The bigwig musical minds behind trend-setting Munich label Permanent Vacation flex their considerable mix muscles in the latest Clash DJ podcast.
Tom Bioly and Benjamin Froehlich started Permanent Vacation in 2006, and since then the label has blossomed into a bottomless treasure trove of colourful house and nu-disco talent, releasing tracks by the likes of Todd Terje, Azari & III, Mano Le Tough, John Talabot, DMX Krew, Paul Woolford… The list goes on.
As you’d hope for from two guys who spend all day listening to a lot of different music, their Clash mix is a genre-bending offering, hopping from one uptempo mood to the next and perfectly reflecting Permanent Vacation’s focus on warm, dancefloor-primed vibes, influenced by various classic sounds but given numerous contemporary twists.
The mix flows from spacey disco to percussive house to funk jams to nostalgic electro to two-step to Balearic-borrowing club sounds, taking in tracks from retro-house colossus Tensnake (whose ‘Coma Cat’ track exploded when it was released on Permanent Vacation in 2010), Ninja Tunes downtempo master Bonobo, and a re-edit of ex-Talking Heads man and general musical mastermind David Byrne
Bioly and Froehlich gave us a few words on their mix, and here they are: “It’s the stuff we like and play a lot at the moment. As you can hear, we like bells, vocoder vocals and acid lines. [There are] some good edits, some fresh tunes, some classics and a new Permanent Vacation remix, all glued together with lots of love.”
‘Demons’ (Darshan Jesrani mixes) by Disco Doubles is out now, Chateau Flight’s ‘La Pregunta’ 12” is released in April, and a new John Talabot 12” is planned for release soon, all on Permanent Vacation.
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Permanent Vacation tracklist
1. Super Value - Space Talk
2. Tensnake - Bliss
3. Bonobo - Cirrus
4. Peaking Lights - Beautiful Son (John Talabot Remix)
5. Bell Towers - Tonight I'm Flying
6. David Byrne - Gypsy Woman (Whatever Edit)
7. Fad Gadget - Love Parasite (LX Edit)
8. New Jackson - Sat Around Here Waiting (Pional Remix)
9. Suzanne Kraft - Maybe Snakes (Permanent Vacation Remix)
10. Genius Of Time - Juxtapose
11. PM Project - When The Voices Come
12. TB - Invitation To Love
Check out the previous episodes of our Dj Mix Series on iTunes HERE