Selector #16 – 2fuddha
That man in the bushes – 2fuddha – is a secret ninja and a real sneak with music, he plays a range of classic UK and US house and techno, garage, dubstep, trap and footwork. You can catch him playing regularly around joints like efiftyfive, The Lounge and Black Cat, and he’s involved in production with the likes of Able8 and friendships.
He’s watching you right now as you read this.
Track Selection: Dj Phil (feat. Sat P.M.) – Access (Booty Call Records)
“It is effective in its simplicity, but has a unique take on the footwork and Chicago house sound. I also respect the way Phil creates a lush, soulful sound in his tracks using very few instruments and no vox.”
Selector #17 – Bevin Campbell
Bevin Campbell is special force co-ops DJ captain for PBS’s The Blend, member of Uncomfortable Beats, as well as audio/visual crew Movement, who host a special every year at the Gertrude Street Projection Festival. Finally, he also is part of the Haarp Media core techno/electro unit Trans Melbourne Xprss, along with fellow soldiers Baby-T, Kayhat, VJ Slippery Jim and Sarah Quill.
Track Selection: Special Request – Deranged (Houndstooth)
“While it’s been around for a few months now this album is still on repeat. Old school jungle revivalist sound at its best, big warehouse rave techno and the warmth of analogue production. Paul Woolford showing his long honed talents.
It’s to hard to pick a track but either Deranged or Hackney Parrot (Special Request VIP) are amongst the best. Keep one eye firmly on Houndstooth, one to watch in 2014. With Rob Booth at the helm of A&R for the label you know its good. xx”
Selector #18 – Mike Gurrieri
Known as one of Melbourne’s more eclectic selectors, Mike Gurrieri’s sets take in elements of jazz, soul, hip hop, electronica & worldly fusions. A regular on Melbourne’s club & bar circuit, he can also be heard on his weekly radio show Sunny Side Up on Kiss FM (Thursday mornings at 9am), and his label Equinox Recordings has released local music from the likes of Hiatus Kaiyote, Kirkis, Demian, and The Raah Project.
Track Selection: Amp Fiddler – Take It (self-released)
“Amp Fiddler returns from a six-year hiatus after dealing with some personal tragedies, and proves why he is still the real deal. Teaming up on this track with the always-sublime Raphael Saadiq, Amp lays down some serious Motor City Soul. It feels good to have him back releasing music.”
Selector #19 – DJ Mzrizk
DJ Mzrizk is one of Melbourne hip-hop’s brightest DJs, and her love for the hip-hop elements has seen her playing her cuts at local and international festivals like Glastonbury, supporting acclaimed rap stars like Mos Def, and working youth work shops for places like Vibe Australia and Darebin City Council.
You can hear her play at her weekly radio showat KISSFM – Urban Fervour (Wednesday 9-10:30am) and hosting regular shows at venues like The Lounge and Section 8.
Track Selection: Remi – Saggin (House of Beige)
“…currently my favorite MC from Australia, great flow and lyrical content.”
Selector #20 – ShutterSound
ShutterSound aka Sarah Buckley-Jones is an up-and-coming DJ who varies between 4-4 garage and house sounds, grounded in dubby sensibilities. She currently hosts a monthly show every second Tuesday (from 8-9pm) at trnsmt.tv called Bass Regime, and also hosts a sound session on Thursday evening at the Thornbury Local on a regular basis.
Track Selection: Paleman – The Day (Swamp 81)
“(This is) my newest record, caught between garage and house with a dark twist. Loefah has been hitting with the Swamp 81 releases and this one is from Paleman is the right amount of off-kilter yet spot-on.”
Compiled by Kristian Hatton.