Mixpak 026 is brought to you by NYC’s AC Slater, member of the Trouble & Bass crew and head of the Party Like Us label. His first major EP, Jack Got Jacked, released on Palms Out in 2008 dropped with a bang, and he has since been in hot demand for remixes and co-production across the world, delivering for Crookers, Boys Noize and more recently with Big Sean, Bart B More and Drop The Lime. He is as comfortable making dubstep as he is rave-inspired tracks and funky house and probably also holds the title of having the only huge club tune based around a sandwich.
His Mixpak FM offering gives you an idea of his club set: Tomb Crew to Torro Torro, Beyonce to Big K.R.I.T, alongside his own remixes and those from the T&B fam. Big Brooklyn bass.
Did you know that Maxsin Funkystepz was in the same grime crew as Wretch 32? Here’s a quick interview with the Mixpak remixer, where he talks about their productions, influences and Hyperdub.
A roundup of this week’s choice twitter posts from Mixpak artists, remixers and extended family.
Mixpak: Dubbel Dutch’s first EP for Mixpak, Hymn, is out today! Go get it http://bit.ly/uZfG5O @dubbeldutch
Natalie Storm:Click. Listen. “Gimme 60″ http://largeup.okayplayer.com/?s=gimme+60+natalie+storm
Night Slugs: & listen to clips of all the tracks from @kkingdomm ‘s Dreama here http://soundcloud.com/nightslugs/sets/kingdom-dreama-ns012/
Mr French Fries: Got a new rmx coming out ! >> http://soundcloud.com/92pnts/pnts-002-magnum-all-over-me-e
SOBs: Win tickets to Saturday night’s show w @LosRakas, @DreSkull + @GekoJones from @okayplayer & @largeupdotcom #FUTUREROOTS http://www.okayplayer.com/news/nyc-win-tickets-to-see-los-rakas-live-at-sobs-friday-1119.html
Dre Skull: phone call from popcaan today…2012 shaping up
Wills Glasspiegel has made this short video for NPR on Juke & Footwork. Shot in Chicago and featuring some of the producers making the best juke sounds out there talking about their craft – RP Boo, Traxman, DJ Earl – it gives a quick insight into how the sounds get created, how the dances get danced, and how kraftwerk gets footworked.
[Via Dutty Artz]