Today marks the first entry of our new mix series dubbed “The Blogcast”, and we’ve got a humdinger of a disco mixtape from London-based producer Kiwi.
Now we’re not going to set ourselves an imaginary target of how many mixes we’ll be supplying you with as with past experience with touring DJs and producers, it can be quite difficult to get them to commit to times and dates due to their nomadic lifestyles.
But rest assured we’ll be looking to supply you with at least one exclusive mix a month from a range of artists from the established to the criminally overlooked.
First up is breakout producer Kiwi, aka Alex Warren. Having released ‘Lama‘ last year via Jack Savidge and Edwin Congreave’s much-acclaimed Deep Shit label, Warren’s career trajectory has gone from strength-to-strength culminating in signing to Duke Dumont’s BlaséBoys Club label last month.
The South London producer via Shropshire can already count electronic luminaries like Andrew Weatherall, DJ Harvey, Daniel Avery, Erol Alkan, Duke Dumont, Rob da Bank and Skream as fans.
Originally from a DJ’ing background, Kiwi can be found playing every month at London’s XOYO and The Nest, and he will also be heading to Croatia in the summer for Stop Making Sense.
His primary goal for making music is to fill the gaps in his sets that other records just can’t fill, although with no pre-determined direction for his musings, his sound from record-to-record, edit-to-edit reflects his mood and frame of mind at the time of production.
He’s not direction-less, rather he has a desire to explore so many different avenues. Kiwi’s penchant for sensual, deep grooves, unadulterated funk, chugging floor-friendly techno and acid house will see him go far.
Tim D-O-Double G
Justin Vandervolgen -Make Dance
Destination Earth – Newcleus
Aurra – Such A Feeling (Shep Pettibone 12″ mix)
Jake Solo – African Gypsy
Elkin & Nelson – Jibaro
Tamiko Jones – Let it Flow (edit)
Jason Mason – I Want Your Love
Unknown – Loving Ecstasy