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This man. I can’t get enough, dude is just always on his own trip. Jimmy Edgar continues to dazzle the world with every one of his artistic endeavors. I knew when Machinedrum got the go ahead for an Essential Mix, his best buddy Jimmy wasn’t far behind. Head to Ultramajic lands now, this man is the supreme guide.

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– Jimi Jaxon

 

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Of course, the man mentored by my favorite DJ Erol Alkan is nothing short of marvelous. The more I learn about Daniel Avery, the more of a connection I develop with him. He’s got an open-mind and is now known for switching it up: playing anything that works to him, while still holding a strong narrative with his sets. The superb Quietus talked with him late last year, lovely conversation.

He’s enjoying this time period, where territorial attitudes towards dance genres are breaking down. The younger generation just wants something they can feel.

Journey into the world of Daniel Avery. A main room resident at Fabric, signed to Erol’s Phantasy Sound (hear Drone Logic) and dead set on reaching legendary status. Warning: this Essential Mix has blown speakers and brought people to tears.

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– Jimi Jaxon

 

 

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While preparing to clean my filthy little room I thought, “I wonder what’s going on with Radio 1’s Essential Mix?” So I hopped over to their site to see who was in control this week. The man’s name is Shadow Child. He sounded familiar, but I wasn’t sure why. Host Pete Tong gave me the low down, and right as the mix began I knew, THIS was a journey I wanted to go on.

 

I know there’s a lot to Simon Neale aka Dave Spoon aka Revivalist aka Shadow Child, and I will take more time to learn and listen before going deeper. Really, I enjoy letting the music take the lead and explain what needs to be explained. So sit back, and take this in with me.

* Love Radio 1’s idea to have visuals accompany the mix, hope this continues!

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– Jimi Jaxon

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Right now, the best thing I can do is take in the words of Kanye West. His motivation, drive, confidence and genius artistry demands my attention.1-hour long interview with Zane Lowe for BBC Radio 1.

 

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– Jimi Jaxon

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I’ve been looking through the Hyperdub Discogs, and one of the newest releases is Walton’s debut album, Beyond. This was my first time hearing of him, and after discovering some of the tracks, I’m absolutely obsessed. This album takes various styles and genres and puts them through Walton’s brilliant perspective; creating distinct (and familiar) characters with wild lives of their own.

 

Although the end result is to me Walton’s unusually gifted talent, I draw some connections between his music and others in the underground. “Frisbee” reminds me of the Night Slugs and “Amazon” is like a cousin of Kingdom’s “Stalker Ha” living in the jungle. Could just be my ears, but I can imagine it.

 

It’s difficult to have cohesion in an album. I’ve listened through recent records that have great tracks, but one of my critiques is that there isn’t a unifying element to the collection of songs as an album. Amazingly, a 22 year old dude from Manchester has emerged with an effortless, unvided debut album for Hyperdub.

In an interview with Thump, Walton said the album “has quite an industrial feel to it.” It’s a perfect way to describe the similarity in Beyond. There’s an almost mechanical perfection of multiple sounds in dance music today, which is a little eerie but mostly just badass. Walton is making a strong statement as a producer with this Hyperdub release, and his age seems to show that he’s just getting started.

 

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– Jimi Jaxon