Robin 12Tree runs the Hot Piroski record label from 12Tree studios in Barcelona. He’s mixed records with Stanton Warriors, Jose Padilla, Reverso 68, Richard Fearless, Visage, Keith Flint and many more. A founder member of The Backstage Sluts and one half of SLYDE, he’s also the other half of Balearic hipsters ‘Bubble Club’. Robin has been producing music and DJing for the past 12 Years, including co-producing Phil Mison’s last 4 albums. He’s been Tour support DJ for The Prodigy, DJ’d at clubs such as fabric, Ministry of Sound, Bugged Out, and festivals in Australia, U.S., China, South America and Europe. As he reveals his latest release, ‘The Lovers EP’, on his tres cool Hot Piroski label, DMCWorld goes back to mine with 12Tree.
Roy Davis Jnr – Gabriel – XL Records
What a beautiful tune, such a soulful vocal from Peven Everett, I didn’t realise Peven played trumpet on it too, a real talent.
Eddie Chacon – Holy Hell – Stones Throw records
Loving this recent release from Señor Chacon, what a comeback! He’s been off the scene for 20 years and returns like a modern day Curtis Mayfield, the groove on this song is gorgeous. A late night groover for all the lovers!
Mano Negra – Guayaquil City – Virgin Records
I bought this in the 90’s in a second hand shop for £1 as it had such an amazing cover. Its actually the B-side – such a cool relaxed vibe, makes you wanna go there.
12Tree – Bliss fizz – Hot Piroski Records
This is the final track from my new EP, one to sink into the sofa to. Fellow Barcelonan ‘Vivandra’ laid down a beautiful vocal on this, really spaced out,
Brenda Fassie, Mingi Mingi [Norman Jay Remix] – EMI music
Sir Norman! He aced this remix, one of those edits where everything dovetailed so well, it just works effortlessly.
Acos Coolkas – Free Flight (Synth Touch Mix) – Nang Records
Acos nailed it here, getting such warmth from those pure electro sounds, classic Nordic disco vibes!
Karate Boogaloo – Diamonds Are Forever – College Of Knowledge Records
A great take on a great tune, dripping with soul, and what an organ sound. One to spark up to.
Derrick Harriott – The loser – Trojan Records
Had to include one Jamaican classic here, rocksteady reggae doesn’t get much sweeter than this.
Khruangbin feat Leon Bridges – B side – Dead Oceans Records
I’ve been a massive fan of Khruangbin since their debut and then with this collab they really hit a groove. Leon Bridges’ vocal floats so easily over this groove… And Mark Speer has to be one of the best guitarists in the world right now, the guy is a genius.
Jimi Hendrix – The Wind Cries Mary – MCA Records
‘..After all the jacks are in their boxes, and the clowns have all gone to bed..’ Hendrix’s vocals and lyrics were often overlooked but this is so effortless and beautiful, A tender, lazy tune – for all us clowns who haven’t gone to bed… yet.
‘The Lovers EP’ is out now across all digital download stores / Vinyl available for pre-order from Hot Piroski.