A mix from London, UK’s Chris Camplin, Live at Little Gay Brother – The Slumber Party at Dalston Superstore. I’ve been hanging out with this mix a bit lately and it is SOLID. Deep, housey, and a touch of techno.
Great work, Chris! (Photo by Joseph Sinclair.)
Flammable’s Brian Lyons doesn’t often post mixes for listening–usually you have to go to one of his shows to hear his particular, delicious viewpoint on house. So it’s a treat to have this rare live mix from Flammable representing one of Seattle’s finest playing at the Re-bar homebase. Hit that…you won’t be sorry.
Bio: The son of a jazz musician and artist in Chicago, Vagabond Superstar [VS] was immersed in music from an early age, and started his own musical journey in grade school playing trumpet for the school band. Over the years VS would learn about traditional forms of music such as classical and jazz, as well as Hip-Hop and Chicago house music, but it was in junior high school when DJing caught his attention. Crediting his initial draw to the art of DJing to hearing DJ Scratch (EPMD) cut up the break on the group’s single “So Whatcha Sayin” during music class, he admits that once he heard that break he knew that he wanted to be a DJ.
VS took his first DJ gig in high school at a basement party and hasn’t looked back since. He graduated from basement parties in high school to clubs in college, and it wouldn’t be long before VS started doing bigger shows and opening for R&B and Hip Hop acts like Wu-Tang (NYC), Def Jam’s “The Show” tour, Afrika Bambaataa, and soon after sharing stages with house music heavyweights like Mark Farina, Giom, Lisa Shaw, and more.
Known for his out of the box style of play and music selection, VS has a knack for keeping his ﬁnger on the pulse of dancers and fans alike all while staying one step ahead of the curve. It’s also his ﬂair for keeping party goers (and peers) on their toes musically that earned him the loving label of being “a dj’s dj”.
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I know I talk about Lee Burridge a lot, but chiiiiiiiillld…I was running around Seattle’s Green Lake in the sunshine on Thanksgiving to this recently released sunrise mix from Robot Heart, Burning Man 2013, and was nearly having visual hallucinations. That’s how deep this mix is. Just press play–for real.
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Odd how we stumble over stuff sometimes. My housemate Scott Burdette randomly found this techno mix from Perm, Russia and it kind of blew both of our minds. Starts pretty good but gets really deep and dark around 20 minutes in and continues into mind-blowing psychedelia from there. Download link on the page. Cheers & enjoy (sorry–couldn’t get Mixcloud to embed for some reason).
Hyasynth (aka Karen Baskett) fell in love with records at a young age, and her obsession with music has manifested itself in several forms. A professional dancer and instructor, her sense of music has been called “innate and seemingly effortless” while her mixing is always precise.
Karen began as a DJ in 2000 while living in New York City pursuing her Broadway dreams. She moved to Seattle in 2004 and started an all-female DJ weekly residency at See Sound Lounge called ‘Grace’, then gained more exposure to the local scene by booking gigs at major venues in Seattle and Portland. She joined the De La Crème crew in 2006, played the Bellingham Electronic Music Festival in 2008, and has since been a frequent headlining guest at favorite Seattle spots such as Flammable Sundays, the Train Car House Party, Electric Tea Garden, Q, and The Woods.
Hyasynth has released several mixes, opened for legends such as Doc Martin, Colette, Ben Watt, Rick Preston, and Andrew Riley, and has lost countless calories dancing her heart out behind the decks during her energetic sets.
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Baby…because she’s in Berlin, and she can.
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Malmö, Sweden’s Minilogue, composed of Sebastian Mullaert and Marcus Henriksson, has been at it for a minute, creating fine techno from their city just across the channel from neighboring Copenhagen, Denmark. I love their take on techno, both the minimal, the earthy, the warm, and the oceanic. Lately, I’ve been puring some of their newer works (in remix form) into my mixes, but some classics remain, of which this is but a sample of their fine catalogue.