Whistle While We Work It
Thankfully, the people did come, and by 11pm the party was in full swing. By full swing, I seriously mean that there were already people upstairs gurning their faces off. There was one guy who had his shirt off by that point and was constantly shouting ‘harder!’ to Mike and Gaz. Drug fuelled enthusiasm is supported at Mutant Pop, but I’m not sure that this was the right way to go about it! Being based downstairs, I didn’t really get to check out too much of Butane (pictured above), but a brief sojourn upstairs made me a very happy man indeed. It was nice to see that Skull Juice's Benedict Bull had made the effort to come and see us, so we thought it’d only be right to let him loose in our record bags for a while. Needless to say, he came up trumps with a highly enjoyable set traversing through disco, hi-nrg electro-house, and Cologne techno with ease. Many thanks to Andrew and Ben for helping things to go off with a bang. Here’s Ben’s ‘tune of the night’ in the form of Claude Vonstroke’s cheeky tech-house anthem, ‘The Whistler’, played by both myself and Gaz.
Claude Von Stroke – The Whistler // Dirty Bird
My memory may be a bit patchy, but one thing that I do remember is a discussion with Ben regarding Digitalism. You’ve got to love ‘Zdarlight’ for the bassline alone, but many of their remixes seem like they’re applying the same tired formula again and again. There are exceptions to this, however, like their mix of Sono that must be about a year old now. As with ‘Zdarlight’, the bassline is primed for dancefloor demolition and it’s a really well structured mix that sort of proves my point that they’re slacking at the moment.
Sono – A New Cage (Digitalism Remix) // PIAS Germany
Next month Fluid Ounce's October will be manning the decks to bring you a tasty selection of broken beat, house, and techno. Check out his excellent mix below, and we hope to see you there!