I love to listen to DJ-sets which are made for the radio (or the web) instead of the dancefloor. The music tends to be a lot more diverse if the DJ isn’t focused on keeping the crowd in the groove. Soundcloud is a treasure trove for such DJ sets and a couple of months ago I bookmarked Nathan Fake’s 6 mix as aired on BBC Radio 6 in December 2012.
Great stuff, but there was one track that I specifically enjoyed listening to; an unreleased remix of (Sign of the Fish) by IDRchitecture. I didn’t know the band, didn’t know the song -which reminds me of The Chills, somehow-, but the clicks and ticks in this remix are just mesmerizing.
So now it is on YouTube as well;
idrchitecture – (sign of the fish) – nathan fake remix
Fatima is a renowned female vocalist who has been working with Floating Points’ Sam Shepherd for a couple of years already. “Do Better” is a Shepherd-produced track off of “Yellow Memories”, her new album which is out on Eglo Records:
I heard FinleyKnight (no space, apparently) a couple of times on KCRW, albeit not in this live version. Their “Madhatter” has a distinct Atoms for Peace (and Radiohead) feel to it, which might have something to do with the fact that the producer was Atoms for Peace’s Joey Waronker.
Jack Treese was an American who migrated to France in the sixties, where he stayed until his death in 1991 (he spent his last years not far from the Belgian border, in Dunkerque actually). While in France he started recording and below “Les Fleurs du Mal” (which I Shazammed from a TV-series) is a real gem.