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]

Live at Sly Fridays Mix (8th July, 2016)

Well, here is my recorded set from ‘Sly Fridays’ on Friday night — well, Saturday morning, to be precise — hosted at ‘Slyfox’ in Newtown. I played the closing set of the night: from 3 AM, right until closing time at six.

Without too much of an idea of what I was going to play; I threw caution to the wind a bit and pulled out a selection of disco, house, some chunkier, deeper drum-driven stuff and pulled it right back towards the end finishing on an uplifting tip — much to the delight of some weary punters!

In particular, I wanted to send out special thanks to Jackson Winter the mastermind of this Friday shindig: firstly, for booking me, and for the extended three-hour slot, which really gave me a chance to stretch the legs musically and rip out some wax that has been burning holes in my record box, itching for the right forum to play!

You have an excellent product in this night — choosing perfectly appropriate selectors, bringing deeper, and sometimes eclectic, vibes right throughout the evening ’till late. It really shows that the tunes don’t need to be tough-as-nails to keep the late-night hungry punters entertained!

Shouts to the other DJs on bill, Donald Leicester and James Cripps!

I personally had a lovely time playing for the incredibly receptive “silent disco” crowd, bringing in Saturday morning!

Hope you enjoy the set as much!

x

: Tracklisting:
01 : DJ W!ld – ‘News Z’ (Original Mix) [Resonance Records]
02 : Jad & The Ladyboy ft. Stee Downes – ‘No Turning Back’ (Art Of Tones Club Version) (Edit) [Retrofit]
03 : Superlover – ‘Timeless’ (Original Mix) [Mother Recordings]
04 : Hanne & Lore – ‘Karma Supra’ (Original Mix) [Kittball]
05 : Eli Escobar – ‘Visions’ (Purple Disco Machine Remix) [Night People]
06 : Boris Dlugosch – ‘Keep Pushin” (Purple Disco Maschine Vox Mix) [Peppermint Jam]
07 : Evren Ulusoy – ‘Umea’ (Original Mix) [Seta Label]
08 : Michelle Owen, Kruse & Nuernberg ft. Isis Salam – ‘We Find Deep’ (Mat.Joe’s We Find Dub) [Rejected]
09 : Detroit Swindle – ‘Allright (We’ll Be)’ (Edit) [CDR]
10 : Detroit Swindle – ‘In Reverse’ (Original Mix) [Heist Recordings]
11 : Roberto Rodriguez (Manolo) – ‘Thank You (Part Two)’ (Edit) [Solardisco Recordings]
12 : Shyam – ‘Making Love’ (Original Mix) [Fox Trax]
13 : Cheek – ‘Venus’ (Pepe Bradock’s Saucy Precog Remix) [BBE]
14 : DJ Shanté – ‘Turn Around’ (Original Mix) [H.O.T. Records]
15 : DJ W!ld – ‘Get Some Balls’ (Original Mix) [Pathway Traxx]
16 : Onur Ozman – ‘There’s No Shame’ (David Kassi Dub) [Ready Mix Records]
17 : James Dexter – ‘Have It Like That’ (Original Mix) [Dessous Recordings]
18 : The Timewriter – ‘Revealing The Sound’ (Milton Jackson’s Dark Matter Remix) [Plastic City]
19 : Matthieu Duchesne – ‘Deep Soul’ (Nick Devon Remix) [Savoir Faire Musique]
20 : Cabin Fever – ‘Quasar’ (Original Mix) [Rekids]
21 : Anthea – ‘Distraction’ (Subb-an 5am Remix) [One Records]
22 : Soundscape – ‘Beach Bum’ (Original Mix) [New Era Recordings]
23 : Rosario Galati & Yves Murasca – ‘Carry On’ (Original Mix) [Milk & Sugar]
24 : Ismael Casimiro – ‘From Start To Finish’ (Original Mix) [Neim]
25 : The Timewriter – ‘Pasodoble’ (Kruse & Nuernberg Remix) [Streetlight]
26 : Kaily – ‘Get Ready’ (Original Mix) [Maison Rouge]
27 : Nikola Gala – ‘Got To Groove’ (Oxia Remix) [Moan]
28 : Rich Wakley – ‘Lip Service’ (Hauswerks Remix) [Resonance Records]
29 : Bubba – ‘I Got G-Love’ (Original Mix) [Extended Play]
30 : Sharam Jey, Danito & Athina – ‘All Night Long’ (Original Mix) [Bunny Tiger]
31 : Rodskeez – ‘Cruising Darling Harbour’ (Original Mix) [Inkfish Recordings]
32 : Life On Planets & Dim Neon Sum – ‘Light Years’ (Original Mix) [Sub_Urban]
33 : Pepe Bradock – ‘Surprise!’ (Deep Burnt Edit) [Atavisme]


Live at Crane Fridays Mix

Here is my recent set at Crane Fridays – from Friday, 12 September – supporting homegrown progressive house legend, Luke Chable.

The idea of this set – at least from my perspective – was to create a bridge between the more accessible, laid back Friday evening sounds usually heard at Crane on weekly basis, to the tougher sounds of progressive and tech, played by supporting act, Matt Clay, and Luke himself.

I’ve thrown in a couple of new ones I’m really digging at the moment, and there are a couple in there that I’ve blown the dust off!

Hope you enjoy, in any case!

: Tracklisting:
01 : Jay West, Manuel Sahagun ft. Cody ChesnuTT – ‘Sense Of You’ (Original Mix) [Klangkultur Schallplatten]
02 : Moe Turk – ‘Lounge It Up’ (Original Mix) [VL Records]
03 : Pinto & Edu. – ‘Baby’ (Original Mix) [Neim]
04 : Loz Goddard – ‘Say Yes’ (Original Mix) [Goldmin Music]
05 : Jack Dixon – ‘Lose Myself’ (Original Mix) [Skint Records]
06 : MANIK (NYC) – ‘White Motif’ (Shur-I-Kan Vs. Milton Jackson Remix) [Dark Energy Recordings]
07 : 16 Bit Lolitas – ‘Deep In My Soul’ (Original Mix) [Anjunadeep]
08 : Sascha Braemer – ‘Yeahhh’ (Lula Circus Remix) [Stil Vor Talent]
09 : Avatism ft. Forrest – ‘Different Spaces’ (Original Mix) [Vakant]
10 : John Monkman & Pete Tong – ‘The Bumps’ (Original Mix) [Suara]