Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Tracasseur Guest Tape #1: Gigamesh

We have come up with an equally bold and brilliant new concept at Tracasseur. The idea is to once a month ask a DJ or producer that we like to make a (wait for it...) mixtape for us! Here I'll give you a second to collect your blown mind. Yes, it's something no one has ever come up with before, and we expect Pulitzers and Nobel prizes raining over us very soon.

Why a mixtape you ask? Well, most of the music we post is more or less dance music, and dance music works best in mixes where the often boring intros and outros are jelled together to make something new and fresh. It's also a good way to share music that we otherwise wouldn't be able to share. The labels or producers might be weary of their new music being leaked, and in that case working it into a mix is a much nicer way to share it than posting short snippets on Soundcloud for example.

The great honour of making the first mix in this series has been bestowed upon Minnesota producer Gigamesh. He had a great last year with the release of his awesome self-titled début EP, of which the track "People" is an absolute monster that was on the shortlist of my Best of 2011 list. He's also a member of the great DiscoTech and Señor Stereo crews. So let kick the Guest Tape series off with this groovy disco/house mix from Gigamesh!

Gigamesh - Tracasseur Guest Tape #1

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Lou Teti - Shake
Lout Teti - Love It (Tad Wily Remix)
Citizens! - True Romance (Gigamesh Remix)
Alexander Holland - City Full of Lights (Gigamesh Remix)
Only Children - Be The One
Brioski - Radio Anatomy (Emperor Machine Stretched Version)
Groove Democracy - No Limit (Moon Runner Rework)
MAM - One Of Them Nights
Moullinex & Xinobi - X Marks The Spot (Drop Out Orchestra Remix)
Gigamesh - Burnin
Punks Jump Up - Get Down (Special CCCrash Mixxx)
Disclosure - Tenderly