Brendan Clay – Mental Health Mix (July 2022)

While it’s one of the more dramatic titles I’ve associated with a new mix, it’s not without good reason. The process of compiling and delivering this mix has worked wonders for my mental health over the last little while.

For the last 20 years, music has served as my primary creative outlet, however; recent opportunities to indulge in the craft or completely immerse myself in a creative project haven’t been as abundantly available nor really possible. (Most new parents or those working in high-pressure professional endeavours might share the same insight.)

So I did a thing. Indeed, my first thing in a little while…

Put simply, this was me, pinching available pockets of time, throwing on some music and pressing record while doing so. There was little rhyme nor reason to its execution, rather than embracing an opportunity to process some newer purchases or indulgently enjoying a worn favourite. (My Ecler Nuo 5 being a notable addition into the latter category.)

I completed this over a number of weekends—on some days, I contributed only half an hour; on others, a little longer—picking up from exactly the point I had finished during the previous window.

It’s raw, honest, largely unedited—though, I obviously had to join each session recording—and it’s all me, doing something I genuinely enjoy and have done for some time.

I hope this translates into a reasonable journey for you, the listener—I’ll continue to enjoy it nonetheless.

: Tracklisting:
01 : Apparel Wax – ‘009B1’ (Original Mix) [Apparel Music]
02 : Tension – ‘The Spot’ (Original Mix) [DeepStitched]
03 : Sven Wegner – ‘Strimmeling’ (Original Mix) [Mostly Cozy]
04 : DJ Poolboi – ‘Elope’ (Original Mix) [Shall Not Fade]
05 : Pool Boy & Cyril Hahn ft. Pacific Coliseum – ‘Pool House’ (Original Mix) [Noire & Blanche]
06 : Retromigration – ‘Giving Back’ (Original Mix) [Healthyscratch Records]
07 : Idan Hana – ‘Friends’ (Original Mix) [Aterral]
08 : Harry Wolfman – ‘Mango Lime’ (Original Mix) [Secret Reels]
09 : Slync – ‘Voyage’ (Original Mix) [Pole Position Recordings]
10 : Groove Parliament – ‘Heaven’ (Original Mix) [Nurvous Records]
11 : Hysteric – ‘Chrome Plated Broiler’ (Original Mix) [Pleasure Of Love]
12 : Ari Bald – ‘Apollon’s Arpeggio’ (Original Mix) [Blåklint Studios]
13 : Graef & Seibt – ‘Kotschleuder’ (Original Mix) [Box Aus Holz]
14 : Scruscru – ‘Waka-no-ura Bay’ (Original Mix) [Ltd, W/Lbl]
15 : Retromigration – ‘Versace Sheets’ (Byron The Aquarius Live Remix) [Handy Records]
16 : Retromigration & Nephews – ‘Chb Pimpin” (Original Mix) [Ltd, W/Lbl]
17 : Felipe Gordon – ‘Strings Of The Afterlife’ (Original Mix) [Razor-N-Tape Records]
18 : Tech Support – ‘Praise’ (Original Mix) [Anti Skate]
19 : DiSKOP – ‘Bird’s-eye’ (Original Mix) [Whiteloops]
20 : Milton Jackson – ’16 Levels’ (Original Mix) [Housewax]
21 : John Tejada – ‘From A Slice To A Draw’ (Original Mix) [Slices Of Life]
22 : Halo Varga & Petar Cvetkovic ft. Cess – ‘In Da Groove’ (Original Mix) [NG Trax]
23 : South Shore Garage – ‘Tell The Truth’ (Original Mix) [Interweaved]
24 : Idan Hana – ‘Your Love’ (Black Loops 1AM Mix) [Aterral]
25 : Leonel Castillo – ‘TWT-001-002’ (A2) [Third Wave Trax]
26 : Anthony Mea – ‘Miles Away’ (Original Mix) [Nurvous Records]
27 : DJ Steaw – ‘Holding Off’ (Original Mix) [Phonogramme]
28 : Rhythm & Sound ft. Paul St. Hilaire – ‘Free For All’ (Soundstream Remix) [Burial Mix]
29 : J.T. Donaldson – ‘Pain’ (Soulphiction’s Dub Refix) [SupportSystem Recordings]
30 : Brawther – ‘Dunes’ (Original Mix) [Interweaved]
31 : Unknown Artist – ‘Lhyl’ (Original Mix) [Memory Remains]
32 : Silat Beksi – ‘Miracle Inside’ (Original Mix) [OLO Records]
33 : Stussko – ‘Guilty’ (Original Mix) [CDR]
34 : Horsemen – ‘All My Bad Behaviour’ (Vinyl Rework) [Ltd, W/Lbl]
35 : Jesse Bru – ‘Rainforest’ (Original Mix) [Aterral]
36 : Vitess – ‘Panama Peppers’ (Original Mix) [Pulse Msc]
37 : Genie In A Bottle – ‘Unknown B’ [Genie In A Bottle Records]
38 : Clive From Accounts – ‘Alan A’ (Original Mix) [Income Trax]
39 : Unknown Artist – ‘Sakalas’ (Original Mix) [Rayonas Records]
40 : Moonee – ‘Sweet Winters’ (Original Mix) [Groovence]
41 : pablot – ‘Got You’ (Original Mix) [SlothBoogie]
42 : Gunnter – ‘Don’t Go Away’ (Original Mix) [AKU]
43 : Janeret – ‘Beyond’ (Original Mix) [Rutilance Recordings]

New mixes from me – just in time for Summer!

I’ve been rather guilty of not giving my “dot com” enough attention, as it most certainly deserves.

As we enter the Australian warm summer months, here are a couple of new mixes from me…

Listen – and / or download – below:

The first, is a promo mix compiled and created on the back of my recent set at ‘Significant Others’, at The Burdekin Hotel, Sydney, in late November.

The mix features a selection of the tunes I played on the night – some deep, some disco-driven and some techy, but all really quite accessible!

I felt it was all quite well received by the Friday crowd – and I hope you enjoy it all the same.

: Tracklisting:
01 : Isaac Tichauer – ‘I Forgive You’ (Original Mix) [CDR]
02 : Bluford Duck – ‘Shoulder To Cry On’ (Original Mix) [Jeudi Records]
03 : Lessovsky – ‘Sinking Feeling’ (Danke Remix) [Union Jack Records]
04 : Haze-M & Cucumbers – ‘Lady’ (Original Mix) [Sleazy Deep]
05 : Dandy & Gregory S. – ‘Sanity’ (One Opinion Remix) [Itom Records]
06 : Karmine Rosciano – ‘Deep Fire’ (Felipe L. Remix) [ITech Sound System]
07 : Ackermann – ‘Brothers’ (Original Mix) [Traktor Records]
08 : Rishi K. – ‘Kindred Spirit’ (Original Mix) [Itom Records]
09 : Maya Jane Coles ft. Kim Ann Foxman – ‘Burning Bright’ (Joyce Muniz Remix) [I/AM/ME]
10 : Full Intention – ‘Icon’ (Original Mix) [Rebirth]
11 : Kyle Watson – ‘You Should’ (Original Mix) [Gruuv]
12 : Evren Ulusoy – ‘Play It Again Pam’ (Original Mix) [Electronique Digital]

 

The second mix, is a live recording from one of our most recent ‘SPOiLT Fridays’ nights at Square Bar, Sydney.

We tailor our selections very much for an after-work crowd, and this is – in my opinion – a fine example of the sound you’ll hear most Fridays.

Hope you like this one, too!

: Tracklisting
01 : Arise – ‘How I Like It’ (Original Mix) [Fresh II Death Records]
02 : Lessovsky – ‘Sinking Feeling’ (Danke Remix) [Union Jack Records]
03 : Fabry Pandolfo & Stephane Deschezeaux – ‘More Or Less’ (Ran Salman Remix) [Sleazy Deep]
04 : Mark Lower – ‘The Way That I Feel’ (Original Mix) [Nurvous Records]
05 : Vincenzo & Minako – ‘Junebug’ (Vocal Mix) [Anjunadeep]
06 : HouseRiders & Maske – ‘Testify’ (Soul Minority Deep Mix) [Kommunity]
07 : Rogue Vogue – ‘More Than Enough’ (Sixth Avenue Express Remix – Brendan Clay Edit) [CDR]
08 : Lenny Kravitz – ‘Believe In Me’ (Dousk & JMP Remix) [CDR]
09 : Newbie Nerdz & Going Deeper – ‘Feeling’ (Original Mix) [Soul Records]
10 : Raw District ft. Ingrid Hakanson – ‘Bad Angel’ (Original Mix) [DFTD]
11 : Viadrina – ‘Lush Hour’ (Original Mix) [Bpitch Control]
12 : James Silk – ‘These Sheets’ (Original Mix) [Off Recordings]
13 : Marco Darko – ‘Endlessly’ (Original Mix) [WellDone! Music]
14 : Manos & Felyx – ‘Indie Game’ (Mark Lower & Man Of Goodwill Remix – Brendan Clay Fix Edit) [CDR]