A heartfelt take on r’n’b and soul

Few Clash podcast artists could follow-up a Mariah Carey re-edit with a classic Aphex Twin track and get away with it unscathed. Chad Valley is one such artist.

Admittedly the Carey edit is Chad Valley’s own, and gives the saccharine diva’s tune a pleasing new hazy tranquillity – an atmosphere also present throughout much of his own work, which explores dreamy, irresistible synth-pop landscapes, gloriousl coated in nostalgia and reverb.

Part of the Blessing Force collective – a group of musicians, artists and writers from Oxford, including Trophy Wife and Rhosyn – Manuel provides a heartfelt take on r’n’b and soul (both classic and contemporary) for his Clash mix, adding some gentle electronics and giving away only the slightest of tongue-in-cheek grins.

His selection features new-wave funk from Studio, a blast of scratchy hip hop via Quasimoto’s ‘Loop Digga’ edit, the beautiful, melodic ‘Candy Shoppe’ from US psych/ambient act Emeralds, and finishes with a dose of thoroughly contemporary electronic soul from two recent SBTRKT collaborators, Jessie Ware and Sampha.

Chad Valley’s latest EP, ‘Equatorial Ultravox’, is out now on Maman Records.


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Chad Valley DJ Mix Tracklisting

1. Frank Ocean - Swim Good

2. The-Dream feat. Mariah Carey - My Love (Chad Valley Dream Edit)

3. Aphex Twin - We Are The Music Makers

4. Studio - Self Service

5. Evelyn King - Love Come Down

6. Quasimoto - Return of the Loop Digga (Edit)

7. The Tough Alliance - New Chance

8. Advance - Take me to the Top

9. Francis and the Lights - Darling, It's Alright

10. Emeralds - Candy Shoppe

11. Jessie Ware and Sampha - Valentine

Check out the previous episodes of our Dj Mix Series on iTunes HERE or individually on ClashMusic.com HERE


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