FACT mix 89 is the work of one of the most successful UK bands to emerge this year, The Big Pink.
Compiled by Milo Cordell, who makes up the production half of the band (vocals come courtesy of Robbie Furze) and in his time has collaborated wth Alec Empire, as well as running Merok Records, a label who’ve released singles by Klaxons, Telepathe, Salem, Crystal Castles and more, it features clear influences on The Big Pink’s modern shoegaze sound in Spirtualized, Sonic Youth and The Jesus and Mary Chain, as well as less obvious tracks from industrial warlords Einsturzende Neubauten, thugstep figurehead Rusko and king paedo Gary Glitter. You can download it below.
The Big Pink’s debut album, A Brief History of Love is out now on 4AD, and chances are if you’ve been to a festival this summer you’ve heard some of it. The tracklisting for FACT Mix 89 isn’t necessarily in order.
[Oh yeah, and you can win tickets to see the Big Pink live in London, October 22. Go here for details.]
(Available for three weeks)
Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Creator RemixSam Cooke – Lost ‘n’ Lookin’Wu-Tang Clan – TriumphNine Inch Nails – CloserSpiritualized – Ladies and Gentlemen we are Floating in Space (Chemical Brothers Remix)Einsturzende Neubauten – SandSuede – BreakdownOtis Redding – ????Benga – 26 BasslinesRusko – Cockney Thug (Caspa Remix)Faith No More – We Care a LotPantera – WalkDeath in Vegas – Hands Around my ThroatGary Glitter – Rock ‘n’ Roll Part 2Jesus and Mary Chain – You Trip Me UpUsher feat. Ludacris – Dat Girl Right There (Instrumental)Smokey Robinson – Tracks of my TearsSonic Youth – 100%