People might joke about how dance music has too many sub-genres, but if you ask us, it doesn’t have enough. Take what Nathan Fake does, for example. A cross between melodically rich headphone-tronica and driving dancefloor techno, it’s hard to know what to call it. And so, lazy shorthand it is, but we end up describing that whole style as “Like Nathan Fake”.
But as unnameable as that sound is, we love it. So needless to say, we’re loving this week’s mix, as our guest Matthys provides his own unique take on it. Organic and warm, emotive and complex, Matthys serves up a dense, skittering collage of melodic shapes and colours, propelled along with a restless urgency. In other words, it rewards deep listening, but will also get a club crowd moving – a perfect example of the form.
BIG CRUSH – Giant Claw [Giant Claw]
ELEPHANT & CASTLE – Yes Wizard [Tigersushi] Buy at Juno Download (Mp3/WAV)
BOLSENA (Snoretex remix) – Loose Fit – [Music Hath Charms] Buy at Juno Download (Mp3/WAV)
ADRUY – Martouf [Cinematique]
PANTER DESERT – Elorn [Manual Music]
HAPPY ENDING – Panda Valium [Cinematique]
AERIALIST – Kevin Jonson [Unrealesed]
LOL SECTION – Pawn Hearts [Unrealesed]
VENUS (Matthys remix) – Qbical [Manual Music]
POUPÉES RUSSES – Matthys [Cinematique]
CANNON – Fairmont [Border Community] Buy at Juno Download (Mp3/WAV)