RUNNERS – MONTHLY MARATHON MIX SIX


A little later in the moon cycle than usual, but still keeping us within the boundaries of this being a monthly thing, here’s Nash’s second mix:

DOWNLOAD – RUNNERS – Monthly Marathon Mix Six (mp3)

HYPE WILLIAMS – Ooovrrr
DAM_FUNK – Fantasy
MF DOOM – Deep Fried Frenz
HIPNOSIS – Space Crusaders
ONRA – Sitting Back
OUTER LIMIT RECORDINGS – Berghiem Cruelty
WOMEN – Heat Distraction
DMX KREW – Party Up (Up In Here)

Each Monthly Marathon Mix will be something in the region of 30 minutes at 320 kbs mp3 quality, and we will remove tracks if requested.  We encourage you to buy the releases you love, just as we do. The downloads should take approximately 3 or 4 minutes at 70 kB/sec. You can also stream the mixes from our Facebook page.

HYPE WILLIAMS – Ooovrrr
This is obviously the best way that I could begin our latest mix. The new Hype Williams single begins in style. Take the opening vocal line from Drake’s ‘Over’, slow that shit waaay down, drop some lo-fi G synths and you got a killer tune on your hands. Loved the original tune but I like this better. Want some background on Hype Williams? It’s myths and talk but I can confirm that they are a duo whose names may or may not be Father Ronnie Krayola and Denna Frances Glass. They are from London. They pick things up and make them better and, much like Nate Dogg, they’re ‘high like everyday’. Head over to YouTube and check out some of the vids they’ve made to accompany these tracks, should explain everything. Buy ‘Do Roids and Kill E’ryting’ before it runs out. It’s on De Stijl Records. They also have an awesome untitled L.P on Carnival.

DAM_FUNK – Fantasy
Los Angeles “Ambassador Of Boogie”, DAM_FUNK is doing a fine job of reigniting the flame of funk with his synth driven take on the genre single-headedly resurrecting Boogie-Funk, Modern Soul and Electro-Funk in one deftly manoeuvre, utilizing only the finest vintage analogue synths and drum machines. You gotta be loving this guys jams! ‘Fantasy’ is one of the more upbeat tunes on the ‘Toeachizown’ CD/LP boxset on Stones Throw. I prefer the super long instrumental B-sides on the 12”s (compiled together on the second CD), but I thought I’d try and keep upbeat for the kids. Peanut Butter Wolf, I salute you for bringing DAM_FUNK to my attention – you are a good man.

MF DOOM – Deep Fried Frenz
This is an oldish track that everyone should be aware of by now. Taken from M (etal) F (ace) DOOM’s ‘MM Food’ LP, also on Stones Throw. He’s over in the UK playing a few shows at the moment and I’m a fool for not attending. The man is genius. Great style, great production (as with all his albums) and a consist output. Some might say consistent, but slow? Not me… I can wait.

HIPNOSIS – Space Crusaders
Hipnosis (occasionally known as Hypnosis) were a short lived 80’s Italian disco outfit based in Parma and founded by Stefano Cundari. The line-up included Ugo Solenghi and Pauls Sears with Kirlian Camera joining later. Known primarily for their reworking of Vangelis’ ‘Pulstar‘, they also craft a pretty nifty composition in their own right… ‘Space Crusader’ being the best. Love the swing on the drum beat. Still can’t decide if it’s programmed or live playing. I’m probably tripping, but it’s just too good to be programmed?!

ONRA – Sitting Back
Don’t know much about Onra (he’s French, he loves modernsoul, electro, R&B and boogie…that’s about it), but I’m digging his new LP ‘Long Distance’ on Dublin’s All City Records. Super slick production, excellent use of synths, great guest vocalists (T3 of Slum Village, Olivier DaySoul, Reggie B) and amazing use of samples make for an outstanding listen. This Parisian super producer is a true crate-digger with an outstanding knack (much like the Hype Williams duo) for taking something great and making it even better. This is his 5th LP. There’s loads more to in get involved with. Check him out.

OUTER LIMIT RECORDINGS – Berghiem Cruelty
I’m pretty sure this is the work of Sam Meringue (Matrix Metals, Flashback Repository, Explorers), but I don’t know for sure. Described as an “esoteric glam-damaged concept record about Berlin nightclubs and foxy ladies”, which I hope is true… I’ve not spent a huge amount of time (if any) hanging out in Berlin clubs so it’s hard to say, but the album is mental; full of truly outrageous compositions that plays on the ideas presented by Ariel Pink, twisting them into strange and exciting new forms. Taken from the LP ‘Foxy Baby’, ‘Berghiem Cruety’ is a synth driven late night wig-out of epic proportions – a hypnotic beast.

WOMEN – Heat Distraction
One of the interworld’s most blogged out indie-rock bands, Women really came good on their second LP ‘Public Strain’, with ‘Heat Distraction’ being a personal hightlight. You’ve most likely heard this already… but if not, you should take a listen! Beneath the blissful forcefield of reverberance lurks pure craftsmanship and an ear for powerful melodies. I can hear all the champs in here… Velvet Underground, Gang Of Four, Pavement, Deerhoof… you name it, you got it. LP is out on Jagjaguar if you wanna get yourself a copy.

DMX Krew – Party Up (Up In Here)
You know DMX! You must know this track?! Never was a big fan of this sort of stuff as a kid (too busy listening to Beck, Folk Implosion, Blues Explosion…), but it’s growing on me as an older man. I blame Paper Rad. Anyway, get Lifepipe’d and enjoy. DMX; much love to you sir.

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