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spankie hazard :: glory, jest, riddle pts I & II

spankie hazard

alexander pope

Spankie Hazard is one of the friendliest faces and dopest diggers you'll meet. Having spent years working the clubs and record stores of Melbourne - he has spent the last few years in Japan, where he continues to dig. Spankie makes mixes to tease the mind and shake the behind. If you heard his "A Game of Notes" mix in the last issue, you'll know what we're talking about. Here's Spankie describing his mixes:

"This is just a simple mix of music and spoken word, with which to contemplate the human condition. They were inspired by a poem by Alexander Pope. I think recent events have continued to remind us of how fucked-up, and yet at the same time, how incredibly wonderful we as human beings can be. These mixes explore this in more detail through hip hop, jazz, obscure Japanese funk and lounge."

Pt. III is in process.

  Know then thyself, presume not God to scan
The proper study of Mankind is Man.
Placed on this isthmus of a middle state,
A Being darkly wise, and rudely great:
With too much knowledge for the Sceptic side,
With too much weakness for the Stoic's pride,
He hangs between; in doubt to act, or rest;
In doubt to deem himself a God, or Beast;
In doubt his mind and body to prefer;
Born but to die, and reas'ning but to err;
Whether he thinks to little, or too much;
Chaos of Thought and Passion, all confus'd;
Still by himself, abus'd or disabus'd;
Created half to rise and half to fall;
Great Lord of all things, yet a prey to all,
Sole judge of truth, in endless error hurl'd;
The glory, jest and riddle of the world.
Alexander Pope

the delicate genius :: while you were bleeping

Debut mix tape from mysterious Melbourne based producer The Delicate Genius.

The Delicate Genius bio:
"In 1986 I swapped my entire record collection for a house cat called Laura. I never really looked back. Sure, I missed some of my past hits, but I also had so much more time to hit on my future misses. I never lost my love for the music though, and it wasn't long before I started to remake my favourite songs from memory. Daymares about lost picture sleeves. Nightdreams about my favourite b-sides. I still have the cat, but now I make music for other people's collections."

dj paprika :: life enhancing audio

DJ Paprika has been making waves in old M-town since he arrived from sunny Bris-vegas in 2006. Growing up in an incredibly musical family, Paprika started drumming and playing percussion from an early age - something that shows in his musical selections.

"I like to describe the music here (and what I try to promote) as: 'futurelatinjazzfunk & afrobrasilian beats'. A lot of the tracks on here I love for many different reasons especially the Femi Kuti, and Mr Hermano tracks!"


  1. In the beginning feat Cosmo – Mitchell & Dewburry (MUMO)
  2. Got my mojo working – Karma (Mojo Music)
  3. Salsin – The Amalgamation of Soundz (Axed Productions)
  4. Beyond the rains feat Billie Godfrey - Mitchell & Dewburry (MUMO)
  5. Donde estaran los cueros – Jimmy Urbina (Johnny Cotto) (Blues Interactions)
  6. Mambo Show – Charlie Palmieri (Atlantic)
  7. Viva emiliano Zapata – Gato Barbieri (ABC)
  8. Give it up or turnit a loose (Fantasista reformation mix) – James Brown (Universal)
  9. Brand new watusi feat EQ – Quantic (Tru Thoughts)
  10. Mixed blood/mambo rock) – Bronx Dogs (marble bar)
  11. Balkan hot step – N.O.H.A . (Unique)
  12. Living…am I living feat Bukky Leo - Mitchell & Dewburry (MUMO)
  13. Truth don die – Femi Kuti (Universal)
  14. Wesley music- RSL (Subtub Players)
  15. Free as the morning sun – Mr Hermano (Mr Bongo)

matt carswell :: the anti-ripper mix

Matt Carswell is the quiet achieving type. A member of the Moon Patrol team for many seasons, this boy used to destroy floors up and down our fair city with his trademark low-slung, lo-fi, dubby deep house rhythms. The sort of chugging sets that would sit and sit and sit until you were lulled into intense dacefloor abandon. The busboys always needed a spatula with their mop to clean prostrate party-goers from the floor come closing time.

Matt liked to chill out too. And for this he earned the name Ripper. But during January of 2003 Matt was overcome with a new surge of life - as was sometimes his want - which transformed him into the being known as "the Anti-Ripper". It was during this phase that Matt recorded this rare gem of deep rhythms. Enjoy.

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quantic soul :: never in doubt

We were lucky enough to DJ with Will Holland aka Quantic in Budapest at one of Keyser and Shurikens famed Crate Soul Parties. He's a lovely guy and a consumate musician and here for your enjoyment are a couple of great mixes. First is a straight from the desk recording of the Crate Soul night in Budapest and second up is the incredible 'Addis Sheckler Explosion' mix that Will did with Miles Cleret. A collection of rare and funky Ethiopian sides, this is some of the most joyous and raw music you'll ever hear, compiled and mixed by two very passionate people. Wax Poetics Issue 14 contains a transcript of Miles and Will interviewing Ethiopian music legend Mulatu Astatke.