Redlight Music Podcast #01: Shalako - Back To WorkI started working on this mix back in March but abandoned it after many unsatisfactory attempts. Then during a recent practice session I opened the incomplete playlist and a 60 minute journey came together exactly as I’d envisioned.

After a couple of uptempo mixes at the beginning of the year I wanted to make a slower, sultry workout. It’s dark and melodic, atmospheric and thumping; late night material built around some of my favorite tracks of late-2008 / early-2009, namely Carl Craig’s masterful remix of Martin Buttrich’s “Stoned Autopilot,” a record which perfectly embodies the vibe I’ve most enjoyed playing over 15 years of djing. The overall envelope of intensity for the mix is smooth, restrained, building subtly from deep to pumping and then coming down easy to a groovy landing. I’m proud of the result; I hope you enjoy it.

Dedicated to Addy, for whom I’m grateful and whose support and encouragement is in part responsible for this mix coming to fruition.

Mixed on two Technics 1200 MKII using Serato Scratch Live running on a Powerbook G4 and recorded through a Rane MP/XP 2016 into Peak Pro 5 running on a Mac Pro.


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Tracklist

ArtistTitleLabel
00:00ShedITHAWOstgut Tontrager
06:08Ben KlockOKOstgut Tontrager
09:37Pascal FEOSLike It HotLevel Non Zero Recordings
13:37Sam BallGrey Matter (Paul Woolford Remix)Forensic Records
21:03ShinFolger (Robert Babicz Feeling Good Remix)Yellow Tail
24:35EchonomistHidden TreasureTime Has Changed Records
29:20Paul MacNeed You (Jonny Whites Relaxed Remix)Restructured Recordings
34:27Martin ButtrichStoned Autopilot (C2 Version)Planet E Communications
41:08Tokyo Black StarGame Over (Loco Dice 5am At The Tsukiji Market Rmx)Innervisions
44:52Pablo BolivarChiyoda LineJustified Cause Recordings
49:08Minilogue, Decoy, IMPSAlmost Live But Definitely Pluggedmule electronic
53:23Cosmic RockerGlocenBlack Bridge
56:51LinkwoodRIPPrime Numbers