“Dusky have tapped into something, a universal – an essence that excites DJs and clubbers across the dance divide. Lee Foss included their track ‘Tyto Alba’ on his recent RA podcast; Jamie Jones dropped it at DC10 closing in Ibiza; Paul Woolford and Sasha are rinsing their tracks; bass bods T.Williams, Loefah and Boddika are pushing ‘em; and let’s not forget plays from the Radio 1 bigwigs, like Pete Tong, Toddla T, Rob Da Bank, hell, even Zane Lowe.” – DJ Magazine
Due to Djing near enough every weekend horribly unsociable hours, I don’t go out much in Liverpool. One gaffe I make an exception for is Discoteca Poca. I’ve reviewed their greatness before and there’s always fun to be had when they turn the hold in the Shipping Forecast into a great little rave den. Following on hot on the heels of Dyed Soundorom’s cracker last month, they’ve got Dusky on board this time, the duo that have ditched prog to great effect with some groove heavy assaults. I’ll ‘sadly’ be running wild on Las Ramblas for the Off Sonar festivities, but if you are in Liverpool you know what to do.
Paul Outlar is boss. I say this not just because he made the best website ever involved in Liverpool clubbing, or because he sucked me off a few times when I lived with him. It’s not even due to the fact that he also pays for the hosting of this very site. No, the real reason he gets loads of verbal reach-a-rounds from my ends is because he is an absolutely wicked DJ.
Seems me (and everyone worth knowing in Liverpool) is not the only person to think that; none other than RA’s Number One DJ of 2011 has also pointed this out. Jamie Jones mentioned on his Facebook page that he was about to spoltight the best ten mixes he had heard during the last ten years, and the above soundcloud link of Paul’s stratospherically funky effort from 2009 was the one he decided to go for. And he’s right; it still sounds amazing.
And for the record he is shit at blowjobs.
Although they haven’t slotted in details of where it is actually going to be just yet (that’s saved for later on in the year) the Warehouse Project can announce it’s line-up. Loco Dice and Jamie Jones top the bill, the latter fresh from quashing rumours of his involvement with the end of the world as we know it/destruction of every small town DJ who deserves better’s career/DJ comp that won’t affect dance music very much (delete as appropriate on account of your moral outrage at Simon Cowell’s latest venture). Joining them is a roster that, while without boasting any full on mouth watering names, does showcase an obscene amount of talent. Carl Craig, Maya Jane Coles, Eats Everything, Scuba and bloody loads more. It’ll unquestionably be a great night, and probably sold out before we even hit the middle of February.
Head here for the full details.
It’s January, and although the winter has relatively speaking been pretty mild in Liverpool today it is bitingly cold, if gloriously sunny. So how nice that this mix should crop up in the office, of Pukka Up resident DJ Oz, dropping a collection of dreamy deep house straight from the Balearic dancefloors of 2011. Perked us up a right treat it did.
1 – Miguel Cambell – Something Special (Original)
2 – Larse – So long (Original)
3 – Maceo Plex – Cant Leave you (Original mix)
4 – Lee M Kelsall – On the road (Matt Fear Remix)
5 – Russ Yallop – Rock me (Original)
6 – Kruse & Nuernberg – Daze Without You (Original)
7 – jamie jones – tranquilizer (Original)
8 – Azari & Ill – Hungry for the power (Jamie Jones)
9 – Thugfucker – Disco Gnome (Tales of us remix)
10 – Lovebirds – Want you in my soul (Original)