Those looking for club music on DJ Koze's FADER mix were greeted with a whole lot more. Cuts from Typesun, Kendrick Lamar and Madlib gave way to Moodymann and a medley of enchanting house that made up the mix's second-half. Tracks from M.Ono, Trinidadian Deep and Isolee generated a warmth that had us returning to the mix time and time again.
Pepe Bradock's mix for Roof.fm was outrageously smooth from the moment the needle dropped on the first record, and it stayed that way as the Frenchman gently blended 90 minutes of smoky jazz and sensual soul, from John Coltrane to Sun-Ra to Teddy Pendergrass. The mix was accompanied by a written track-by-track commentary from Bradock himself, featuring descriptions such as "Rue Lepic. On the 5th floor. Facing south," "My childhood" and "Erotic City."
This effort from Floating Points, Red Greg and Jeremy Underground Paris, recorded live at Plastic People on a Thursday night, is an unusual one. Four hours long and recorded on unwieldy EMT turntables with no pitch control, it's a tasteful crossfading affair. But that doesn't dampen the trio's impeccable funk, disco and soul selections. If you have any doubts about that, just listen to the crowd cheer with every new track.