James has been running TEA for close to two years now, and in that time has developed a reputation for quality interviews with some of the house and techno scenes brightest talent, both emerging and established. He was responsible for touring Xhin through Australia earlier this year, and will be presenting Stroboscopic Artefacts label boss Lucy in Melbourne on the 16th of September, alongside Machine and Pinksilver. He will also be treating us to his take on techno on the 23rd of September at our next outing, and we can't wait to hear what he has in store.
Having listened to this mix over the last week or so I can pretty safely say that we will be in good hands. This is techno as we like it; in equal parts mechanical and organic, hypnotic but refreshing. Very much electronic music with soul. This is the first in our (for now at least) ad hoc podcast series. The emphasis is more on quality than quantity, as frankly there's a lot of crap out there, and we don't want a part of it. You can listen to the mix and download it at our brand spanking new official.fm page or the Soundcloud, and don't forget to like us on Facebook to keep up to date with what's happening at the Department, win tickets to things and generally be on the ball.
Until next time, keep working.
Direct link: http://soundcloud.com/thepublicworksdepartment/pwdcast-01
UPDATE: Here's the tracklist for this mix, hope you enjoyed. If you want to see more of this techno, head down to Loop on Sep 23, James will be playing for us for a bit. Check out the Facebook event here if you haven't already.
1. Skudge - Modularstorm [Skudge Records]
2. AnD - Resistance [Black Sun Records]
3. Donato Dozzy & Neel - Voices From The Lake (Drop 2) [Prologue]
4. Shifted - Drifting Over [Mote Evolver]
5. Moerbeck - 006 [Vault Series]
6. Roberto - Logical Progression (Steve Rachmad remix) [Artform]
7. Tr nch & IORI - Barreleye [Time To Express]
8. Sigha - B1 [Hotflush Recordings]
9. Emmaneul Top - Cyclic [Planete Rouge]
10. Cassegrain - Lop-Nor [Prologue]
11. Sendai - System Policy Variant [Time To Express]
12. Perc - Choice [Perc Trax]
13. Dadub - Metropolis [Stroboscopic Artefacts]
14. Commix - Satellite 2 (Marcel Dettman remix 2) [Metalheadz]
15. Obtane and Giorgio Gigli - Chemistry Of Human Life (Mike Parker remix) [Prologue]
16. Surgeon - Those Who Do Not [Dynamic Tension]
The next edition of the PWDcast is on it's way, so stay tuned for that as well.