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A Perfectly Friday Mix by TCTS

Let the Manchester DJ take you into the weekend, with help from Lindstrom and Kaytranada.

by Amy Campbell
19 August 2016, 5:20am

Got plans tonight? You do now. And they're going to begin with this sensationally synthy mix from Manchester-based DJ and producer TCTS. No stranger to the house music scene, TCTS has been blessing our feet with dance-worthy tunes since 2012, when he released his debut EP, Games. Since then, TCTS has received heavy rotation from radio stations around the globe – BBC Radio 1 and TripleJ have been spinning his tracks like they could disappear at any moment.

Previously, TCTS has shared line-ups with the likes of Duke Dumont, Disclosure and Jackmaster, and mixed stuff for Haim, Years & Years and Snakehips. Not a shabby resume, hey?

"Hands" has crept its way into this mix, as have a few other of TCTS' self-produced anthems, like "Jelly" and the more-recent banger, "Live for Something." But understandably so, considering they champion the bouncy, upbeat vibe of the mix wholeheartedly. Featuring some delicious stuff by NYC duo Dantiez & Greco, British DJ Denney and young-gun Applebottom, this collection of effervescent tunes contains a bit of a World vibe, which weaves its way in and around the compilation's classic dance-head persona.

All and all, the mix is a pretty rad indication of TCTS' vibe, which is so damn infectious it might have you dancing your way from Friday, to Saturday, to Sunday. Players, feast your ears.


Ceephax Acid Crew, "Emotinium" (Roy of the Ravers Secret Mix)

TCTS, "Games"

Lindstrom, "Closing Shot"

Unknown, "Healing"

Unknown Artist, "Zoom Zoom" (Dub)

DJ Gregory & Gregor Salto, "Canoa"

Dennis Ferrer, "Hey Hey" (DF's attention vocal mix)

Ian O'Donovan, "Forever Untold" (Satoshi Fumi remix)

Dantiez & Greco (NYC) feat. Joe Groove, "The Night"

KlangKuenstler, "Jam Master Jack"

TCTS, "Jelly" (The Golden Boy remix)

Raumakustik, "Panther" (Format B Remix)

Kideko & George Kwali, "Crank it" (Apres remix)

Denney, "Low Frequency" (Detlef remix)

Jakwob, "Feel So Good"

Durante, "Goddess"

Aeroplane & Purple Disco Machine, "Sambal"

TCTS, "Live for Something" (Extended)

Oliver $, "Doing ya Thang"

Mall Grab, "I've always liked grime"

Kaytranada, "Lite Spots"

Karma Kid, "Man of the Year"

Applebottom, "Frustrate"

Paul Woodford, "Mother & Child

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