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FACT Mix 269: Ital

FACT Mix 269: Ital

Playing tracks by

Magic Touch, Moodyman, Round Two , Tony Lionni, Mbuti Pygmies of the Ituri Rainforest and more.

This session comes from one of house music’s most promising new artists: Ital.

Ital’s no new kid on the block though; rather, it’s a new alias of Daniel Martin-McCormick, aka one half of Thrill Jockey duo Mi Ami and solo as Sex Worker. It’s under this current guise, however, that we’ve found him most fascinating.

His first Ital release, ‘Ital’s Theme’ was a raw, acid-eroded gem. But it was with ‘Culture Clubs’ that things really started to take off. One of the tracks of the year, it’s a gorgeous mess of disharmonious elements, rough drums and luscious chords.

Ital is at the forefront of a new wave of American artists reappropriating classic house and techno music with the anything goes aesthetic of the American underground. The first FACT mix that Ital submitted captured this approach to a tee, mixed live from a combination of records, mp3s and YouTube footage. The final mix he submitted is a little cleaner on the ear, but no less enjoyable and certainly no less danceable.


Valéry De Vreese

Pure mix