Newcomer Gravious goes in heavy on the influences for this week’s Clash DJ mix.
Carving out a sound that blends bright dubstep backdrops with glittery electronica, the rising Glasgow producer (Alastair Jackson) has already chalked up tracks on a number of respected labels, including Scuba’s Hotflush, Highpoint Lowlife and, most recently, US label Halocyan, who released Gravious’ ‘Rolling Thunder’ – an especially colourful EP from Jackson that found the producer taking his love of synth-tinkering and giddy beats further out into leftfield.
Gravious’ Clash Mix is a welcome salute to a host of artists who’ve shaped his sound over the years. The tracklist is teeming with classic names from electronica, rave, dubstep, ambient house and D&B, featuring Aphex, Drexciya, Boards of Canada, Burial, Orbital, Goldie, Kode9 and many more innovators.
If you know the artists already, simply take a long, luscious stroll down memory lane. If these are new names to you, you’re in for a right treat.
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1: The Orb - A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules from the Centre of the Ultraworld
2: Richard H Kirk - Come
3: Aphex Twin - Green Calx
4: Orbital - Satan (Industrial Mix)
5: Future Sound of London - Egypt
6: Leftfield - Song of Life
7: Future Sound of London - Pulse State
8: Drexciya - You Don't Know
9: Caribou - Kaili
10: Boards of Canada - Energy Warning
11: 2 Bad Mice - Hold it Down
12: Jonny L - Hurt You So
13: Cloud 9 - You Got Me Burnin’
14: Menta - Sounds of da Future
15: Artwork - Round Sound
16: High Plains Drifter - Somewhere
17: Burial - South London Boroughs
18: Kode9 - Kingstown Dub
19: Mala - Left Leg Out
20: MRK1 - Neva Argue
21: Skream - Monsoon (Loefah Remix)
22: Vangelis - Tears in the Rain
23: Doc Scott - Tokyo Dawn
24: Goldie - Inner City Life
25: Boards of Canada – Olson
Words: Tristan Parker
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