Guest MixTAPE: Sean Johnston (Sabres of Paradise / Flashcomm)
You wait ages for a bus, then....
Fresh from posting Heartbeat's mix yesterday, I got an e-mail from one Sean Johnston. Sean, like myself, grew up in Hull, and cut his teeth spinning at the Welly club (I cut my drinking teeth there some years later) before moving to London in the 80s and playing on the Balearic scene with the likes of Justin Robertson and Darren Emerson. Then, as Flash Faction, Sean recorded for Weatherall's Sabres of Paradise imprint and Third Mind records, and founded the short-lived but much-loved techno label Flashcomm in the 90s.
Sadly, Sean has long since hung up his headphones, but he thought me and y'all might like to hear a wee mix he's concocted - no trawl through vintage techno, but rather an up-to-the-minute selection of grubby beauts from Daniel Wang, Cobblestone Jazz, Paul Kalkbrenner and Spirit Catcher, to name a few. Check it out. And cheers, Sean - you may not play out these days, but you clearly haven't lost your taste....
Sean Johnston - Autumn Machine Music Mix
1. Lazyboy - Police Dogs Bonfire (Reverso 68 Remix) // Sunday Best
2. Daniel Wang - Berlin Sunrise (Die Nacht) // Ghostly International
3. Sugardaddy - State of Play (Greg Wilson Mix) // Tirk
4. Nick Chacona - Through The Door // 20:20 Vision
5. Spirit Catcher - Galaktic Flies // Winding Road Records
6. Markus Enochson feat. Masaya - For You To See (Tiger Stripes Remix Dub) // Sonar Kollektiv
7. Spirit Catcher - Spacialized // Winding Road Records
8. Nick Chacona - Leo // Moodmusic
9. Gaz Nevada - Oil Tubes (Kiki Re-Edit) // Mantra Vibes
10. Daniel Wang - Das Ist Kein Techno! // Ghostly International
11. Cobblestone Jazz - Dump Truck // Wagon Repair
12. Paul Kalkbrenner - Atzepeng // BPitch Control
13. Taho - Hybrids // Unknown