Live at Cafe del Mar (22nd February, 2020)

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.

Much love!

Live at Attic presents Ethyène (11th May, 2019)

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]


Live at Toast, Ivy Pool Club (29th September, 2018)—with Andrew Fazzolari

We’ve been itching to get this one up and available since that glorious Sydney Saturday afternoon at Ivy Pool Club a couple of weeks back—and here it is!

For context, we were asked to open up proceedings at the first ‘Toast’ event of the season and, despite the grim weather forecast; Mother Nature turned it on for all… so, we responded accordingly.

“The Fazz” and I—unofficially waving the Attic flag—took the opportunity to play some of our lower, slower, funky burners and had an immensely enjoyable time in the process!

Huge thanks to the Toast crew, and Christian Grande for the recommendation!

Hope you dig this one!

x

: Tracklisting:
01 : Warren G. ft. Nate Dogg – ‘Regulate’ (DJ “S” Not In Love Anymore Edit) [CDR]
02 : Kon & The Gang – ‘Strong Love (Everlasting)’ (Original Mix) [Basic Fingers]
03 : Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee – ‘Bounce 2 It’ (Original Mix) [Editorial Records]
04 : Closed Paradise – ‘Cindy Goes To A Party’ (Original Mix) [LOVEDANCING]
05 : Rene & Angela ft. Notorious B.I.G. – ‘I Love You More’ (DJ “S” Bootleg Extended Remix) [CDR]
06 : Buzz Compass – ‘Your World’ (Original Mix) [Whiskey Disco]
07 : Ferias ’77 – ‘Rainha Do Mar’ (JKriv Rework) [Razor-N-Tape Records]
08 : Mac Miller ft. Anderson .Paak – ‘Dang!’ (Original Mix) [Warner Dance Labels]
09 : Luvless – ‘Be Mine’ (Original Mix) [Tsuba]
10 : Sleazy McQueen – ‘Pretty Baby’ (Original Mix) [Whiskey Disco]
11 : Kisk & Maxim Buldakov – ‘Funkin’ On’ (Original Mix) [Apparel Music]
12 : Outunder – ‘Rock With You’ (Original Mix) [Nurvous Records]
13 : Ethyène – ‘Walkin’ In The Sunshine’ (Original Mix) [Editorial Records]
14 : Hotmood – ‘Instru-Mental’ (Original Mix) [Empire Studio Records]
15 : Quincy Jones – ‘Betcha’ Wouldn’t Hurt Me’ (DJ “S” Remix) [CDR]
15 : Coeo – ‘Like It Is’ (Original Mix) [Razor-N-Tape Records]
16 : Dr. Packer – ‘Turn Me On’ (Dr. Packer Rework) [Medicine Music]
17 : Late Nite Tuff Guy – ‘Get It Right’ (Original Mix) [Tuff Cut]
18 : Ethyène – ‘La-Butte-Aux-Cailles’ (Original Mix) [Moonrise Hill Material]