Texture Tape 007:
Strong dubstep intonations in this silky mix from Bavs.
What were your ideas or plans going into the mix?
The key idea was blending dub techno and dubstep together. Both genres are indebted to dub music and I wanted to highlight their similarities. However, I ended up being struck by the contrasts between the two genres. Dub techno, with its nebulous song structures can be mixed in a fairly loose manner, whereas dubstep requires precisely timed mixing.
What’s been your favourite release in the past month?
Carousel by Ruff Cherry on the Well St. Records imprint has been the only record that’s really caught my attention lately. Well Street Records has been really exciting as a label, releasing such clear, polished UK Bass music from undiscovered artists.
And the best gig or set you’ve seen recently?
DJ Bone at Bully was really good. Such a varied set of styles mixed with such confidence and technical brilliance. At one point he dropped in a stripped-back techno remix of This is America: ridiculous but amazing.
A track you’ve always wanted to play out but never had the chance?
The pretentious side of me wants to say deco Loc by Autechre but the more palatable side of me would say Babooshka by Kate Bush.
Your dancefloor saver?
April These by Batu. There’s nothing notable about the track, its just a straightforward, strong track. Perfect for dragging me out of a difficult rabbit-hole I’ve mixed my way into.
What would your theme music be?
Prince – Sign O’ The Times
And the song you’ll still be listening to in 50 years?
Caroline, No by the Beach Boys. Effectively anything from Pet Sounds.
Rhythm & Sound - Roll Off S/
Shed - Turn 2 Turn
Marcel Dettelman - Onto (2010 edit)
Mono Junk - Channel B
Monolake - Icarus
Persuader - What is the Time, Mr Templar?
Deepchord - Electromagnetic Dowsing (The Lost D Side)
T++ - Allied
Basic Channel - Axis
Monolake - Far Red
V.I.V.E.K. - Feel It
Martyn - Vancouver
Commodo - So Clear
Digital Mystikz - Unexpected
Kryptic Minds - Badman VIP
Scuba - Speak
Mark Pritchard - Elephant Dub
Africa HiTech - Out in the Streets