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FACT Mix 274: Mike Paradinas

FACT Mix 274: Mike Paradinas

Playing tracks by

DJ DIAMOND, DJ Rashad, Rashad & Gant, Traxman, DJ ROC and more.

FACT mix 274 is an intense footwork session by someone who has been instrumental in popularising the form outside of its native Chicago: Mike Paradinas.

So hard has Paradinas fallen for juke, for what he describes as its “raw primal energy” and “purity of intent”, it would be fair to say that right now the music forms the backbone of his illustrious Planet Mu label. Over the past two years, Mu has brought us incredible artist albums-cum-anthologies from DJ Nate, DJ Roc and most recently DJ Diamond, 12″s from DJ Rashad and DJ Spinn, not to mention the scene-defining Bangs & Works Vol.1 and 2 compilations, and footwork-inspired records from the likes of Chrissy Murderbot, Machinedrum and Kuedo.

FACT mix 274 is a recording of the sound desk at Corsica Studios in May, and features no less than 38 tracks in 60 minutes - with tracks from Africa Hitech and Machinedrum sitting happily alongside tough jams from the usual Chicago suspects. Download it below, and prepare to jerk.