The skies are turning grey and Autumn leaves are busy clogging the drain.
Tucking your collar up around your neck, sometimes summer feels like an age away. Thankfully, Baio is on hand to inject a little sunshine into the dancefloor, with his house musings raising the temperature no matter what time of year it is.
Taking time out from Vampire Weekend, Baio is set to return to London this Friday (November 30th). Performing at the Nest, the DJ will be joined by New York Transit Authority and BNRY for a night of evergreen Balearic beats.
Fresh from the release of his debut solo EP through Greco Roman, Baio is fuelled by a love of classic house. The producer's sets are eclectic, drawing on those vital early Acid cuts as well as more contemporary cutting edge far. ClashMusic invited Baio to piece together a short playlist ahead of the show, find his choices below.
TB – 'An Invitation to Love' [Hivern]
I've been loving this acid-style edit of "An Invitation to Love" from Twin Peaks for the past few months. Definitely takes me to another time & place every time I play it, I have so many great associations with Twin Peaks.
FaltyDL – 'Straight & Arrow (Four Tet Remix)' [Ninja Tune]
Every version of FaltyDL's new single is great. I always love tracks that take an unexpected turn and this version just explodes about three-and-a-half minutes in. I get a real writhing centipede-vibe from the synths!
Fudge Fingas – 'All As It Should Be' [Purple Maze]
There's something simultaneously smooth & unsettling about this track — it's a neat balance to pull off. Definitely a good track for the early parts of a set.
Baio – 'Sunburn Modern (Session Victim Remix)' [Greco-Roman]
I've been really psyched on the remix Berlin's great Session Victim did of my first single — they took what I consider to be a sunny track into the darkness. Lately I've been enjoying playing the remix & original back to back in sets.
John Talabot – 'Last Land (Kenton Slash Demon Remix)' [Permanent Vacation]
A dope remix of a dope track off a dope album. The drums in this version have a real swagger, the whole thing develops nicely.
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Baio is set to play The Nest in Dalston this Friday (November 30th).