Next up on the mixtape series, we invited Dorothys Fortress to deliver episode 162. We caught up with him ahead of this mix to see what he is up to now and next…
Past few months have even been full on with a slew of releases on Southern Fried Records. Had some cool remixes by Gerd Janson and Big Miz on the ‘Firefox’ and ‘Curb Dog 88’ releases. Been developing the Dorothys Fortress sound during lockdown, working on new productions ready for release.
The mix was recorded at home, looking down the garden at a squirrel war that was going on, straight into Ableton.
Coming from a hip hop and electro background, I want the mix to sound a bit more ‘cut and paste’ rather than blending in the tracks over time. I wanted cuts / edits etc and of course, coming from hip hop, little skits here and there ! I remember back in the day making mix tapes and just recording the whole thing down to cassette through a cheap Phonic mixer, something about the lo-fi quality, ( and the mistakes ) gave the sound warmth and character.
We have a new release ‘Lucha Libre’ coming out on Southern Fried Records in March followed by a remix of Hot Since 82’s ‘Naboo’ for Knee Deep in Sound. There’s also a limited edition 7” vinyl release on Burning Witches Records, a collaboration with artist and friend Luke Insect.
Dorothys Fortress – Lobster (Skit)
Dorothys Fortress – Burn
Dorothys Fortress – La haine
Dorothys Fortress – Atomic
Dorothys Fortress – Firefox (Gerd Janson Remix)
Dorothys Fortress – Firefox
Dorothys Fortress – Kings Of Suburbia
Dorothys Fortress – Theme From Phase IV
Hot Since 82 – Naboo (Dorothys Fortress Remix)
Dorothys Fortress – All City Vandals
Dorothys Fortress – Lucha Libre (Disco Re Rub)
Dorothys Fortress – Lucha Libre
Dorothys Fortress – Pong
Dorothys Fortress – Enter Castillo
Dorothys Fortress – Style Wars (Skit)
Dorothys Fortress – The Legacy