The 35th FACT podcast comes crafted by Matthew Styles.
Former manager of the Crosstown Rebels label, Styleswas a key player on London’s house and techno scene before his recentrelocation to Berlin. A true DJ’s DJ, he hosted the infamous Sundaynight party Dig Your Own Rave and co-helmed the acclaimed Get Lostmix CD with Damian Lazarus. Recently he’s been concentrating more onhis own productions – releasing 12"s on BPitch Control, Dinky’sHorizontal imprint and most recently Diamonds & Pearls, sometimehome to Luciano, Ricardo Villalobos, Henrik Schwarz and Soundstream.
His mix for FACT is rather special – eschewing the streamlinedhouse sound he’s most commonly associated with, Styles has insteadopted to deliver what is, in his own words, "a kind of a proto-houseselection, ’83 hottmixx style". It’s a masterclass in rare disco,boogie and 4×4 entirely culled from the late 70s and early 80s – by thelikes of Willie Hutch, A Certain Ratio and Captain Rapp. And at itscentre is perhaps one of FACT’s favourite tracks of all time: ArthurRussell’s impossibly beautiful and sprawling ‘In The Light of TheMiracle’.
This is one of the best mixes we’ve yet had the pleasure of hosting, so dig in and enjoy. Tracklisting below.
Download: FACT Mix 35 – Matt Styles
01. Shina Williams & His African Percussionists – Agboju Logun (1984)
02. Ronnie Dyson – All Over Your face (edit) (1983)
03. Strafe – Set It Off (1984)
04. Captain Rapp – Bad Times (I can’t stand it) (1986)
05. Barbara Mason – Don’t I Ever Cross Your Mind (1984)
06. Arthur Russell – In the Light of Miracles (1986?)
07. A Certain Ratio – Kether Hot Knifes (special mix) (1982)
08. Willie Hutch – In and Out (edit) (1983)
09. Imagination – Burning Up (edit) (1981)
10. Robin Hooker Band – Your Cheatin Heart (Styles Edit) (1979)
11. Master Jay & Mikey D – T.S.O.B (1984)