Artist: Rustie (Glasgow, Scotland)
Title: Attak (feat. Danny Brown) (2014)
Rustie started showing up a few years ago in mixes with artists like Clams Casino and Hudson Mohawke. His productions are so warm and polished. I like to think they’re what 80’s movie soundtracks would have been if the technology had been there at the time. When I saw that he had done a track with Danny Brown, I was confused. Danny Brown is kind of the opposite of Rustie. His appeal is in his slackness and lack of polish. I’m still not sure why, but this track just really works. There wasn’t a whole lot of good old-fashioned testosterone in my dj mix up to this point, so I figured I could get away with it.
Portland’s DJ Panaflex has been spinning the weirdest of mixes in his bedroom since late last year. We’re proud to bring you his freshmen effort, Summer is a State of Mind. At just over 50 minutes, this mix features 17 examples of why getting a midi controller and a copy of Traktor Pro was something he couldn’t put off a second longer.
Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be sharing with you his notes on the tracks that make up Summer is a State of Mind.