Hectic City 16 – Lucem Diem

Sunday, March 27th, 2016


Well hello there, good to see you. Yes it has been a while, hasn’t it? hope you’re all doing well. Apologies for the radio silence but after an extended real-life break, much needed and much enjoyed, we’re happy to announce that we’re back in the musical realms, first with a few new Hectic City mixtapes, and then, if all goes according to plan, a new album.

So… kicking things off is Hectic City 16 – Lucem Diem. The first part of a diptych locked around the 160/80 BPM axis, taking in beats from footwork/juke, jungle/dnb, hip-hop, trap and a whole host of related microgenres. Since moving to Amsterdam I’ve been indulging deeply in the fringes of the city’s club scene, avoiding the all-encompassing house / techno-oriented mainstream to find the weirder beats and tempos that lurk in the shadows, so these two mixes are very much influenced by the sounds found there, along with some excellent continually-developing global online scenes and historical genres that cover similar ground.

This part, as befits the title, is more of a “all back to mine” sun-coming-up kind of mix, a blend of cross-tempo beats with a few appropriate old-school classics scattered here and there. The second part will reflect the deep dark night before the morning after and all that that entails… Hope you enjoy, and please share if you do!

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01 Pilooski ft Jarvis Cocker – Completely Sun
02 Foreign Hits – Emley Moor Transmitting Station
03 Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Atari Baby
04 Somejerk – Molly
05 Dawn Day Night – Higher Plane
06 G Jones – Wormhole
07 Taso x Poppa Doses x Nawte Kong – Intellitrap
08 Boards Of Canada – Roygbiv
09 Om Unit x Danny Scrilla – Gentrification
10 PFM – One & Only
11 Penthouse Penthouse – In The Penthouse
12 Grifta – Adrift
13 Compro – Schala’s Theme (Instrumental)
14 George Pallikaris – In Search Of
15 Jazz Vibes – Sax
16 Monolithium – Sleeping Beauty
17 Crix – A Motive
18 dBridge – Module Eight
19 Gang Colours – I Don’t Want You Calling
20 Om Unit – Wagonist Riddim
21 The Black Dog – Tahr
22 Calibre – Steptoe
23 Akin & 3rdeye – Koroko
24 David Axelrod – Human Abstract (Om Unit Remix)
25 Druid Cloak – Ebon Guardia
26 Frederic Robinson – His Inner Strength
27 James Blake – CMYK (BSN Posse Bootleg)
28 Addison Groove & Sam Binga – 11th
29 El Buho – Twentywell
30 Kromestar – 6th September 2012
31 Mala Rodriguez – Galaxias Carcanas
32 Pinch – Qawwali
33 Peshay – Flute Tune
34 Lydia Ainsworth – White Shadows
35 Mux Mool – Weederlude
36 6blocc – Holdin’ Back (Taso VIP)
37 David Heartbreak – Bombay
38 Monolithium – Bounce For Life (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)
39 Foodman – Crow & Sparrow
40 Keeno – Nocturne

Till next time…