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 Mix: Moods & Melodies

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]


Live at Original Vibe Mix (20th October, 2017) with Andrew Fazzolari

So, Andrew Fazzolari and I took the ‘Attic‘ train to Manly late last year to spread the deeper disco vibes at Havana Beach Club for the ‘Original Vibe‘ brand.

We arrived, loaded with plenty of new weapons we were itching to play: new cuts from Folamour‘s album—no surprises there obviously!—as well as Ari Bald, Cody Currie, Ethyène and Black Loops.

Despite the unseasonal rainy weather, there was a healthy turnout, who warmly danced the night away and rocked out to our tunes. Of course, we were also joined by an excellent all-star cast from Sydney’s house and disco DJ community, too, with Mr. Ben Korbel on headline duties, the Original Vibe Man himself, Jordan Waller and the highly-accomplished DJ/producer trio, Dulcet!

Many thanks to Jordan and the Original Vibe Team. We had a highly enjoyable evening!

Hope you enjoy this mix! 😉

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: Tracklisting:
01 : Cody Currie – ‘Peach Fuzz’ (Original Mix) [Secret Reels]
02 : Anthony Fade – ‘Champagne Paradise’ (Original Mix) [Shall Not Fade]
03 : Voodoo Whiskey – ‘Get Next To You’ (Original Mix) [Masterworks Music]
04 : Fouk – ‘Heavy On The Bacon’ (Original Mix) [Room With A View]
05 : Eben Rees – ‘Dirty Dishes’ (Original Mix) [Honey Butter Records]
06 : Folamour – ‘When She Moves I’m Moved’ (Original Mix) [Diggin’ Disco Deep]
07 : Coeo – ‘Cabrio Mango’ (Original Mix) [Toy Tonics]
08 : Ari Bald – ‘Hot 2 Cold’ (Original Mix) [Honey Butter Records]
09 : Bas Roos – ‘Take Life Easy’ (Original Mix) [Exploited]
10 : Lux Experience – ‘Your Luv’ (Original Mix) [Masterworks Music]
11 : David & Hjalti – ‘Whatever You Want’ (Original Mix) [Lagaffe Tales]
12 : Cody Currie – ‘Down On Disco Street’ (Original Mix) [Pusic Records]
13 : Folamour – ‘The Power And The Blessing Of Unity’ (Original Mix) [Glitterbox Recordings]
14 : Cody Currie – ‘Beer Machine’ (Original Mix) [Better Listen Records]
15 : Folamour – ‘Devoted To U’ (Original Mix) [Moonrise Hill Material]
16 : Jad & The – ‘Strings That Never Win’ (Original Mix) [Toy Tonics]
17 : Sondrio – ‘Versey’ (Black Loops Remix) [Romantics]
18 : Fouk – ‘Elevator Groove’ (Original Mix) [House Of Disco Records]


Attic Teaser Promo Mix (November 2016)

Well, here is the first of a couple of “teaser” mixes we’ll be throwing out for our ‘Attic’ brand this week — a new project I’m currently working on.

This mix offering contains original tunes and remixes from Junktion, Harry Wolfman, Fantastic Man, Jeremy Juno and Forteba, on labels such as Razor-N-Tape Recordings, Secret Reels and Melbourne Deepcast.

By all means, like our Attic Facebook page to stay in-the-loop with upcoming announcements and movements.

And here is a little bit more about the project:

Attic is the brainchild of Sydney jocks, Brendan Clay and Andrew Fazzolari; devised as a medium to promote their love for low, slow grooves, thick basslines and loose, swinging drums.

Attic is tailored to those searching for an avenue for deep, soulful, disco-infused and melodically-inclined house music.

Fundamentally, its focus is the promotion of quality, hand-picked local talent, foremost; regularly showcasing selectors from around the globe who mirror its style and vision.

deep • low-slung • disco

…and it’s coming in 2017.

Thanks for your support, thus far. Hope you enjoy the mix!

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