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FACT Mix 165: Andy Blake

FACT Mix 165: Andy Blake

Playing tracks by

Multi-Purpose, Mikael Nordgren, Gman, Fuzz Against Junk and Denver McCarthy.

Blake will be familiar to many of you as boss of the now sadly defunct Dissident label. In its short life (2007-2009) Dissident put out over 30 single-sided 12″s, sourced mainly from Blake’s circle of friends; the focus was idiosyncratic dance music that touched on house, disco, techno and the psychedelic outer reaches of the Balearic. Among those who contributed to the series were Gatto Fritto, Ali Renault (of Heartbreak), Mark Broom, The Off-Key Hat, Naum Gabo (Optimo’s JG Wilkes) and Blake himself.

So what’s actually on the mix?

“Well, as per usual with me there’s no tracklist but I will let on that it contains appearances from: London house instigators No Smoke, Mathew Jonson, Spencer ‘Gemini’ Kincy, one half of LFO, techno originator Thomas Barnett, first lady of hip-hop Roxanne Shante, some bloke from Oxford called Harvey and leftfield hip-hop poet Mike Ladd.” Come on spotters, help us out.