We first caught Wouter in his home environment in Utrecht Holland. He impressed us with his unique blend of UK garage and heavy hitting house style, which the crowd went nuts for. A few years latter and great releases on the likes of DJ Haus’ Hot Haus Records and here we are with a mix finally from the man. We caught up with him to check what how he has been spending his time and a little bit about the mix…
“Recently I’ve been very busy with some of my own events and a lot of gigs. The mix was recorded in a new club in Utrecht called “BASIS”. The club is quite new and I’ve got to give Jorn, Joost and Chris a shout-out for letting me use their equipment while they were waiting after business hours for me to finish it. When I met the Bicep boys I was doing a 3-hour warm up at the Club Poema in Utrecht before they were going to start. I played a lot of powerful house joints and as far as I remember (it was a rough night ;) ) they really loved it. For this mix I decided not to go full on power but build it up a little. I start with a few UK Garage kind of vibe, which eventually builds up to my more actual kind of sound. I’m satisfied with the mix, didn’t overuse effects as I usually do which made it an extra challenge.
Up next I’ve got a pretty busy summer ahead of me containing a lot of nice festivals and club shows which I could’ve never dreamt of when I started playing a few years ago. Since I was a very busy promoter I decided to drop a few of my concepts so I can focus myself more on studio time. For now I can’t tell a lot regarding releases. But it’s going to be busy in the next few months !”
FMB MIXTAPE 09 | WOUTER S
FMB MIXTAPE 09 | WOUTER S (ITUNES DOWNLOAD LINK)
FMB MIXTAPE 09 | WOUTER S (320 ALT LINK)
Preview of another track from our forthcoming Aus EP. Drops in the following places May 25th…
PHONICA | bit.ly/1KF4uSb
JUNO | bit.ly/1K4d9R4
PICCADILLY | bit.ly/1HbJrpL
Dropped last month on FXHE, yet another big one from the label. Really into the B-Side’s down-tempo jam ‘Solace’. Been on repeat here at the gym since we grabbed the EP…fuzzed out chords and vocal bliss!
JOHN FM | SOLACE (322)
Tornoto new-boys on the block Ebony are up next. For those that may have missed it collab-ed with these guys last year for our release Love Myself, you can pick up on a free download HERE. Ebony have been slowly and carefully building their repertoire of tracks and this mix unveils a few of their gems they have been keeping close to their chest, expect big things over the next year from this duo… We caught up with the guys to ask them what they are up to at the minute and a bit about the mix.
“We are just finishing up and creating new tracks when we can, so far we’ve built up quite a catalogue. The mix was recorded on CDJ’s while at a cottage in Buffalo, which might be reflective in the direction we went with this mix (sunshine vibes to midnight tribes). It’s full of a bunch of our own tracks we’ve been working on, and some tracks new and old we’ve been in to lately… We have a busy summer ahead of us – polishing up an ep, a self vinyl release, and a music video in the works”
FMB MIXTAPE 08 | EBONY
FMB MIXTAPE 08 | EBONY (ITUNES LINK)
FMB MIXTAPE 08 | EBONY (ALT DOWNLOAD LINK)
Next up on the FMB Mixtape Series we have one of Australia’s finest, Harvey Sutherland. Last year he grabbed our attention with huge releases on Echovolt and Voyage records, showing his unique blend of jazz and house. If you havn’t checked his stuff we highly advise doing so. We caught up with him after the mix to see what he’s been up to recently and to ask a bit about the mix;
“I’ve been writing and recording new bits for the live show, developing some sketches for a new record, IRL job, post-grad study, playing in a band, thinking about getting a cat. The mix was recorded very shoddily, at home. It’s a bit of a thrown together affair, a sonic “mood board” for my latest 12”. The stuff I’ve been listening to recently, and just classic tunes I’ve always played a lot. Mix references and aspirational jazz funk.”
Next up for Harvey is his first international tour – a whirlwind trip to EU. Live shows, and a bit of DJing. You can check out the full list of dates at the bottom.
FMB MIXTAPE 07 | HARVEY SUTHERLAND
FMB MIXTAPE 07 | HARVEY SUTHERLAND (ITUNES PODCAST)
FMB MIXTAPE 07 | HARVEY SUTHERLAND (ALT DOWNLOAD)