Saturday, 17 June 2017

Thoughts On Love And Smoking Podcast #17 * Zootime Edit.

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It's always nice to get something great which has been unsolicited. For approximately every 10,000 "Yo! Check out my mixtape!" messages I recieve, it appears that around 2 are listenable and only 1 is any good. This mix from mysterious Dutch DJ/producer 'Zootime Edit' fits firmly into the later category. A welcome surprise which I'm more than happy to chuck into the TOLAS podcast cannon.
In his own words, "I'm Vincent, zOoTiMe, dj, producer and video ediTor, living in the nothern rural part of the Neverlands caLLed Fryslan. There's aloT that enthousiams me, not gonna go there. Enjoy ze thoughts, PEACE!"
Drawing his influences from diverse artists such as Charles Bals, Albion, Jan Schulte, Hans Reuschl, Danny Wolfers as well as the Commodore Amiga 500, he's released records on a number of industry heavyweights like Nein Records and my old mate and sometime studio partner Mick Clarke's label, Flight Recorder.

The mix itself is a real beauty. Ducking and weaving across countless genres maintaining an impressive energy level without wearing the listener out and leaving you breathless. It showcases a real love of all music and a lightness of touch sometimes missing in the days increasingly dominated by heavy electronica and bludgeoning house. But don't take our word for it. Sit back in the sun and let this one wash over you. Cool waves. X

Follow Zootime Edit on Soundcloud, here.
Check out his Youtube channel, here.

Till next time.
Big love. Mark. X

Monday, 5 June 2017

Oli Warriner * Humans Go Hungry EP.

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A light sprinkling of nepotism never did anyone any harm, and as such we we're more than happy to find that fellow Northerner and close friend of TOLAS Oli Warriner, was returning to the Night Noise label to release his frankly wonderful new EP 'Humans Go Hungry' later this month so we could indulge in some fawning praise for the fellow Newcastle native.
Oli has managed to take time out from his busy DJing schedule to put together a suitably large and ambitious release full of twists, turns and all kinds of digital surprises along the way. As cerebral as it is energetic, the package unfolds over 6 tracks of electronic lushness with remixes coming in the hirsute form of Ian Blevins, the moody guise of Jo 'Bird Of Paradise' Howard and rising star Buran (who also follows this remix very soon with a full release on Night Noise).

Humans Go Hungry by Oli Warriner is released on June 19th .

Check out Oli's other work on Soundcloud, here.

Till next time.
Big love. Mark. X