Monday, 26 July 2010

SMS mix 15 - Pure Groove

Simon Singleton has been running the Pure Groove record shop and its labels for several years now, overseeing some of the best new bands' early releases and hosting famed shows from everyone from Late Of The Pier to Fools Gold, from Friendly Fires to Phenomenal Handclap Band.

Expect to hear next year's best new acts and last year's best singles in his Stop Making Sense set, as his diverse exclusive SMS mix - taking in LCD, Kode 9 and Wilco - testifies...

Download: SMS mix 15 - Pure Groove

Summer's coming, what's on the agenda?
"Staying put as long as the sunshine keeps London warm!"

Tell us about your latest projects?
"New website for Pure Groove, a pile of new releases on various labels I run, and I finally have my own studio so may even try and put down the latest DVD boxset and try and make some new tracks. Plus, developing a unique sound system to take to the festivals in 2011!"

What current artists are you drawing inspiration from right now?
"Memoryhouse, Walls, Wavves, Holy Ghost, John Talabot, Herzog, Junip, How To Dress Well, Tensnake and a million other things that fill my life with sound!"

What are you favourite/biggest tunes of the moment?
"Love the Boys Noize mix of Scissor Sisters that arrived today. The Deloreon mix of John Talabot's Sunshine is what summer should sound like. Ghostape's mix of Swedish act Koralleven is truly odd and really great. The whole Mim Suleiman album produced by Maurice Fulton is incredible. And on the complete flipside, I'm loving the super retro C86-tinged Wild Nothing's album - the perfect one-man band. And he might be hugely irritating but the new Mark Ronson single 'Bang Bang' with Q-Tip is just the business."

What can we expect from your show at Stop Making Sense?
"A short set of good songs. I'll see if I can get my pyrotechnics set on the hand luggage on Easyjet but I suspect I'll have to leave it at home."

Who are you most looking forward to seeing play at the festival?
"Django Django and The Very Best are both amazing bands, plus Allez Allez's parties are always great. I've probably seen Optimo DJ more than anyone else - they're still the best around. I haven't seen Benji B DJ in ages, I'm really looking forward to seeing him too."

Any unusual festival tips?
"All festival tips, however sensible or valid they may be, are forgotten about once you sip that first beer of the day while soaking up a bassline..."

Where will we find you at sunrise on Sunday morning?
"Hopefully not trying to swim to Italy as part of a drunken bet."


1. Drum Eyes - 50-50 

2. Laurent Garnier - Gnanmankoudji (Emperor Machine remix) 

3. Kode 9 – You Don’t Wash 

4. Hundred In The Hands – Tom Tom 

5. In Flagranti – Rabbit Hole (Baldelli & Dionigi Remix) 

6. Mim Suleiman - Bibi Na Mpu 

7. LCD Soundsystem – Hit 

8. Deux – Game & Performance 

9. The Love Supreme – Alles Liebe 

10. Taken By Trees – Anna (CFCF Remix) 

11. Glasser – Learn (John Talbot Remix)

12. Jimmy Edgar – Hot Raw Sex 

13. Wilco – Poor Places (Walls Remix) 

14. Wild Nothing – Summer Holiday

15. Koralleven – The Truest Faith (Ghostape Remix) 

16. Herzog – West Blvd

17. Junip – Loops

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