Guests are encouraged to explore a bit further into their collections with an opportunity to step away from the dance floor if they desire.
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The second guest mix in the podcast series is from a Collector and DJ Jamie Benterman based in Sydney but originally from Brighton in the UK. under his Non-Human Intelligence alias. In the mix he manages to showcase the diversity and delicate balance of deeper electro flavours.
I only recognise one or two tracks in this mix, thanks for the introduction to some great music,
1. Drew C. Mance - T4URGF [White Label]
2. London Modular Alliance – Moonbase [ART]
3. VC-118A – Versicolor [AC Records]
4. Sawtooth – White Water D-Mixed [Immortal Records]
5. E.R.P – Lodestone [Semantica Records]
6. Pathic – Inklik [Pyramid Transmissions]
7. DJ Stingray 313 – Acetylcholine [Lower Parts]
8. M-Twelve – All The Things [Electrix Records]
9. Uprock - Klockwerk Oranj [Frajile Recordings]
10. Peter Benisch - Faster Than Light [Eevo Lute Muzique]
11. Resident Alien - Radio Killer [Frajile Records]
12. Beverly Hills 808303 – The American Lie [Reference Analogue Audio]
13. Morphology - Plankton [AC Records]
First I wanted to say, thanks for putting together this mix for Recreational Therapy. Looking back what did you feel was influential musically? And what about now?
My biggest musical influence was the Hardcore Punk scene, which I discovered growing up in the UK at the age of 15. I fell in love with the passion, the politics, the sense of community & the DIY ethic. I played guitar in a few bands, this was pre-internet, and the H/C scene back then felt like a secret underground club. It was these same qualities that attracted me to the Techno scene a few years later. That DIY ethic – writing songs in your bedroom, putting on gigs, starting your own label, building a local scene, etc - they’re the foundations of both Punk & Techno so it was a natural transition for me.
What was the inspiration for this mix?
The mix was inspired by my love of Electro, which dates back to the early 90’s. I’ve seen the genre go in & out of fashion so many times but I’ve never tired of it. Right now there are so many great artists & labels around but I chose to focus on the deeper side of the sound. Restraint was a big thing in selecting the track-list. There are a few bangers in there but I always bring it back down to that deep melodic vibe.
You recently spent some time back in the UK, and dug around in the loft through a lot of your records that had been in storage. Did you come across any that you rediscovered?
Yeah, all kinds of stuff including crates of 90’s Techno records that I hadn’t listened to in years. The Sawtooth EP, a UK Electro gem from 95, made it on to the mix. I’m glad I held on to that one. Plaid’s ‘Android’ EP, also released in 95 on Clear, is another UK record I’ve fallen in love with again. A Mark Broom/Dave Hill remix of The Connective Zone’s ‘Palm Palm’ is another newly discovered favourite that I’d forgotten about. Maybe I’ll put that on the next mix.
What are you listening to right now?
My favourite album this year is ‘Enemy Of Silence', a Hardcore record from a Chilean band called Remission. That’s been on heavy rotation.
Who is inspiring you musically at the moment?
I’ve definitely been listening to a lot of Electro this year. Favourite labels have been AC Records, Frustrated Funk, Electrix, Casa Voyager, Brokntoys, Pyramid Transmissions, Null+Void & Cultivated Electronics. The Electro scene is so strong right now. The last time it was this good was the mid to late 90’s when Anthony Rother broke out & Dave Clarke released his Electro Boogie albums.
Where can we see you next?
Apart from the odd gig in Bellingen with the Shake crew I don’t get to play out much these days. I’ve been raising my 2 daughters for the last 6 years so that’s kept me busy. They’re my biggest fans, they love Electro & they do a mean robot dance. I’m always up for playing though so if you like what you hear, get in touch.
Anything else you would like to share?
Buy vinyl. Support the underground. Be cool.
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