I started compiling possible playlists for the „Summertime Madness Open Air“ of our club villaWuller, but as I will go for a different vibe for that gig, I spontaneously recorded the mix, because it seemed to be worth it.
It starts around 160 bpm and speeds up in the second half up to 174 bpm for the last tracks, so it´s footwork, jungle & classic dnb. My starting point were actually the last two tracks and Rashad´s, because they sample „Summer Madness by Kool & the Gang. So from then on, my selection was geared towards a laid back vibe, kinda classic 90s, many 70s funk & soul samples, lush epianos and synths, many hip hop-influences.
It spans from the mid-90s until today and contains a lot of personal favorites that I have a special connection with. So there are a few tracks that I already used in a previous mix, which is something I strictly avoided until now. But as this mix wasn´t planned for recording, there they were, right in the middle of the playlist and I thought, what the heck, noone cares but me.
Usually I dont publish very spontaneous mixes like this, but I will probably change my general attitude towards putting out more, but less „perfect“ mixes. I have so many playlists that I never recorded, because I always thought I want to work on them some more, but never did. I think I should change to a more frequent rate and as this mix shows, I sure can without sacrificing quality.
One more thing: The intro was made from an interview with Congo Natty some time back. I´ve used it live a few times and I needed something to make the start of the mix a bit more interesting, so I just used it for that.
01 Selfmade Intro from Congo Natty Interview
02 Hidden Agenda – On The Roof (2015 Remaster) [Metalheadz]
03 BSN Posse – No Matter How Far [Astrophonica]
04 DJ Rashad, Machinedrum & Nick Hook – Understand [Machinedrum]
05 Stray – Prof. Popper [Exit]
06 Tom & Jerry – Maximum Booty Style (Ticklish Reboot) [White]
07 DJ Rashad – Pass that Shit [Hyperdub]
08 Coco Bryce – One Time Road [Fresh 86]
09 Tehbis & Touchy Subject – 1988 [Astrophonica]
10 Philip D Kick – Vibe Off (Feat. DJ Spinn) [Astrophonica]
11 Boards of Canada – Nothing Is Real (Ticklish Edit) [White]
12 Doppelgänger – Days Gone [Groove Attack]
13 R.hanna – Work (Kabuki’s Footwork Jungle Re-fix) [White]
14 W. H. – It’s Not Right (Chimpo Relick) [White]
15 J. J. – Got Til It’s Gone (Chimpo Relick) [White]
16 Dope Skillz – 6 Million Ways To Die (Original Mix) [Frontline]
17 Chimpo – 1996 [Box & Lock]
18 Seba & Lo Tek – So Long [Looking Good]
19 Stray – Blink [Astrophonica]
20 dBridge & Kabuki & Sarah Farina – Who Da Coldest [New Forms]
21 Tomahawk – Until Dawn [Hospital]
22 Utah Jazz – Quincy [White]
23 Allied Forces – Summer Madness [Just Noyze]
24 DJ Cam – Summer Madness [Inflamable Records]