Summer Slowdown

21 September 2015

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I've been championing the cause of for a good while now. Mainly because I've been keeping a close eye on events surrounding Soundcloud and I felt that this clampdown on DJ mixes and Edits was coming. In all honesty, I'm surprised it's taken this long for the shit to really hit the fan. Until the most recent batch of Sony strikes and subsequent account deletions over on Soundcloud, it was pretty slow over on Hearthis. Things are really beginning to pick up now though, and in future I will be embedding the Hearthis player on the blog, rather than the Soundcloud player.

If I'm being totally honest, I do still prefer the Soundcloud interface, although I still wish we had 'Classic Soundcloud', and I will likely keep my feet in both camps (as well as Mixcloud) for as long as my Soundcloud account remains open. I'm sure like many others, it's a matter of time before I am forced to jump fully into the other hosting sites, and who knows how long those will last?

As a way of kick-starting the new focus on Hearthis, I put together a wee chillout mix at the weekend, and as is the way of things, it was unplanned and played live. Please support the artists by picking up any of the music you may enjoy from the mix.



01. Scrimshire ft Matthew Halsall - Saltwater  -  (Wah Wah 45's) <<< Free via Bandcamp>>>
02. Stateless - Bloodstream  -  (Studio !K7)
03. Fila Brazillia - In The Kingdom Of Sound  -  (Twentythree)
04. Nic2Birilli - Il Mio Brano 14
05. Handsome Boy Modelling School - Sunshine (Groove Armada Sunset Dub)  -  (Tommy Boy)
06. St Germain - Montego Bay Spleen  -  (Blue Note)
07. Tim 'Love' Lee - Everybody Loves The Jungle  -  (Tummy Touch)
08. Turquoise Summers - Cuando Tocamos  -  (Omega Supreme Records)
09. La Vogue - Eternal  -  (Shiny Disco Club)  <<<Free via Soundcloud>>>
10. Dust Brothers - Searchin'  -  (Mo Wax)
11. Dadamnphreaknoizphunk - Dadamn Traffic  -  (Combination Records)
12. Hexstatic - Telemetron  -  (Ninja Tune)

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Network Guest Mix - September 2015

12 September 2015

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The first time I bumped into Matthew Foord on this world wide interweb thing was after he had left a series of very warm and complimentary comments on my 'Is Anybody Listening?' mix, 2 to 3 years ago. Since then I've kept tabs on his own mixes and radio show output, which I have always thoroughly enjoyed. It seems we share a fairly eclectic taste, so when he asked me to share the airwaves with him during his Network show on Box Frequency, there was only ever going to be one answer.

Matthew asked me for a mix a good few months ago now, but between one thing or another, I just never got the time to do it. Buying some new equipment also held things up and to be honest, I should be spending time getting to grips with the Traktor Kontrol S4 and setting it up correctly rather than just diving in and making mixes. That's me all over though, and I couldn't help myself.  My mix for this show was only my third time on the S4, so it's not perfect, but not the worst for being a newbie. (PS - Yes, I did slow the Jonny Nash track down a lot..... simple reason, I quite liked the way it sounded, no more, no less).

I'll have some more new mixes to share soon, so keep an eye out for those. In the meantime, here are both parts of the Network show broadcast last Thursday evening (10th September), linked up for you to grab the tracks you enjoy.

To keep track of Matthew Foord, visit the following links:

Network - September 2015 - Part 1: Matthew Foord


01. Joan Bibiloni  - Pinzells  -  (Aficionado Recordings)
02. Len Leise - Call Of Kati Thanda  -  (Cutters Records)
03. Volta Cab - Caribbean Undercover (Mark E Remix)  -  (Seven Music)
04. Steve Cobby & Trudie Dawn Smith - We Start Over (Tuff City Kids Private Acid Mix)  -  (International Feel)
05. Don Carlos - Alone (Paradise Version)  -  (Calypso)
06. Talamanca System - Balanzat  -  (International Feel)
07. Delicious - Moto  -  (Tretmuehle)
08. Little Big Bee - Searchin' (Atjazz Remix)  -  (Yellow Productions)
09. Vakula - Muspel  -  (Leleka)
10. Steve Cobby - Mahalo  -  (Declasse)

Network - September 2015 - Part 2 - Mixamorphosis


01. Nick Mackrory - Zulu  -  (Colona Records)
02. Scientific Dreamz Of U - Mystic Revelation Of Science  -  (Bokhari Records)
03. Ford Inc. - Delirium  -  (Throne Of Blood)
04. Cetranger - Spear Words  -  (Vernal Records)
05. Farbror Resande Mac - Drakryggen  -  (Is It Balearic?)
06. Jonny Nash - Phantom Actors  -  (Melody As Truth)
07. Gunnar Haslam - Ajapajapam (Version)  -  (L.I.E.S)
08. Mugwump - Doobie Shine Trouble  -  (Subfield)
09. Gaussian Curve - Impossible Island  -  (Music From Memory)
10. Cass. - Forest + Deer  -  (Emotional Response)
11. The Unknown Cases - Masimbabele (Justin Van Der Volgen Remix)  -  ([Emotional] Especial)
12. Stratus - Axis  -  (Aficionado Recordings)
13. Mushrooms Project - Obsession  -  (Uber)
14. Holy Other - Yr Love  -  (Tri Angle)
15. Baby Alpaca - Sea Of Dreams (Turbotito Remix)  -  (Music For Dreams)
16. Len Leise - Ryoshi's Garden  -  (Aficionado Recordings)
17. Eddie C - The Touch  -  (Red Motorbike)

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