Yo! Got busy on the 1s and 2s and recorded a new mix: PhatCast Vol. 2. Was supposed to get busier with this series a long time ago…so here we go again. Quality-a$$ instrumental hip hop and you know it.
Some of those beats were h3ll to mix…there was some really short as well as somehow unquantized stuff, tempo changes etc. Thanks to @Serato for looping things on the fly! I still haven’t used sync once in my life, but some of this stuff makes me think I *need* to use it. But stuff like this is really good practice, and TBH I’ve never been one to mix the easy stuff anyways.
Haven’t been making these as often as I used to, as an almost complete death of DJ booking demand has been discouraging (hey I still wanna DJ!), and I literally haven’t touched the decks for around a year (aside from sampling). So, time to warm up – and this is a good way to contribute to my beloved culture anyways. As always, I don’t plan these much, and I certainly don’t practice for mixtapes – it’s a spontaneous one-time performance like real DJ set, and that’s it! Autumn’s here, which means this music works better than ever, and I sure as heck I’m fond of these types of vibes. I did f**k up a bit but that’s what you get when you don’t (have a need to…) practice for a year. But I guess it was an ok effort, considering. Afer recording this one, I actually felt I’d be warmed up for a better/tighter performance, but naaah, can’t do it twice.
There’s supposed to be two vinyl EPs full of this type vibes from myself still in 2019.
TRACKLIST: Proc Fiskal – Death (Cosmic Bridge) Maltin Worf – Rock on (Defrostatica) J Majik – Hold You (Infrared) HMR – Prophecy (Straight-Up Breakbeat) SB81 – Headspace (Narratives) Mister Shifter – Culture War (dub) Esc – Black Tiles (Straight-Up Breakbeat) Esc – Arrowhead (Straight-Up Breakbeat) Dubmonger – Shrouded Seppa – Trust (Slug Wife) Jem One – The Hardcore (Metalheadz) Gremlinz & Jesta – Departed (Metalheadz) Ray Keith – What Time Dread (31) Mono/Poly – Teach You All A Lesson (20/20 LDN) Black Barrel – Lost Meaning (Metalheadz) Peyote Buttons: Love Of My Life (Fanu remix) [SPUN Recs.]
Fanu – 12-bit (SUBB1996)
Adam F – Circles (Tes La Rok remake)
Aeon Four – Pure White (SUBB1996 forthcoming)
Fracture – Bump 2 Dis
Om Unit – Righteousness
TMSV – Ego Death
Sully – Lifted [Welfare remix]
Fanu – Prototype (Metalheadz)
TMSV – FM Dream
Pete Cannon – Make The Dance Nice (N4 Records)
Red Light – Dangerous (Deep Jungle)
Fanu – Recharge (Metalheadz)
ReDraft – Hold Up
Fanu – Drums For Freedom (SUBB1996)
Hot Source – Hot Temptation
Ricky Force – Forlorn (Pressin Hard forthcoming)
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Grey Code – Pearl (Metalheadz)
Kid Drama – Mirrored Lake
• SECOND HALF: Fanu on the decks (First half is by Quartz) •
Aeon Four – Wither (forthcoming SUBB1996)
Philip D Kick – Drown (Astrophonica)
Detboi – Welcome To The Darkness (Metalheadz)
JAHganaut – The Fiend (C.I.T.B)
Goldie presents Rufige Kru – Riders Aftermath (Metalheadz)
Moresounds – Warriah VIP (Astrophonica)
Mahakala – The Exodus
DOGG – Nema In Orbit (forthcoming SUBB1996)
Fanu – Scorpio Men (Lightless)
Nucleus – Raw Delux (Rupture)
Kid Drama – Architect (Metalheadz)
Trisector & Infader – Who Are You (Lossless Music)
SB81 – Future Point (Metalheadz)
Fanu – Octamen (Lightless)
Out Of Fuel – Dead Light (DINisNoise)
Bop x Subwave – Clair De Lune (Microfunk)
Quartz & Gremlinz – Oblong Druid (Metalheadz)
Fanu – Black Label (forthcoming Metalheadz)
If you’re new to these: I do these every few years once I have enough relevant material that goes nicely together in a mix.
This one touches deep jungle / D&B vibes, frantic breakbeat works similar to those that earned my stripes in the dnb scene many years ago as well as explores some ethereal bassy downbeat vibes and halftempo bass music influences.
All this material has been released on my label Lightless Recordings.
There’s a lot new music in the release pipeline.
You can find most of my released music (all of these tracks for example) at www.fanu.bandcamp.com and Spotify and other major digital platforms.
I’d still love to play these kind of vibes a DJ (or do a live set), so booking enquiries should go to email@example.com
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