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Guests are encouraged to explore a bit further into their collections with an opportunity to step away from the dance floor if they desire.
For the twenty first episode we welcome J.C. Butch who serves up an eclectic hour and a half mix of organic and spacious sounds.
He pays particular attention to hypnotic elements deftly blended alongside more futuristic synth workouts and drum patterns. If you are in Sydney, keep an ear to the ground for the Energy Workshop.
1. Moritz Von Oswald Trio - Pattern 1 [Honest Jon's]
2. Repeat - Drifting Sounds Of Wikiki [Delsin]
3. SMX - Sleep [Whities]
4. Moritz Von Oswald Trio - Pattern 3 [Honest Jon's]
5. Cleveland - Payback [Hivern Discs]
6. Sebo K - Paradigm Change [Rekids]
7. Disk - The Spirit [Whiteloops]
8. Random Noise Generation - Instrument Of Change [430 West]
9. Joe - Tail Lift [Hessle Audio]
10. Martyn - Done Away [Dolly Dubs]
11. Riccardo Schiro - Esoterico [Gravity Graffiti]
12. Physical Therapy - Group Think [Exotic Dance Records]
13. 8Ball - Total Kontrolz(Mr G's G10 Dub) [Grade10]
14. Special Request - Make It Real(Gerd Janson & Shan Mars Mix) [Houndstooth]
15. Top Cat - Request The Style(Special Request Remix) [Nice Up!]
16. Cop Envy - Head Mark [Templar Sound]
17. Konrad Wehrmeister - Xenomorph [Molten Moods]
First I wanted to say, thanks for putting together this mix for Recreational Therapy.
No problem Adrian, you’ll see what I mean by no problem shortly haha.
What was the inspiration for this mix?
Well, I tried to approach it a few different ways and actually recorded about 6 different edits of the mix I was planning to send to you. But decided to completely scrap that plan and the one I’ve settled on, I actually recorded a couple of years ago! The idea behind it was to stay on the dance floor but keep a consistent linear build in tempo throughout. Sort of a warm up into a peak hands in the air/ eyes closed good time.
What has been influential for you musically in the past, and also more recently?
I think my main influences are always my mates and the greater Sydney scene in general. Also, a lot of the UK sounds have always heavily influenced me, which reflects in the records I buy and what I’m playing regularly.
Tell us a little bit about putting on under the radar events in Sydney.
Well, the bump out is always worse than the bump in haha.
Honestly we’ve been really lucky with our success rates. We’ve only had 2 gigs shut down by police, but that’s always the risk when you’re putting on these type of events.
As far as locations go in Sydney, I’ve got a love/hate relationship. There are some great staple spots that we use (as do many other crews) but finding something new and unused is an uphill battle. The months coming up to an event we would go scouting once a week, looking for either public places that are discreet from residents and businesses or abandoned private property. The latter is higher risk and we’ve left some pretty quickly after triggering alarms.
If we’re unsuccessful then we’ll use a staple spot, but they still hold up. great atmosphere and a good familiarity with the punters.
Our ethos was always to try and make it about the event, so we never announced a line-up or set times. Just a promise that if you make it down, it is gonna be worth your while.
What are you listening to right now?
I’ve actually found since lock-down and no gigs, i’ve been re-visiting a lot of older music that I hadn’t touched in a while.
Instra:mental, Mark Pritchard, LTJ Bukem, some old Metalheadz, Cooly G, Special Request, Falty DL, some Jose Gonzalez and a load of true crime podcasts.
Who or what is inspiring you musically and otherwise?
My mate just introduced me to an artist called “Bluetoof”. Really really fantastic breakbeat/ rave sound which is what I’ve been all about for a while now. But pretty much any artist pushing that sound at the moment, I’m deep down that rabbit hole.
Where can we see or hear your next project? Any upcoming releases or gigs?
So we’ve got our monthly mix series on Soundcloud. Danceportal series under Energy Workshop (that you so graciously contributed to). We’ve got a new one that will be published very soon and every month following! Same as the events, we publish without the artist name to give the listeners an unbiased listening experience. Then publish the artist name at a later date.
As far as events ago, we’ve got nothing on the horizon yet, bit hard to negotiate this climate or try and guess when it would be safe. So holding off until we know it’s safe for everyone to attend.
Anything else you would like to share?
Lots of good music around, buy some x
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