Resident Advisor have been on fire with their recent podcasts, but if you want the cream of the crop, here are three absolutely essential downloads:
RA.317 Benoit and Sergio features a blend of summery songs mixed by one of the biggest acts in the post-LCD Soundsystem pop-house scene, Benoit and Sergio. The New York based duo have created a laid-back mix with selections ranging from New Order to Seth Troxler to Air. It’s the perfect soundtrack to a hot and dreamy summer house party.
RA.319 James Zabiela is an absolute gem of a mix from my favourite DJ at the moment, James Zabiela. Zabiela spent about three months crafting this podcast, and the dedication shows. RA.319 is a beautifully crafted, cohesive mix, which in typical Zabiela style ranges from ambient electronica, through to house, electro and party-ready techno without skipping a beat.
RA.320 Shlohmo is the most recent podcast in RA’s bag of tricks, and features a bit under an hour worth of chopped and screwed beats from one of the brightest stars of the electronica world, Shlohmo. In describing the mix, Shlohmo says “Basically me and my Wedidit brethren have been fucking around recently slowing down big room house tunes and old d&b and ’90s vocal house shit real, real slow. Like taking 160 BPM d&b tunes and screwing them down half speed to 80. Then we realized you could mash that shit with double time footwork stuff and it sounds real 2 us”. If you only listen to one mix this month, make it this one.