Amidst the plethora of downloads, podcasts and mix series available to fans, Late Night Tales retains its prominence.
The simple premise of the compilations – songs arranged for friends in a post-club session – brings out something distinct, something unexpected in those who take part.
Django Django are to steer the next instalment, with the band's Dave MacLean taking part. A respected crate-digger in his own right, the DJ has responded with an eclectic selection which spans multiple genres.
Opening with solo guitar courtesy of Leo Kottke, the mix contains oddities – James Last tackling 'Inner City Blues' anyone? – and big hitters. Moving from 60s pop to trap, it's rooted in sound, in the physical appeal of music.
Dave MacLean explains: "We wanted to produce a mix that represented the band. It’s what we’re all into, so everyone put forward suggestions. It’s what we are as a band; and we’re kids that have grown up with an obsession about our mum and dad’s record collections, like ‘50s and 60s stuff and then got into hip hop and dance music as we grew up. At the heart of it all is our parents’ collections, with our tastes mixed in. Our Late Night Tales pays homage to that."
'Late Night Tales: Django Django' drops on May 12th. (Pre-order)
1. Leo Kottke – The Tennessee Toad
2. Gulp – Game Love
3. Bob James – Nautilus
4. James Last – Inner City Blues
5. Map Of Africa – Bone
6. Seals & Crofts – Get Closer
7. Philip Glass – Floe
8. The Millennium – To Claudia On Thursday
9. The Beach Boys – Surf's Up
10. Primal Scream – Carry Me Home
11. Massive Attack – Man Next Door
12. TNGHT – Bugg'n
13. Outkast – Slum Beautiful
14. Timmy Thomas – Why Can't We Live Together
15. Roy Davis Jnr – Gabriel
16 Harry Nilsson – Coconut
17. Canned Heat – Poor Moon
18. Ramadanman – Bass Drums
19. Rick Miller – Future Directions
20. Django Django – Porpoise Song (Exclusive Monkees Cover Version)
21. Benedict Cumberbatch – Flat Of Angles Part 4 (Conclusion of exclusive story)