Christmas might be just round the corner, and that's great and everything because we all like getting books to read in the bathroom and spending a day trapped in a living room with only warm bottles of Budweiser to distract from familial tension and overdone turkey, but something more important's even closer.
This week THUMP bring you the best thing you'll recieve this year: Mixmas. For the next twelve days we're giving you a great mix by an incredible producer. Every day. For twelve days.
To celebrate that, and our love of the mix as an artform in general, we thought we'd keep you posted on the sets that we've had on constant loop throughout the past twelve months. In the interests of fairness, we've decided to keep our own MIXED BY and ON DECK selections out of the list. Those are all great though, obviously, but for those wanting to look further afield, see below.
Ben Steidel - Peach Club Mix 005
A gorgeous blend of slow and steady low rollers and gospel tinged cuts - including Kenny Bobbien's "Gave U Love", aka one of the greatest house records ever made - saw this one on repeated rotation round our way. There's nothing flashy going on here: it's just fourteen filter-friendly head nodders nudged together with a precise subtlety.
Steffi - Essential Mix
There's no need to overthink the Panorama Bar resident's entry in Radio 1's venerable Friday night series. It's straight up heads down throbbing, thumping, brusing techno and it's absolutely incredible.
Floorplan - XLR8R Podcast 371
Robert Hood is the absolute fucking master and if you don't think that "Never Grow Old" or "We Magnify His Name" or Minimal Nation are complete masterpieces then don't ever, ever click on this site again. On this mix Hood keeps it techy as hell - this is the kind of primal, visceral, raw shit that sounds so precise, so measued, so relentlessly propulsive, so fucking HUGE that you can't quite believe it's been put together by human hands. Until Hood's trademark gospel side comes through and the whole thing turns on a sixpence. Human after all.