. Classic Electro Breakbeats and a vocoder chanting “I Don’t Care”, sounds great to me!
Lubelski ‘Dip Into A Dream’ EP (Gruuv)
It was a bountiful 2018 for Los Angeles’ young house and techno stalwart Lubelski. From his breakthrough ‘Revolution’ EP on Audiojack’s Gruuv Recordings, to the Beatport Top 15 favourite ‘Favela Funk’ EP and the Anabel Englund featured ‘Call U Rite Back’ EP with RYBO on Desert Hearts Recs, not to mention the launch of the pair’s Percomaniacs Records, Lubelski has dominated summer with a newfound wind in his sails and a sound all his own. Part electrical engineer, part multi-instrumentalist psychonaut, Jake Lubell has synthesized a knack for wild, eclectic beats into a flagship for the next-generation of analog obsessed producers. Through a decade of dedication to self-taught musical exploration and a keen understanding of late nights on the dancefloor, this talent on the verge has emerged as one of North America’s most promising forces. A global perspective on crate-digging has yielded a unique sample-laden and rhythmic approach for Lubelski in the studio and booth alike, delivering a wild obsession for the groove often unattainable for young artists. The result has been deep nods from renowned global curators like Doc Martin, Jamie Jones, Claude VonStroke, De La Swing, Dennis Ferrer and David Scuba – a support listing far beyond his years. Undefined by trends and reinforced by a sense of history often lost on the new generation of talent, Lubelski stands apart as a producer and DJ who straddles the the line between sensual and idiosyncratic. Such has earned him key billings at parties with leading promoters like Desert Hearts Festival, FNGRS CRSSD, Decibel Festival, and Listed while also dominating prime showings at San Francisco’s Halcyon, New York’s Schimanski, Los Angeles’ Sound Nightclub, and many more scene leading venues. Whether he is portaling a dancefloor into realms of psychedelia or channeling his deep knowledge of world music, disco, or rave, Lubelski continues to offer a driving set of wide-reaching influences in each performance with an unadulterated persistence to make you dance.
Lubelski ‘Dip Into A Dream’ EP on Gruuv is out on 19th April 2019