Welcome back to the party! Inside Oxtavius Magical Goodybag 005 we pass along six free tracks and eight unique podcast/sets/mixes. Kicking things off is Justin Martin with a little rework of Four Tet’s “Small Talk” remix. With a nice airy start, chirping birds, a solid droning bass line, and great strings, this will definitely work its way up the ranks of your library. Next up is another from the UK’s Low Steppa called “To Be In Love.” Leading the way is a cool nineties synth with an old-school vocal that even has a sort of vaudeville quality to it at times. Third trick out of the bag is a really well done unofficial remix by Andy Lee of “Sweat” by Groove Armada & Brodanse. Full of energy, this track has impressive structure and a beefy groove; toss in that classic vocal and booming bass–it’s a wrap!
The fourth goody we have for you today is from Producer/DJ SuperDre out of Michigan, the birthplace of techno. “Spaceage Fresh” may be three years young but this track displays SuperDre’s talent and passion for a beautifully funky minimal style that fuses the warmth of deep house with the pulse of Detroit techno. If you’re anywhere near Chicago Thursday, April 3rd, grab a few friends and come down to Spybar to witness SuperDre in person before she finishes out her tour in San Diego and Michigan. Get there early and you can catch my warm-up set from 10 to around 11:15! Enjoy free entry until midnight with my password, “Oxtavius.”
Second to last in our set of free tracks today is Denver-based Producer “NumbChuck” with a deep house tune called “Numb Eyes.” Its smooth techie beat gives way to some eerie keys and a cool drum pattern. I’m excited to see what this dude comes up with next. We round things out with a speedier, anthemic/progressive minimal number by Michael Mandal called “I Don’t Know.”
Making our way into the next compartment of our goodybag, we’ve got a whole bunch of mixes to share with you. I usually try to include more tracks than mixes, but I figured since I couldn’t find too many tracks this time around I might as well pass along as many mixes as possible because there’s nothing like that feeling of throwing on a decent length mix knowing you can drive, relax and/or get your work done for however long that recording is. Plus, it’s always nice to discover new tracks you wouldn’t have heard from another source, whether they’re special edits or just vinyl-only tracks you’re not gonna find online.
First up is episode 31 of UNstructured Sounds Global Podcast featuring Boston-based Producer/DJ Sergio Santos fresh off his return from BPM in Playa del Carmen last month. This mix has some real gems, including one that Seth Troxler played for us at Spybar last week by Bob Moses called Far From The Tree.
There are seven more so have a listen, decide for yourself which one(s) really get you moving and let us know your favorites!
We hope you enjoy OMG 005 and can’t wait to send more great music your way!