Deep techno-head Mike Shannon takes it down a gear for his exclusive Clash DJ mix, finding his Sunday afternoon shuffle. Or as he puts it, “tripping into the unknown”.
The Canadian producer has been one of the most influential figures in nurturing his native country’s dance music scene. Now based in Berlin and with a long catalogue of releases for respected labels – including Wagon Repair and, of course, his own Cynosure Recordings label – Shannon is as likely to roll out jazz-dusted house as he is hypnotic techno in his DJ sets – then again, he might just thrown in a few rip-snorting numbers to keep everyone on their toes.
How best to describe his “cheeky yet serious” mix for Clash, recorded to give a flavour of a London party, Half Baked, he’s about to play? Best ask Shannon himself.
“The Five Years of Love Mix was recorded at the Love City Central studio in Berlin. I had the spirit of the Half Baked parties in mind when I recorded this one, with a selection of house tracks that, in my mind, reflect the essence of a night at Half Baked. Sunday afternoon shuffle/late-night grooving, tripping into the unknown, cheeky yet serious at times, but at the end of the adventure always landing on your feet. Well, most of us anyways…”
Listen to it now.
1. House of God Acapella
2. ? – Fathers and Sons
3. Cab Drivers – Affect [Cabinet]
4. Rob Ordell – Nobody loves Bishops Gate [Half Baked]
5. ? – Licht und Kino – (Mike Shannon remix) [Milagro]
6. Nikola Kazimir – The Cocody Groove [Les Points]
7. Dewalta – McNulty (Ghetto mix) [Meander]
8. B2 – GL-008 [Rush Hour]
9. Daniel Jacques – Emotion Devotion [Mistress]
10. Andrea Fiorito – Free Jam (Brain & Butter) [Cynosure]
11. A – GL 008 [Rush Hour]
12. Nikolas Rowland – Headspin [Borft]
13. Andrea Fiorito – People In The House Jam [Cynosure]
14. DJ.Spen – The Feeling (dub mix) [Basement Boys]
15. Mike Shannon – Over and Over (Time To Celebrate Mix) [Half Baked]
16. Pepe Bradock – Vermeille [Versatile]
17. Kenny Dix Jr. – Midnights [Soul City]
Words: Tristan Parker
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Mike Shannon will be playing at the 19-hour Half Baked Fifth Birthday at Studio 338, London, on November 29th, alongside Zip, Hold Youth, Sammy Dee and dOP.