Monday 17 February 2014


Here it is here it is. Here what is? It's another Guest Mix, that's what! It's the 7th one. And who is it from but BLUFRANK. This relatively mysterious Egyptian producer resides in Cairo, part of a scene that often DJs at downtown club VENT – a club that seemingly keeps on going whilst political and resultant social unrest shudders in Egypt's capital. By its very name, VENT appears to be a place of release, a speakeasy of sorts where dancing and new music and poetry and film screenings and of course good old-fashioned hedonism collide in a fusion of meaningful creativity and fun.

As for BLUFRANK, I've written about him a couple of times before. Firstly his almost brutally minimalistic 'TR-808 & A Babe' caught my attention last year, and more recently I went back to check a couple of his new tracks. Despite being hard and bassy, his futuristic dance-oriented tracks display a love of warmth and atmosphere, something that is evident in the tracks in his mix; the prime example is Toro Y Moi, whom we all know and love as a key component of short-lived-yet-still-definitely-alive-in-spirit chillwave, with surprise throwback hits from Moloko and Spiller demonstrating BLUFRANK's love of smooth sing-along cusp-of-the-millenium dance. Despite being dubbed his 'Driving Alone', this is something you could probably enjoy anywhere at any time of the day.

T R A C K L I S T :

  1. Cherelle ft. Alexander O'Neal - Saturday Love (Toro Y Moi Cover)
  2. Task – Intro
  3. Thomas Bangalter – Club Soda
  4. Toro Y Moi – I Can Get Love
  5. Clive Tanaka y Su Orquesta – Neu Chigaco
  6. Spiller feat. Sophie Ellis Bextor – Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)
  7. Moloko – Sing It Back

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