Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Benny Nero

It's an appealing concept:a non-cheesy, ethnomix. I started wondering how to classify-what are the limits-where do you cringe or what features lull one into a sense of authenticity?

I am a huge fan of portable and somehow his tracks always sound authentic with little sense of a template followed. But the second track is by an artist I know nothing about except that he has the cadenza seal of approval. For me, this track comes dangerously close to some sense of being too much, signifiers overloaded with latin emotion. But something about the woman's voice carries it. Somehow I believe her.

Then I start to think about the kicks from pushing these taste boundaries. This mix features ame- and also flirts with my prejudices-an overblown trance workout with echoes of the 80s. I should run screaming but there is a dark attraction to it all. I find this kind of drama fun-something to play with when I dance.

Portable - 30 Hz Michel Cleis - La Mezcla Vocal mix

Michel Cleis - La Mezcla

dOP - walk the line original mix

Silvetas - Caleza

Ame - Setsa

Philip Sherburne - Salt & Vinegar

Seth Troxler & Patrick Russell - Love Spray

Check out the weird and wonderful world of Benny Nero

Monday, June 8, 2009

All Back to K’s

This is from a couple of months back, for Keryn’s birthday. It’s emotive – partly because I know that’s what she likes and partly because she has been my babe du jour on more than one needy occasion. Shout out too to Greg, who on K’s birthday said to about 20 of us, many strangers: all-back-to-G’s instead of all-back-to-K’s. His place turned out to be the most beautiful flat of the most beautiful block in Brighton, and we danced and danced and watched the full moon move across the sea and the ghostly pier, and played this mix just before sunrise. And apologies to Cubby for more Cassy torture...

All Back to K's

Crowdpleaser & Ly Sander – Walking Home

Damian Lazarus – Moment

Loco Dice – How Do I Know?!

Alland Byallo – True (Lee Curtiss Remix)

Cassy – Poem

Butch – Last Tango

Function – Variance

Seth Troxler – Aphrika

Guillaume and the Coutu Dumonts – Sous l’Arbre

Reshuffle – Hedonism

Rune – Bora Vocal

Federleicht – On the Streets (Kollektiv Turmstrasse Core Mix)