Playing tracks by
Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions, Augustus Pablo & Jah Iny, Hyetal, The Upsetters, Roots Manuva and more.
Started putting this one together shortly after the last mix when I came across John Talabot's masterful remix of Shelter by The xx - turns out to be very timely what with their well-deserved Mercury prize last night. Talabot also features in his own right, and if I'd known about his mix of Blue Daisy & Anneka's Raindrops a little sooner, he'd probably have had an unprecedented three tracks in the mix - you'll have to wait for that.
We also have: a couple of classic dub tracks, incl. the recently re-released Upsetters' early drum machine-based Chim Cherie; the much hyped but very worthy of inclusion Teengirl Fantasy; the epic Caribou mix of Silver Columns; and a rework of Roots Manuva. Local Bristol fella Hyetal is definitely one to watch - also check out his newer track Phoenix. El Guincho has a new LP out on Young Turks, but this XXXChange mix is from an earlier EP.
So, mostly recent-ish stuff this time, though you do finally get Mixless set-closer Voodoo Ray... and The Fall!