“People in the club standing in front of you recording for 20 minutes, and when it’s done they start making a new recording. So why did they even come to the club? Just to record my set? What? Go there, enjoy the night, talk to a nice girl, whatever. But maybe this is one point that makes the Berghain so special. The people have their phones but they’re not focused on them the whole time. Pictures are forbidden. I miss that sometimes, because I’m the same. When I’m in the cab I sit on the phone and [taps imaginary screen]. ‘I have to answer, I have to check this’. Pfft. Crazy. Just remember, the only person you have to call is your mother.”—Dettmann, M, The Art Of Listening: Marcel Dettmann Interviewed, The Quietus
SPECTRM018 - Donga [Well Rounded] is now available to stream/download/listen/vibe to!
After a short break over the summer period spent basking in rays of sun we are back with our 18th instalment of the podcast series and a mix from a very special guest, Donga. The head honcho of Brighton based, Well Rounded Records has been collecting, listening and adoring vinyl for the majority of his life and fuelling this passion for vinyl is an unrelenting love of music. The result of such an infatuation is a very talented selector, memorable DJ sets and, here, some bluddy great blends. Throughout the summer Well Rounded have been hosting Friday nights at Brighton’s LIFE Club. The night begins at 10pm on the club’s terrace and it is those early, warming hours that Donga has chosen to showcase in this mix, providing a lovely progression to the mix. Memorable vocal tracks stand alongside slick house grooves throughout this hour journey – a very welcome return of the podcast! Largin’ up Well Rounded, always!
For those of you who don’t know, Ruffage Sessions was a radio show run by the Ruffage (now Hessle Audio) guys. The show was broadcast on Sub.FM whilst the guys were at University in Leeds. I’d argue that these shows played a serious role in shaping the scene we find ourselves in now.
To listen to the Second Birthday Show w/ Brackles, Bok Bok, Oneman, Elgato, Ben UFO and Asbo, CLICK HERE
The Pangaea solo one is hilarious and the selections are amazing
New idea for a night to be hosted in a bar: DJs play tunes at the same
bpm as the score on the cricket game. Up until the team have 80 runs the DJ plays beatless tunes and when they get to 160-170 runs the DJ switches to half time and ascends again from 80bpm to 160bpm in correspondance with the strike rate of the cricket team.