Serge Jazzmate is our big friend, legendary Kiev-based DJ, record collector, part of LOW family (if you forgot LOW is the best party of Ukraine). It is a very special feeling when you are doing feature for the blog live, have a real conversation with people, touching records and listening to it on a good soundsystem. We visited Serge at his appartments, had some beers and cued all these records on a beautiful rotary mixer. Serge said “it’s almost impossible to point out five all-time favourite records, four-five hundreds would be much easier. Anyway, here are few records I’m happy to share with you”. And we are happy too! 🙂
Track: Jon Lucien – Would You Believe In Me
First time I’ve heard it 4 years ago in Oslo at Terje Rafaelsen’s place (when we celebrated Pavel’s BD with a LOW Party at Nomaden Club back then). I very well remember that special moment when Terje put a needle on it and I had goosebumps immediately. What a tune. Pure sex. Nothing to add more. Originally released in 1973.
Track: Eddie Vedder – Society
It is coming from a soundtrack to a movie “Into The Wild”. An amazing film which reflects the idea of refusing social society standards. I prefer listening to this song when feeling a little bit devastated and you can find it in a mix of mine called “Balada” for Balearic Social community. BTW, Eddie Vedder is a man behind grunge band Pearl Jam.
Track: Swayzak – Stronger Love
Swayzak guys did lots of good production in late 90’s early 00’s but in my mind it is one of underrated tunes: simply looped, fat bass, dreamy pads, laid-back vocals, sounds fantastic during late hours sessions. A sort of an edit?
Track: David Michael Cross – The Elohim
Edward Upton or David Michael Cross or better known as a DMW Krew project was waving on electro and synth pop in late 90’s. He released dozens of material at Aphex Twin’s label Rephlex and the album “Cold War” appeared on Tiga’s Turbo sub label White Leather. Many classic vintage analog synths & keyboards were used in this record. Strangely the booklet says it was originally released in 1983, was he 16+ years old?
Track: Tinariwen – Toumast Tincha
Beduin blues that’s how i can describe it. First time I discovered Tinariwen in 2011 when Four Tet released a remix with a very limited pressing. Since then, I’m keeping an eye on them. Have no clue what they are singing about, but it feels a very strong energy in their music. Putting this song in the middle of a club set would make a real magic on a dance floor. If you want to find out more about desert wizards check a documentary video on torrents
Photos Sasha Tessio