Playing tracks by
Excepter, C-34, James T. Cotton, 2 Am Fm, Legowelt and more.
FACT’s latest exclusive mix comes from the man with the best real name in dance music, Melvin Oliphant III. You probably known him as DJ Traxx.
FACT Mix 88, which Traxx put together exclusively for us using only vinyl, is a fine illustration of Traxx’s musical animus. As well as a liberal supply of jacking acid house, techno and electro, there are also gripping diversions into EBM, industrial and synth-pop; tellingly he opens the mix with Chris & Cosey’s recent remix of Excepter. The resulting mix is heavy, loud, intense and riotously entertaining; it will stir even the most jaded house fan.
Alas, Melvin has declined to provide us with a tracklisting, but we’re sure you’ll recognize a couple of bits here, and, well, it just adds to the mystery, doesn’t it? A free bagel or something to anyone who reckons they can I.D. more than 70% of the jams.