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FRESH KICKS: Elijah Simmons

FRESH KICKS: Elijah Simmons

Playing tracks by

Patrice Baumel, Noyz Ii Men, The Native Language, Red Axes, Virgo Four and more.

Chart positions

This show was 42nd in the global tech house chart and 86th in the global house chart.

Elijah Simmons has been on the ascendancy since Blond:ish picked up his ‘Otavio’s Dream’ for their Flying Circus compilation in 2014, the skittering rhythms and glorious vocals of his rework of 40s Romanian folk singer Maria Tanase’s ‘Dojna’ a doozy for DJs looking for leftfield tracks primed for the dancefloor.

Earning plays on both Phil Taggart and Solomun’s BBC Radio 1 shows, before the driving bassline and the kaleidoscopic textures of ‘Migdal David’ landed on Biologic Records.

He’s subsequently landed a residency with PIXI in Athens, as well as playing recent shows alongside Tale of Us, Mano le Tough, DJ Tennis and many more. He also curates his bimonthly east London party HYDE.

On deck, Simmons has become known for his explorations of house and techno, littered with intermittent hints of world music and psychedelia. And his Fresh Kicks mix is on much the same tip, blending tracks from Patrice Baumel, Hot Chip, John Talabot, Red Axes, Inigo Kennedy and many more.