There are all sorts of DJs, but we reckon the most successful ones have a few personality traits in common. You’ve got to be brave, not afraid of the crowd following your every move. You’ve got to be deft, quick to lock the rhythm and tweak the beat. And you’ve got to have some cheek, because a little cheekiness will get you a long way.
So this week’s guest DJ, Andy Cessford (AKA Loop Corporation) has it sorted. Brave? Well, if you’ve played for the riotous crowds of Turnmills, Ministry, and Gatecrasher, then surely nothing can phase you. Deft? Not content with just the CDJs, under his Loop Corporation pseudonym Andy uses Ableton and midi controllers to remix his and others’ tracks on the fly. And cheeky? Well, it definitely takes some cheek to remix such a seminal track as Blue Monday! You can check out the result on his website – we think it’s rather good – but before you do that, get stuck into his WPM ltd mix for a tasty selection of bumping prog-tech grooves, served up with that rich melodic vibe that we love.
THE DARK DESTROYER – Loop Corporation [CDR]
KAZAN (Exit Cube) – Motorcitysoul [AUS Music] Buy at Juno Download (Mp3/WAV)
FEELING FOR YOU (Robert Cashins No Needs To Worry Remix) – Cassius [CDR]
RESTLESS (Tim Weeks Remix) – Patric La Funk [Opaque Music] Buy at Juno Download (Mp3/WAV)
PAY FOR ME (Someone else Remix) – Daniel Steinberg [Style Rockets] Buy at Juno Download (Mp3/WAV)
ERRONE DI SISTEMA – Simi [SCI+TEC Digital Audio]
BREAK OUT – Fergie [Excentric Music]
1751 (Ruzhynski Remix) – NC Project & Puncher [Dogma Records] Buy at Juno Download (Mp3/WAV)
DON’T STOP (Lunacy Sound Division Tweeking Remix) – Rhythm Code [Cubism]
ALIEN – Ruzhynski [We Are Genius Records] Buy at Juno Download (Mp3/WAV)
ON OFF – Cirez D [Mouseville]