The summer hotness: James Ruskin – FACT mix 169 [download this s*** now]

July 27, 2010 § Leave a comment

This is just what I’ve been feeling lately.. a return to bleepy acid-house sounds pitched down to a shuffle. Thick basslines and clean clicks, the sounds of empty brooding warehouses. Nasty stuff for late-night drives or micro-jams in your loft. The mix kicks off with a classic track from Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works II (you know the track – the one that woke you up from your trip with those demented keys) and quickly picks up to a nice pace with tracks by Kevin Gorman and Marcel Dettman mixed atop. 4/4 slips intro breakbeats, some weirdness, some tribal house, some surgeon tracks.. The tracklist on this thing is sick.. and Ruskin slides through abstract sounds and chunky kicks.. dropping a lot of tracks for an hour and 43 minutes of mix. In the words of fellow music enthusiast JD Harrington, “This shit is off the fucking chain.”

James Ruskin – FACT mix 169

Aphex Twin – SAW2 CD1 Track2
Kevin Gorman     – 7am Stepper
Marcel Dettman – Captivate
Jesus Jones – Zeros and Ones (Aphex Twin Reconstruction )
Plaid – Booc
O/V/R – Untitled
Terrence Fixmer – Drastic (Planetary Assault Systems Mix)
Gak – Gak 1
James Ruskin – Graphic
Phuture Pfantasy Club – Spank Spank
Emptyset – Gate 3A
DVS1 – Running
Jeff Mills – Belief System
Robert Hood – Self Power
Kenny Larkin – Glob
Hoodlum – Drama
Marcel Dettman – Screen
Kenny Larkin – Glob (Ben Klock Remix)
Scuba – Minerals
Al Tourettes – When I Rust I Rest
Se7en -m0h (Gary Beck Remix)
Silent Servant – Noise Modulation (Kalon Remix)
Jerome Sydenham & Function – Skimming
Mike Parker – Protolanguage
Daniela Stickworth – The Slot (Xhin Remix)
James Ruskin – Massk
Autechre – pce freeze 28i
Mike Dehnert – Eigenbedarf Part 2
Beardman – M6
Zak Khutoretsky – Polyphonic Love
Rhythim Is Rhythim – Nude Photo
KC Flightt – Lets Get Jazzy (Dope Dub Mix)
Planetary Assault Systems – GT (James Ruskin Remix)
Echologist – Dirt (Ben Klock Edit)
Frank Martiniq – Blast Corps
Peter Van Hoesen – Terminal
Dopplereffekt – Rocket Scientist
Traversable Wormhole – Tachyon (James Ruskin Remix)
Traversable Wormhole – Exiting The Milky Way (Surgeon Remix)
Balil – Norte Route
Mark Broom & James Ruskin – Hostage
Underground Resistance – Amazon (4Hero Version)

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