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Selections: Mr. Mitch

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their Bandcamp collections. This week, Mr. Mitch spotlights percussive club sounds and dancehall mutations to make you yearn for the dancefloor

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their Bandcamp collections. While hearing new music played out by your favourite selectors has been put on hold as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s never been easier, or more important, to support the artists and imprints releasing tracks, albums, EPs and comps in the midst of all the madness. In lieu of opportunities to discover new records on the dancefloor, Selections will give you the chance to nab sounds from the crates of tastemakers, and support the people behind them while you’re at it. Win-win, right?

This week, Mr. Mitch spotlights percussive club sounds and dancehall mutations to make you crave the dancefloor, featuring cuts from JD. Reid, P Adrix, FAUZIA, Jurango, The Bug, KG & UNIIqu3 and more. The DJ Mag favourite, who recently recorded a set live for from our London HQ, released his third album ‘Lazy’ earlier this month via his own Gobstopper Records. In his review of the album for the recent issue of DJ Mag, Dhruva Balram described how the album “oscillates from ceiling-threatening double-layered bass and glistening synths over skittish drum rolls, to ambient meditative tracks fit for yoga retreats.” “There isn’t a moment on this album that isn’t captivating,” he wrote. “From the opener ‘Black Magic’, a club-ready anthem, to ‘Proud’ (featuring his son, Miles) to the taut and wiry ‘What They Want’, Mr. Mitch does a superb job in adding new colours to his palette while showcasing, yet again, why he continues to be one of the best UK producers around.”

You can buy ‘Lazy’ via here.

Dig into Mr Mitch’s Selections below. 

JD. Reid
‘North West's Finest’

“Soulful, Madlib-inspired mixtape that flows effortlessly between vibes. With some sick little cameos from artists he’s been producing for. This is JD flexing on his own terms.”

P Adrix
‘Energéticos’ [Padre Himalaya]

“Pure fire from the Portuguese label. The whole EP is sick but Energéticos is the one for me.”

Rainstick
‘Draco Beat’ [YOUTH]

“YOUTH is one of my favourite labels at the moment. This one’s a lovely bit of wonky dancehall.”

FAUZIA
‘flashes in time’

“I love watching artists’ styles form over time and this latest one from FAUZIA is incredible.”

Jurango
‘Retreat Ites E.P.’ [Livity Sound]

“Livity Sound have been having a killer run and this new one from Jurango is sick. I REALLY FUCKING MISS THE CLUB.”

KG & UNIIQU3
‘Black Roses’ [Future Bounce]

“I don’t care who you are, it’s impossible to listen to this and not feel sexy.”

Commodo
‘Lobby Theme’ [Deep Medi Musik]

“Commodo never misses.”

Social State
‘Ariel feat. JD Reid’

“I’m not even just saying this because it’s made by two good friends of mine, but this is a contender for track of the year for me.”

The Bug
‘Red Rhythms Vol. 2’ [Pressure]

“The second volume of dancehall mutations from The Bug, some of which I’d previously been supporting in my sets and some others that are new to me. Heavyweight.”

AceMo
‘Time Travellin’’

“When I listen to this song, in my head, I’m driving round in the summer sun, windows down. The world is covid free, everyones happy.”

Revisit Mr Mitch's DJ Mag On Cue interview & mix here