Over the past two years I have been a resident dj for Simple Productions in Oxford. They organise monthly events during student term time and have had performances from the likes of Erol Alkan, T.E.E.D, Roska, Julio Bashmore and Hot City to name a few. The don Nico has also accommodated our Get Your Geek On events at his bar. Unfortunately I am moving away due to the completion of my degree and job in distant lands, but fond memories and friendships remain. The Simple Podcast series has recently begun and the second features some top tracks and chat from super residents Em Williams and James Weston followed by a mini-mix by myself and Nick Church (GYGO).

Simple Podcast 002 w/ GYGO + Pejhy (July 2011)

It’s less than a week until Gottwood Festival (tickets) in the wilds of Anglesey. Amongst a whole host of names to see (full lineupPelski has organised a some artists in association with Jackmode, including myself! To warmup for the Welsh wood he has put this mix together, a selection of soul sounds to get your feet tapping ready for the forest floor.

Pelski – Gottwood’s Got Soul Mixtape | Download

1. Herp Albert – Rotation (Dj Harri Edit)
2. Good Parts – Temptation 100
3. Meanderthals – Andromeda (Idjut Boys Mix)
4. Solomun – Love Recycled 2
5. 6th Borough Project – 7 Grams Of Funk (6th Borough Project Edit)
6. Genius Of Time – Houston We Have A Problem
7. Prins Thomas – Kukkelure
8. DJ Nature – Everyone
9. Session Victim – We Want To Thank All Our Friends
10. Blawan – Getting Me Down
11. Black Traxx – Your Mind Is So Crazy
12. Phil Weeks – All Day Every Day (Joss Moog remix)
13. Drrtyhaze – New York City Jacks (Popular Peoples Front Remix)
14. Teengirl Fantasy – Cheaters (John Talabot’s Classic Vocal Refix)

Tim Green on this trio track remix EP. Boom boom bass driven instrumental opening that soon releases vocals, natural drum rolls, bongos and a ecstatic elevating end. Shake it in the sun!

Friendly Fires – Live Those Days Tonight (Tim Green Remix) | Buy

Long time lovers and Oxford event/dj buddies Get Your Geek On have selected a great group of sounds for this podcast. These guys are also playing at the same four festivals as me. Good geeks!

01. Softwar – Work It Out
02. San Soda – Possible Release
03. Massimiliano Pagliara – Keep on Dreaming (Mark E’s Main Mix)
04. Johnwaynes – Cut Out (City Raw)
05. Prommer + Barck – The Barking Grizzle (Detroit – Berlin)
06. Tornado Wallace – Always Twirling
07. Mic Newman – The Casualty
08. Medlar – Terrell
09. Joey Negro – Life Is So Strange (Deetron Dub)
10. Creative Swing Alliance – Now (Loving You)
11. Tom Trago – Brothers Of String (Yuro Trago Remix)
12. Iron Curtis – Brthrs (Basement Dub)
13. Dj Nibc – Doorman (Casino Times Remix)
14. KRL – Chase
15. Clapz II Dogz – The Rain
16. Marshall Jefferson – Mushroom (Justin Martin Remix)
17. Romanthony – The Wanderer

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Mic Newman‘s (aka Fantastic Man) recent three track release on Murmur is super summer sound. This A side has plenty of percussion to accompany a square bass led soulful vocal sensation.

Mic Newman – Machine Love | Buy

Heard this guy and his band live in Oxford over the weekend and they blew my mind.

His name is dEbruit, he is french but lives in London via the middle east and mixes up an exquisite blend of eastern influenced grooves infused with just enough bass and a little dash of hip-hop crunk. Absolutely delicious.

Check out his new video also his new EP Şiş Sürpriz and a free remix of Ginuwine‘s “Pony”. MAGNIFIQUE.

Débruit – Pony

In addition to the ongoing podcast series, I will be releasing mixes in lieu of regular posts. Here’s the first with a selection of tip top tracks, treatful.

1. Move D – Your Personal Healer (Hydraulic Guitar By Juju)
2. Genius of Time – Houston We Have A Problem
3. Solomun – Love Recycled 2
4. Medlar – Terrell
5. Tom Demac – Ten From Seventeen
6. Subb-An And Adam Shelton – Feels So Real (FCL Remix)
7. Hercules And Love Affair – Painted Eyes (Maxxi Soundsystem Remix)
8. J.Phlip – Fever (KRL Remix)
9. Viadrina – Better (Arto Mwambe Remix)

After the success of Criticize, Maxxi Soundsystem has continued and this latest remix of Hercules & Love Affair offers something different than previous productions. Bringing a whole host of synth seduction, this track tantalisingly treats the ears.

Hercules & Love Affair – Painted Eyes (Maxxi Soundsystem Remix)