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j-nett :: style setting glamazonian princess

For over a decade the style setting glamazonian princess otherwise know as J-Nett has provided Australia's finer dancefloors with an inimitable underground sound truly defying any categorization ... in any one set this woman seamlessly switches from dub to disco, house to hip hop, reggae to rock and then rides back though this galactic disco wormhole with a kid gloved finesse like no other - better than Joh Bailey stylishly snipping at Kerri Ann's super blonde space mop.

She also runs one of the tightest record stores in town, check it out at http://www.hearnow.net.au/.

Tracklisting Hear Now Mix:
Ceephax :: Steve (Rephlex)
Willie Colon ::Angustina Maternal (Soul Jazz)
DJ Kentaro :: Scratch It (Ninja Tunes)
Heavyweight Dub Champion :: Arrival (Bassnectar Remix) (Om)
Elektrons :: Be With You (Wall Of Sound)
Baby Oliver :: Uptown Express (Environ)
She's The Star Pocketknife's Continual Cornfield Remix (Flagrant Fowl)
Subway :: Satellites (Soul Jazz)
Moodymann :: Technologystolemyvinyle (KDJ)
Larry Heard pres. Mr White :: The Sun Can't Compete (Alleviated)
Mala Digital Mystikz :: Forgive (Deep Medi Musik)
DJ Kentaro :: Free ft. MC Spankrock (Ninja Tunes)
Surgeon :: Bad Hands Break Roly Vex'd Remix (Downwards)
A Number Of Names :: Sharevari (Instrumental) (Capriccio)
Goat Dance :: Goat Dance (Version) (Bearfunk)
Natasha ft Clipse :: So Sick (Accapella) (Jive)
Bassnectar ft. Kristina Maria :: Yo (Om)
Give The Drummer Some :: Go On (No Label)
J Walter Negro & The Loose Jointz :: Shoot The Pump (Soul Jazz)
Subway :: Delta (Soul Jazz)
Arpadys :: Funky Bass (Sirocco)
The Jacksons :: Heartbreak Hotel Sasso Re-Edit (Kat)

Mokbel Mix:
HearNow's first lady of echo throws down another cosmic jam in true 'jan-fash'. In alphabetical order [not track order] the playlist goes something likeÖ Badly Drawn Boy, Bamabounce, Beyond The Wizards Sleeve, B.O.P, Carl Craig, Debbie Deb, DJ Hollywood, John Lennon, LindstrÝm, Elvis Costello, Peter Black, Ratatat [not Ratcat], White Light Circus, Whodini & some french re-edit record with a green [or maybe blue] label, a M-people accapella and an interview with Tony Mokbel [this weeks hearnow covergirl] ... why y'all gaggin?


mark pritchard :: steppin live to the dub side


photo by Anthony Geernaert

The original Troubleman, one half of Global Communications and now masquerading as both Harmonic 33 and 313, Mark Pritchard is one of the most incredible producers of electronic music on the planet. He has an ear for space and tone and texture and his beats range from beautiful and succinct to rough and rugged.

This set of filthy, monstrous dubstep was recorded before at Void in Sydney in early september. Benga was the guest of honour and this one hour is Mark's warmup for him.

Check out Mark's myspace here


moodmann :: live on nova (paris)

Yes, he's coming to town, have a look at the special we did on him here. Check out a Moodymann dj mix live on Parisian radio Nova:

Tracklist:
01. Marvin Gaye - Distant Lover (Live Version) - Motown
02. Moodymann - I Can't Kick This Feelin When It Hits - KDJ
03. Moodymann - Yesterdays - Soul City
04. Claire - Mo Wax Excursions
05. ?? - ??
06. Moodymann - Midnight (I like to know) - soul city
07. Sade - Surrender Your Love (kenny larkin & stacey pullen remix) -illegal detroit
08. House To House - Taste My Love -Police
09. ?? - ??
10. ?? - ??
11. Blue Boy - Sandman
12. Theo Parrish - Lake Shore Drive -kdj
13. ?? - ??
14. Moodymann - I Can't Kick This Feelin When It Hits - KDJ

Thanks to fullbozman.com for this along with other mixes here.


ms. butt :: i love big butts

Being a die-hard fan of Richard and Declan I of course wanted to impress them with my taste in music. After weeks of shuffling tracks around, and keeping my house-mate awake i recorded a mix. Then my computer crashed. Depression set in. A relocation to my brothers house and his "Ghetto-Sled Studios", very appropriately named as can be heard from the occaisional earth buzz and average mix (just picture brother / sister banter at these moments) it was completed.

Being a hopeless romantic i chose some of my favourite tried and tested romancing tunes, on to the beats that make me jump on my bed with fists punching the air, a short trip to the Carribean and a croon out of there.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I do and that this mix can be used as a romancing tool for all candleit dinners and long drives to bed and breakfasts. Ms Butt.

Tracklist:
Dwele :: Jimmy Stay Down
Sa-Ra :: Rosebuds
Daniel DeBourg & Dyanna Fearon :: Bubblebath
Novel & Kool G Rap :: Mama Said
J Dilla :: (unknown)
Jaylib :: Nowadayz
Tiombe Lockhart :: The Overtaking
Roots Manuva :: Too Cold (Sa-Ra remix)
Phat Kat :: Cold Steel
Joyride :: (Version)
Wayne Wonder :: Bashment Girl
Kangaroo :: Kangaroo Dance
Albarosie :: In the Ghetto
Burru Bnton :: MC Peggy
Natty Dread :: Sweet C
Professor Nuts :: Satan Trong
Chaka Demus / Pliers :: Murder She Wrote
Al Green :: Love and Happiness (remix)
Bill Withers :: Who Is He And What Is He To You
Sharon Jones :: Nobodies Baby


all out k :: head rush hour




In conjunction with our special on Rush Hour, The Netherland's finest record store, label and distro (here) - label head and supreme dutch dj Christiaan Macdonald aka All Out K has offered us a selection of techno faves sublimely mixed. Watch out!

Check out the amazing rushhour records web store: www.rushhour.nl.

Tracklist:
Smith n Hack :: Falling Stars (Smith n Hack)
Etienne Jaumet :: Repeat Again After Me [Ame remix] (Versatile)
Tony Allen :: Kilode [Carl Craig remix] (Honest Johns)
Redshape :: Species (Present)
G-Man :: Quo Vadis (Swim)
Lil Louis :: Freaky (Strictly Rhythm)
Cro-Magnon :: Take Me Higher (Jazzy Sport)
Marcellus Pittman :: Thereís Somebody Out There (Unirhythm)
Yuro & Trago :: Compressed Roots (Rush Hour)
Roland Appel :: Dark Soldier (Sonar Kollektiv)
Jarno :: Memories (Rush Hour Limited)
Ame :: Fiori (Ostgut Ton)
Yuro & Trago :: Primary Roots [Redshape rmx] (Rush Hour)
Carsten Jost :: Certain Kind (Klang Elektronik)
Fred Hush & Noseda :: In the Dark (Rush Hour Limited)
Audion :: Your Place Or Mine (Spectral Sound)
The Hasbeens :: Make the World Go Away (Viewlexx)
Smith n Hack :: Falling Stars (Smith n Hack)


brian damage :: pains in my head

Misha Hollenbach is no stranger to research & development having contributed a number of cult mixes with phil ransom. One quiet sunday night in the early days of December 2007, Misha guested on Michael Kucyk's 'Noise In My Head' radio show which follows on from Declan's on 3RRR. For 90 minutes with no back announcing in sight, Misha, aka Brian Damage, pleasured the ears of the RRR listenershhip with this incredible selection of cosmic disco, balearic beats, space funk, acid and ethno electro. What can we say? Open your ears and take a journey out into the out where. Incredible.<


mr. geoffrey and jd franzke :: surplise!

Well this is could well be the definition of long awaited return. The "Get A Room" mix is a favourite of ours and r&d subscribers. Shanghai Surprise is altogether a more beat oriented affair but still features the same attention to detail where the programming and mixing is concerned. Soundtracks, jazz, latin, hip hop, soul and afro rhythms collide in the kind of delicious sonic melange that only mr geoffrey and the wizard franzke could create.


nick record kicks :: when i'm 45


Nick - head honcho of Milan's premier funk, soul and influences label Record Kicks - dropped through Australia earlier this year delivering some of the smoothest sets of the good stuff you're likely to hear. And let's set the record straight. Nick is a collectors collector. One of those guys who can talk endlessly about music most people - even those in the know - wouldn't have a clue about. At home digging through piles of 45s and completely prepared to hand over astounding amounts of money for the super soulful and super-rare-as-fuck ones he finds (he has a list the length of the Koran in his head). Thank-god for diggers like Nick.

When asked if he could kindly deliver a mix of such tunes for our humble repository of music, he obliged in fine style, with this mix of new and old funk and soul 45s. Enjoy.

Tracklist:
Quantic feat Alice Russel - The sound of everything (Senorlobo & WatchTV rmx) - (Marulasoulfool)
Liz MacCall - Double determination - (Mr.G)
Brenda Dwere - Were you ever lonely - (Road)
Sweet Vandals - Papa's got a brand new bag - (Unique)
JB - Funky Soul #1 - (King)
Jimmy Ellis - I gotta see my baby - (Hip-Delia)
The Allusions - Got to get away - (Ra Bra)
Arlene Williams - Duck (alla over town) - (Musette)
Bobby Patterson - Sock some lovin - (Jetstar)
Robert John - Raindrops, love & sunshine - (A&M)
Major Harris -- Lovin you more - (Okeh)
Pat Lundi - Party music - (Vigor)
Wayne Henderson - Dancing love affair - (Polydor)
Vessie Simon - I can make it - (Simco)
Luv Co - Things are not the same - (Spring)
Put Hunt - Super cool - (Early bird)
Explosions - Hip Drop (Gold cup)
Joe Cuba Sextet - Sock it to me - (Tico)
The Techniques - Hi there - (Camel)
Bobby Bird - I need help - (King)


loot :: sinful style, winning smile

As one of Melbourne's best drum'n'bass producers and DJs under the moniker Motive, it was a pleasant and not complete surprise when Dan Feary started busting out music of a more four-to-the-floor bent. For this he took on a new moniker, Loot, and started playing around most of the slicker venues in Melbourne, regularly dropping his own bootlegs and generally impressing the collective asses of Melbourne. He very kindly responded to our request for some good shit (in fact he was the first to do so) for this issue. Enjoy.

Tracklist:
Dizzee Rascal :: Flex (Loot edit)
Andy Caldwell :: Warrior (Claude Vonstroke remix)
MSTRKRFT :: Work On You (Para One remix)
Bugz In The Attic :: Donít Stop The Music (Switch remix)
Modeselektor :: Silikon (Siriusmo remix)
Chromeo :: Fancy Footwork
Kid Sister :: Pro Nails feat. Kanye West
Justice x Simian :: We Are Your Instrumental
Diplo :: Wassup Wassup
Puzique :: Thomas
Armand Van Helden :: I Want Your Soul (Crookers x Fistfight remix)
M.I.A. :: XR2
The Chemical Brothers :: Salmon Dance (Herve interlude)
Felix Da Housecat :: Like Something 4 Porno (Kris Menace remix)
Hall & Oates :: I Canít Go For That (Loot edit)
Cut Copy :: Hearts On Fire
Feist :: My Moon My Man (Boys Noize remix)
Fatboy Slim :: Champion Sound (Switch remix)
M.I.A. :: Bamboo Banger
The Pixies :: Gouge Away
Yeah Yeah Yeahs :: 10 x 10

mix from the archive

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cinnaman :: kindred spirits radio mix

Hailing from the nefarious low-slung dutch label Rushhour Records in the heart of Amsterdam - Cinnaman popped over to Melbourne recently for the first term of the Red Bull Music Academy. As well as being a lovely young lad he also knows how to put together a sweet mix of wonky rhythms, nu-soul jams, future hip-hop and broken beats. This beautiful mix was compiled for Kindred Spirits Radio and it has been bouncing around Richard's ipod for some months now. Check it. And check Cinnaman's myspace for playlist and more. Cinnaman has just released a compilation with Steve Spacek's DJ Jay Scarlett on Rushhour called "Beat Dimensions". For a look at the 12" click here. To listen to the DJ Cinnaman Beat Dimensions mix and check the playlist go to their blog.


metro area :: live mix

Listening to this collection of songs lovingly mixed by Darshan Jesrani and Morgan Geist, it's not hard to see where the inspiration for Metro Area's music comes from. Recorded live in Chicago, this is one hour and 2 minutes of disco, boogie, electro and proto techno that your ears will thank you for.