We didn’t know a damn thing about Dixon before his excellent Body Language mix, the record that first introduced us to the rock solid Italians Do It Better roster (see Chromatics’ rain-slicked “In the City” single) and a hefty stack of other surefire selections that just so happened to include Thom Yorke. In the years since, Dixon has delivered a number of other essential discs, including a seamless collaboration with Henrik Schwarz and Ã‚me (The Grandfather Paradox, which hit shops earlier this year) and this month’s Temporary Secretary mix on Dixon’s own Innervisions imprint. Like any decent DJ set, it refuses to be pinned down by any specific genre or scene, whether that means dropping a house remix of Junior Boys or setting the scene with the hellraiser pop of Fever Ray.
Dixon managed to fire off five of his current must-plays right before boarding a plane for New York. He plays Brooklyn’s Market Hotel tomorrow night as part of Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin’s ongoing Mister Saturday Night party.
1. Floating Points, Vacuum Boogie EP
This is nearly a perfect EP. Here we have three tracks that all have a very unique style and there’s simply nothing around like it. Fresh house music with a strong J Dilla influence!
2. Lykke Li, “Dance Dance Dance (Dixon Mix)”
I remixed this track and it became one of my end of the night anthems. Simply remarkable vocals here. The original is a vocal with a percussion line underneath.
3. A Mountain Of One, “Bones (House Of House Mix)”
The voice on that backing track? I thought there was no way it could work:but I’m proven wrong!
4. Martyn, “Elden St. (Sebo K. Mix)â€
This is house music in its original form, from one of the best Berlin-based producers around. A simple and beautiful deep house tune.
5. Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom, “Untitled (Ã‚me Remix)”
Coming early 2010 on DFA, this is a true dancefloor killer. An epic techno tune with a killer bassline.