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 Attic presents Bellaire (16th February, 2019)

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.

Stay locked for more Attic action real soon, too!

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: Tracklisting:
01 : Folamour – ‘Whateva Sis’ (Original Mix) [Make Believe Disco]
02 : Folamour – ‘Night Of Desirable Objects’ (Original Mix) [Moonrise Hill Material]
03 : Chaka Khan – ‘What Cha’ Gonna Do For Me’ (Late Nite Tuff Guy Rework) [CDR]
04 : Dirtytwo – ‘Ain’t The Way’ (Original Mix) [Razor-N-Tape Records]
05 : Alicia Myers – ‘I Want To Thank You’ (DJ “S” Remix) [CDR]
06 : Matt Hughes – ‘Shufflin” (Original Mix) [Editorial Records]
07 : Dirtytwo – ‘Found Love’ (Original Mix) [Razor-N-Tape Records]
08 : Unknown Artist – ‘SIML’ (Schenkelspreizer Edit) [Schenkelspreizer]
09 : Jehan – ‘Jambalaya Avenue’ (Original Mix) [Honey Butter Records]
10 : Joe Cleen – ‘City Nights’ (Original Mix) [SlothBoogie]
11 : Unknown Artist – ‘LC’ (Schenkelspreizer Edit) [Schenkelspreizer]
12 : Soundstream – ‘Makin’ Love’ (Original Mix) [Soundstream]
13 : Late Nite Tuff Guy – ‘Get It Right’ (Original Mix) [Tuff Cut]
14 : Pontchartrain – ‘Nice ‘N Slow’ (Original Mix) [Whiskey Disco]