It’s been a long minute since we’ve published a mix—that isn’t to say that we have spent the last year in hibernation, however.
Indeed, we spent most of 2020 plying our trade at a toasty, over-the-bridge establishment called The Foxtrot, playing warming selections for a thirsty, seated crowd.
When playing gigs at the ol’ Fox, and of a similar dynamic in recent time, we’ve been promoting more slow-mo, lo-fi and hip-hop-oriented sounds—often steering clear of a repetitive 4×4 kick drum—regularly flipping over to a cool, relatively unknown B-side and exercising the depths of our collections in the process.
This is one example that we really quite enjoyed, recorded live, opening the night at The Foxtrot, and we thought it best to share here.
Within, you’ll hear originals, remixes and releases from the likes of Eend (Sondrio), E. Live, Sable Blanc, Outkast, Waxtefacts, Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee, Drake, Editorial Records and Evren Furtuna to name a few!
There are few phone calls we enjoy receiving more than those from Cris at S*A*S*H. A large, red, circled calendar date typically follows the conversation, accompanied with resulting excitement in preparation for our next S*A*S*H date.
Whether demanding a sweaty, pumping late-night/early-morning shift in The Den, the lower, slower, disco vibes in The Maze, or a sun-soaked warm-up effort at S.A.S.H By Day; bookings at S.A.S.H quickly become personal highlights and are always, always subject for excitement.
Well, we received this very call a couple of months back which came with a comforting indication: “once we’re back; you’re back.”
With the ever-evolving situation that we call 2020; we have little doubt that the call came with an expectation that we’d be “back” in the saddle by now. While that’s not (yet) to be; we were offered a unique opportunity in the interim:
Back in September, we were—quite literally—handed the keys to the kingdom by Marley for the purpose of throwing down another edition of S.A.S.H’s Sunday stanza for its Lockdown Radio series. (And what a sweet space to spend an afternoon, it must be stated!)
We approached this as an opportunity to build our own theoretical S*A*S*H By Day composition—albeit, a condensed rendition of four hours—beginning with melodic, deeper vibes as a “warm-up”, and running through deeper house, dashes of disco, with some top-drawer signature S*A*S*H-esque chuggers towards its conclusion. Two parts Attic, two parts S*A*S*H, and plenty in-between.
This particular hour is the very first—more of a warm-up effort containing a selection of more off-the-grid, Attic-flavoured tunes from a line-up of “usual suspects”.
While you’re no doubt spoilt for choice with DJ mix content online nowadays; we hope that this offering will quench your thirst for all things S*A*S*H in your lounge room or office, in preparation for a time we’re all back together on the (real) dance floor before too long. And how sweet that will be.
: Tracklisting: 01 : Jesse Bru – ‘Day Tripper’ (Original Mix) [Kreattones Records] 02 : Meowsn – ‘Y’ (Original Mix) [SlothBoogie] 03 : Carlo – ‘Paco Buyo’ (Original Mix) [Una Vida De Barrio] 04 : Sune – ‘Fikapaus’ (Original Mix) [Let’s Play House] 05 : Peer Du – ‘For Those’ (Original Mix) [Haws] 06 : Loz Goddard – ‘Peaches’ (Original Mix) [Outplay] 07 : Folamour – ‘Tribute To My Barber’ (Laurence Guy Remix) [Kyoku Records] 08 : Roger Gerressen – ‘Capturing Diversity’ (Original Mix) [Yoyaku] 09 : Jad & The – ‘Pollock Street Blues’ (Original Mix) [SlothBoogie] 10 : thatmanmonkz – ‘Got 2 Get 2’ (Chris Duckenfield Ducktape Dub Edit) [Shadeleaf Music] 11 : DJ Counselling – ‘Keep On Playing’ (Original Mix) [SlothBoogie] 12 : Sam Ruffillo – ‘Surf Wave’ (Original Mix) [Toy Tonics] 13 : Fidde – ‘I Wonder If You Know (Dreams)’ (Original Mix) [CDR] 14 : Jehan – ‘Marabou’ (Original Mix) [Sundries Digital]
Alright, well, as promised… more content incoming!
For greater historical context; I’ll include the original copy below—it probably paints a clearer picture of my thoughts/feelings at the time, amidst the unbelievable period in which we currently find ourselves!
TL;DR: I played this set in February (pre-lockdown) and posted it around a month later (during lockdown)—and hey, even if you don’t read the passage in its entirety; well, I hope you enjoy the set all the same! 😉
A lot can change in a month…
While I recorded and delivered this particular set at Café del Mar in Sydney almost exactly a month ago; it feels considerably longer than that. Since this short space of time, there is a collective feeling—to me a least—that we’ve lost a lot our innocence… on both, a local and global level.
At the time, I can recall considering the current COVID-19/coronavirus situation as nothing more than an afterthought, a conversational filler, a punchline. There were no suggestions of any lockdown, no cancelled events, no indefinite business closures. There was a palpable buzz in the air and people were out on the town enjoying a balmy, late-Summer evening.
A lot can change in a month…
While I, and many of my esteemed colleagues, have taken to the Facebook Live airwaves to deliver a positive message of music during the last week or so; I also hope that this particular offering may serve a similar purpose: an accompanying side-dish to your respective isolated, remote working or otherwise uncertain endeavours, perhaps.
This isn’t a typical set that you might hear me play in a club nor even as part of our Attic project. For that reason, I originally intended to keep this as a private offering only. All things considered, it feels right to share it out.
It’s an uplifting, disco-centric offering—full of big vocals and positive melodies. I had an enjoyable time throwing it together, and I hope it translates as such.
I hope you enjoy it during these uncertain times and hope you’re otherwise staying positive and healthy.
Seriously. Shame on me for leaving my site without an update for this length of time. I’ve been keeping very busy, playing plenty of sets—you know, before this COVID thing hit—and have published a slew of new mixes and material.
I’ll begin adding all of them—well, the notable ones—to the site over the next little while. If you’re a little on the impatient side; rest assured, everything worth your time is available via my Soundcloud page.
Looking at this particular effort, though:
Andrew Fazzolari and I were kindly asked to open proceedings at S*A*S*H By Day on a Sunday afternoon in January this year. Despite it appearing to be a smoky—and later, a rainy—affair in its early stages; the show must go on… and it certainly did.
We kicked off on the lower, slower, deeper tip, throwing on a selection of sub-110 BPM burners, setting the stage—and warming the floor—for Sondrio, Mo’funk and later… Black Loops!
Within this couple-of-hour-long offering, you’ll hear a range of selections from the likes of Tilman, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Frits Wentink, Harold Heath, Jehan and Admin, to name just a few.
Many thanks, as always to Cris, Kerry and the S*A*S*H collective for keeping us in mind—as always, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
We hope it warms your day/evening as it did on Sunday. Hope you enjoy as much!
It’s not every day you have the opportunity to warm-up for your favourite artist… I was that lucky a few weeks back.
We were fortunate to welcome Ethyène to our Attic fold as part of his very first Australian tour. Ethyène’s sample-driven house and disco original tracks, remixes and edits have formed a significant part of our collections—and, indeed, our Attic sets!—over the last couple of years. As far as I’m concerned; it really doesn’t get much better…
Accordingly, this was a set that consumed a lot of thought, emotion, plenty of nerves and significant effort—it’s one I hold dear.
With the man himself listening intently just a few metres away and a dance-floor building; the stage was set at Harpoon Harry—and here is the result…
She’s a lower, slower, affair, with plenty of vinyl included.
Hope you like it as much! 😉
: Tracklisting: 01 : Volta – ‘Goodnight Moon’ (Original Mix) [Boogie Belgique] 02 : Guts – ‘Freedom’ (Original Mix) [Heavenly Sweetness] 03 : Matt Hughes – ‘Looper Love’ (Original Mix) [Editorial Records] 04 : Buzz Compass – ‘Don’t Never’ (Original Mix) [Inhale Exhale Records] 05 : Patchworks – ‘Batracien’ (Original Mix) [Kolour Limited] 06 : I Gemin – ‘It’s About Trust’ (Original Mix) [Pressed For Time] 07 : Secret Squirrel – ‘003B’ (Original Mix) [Secret Squirrel] 08 : Gutinstinct – ‘The Girl You Love’ (Original Mix) [PNP] 09 : Harry Wolfman ft. Ella Chi – ‘On Tap’ (Original Mix) [Purp & Soul] 10 : Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee – ‘Bitter Sweet’ (Original Mix) [Editorial Records] 11 : Buzz Compass – ‘I Love The Skin’ (Original Mix) [Inhale Exhale Records] 12 : Bondi Bondi – ‘Dinner 4-2’ (Original Mix) [SlothBoogie] 13 : Tomas Malo – ‘Slave’ (Original Mix) [Hot Digits Music] 14 : MAM (Miguel Campbell & Matt Hughes) – ‘Crushed Ice’ (Original Mix) [Fina Records] 15 : Ron Basejam – ‘Love Don’t Wait’ (Original Mix) [Razor-N-Tape Records] 16 : Carol Douglas – ‘Party Nights’ (DJ “S” Remix) [CDR] 17 : Late Nite Tuff Guy – ‘That’s A Groove’ (LNTG Funkin’ Remix) [Tuff Cut] 18 : Dirtytwo – ‘Ain’t The Way’ (Original Mix) [Razor-N-Tape Records] 19 : Hotmood – ‘Don’t Care’ (Original Mix) [Editorial Records]
We’ve been pretty busy over the last couple of months—more bookings, more dates and subsequently, more recorded mixes!
This is one that I really enjoyed putting together and executing. For context, Andrew and I had spent the afternoon cruising Sydney Harbour—literally!—supporting Bellaire at the debut Anchor Events event. That mix is actually available here: https://soundcloud.com/andrewfazzolari/live_at_anchor_2019
After jumping off the cruise—again, in the literal sense—we set things up at Harpoon Harry for our Attic evening shindig, eagerly awaiting Bellaire‘s arrival…
This was my warm-up effort—lower, slower, but maintaining some “funk” and the disco edge, and I hope you like it!
A bunch of the usual suspects are included: Folamour, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Dirtytwo, etc. on some of our favourite labels, Moonrise Hill Material, Razor-N-Tape, Editorial Records, SlothBoogie, etc.
Here is our recent set, recorded live at our Attic event at The Flinders a few weeks back, on warm-up duties for Nachtbraker.
Our intention was to get the bodies moving and booties shaking with more rolling, percussive selections from our collective boxes—these actually worked a treat, setting the scene nicely for the expected Nachtbraker destruction! 😉
Hope you enjoy this one!
: Tracklisting: 01 : Jesse Bru – ‘Stay For A While’ (Original Mix) [Pulse Msc] 02 : Lorca – ‘No Chains On Me’ (Original Mix) [Live Ones] 03 : Max Graef – ‘No. 5’ (Original Mix) [The Gym] 04 : Scissorwork – ‘Kissing’ (Original Mix) [Beats Of No Nation] 05 : Frits Wentink – ‘Geese’ (Original Mix) [Wolf Music Recordings] 06 : SlothBoogie – ‘Acid Fantasy’ (Original Mix) [SlothBoogie] 07 : Bas Roos – ‘Midnight People’ (Original Mix) [Exploited] 08 : Playin’ 4 The City – ‘Minor Track’ (Original Mix) [Plastik People] 09 : Franck Roger – ‘Ruffcut’ (Original Mix) [Rutilance Recordings] 10 : James Pepper – ‘Lover’ (Black Loops Remix) [Neovinyl Recordings] 11 : Sebb Junior – ‘Moving’ (Original Mix) [La Vie d’Artiste Music] 12 : Loods – ‘Around’ (Original Mix) [Steel City Dance Discs] 13 : Hector Couto – ‘Changes’ (Original Mix) [Brise Records] 14 : Crookers ft. Baxter – ‘Innocent’ (Kai Alce Distinctive Groove Dub) [Defected] 15 : Honey Dijon ft. Shaun J. Wright & Alinka – ‘808 State Of Mind’ (Original Mix) [Classic Music Company] 16 : Never Dull – ‘United, Under One Roof’ (Original Mix) [Large Music] 17 : Joe Corti – ‘Thinkin” (Original Mix) [Better Listen Records] 18 : AB/DC – ‘This Feelin” (Cody Currie Remix) [Southern Fried Records] 19 : Cody Currie – ‘Oderberger’ (Original Mix) [House Of Disco Records] 20 : Intr0beatz – ‘Just Feel’ (Original Mix) [Lagaffe Tales] 21 : Tech Support – ‘Excursion’ (Jesse Bru Remix) [Anti Skate] 22 : Adryiano – ‘On My Side’ (Original Mix) [Soul Notes] 23 : Bellaire – ‘Make Me Feel’ (Original Mix) [AOC Records] 24 : Demuja – ‘Arrested’ (Original Mix) [CDR] 25 : D’Angelo – ‘Spanish Joint’ (Joe Corti’s Edit) [China White] 26 : Paul Cut – ‘Nucleus’ (Original Mix) [Balance]
Massive thanks to everyone who came down, packed out and partied with us at our Attic presents Cody Currie event.
We enjoyed excellent, positive vibes right throughout the evening—from the deeper, disco warm-ups early on, all the way to the pumping dance floor burners during the early hours from Norm De Plume and Cody, himself!
Special thanks also to Carly, Picnic Touring & Events and the team at Harpoon Harry for providing us with our playground for the evening!
Here is my solo warm-up hour—filled with lower, slower selections that happen to be tickling me in all the right places—as well as another hour, back-to-back with Andrew Fazzolari, right before Cody!
Stay locked for more Attic action real soon!
: Tracklisting: 01 : Nuno & John T. – ‘Trico Monti’ (Original Mix) [Tartine Records] 02 : Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee – ‘Summer Love’ (Original Mix) [Editorial Records] 03 : Murge – ‘Sounds Of The Inner City’ (Original Mix) [Whiskey Disco] 04 : Yuksek – ‘How I Love To Dance’ (Original Mix) [Razor-N-Tape Records] 05 : Martin Hayes – ‘Get On Down’ (Original Mix) [Razor-N-Tape Records] 06 : Difusion – ‘I Can Feel It’ (Original Mix) [Editorial Records] 07 : Mango – ‘Love’ (Original Mix) [Midnight Swim] 08 : Pontchartrain – ‘Lambrusco’ (Original Mix) [Whiskey Disco] 09 : U Deserve It – ‘U Deserve It’ (Original Mix) [Editorial Records] 10 : Situation – ‘Get To Know Me’ (Hot Toddy Vocal Remix) [Nang] 11 : Gene Dunlap – ‘Party In Me’ (DJ “S” Bootleg Extended Dance Remix) [CDR] 12 : Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee – ‘Moonlite’ (Original Mix) [Editorial Records]
: Tracklisting: 01 : Teena Marie – ‘I Need Your Lovin” (Dj “S” Remix) [CDR] 02 : Joe Corti – ‘Fulham Broadway’ (Original Mix) [Better Listen Records] 03 : Gabriele Poso – ‘Everybody Loves The Sunshine’ (Opolopo Remix) [BBE] 04 : Shalamar – ‘Make That Move’ (Secret Sun Dancefloor Edit) [CDR] 05 : Ilija Rudman – ‘Lovers Change Minds’ (Hot Toddy Extended Remix) [Classic Music Company] 06 : Eugene Record – ‘Fan The Fire’ (DJ “S” Remix) [CDR] 07 : Ari Bald – ‘That Lonely Night’ (Original Mix) [Better Listen Records] 08 : Johannes Albert – ‘All Around’ (Original Mix) [Fine] 09 : Never Dull – ‘Willie The Man’ (Original Mix) [CDR] 10 : Superprince – ‘Start Again’ (Original Mix) [Razor-N-Tape Records] 11 : Dorsi Plantar ft. Sune – ‘Grapefruit Dreams’ (Original Mix) [Better Listen Records] 12 : Joe Cleen – ‘Care While It Lasts’ (Original Mix) [Jazz Cabbage] 13 : Sebb Junior – ‘My Life’ (Original Mix) [La Vie D’Artiste Music] 14 : Pierre Moritz – ‘Jsors Le Coxis Du Feümur’ (Original Mix) [Shall Not Fade] 15 : Tilman – ‘Season’ (Original Mix) [Fine]
Well, here is a new mix from me: something compiled, executed and delivered, just because…
Since we kicked off our Attic project last year; the vast majority of my DJ’ing has been centred around a housier, disco-centric sound—for which Attic is known—for both, our own events and other ad hoc DJ bookings in around town.
Of course, we love our Attic sound, however; during this last little while—somewhat regrettably—I’ve not had much of an opportunity to sit back and relish in some other musical guilty pleasures. This particular line-up of deeper, melodic selections has allowed me to do just that. This is a very much an indulgent mix—let’s make no mistake about that.
Within, you’ll hear some newer pieces; you’ll hear some that I had stashed away for such an opportunity. Each track has moved me or has made me feel something.
It’s melodic, it’s moody and if I’ve done my job correctly; you’ll be taken on a journey for next 80 minutes or so.
I really hope you dig this one.
: Tracklisting: 01 : Intro 02 : Bochum Welt – ‘Azure’ (Original Mix) [K7 Records] 03 : Flabaire – ‘Sweet Spot’ (Original Mix) [D.KO Records] 04 : Seb Wildblood – ‘Nothing’ (Original Mix) [Church] 05 : Nicholas & Nikki-O – ‘Ancient Future’ (Original Mix) [Shall Not Fade] 06 : Classixx – ‘A Fax From The Beach’ (Original Mix) [Innovative Leisure Records] 07 : P.C. – ‘Spirit Feel’ (Original Mix) [Church] 08 : Leon Revol – ‘Far With A Van’ (Original Mix) [Secret Reels] 09 : L.K. – ‘Light Drama’ (Original Mix) [Shall Not Fade] 10 : Genius Of Time – ‘Kepler 186F’ (Original Mix) [Aniara Recordings] 11 : David & Hjalti – ‘Moods’ (Original Mix) [Lagaffe Tales] 12 : Owain K. – ‘New Horizon’ (Original Mix) [Arthouse] 13 : Shur-I-Kan – ‘Kermit’s Lodge’ (Original Mix) [Lazy Days Music] 14 : Terry Lee Brown Junior ft. Ira Ange – ‘Innocent’ (Forteba Remix) [Plastic City] 15 : Atjazz – ‘Track 1’ (Mix 1) [Atjazz Record Company] 16 : Mandar – ‘String Theory’ (Original Mix) [Oscillat Music] 17 : Jesse Futerman – ‘Blinding Lights’ (Original Mix) [Omena]