A Running Melody 008 - Long Island Sound

We took a little break for the holidays but we're back at it!  Up next, two boys from Dublin who caught our eye (or ear?) recently with a really impressive EP on Kyoku Records, LONG ISLAND SOUND.  The standout track of the EP for us has to be Delusions, sampling Shelda by Smoke, it has enough legs to hold it's own in the club or if you're just chilling on the couch Sunday afternoon.  

We really enjoyed their vibe and listened to some of their slower, hip-hop inspired house DJ sets, so we asked them to throw down a mix for us.  Some words from them below...

So we were super hyped to be asked to contribute a mix to the series and to be in there amongst some DJ's and producers that we really admire. For this mix, we tried to fit in a whole bunch of different styles that we're into, but still not be too all-over-the-place. Sampling is something we're hugely interested in, so we threw in lots of hip hop, and also some more recent house beats that were inspired by hip hop stuff. We kinda wanted to put out a mixtape that suits morning/afternoon listening but also include some tracks that we play in da club! Hope you enjoy!

You can listen to the new EP HERE or just go ahead and buy the record on Juno HERE.

A Running Melody 007 - OOFT!

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Up next, we have FOTO Recordings head honcho, OOFT!.  Ali has had a hand in labels such as L.E.S.S. Productions alongside The Revenge and DJ 2Three, has released on labels like Delusions of Grandeur, WOLF Music, and Instruments of Rapture, and has held residencies at places you may have heard of named Sub Club.  He's got deep roots in the Glasgow music scene and his productions & DJ sets have a ton of breadth musically, so we were really excited to have him as part of the series.

Some words from the man himself...

"So, after being asked to contribute to the mix series and come up with something interesting my first thought was - head straight to the 80s boogie/soul section for a smooth but popping mix. However on checking the previous episodes in the series I noticed Stu from Wolf Music had already rinsed that idea! Next my thoughts turned to selecting some nice pitch-down / slo-mo records that usually sit as track B2 on an EP and perhaps don't get as much love as they should. I'm a real sucker for slowed-down house sounds so had plenty to choose from. That being the case I decided to keep it pretty current in terms of releases, and popped in a few OOFT! jams for good measure too. I've spent the last couple of years slowly working on the debut OOFT! LP so have plenty of demos in various states of completion, and have managed to fit in 3 tracks that may (or may not) appear on the finished album. There's also an unheard OOFT! Edit in there too. The mix itself was recorded in my favourite way - at home in one take with my trusty DJR-400 mixer and a Space Echo delay pedal for extra dub-outs."

You can find more on OOFT! and FOTO Recordings below, enjoy the mix!

OOFT! on Facebook

OOFT! on Soundcloud

FOTO Recordings


1. Petar Dundov - Missing You 2. Steve Moore - Lwaxana 3. Das Komplex - Openwork Socks 4. OOFT! - Not In Love 5. Obas Nenor - Wakee 6. Bydesign - Be Still (Osmose Mix) 7. OOFT! - Remote Lover 8. Mory Kante - Yeke Yeke (OOFT! 33 Edit) 9. Mr Ho & Heap - Veils Of The Beloved 10. Easy To Remember - Mental Boulevard 11. OOFT! - Proteus Maximus 12. Roy Comanchero - Mick (Kim Brown Remix) 13. Jesse Futerman - Jesse Is A Gambler (Jacques Renault Edit)

A Running Melody 006 - Jacques Renault

Up next in the series is a special mix of unreleased (and yet to be heard!) edits from our good friend and LPH boss man, Jacques Renault.  Jacques has pumped out tons of amazing edits/remixes through the years, an impressive LP (Check out Zentrum here) recently on his own Let's Play House imprint, and with his collection of thousands of disco, house and techno records he has become one of our favorite DJs to see.  We hosted him for a rooftop party in Brooklyn this summer that was super vibey, we're already looking forward to teaming up again.!

No tracklist/ID's on this one, just 80 mins of jamssss.