A weekly rundown of mixes and radio shows we’ve been enjoying…
One half of legendary Glaswegian duo Optimo, JD Twitch served up a mix for The Quietus, celebrating both 20 years of Optimo parties and 30 years behind the decks for one of the most singular DJs and curators Britain has produced. Read what the man himself had to say about the mix.
Powder makes brilliantly crafted dance music that explores the fringes of house, but the Born Free and ESP Institute artist is a killer DJ too, recently appearing on Tim Sweeney’s Beats In Space show.
London-based oddity specialist Jonny Rock steps up for the ever-reliable, Fett Burger-curated Trushmix series. Delivering a blend that traverses the depths of his record collection, Mr Rock transitions between leftfield disco weirdness and classic house groovers effortlessly.
With guests like Das Ding, Black Merlin, Terekke and George Hysteric, the curation of Luca and Mata Hari’s Strange Sounds From Beyond radio exhibits an appetite for adventurous electronics, regardless of genre. Weird and wonderful in equal measure, their contribution to the Berceuse Heroique mix series follows a similar formula.
Tasked with recording mixes for the esteemed 12th Isle and Discus Thrower crews, you know Danny Bushes is someone you can rely on to reach for only the finest of obscurities. His Bushes parties are the stuff of legend and the latest blend, recorded for the excellent Going Good label, throws up more curveballs than a world class baseball pitcher.