MIDWEEK MIXXXTAPES: BEAM UP, BERTIE BASS HITS, CAPRICORN PRODUCTIONS

This week… Beam Up delivers the dub, Bertie Bass-Hits brings the balkan and Capricorn Productions ministers the minimal…

Beam Up

Not a mixtape per se, but a live set from Beam Up (aka DJ Delay, and various other names…) recorded live at Fusion Festival, with live horns from Beam Up and David Karla and based loosely around some of Beam Up’s favourite riddims.

Beam Up – Fusion 2011 live dub set (d/l) by Beam Up / DJ Delay

No tracklist for this one, but they’re all forthcoming from the Beam Up labs…

Bertie Bass-Hits

Bertie – of Innamorati – draws heavily on Boom shakalaka presents: Baltik bass and Shazalakazoo for a Baltikan bass blend, with Jam Jarr’s I Am The Danger lurking incongruously at the end – love that tune but not sure it fits! Loving this mix none the less, have had it on rotation for a few days now. I think I partly love the Baltik sounds & tunes because they’re so similar to Celtic ones, which thanks to Michael Flatley are probably never gonna make it into the annals of cool but which are close to my heart.

Berties Baltik Bass by Bertie Bass-Hits

Tchiribim(Balkan Xpress Soundsistem Remix) – Watcha Clan
Milieu – Beats Antique
Move(Shazalakazoo Remix) – Balkan Beatbox
Thunderbird – Dj Emil Vs Markku Lepistö
Nazad(Shazalakazoo Remix) – Village Kollektiv
Smart Gypsy(Shazalakazoo Remix) – Gaetano Fabrini
Hermannin Polkka – Svengali Vs Markku Lepistö
Marock – Shazalakazoo
Vamos A Bailar – Dj Rideon
Riddim And Culture – Dj Emil Vs Kiharakolmio
Run Tings – Dj Emil Vs Markku Lepistö
Free Your Soul – Dj Svengali Vs Markku Lepisto Ft. Mad Ice
Hangover Quadrille – Shazalakazoo Vs Pirnales
Werk(Tomb Crew Remix) – The Living Graham Bond Ft Shon B
I Am The Danger – Jam Jarr

Capricorn Productions

This mix is a tribute to the genre of Dub Techno, paying homage to the likes of Deepchord, Echospace and other post-Basic Channel exponents who have taken the sound forward in recent times. The music’s depth and impact evolve over time, where small things make a big difference. Sit back (hopefully at around 1am) and let this wonderful soundscape bathe you in Cold Beauty and Deep Warmth. Enjoy!

Love the name of this mix, so fitting for this kind of music, cold an expansive yet simultaneously warm and enveloping, a disembodied journey through endless tundra, or something equally undergraduate-poetic… Echospace – First Point of Aries at 45 minutes is the perfect distillation of this extremely-minimal-dub-tech sound, and the percussion on the tune that follows is intoxicating in its subtlety and precision. Definitely a solo night time mix, or (as I’ve been finding) an early-morning-sleepy-bus-ride mix.

COLD BEAUTY, DEEP WARMTH [320kbps] by Capricorn Productions

01 Deepchord – Vantage Isle (Convextion Remix)
02 Echospace – Celestialis
03 Cv313 – Subtraktive (The Sight Below Mix)
04 Soap – Synchrofall
05 Quantec – Crescent Moon
06 Quantec – Transmitters
07 Quantec – Subliminal State
08 Bvdub – Isolation’s Embrace
09 Echospace – Abraxas
10 Echospace – First Point of Aries
11 Deepchord – Vantage Isle (Echospace Reshape)
12 Echospace – Aequinoxium
13 Sven Weisemann – Floatation Verb
14 Model 500 – Starlight (Echospace Dub)

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