Call Super stepped up for his BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix debut on Saturday 9th June and it was as intoxicating as you would expect it to be.
The Berlin-based, UK-born DJ/producer – real name Joe Seaton – bagged the No.1 spot in DJ Mag’s Top 50 albums of 2017 for the transfixing, vivid experimental triumph that was ‘Arpo’, released via fabric’s Houndstooth label.
That same sense of experimentalism and sophistication to his Essential Mix, a two hour excursion into rapid, captivating house, exhilarating techno turns and luxurious melody.
Throughout the mix Seaton drops tracks from legendary names like Octave One, Marcel Dettman and Chez Damier – a nod to his early inspirations in electronic music – while also dropping plenty of work from some of the most interesting artists and labels in the scene today from Powder, Skatebård, Yak, Pangaea and Donato Dozy.
Also featuring in mix are tracks from DJ Stingray and Shackleton, cuts on labels like Whities and Discwoman and a transfixing blend of Seaton’s own track ‘SE’ with Jamaican dub poet Michael Smith’s superb ‘Mi Cyaan Believe It’.
You can listen to the mix here.
Recently, Palms Trax, Four Tet and Charlotte de Witte have delivered some superb sets in the hallowed Essential Mix. Last year, Call Super served up a divine selection for Fabric’s revered mix series.
Something kinda special. This Saturday my Essential Mix airs. If you’re from the UK the @bbcessentialmix is major. It’s been a benchmark in our scene for most of it’s 25 year existence. 13 year old me would have howled like a lonely wolf if you’d have shown me the above photo. Weatherall’s Blood Sugar mix, Jeff Mills’ in ’98 and Garnier’s from 2000 were all manual’s from which I learnt many techniques I deploy today. I have mixed this one live for it to serve as a source for anyone else who wants a window in to the way I play records in the club. It has tracks that I’ve had since I was very young indeed and a bunch of new stuff that I think shows club music to be where it is at the moment - in truly rude health.
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