Bintus Mix

Power Vacuum founder el hombre Bintus aka Milo Smee (Kruton, Invincible Scum, Binary Chaffinch) brings us a blistering mix of rough acid, severe dancefloor damaging cuts and arcane B-Boy jams straight from the mouth of the demiurge! 

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Spy in the House of Traps

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Lindsay Todd is quite the polymath. Well… he maybe wouldn’t describe himself as such, but it sounds interesting and arcane, so it’s staying in. There’s probably too many things that Mr Todd is involved in to give a full and typical interview-intro rundown (including career asides like appearing as a child extra in The Krankies rendition of Starman), so we’ll stick to the relevant bits: Founder of the Firecracker Recordings, Unthank and Schevchenko labels, not to mention being an overall creative powerhouse under the umbrella name of House of Traps, which covers printing, design, art, music production and DJing. We’ve always known that we would one day have a long, hard chat with Lindsay that didn’t solely consist of both of us fretting over the logistics of record manufacturing. Well, here it is. To boot, the man himself has also graced us with a two-hour long mix of wildly varying styles and diggers knowledge, which we strongly recommended you listen to. 

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Sequencias: The Elusive Triumph

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Sequencias is the NYC based label set up by JM De Frias in 2011. The label’s oeuvre is far from easy to generalise, ranging from challenging and cerebral electronics to demented jakbeat workouts, but one thing is certain: Only open minds will reap the full benefit from it’s growing discography, and whether you’re hearing Aroy Dee’s blinding remix of Willie Burns’ “Another Place, Another Time” in the club, or The Healing Force Project’s “Hybrid 1” in the headphones, you can guarantee you’ll be treated to an impeccable palette of sounds thanks to the on-point curation of De Frias and the stunning talents of the artists he chooses to grace his label. He also just happens to be a seriously killer DJ with far-ranging tastes, so we thought we’d rope him into doing a mix for us, and thankfully he obliged. With Ame, Michael Boothman and Agitation Free (to name but a few) featuring, where could you possibly go wrong? Not only that, but we had the chance to catch up De Frias for a chat about Sequencias’ modus operandi, some of it’s highlights so far and hot nuggets scheduled for the future…         Continue reading

Willie Burns: Be Gentle With The Outsiders

 

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William Burnett has been making records since 2005. Recent converts to his sound will know him best as Willie Burns, with E.Ps on L.I.E.S, Crème Organization, Sequencias and The Trilogy Tapes. Those who caught on earlier will know him for the Disco-tainted weirdness of Grackle, his work with Legowelt as Smackulator and his collaboration with Elliot Lipp, Galaxy Toobin’ Gang, not to mention teaming up with the mighty Professor Genius as PG&S. Recently he has been known under the names Daywalker and Black Deer, the latter producing a blinding E.P cut by Rush Hour that dropped last month. Whichever name Burnett adopts, one thing is certain: the results are always going to inimitable. Aside from being a prolific producer, Burnett is also a curator supreme in his role as head honcho of W.T Records, putting to wax the likes of Alex Israel, Hunee, Sir Stephen, Ex Vivian and Shawn O’Sullivan to name a few. Mark caught up with Will to ask him a few questions about his status, working at the legendary The Thing, running a label, the mighty Woz and some other highly interesting subjects. In addition he gave us a killer mix for ya’ll to tuck into, consisting of burning psych, cosmic house, recondite bleepcore and beyond, into realms that not even the most adjective-happy journalist could describe…..      Continue reading