Texture Tape 006:
Oscar Maury of VIP MIX wields some truly textural tunes. Sit in a dark room and absorb.
What were your ideas or plans going into the mix?
I had no plans! The whole mix was recorded live – I went into it thinking I wanted to start with some 80-90bpm dub / techno stuff then move to a more normal techno speed, but ended up doing all jungle, basically by accident.
What’s been your favourite release in the past month?
Torn between Whities 19 (Overmono), Deena Abdelwahed’s new album Khonnar and the new Objekt LP. Put them together and throw in some more breakbeats and EBM and you’d have a very good idea of the style of music I’m feeling at the moment!
And the best gig or set you’ve seen recently?
Atmosphere-wise it would have to be Giant Swan live at Simple Things! Sweat dripping from the ceiling-levels of intense. Musically, I’d say Minor Science (also at Simple Things) – but that’s just the most recent gigs.
A track you’ve always wanted to play out but never had the chance?
Take Me Away by Jimmy J and Cru-L-T. It’s the quintessential trashy happy hardcore track, so an extremely specific vibe, but the right moment will come.
Your dancefloor saver?
Depending on the dance floor: Brainstorm by Special Request, Your Love by Frankie Knuckles or Hodge and Randomer’s If I Could Stop.
What would your theme music be?
Canned Heat – Going up the Country
And the song you’ll still be listening to in 50 years?
Giant Swan – Pax Britannica
Watch me change all these opinions by this time next year.
Equinoxx - Waterfalls in Ocho Rios
Object Blue - Cerco de Deus
Air Max ’97 - Profanations
Mosca - Kidney Version
Equinoxx, Anne-James Chaton - Melodica Badness
O$VMV$M, Rider Shafique - Lion
Objekt - Silica
Call Super - I Look Like I Looked in Tinfoil Mirror
Alvo Noto - Uni DNA
Amon Tobin - Proper Hoodidge
Osheyak - Untitled 06
Forest Drive West - Turtle Break
Luke Vibert - Cheesy (Amen Mix)
Unknown - Poison Chang
Unknown - Cant Tek No More
Rude Bwoy Monty - Steppaz
Skanna - Nightstalker
Plasmic - Raider
Iglooghost - White Gum
Gabber Eleganza - Total Football
Special Request - Stairfoot Lane Bunker (Minor Science Remix)
Forest Drive West - Jungle Crack
Skee Mask - Via Sub Mid
Burial, Spaceape - Spaceape
Puce Mary - Slouching Uphil