The Monitors DJ Team hit Bristol tonight for another six-hour session at Big Chill Bristol tonight, and with a slightly later slot of 10pm-4am it promises to be a right ruckus. Our remit on the site is ‘Soul/Rockabilly/Hip-hop’, but you can probably add ‘Reggae/Electronica/Fierce argument over whether to end with Queen or a Pakistani film score’ to that. Not familiar with our DJ team? Have a look at the video below to get yourself acquainted…
Two members of the Monitors family who sadly won’t be entertaining West Country dancefloors this weekend are Record-Play’s Nicholas Burman and Mixmag/Tipping Point writer Patrick Swift, but fortunately for us they have taken the time to provide us with another of their fine, fine Swizzle Knicks mixes. Have a listen below to some of their favourite tunes this month, along with a few forgotten gems, then scroll down to enjoy their always-entertaining comments on the tracks they’ve selected (disclaimer: may not always be entertaining):
Swizzle: Prince is back!
Knicks: He’s about to have another kid isn’t he?
Swizzle: You’re on fire with the dad jokes today…
Knicks: Who is this young man Swizzle?
Swizzle: He’s a young rapper, from Atlanta I think. I’m not that familiar with him, I think maybe Evian Christ posted the track on Twitter and that’s where I found it.
Swizzle: I tried to get Kelela tickets but wasn’t quick enough.
Knicks: You’re missing out mate! Looking forward to it, hopefully she’ll be able to recreate that dreamy atmosphere live…
Swizzle: That’s a name and a half!
Knicks: That’s the Scandanavians for you – always talking in a different language…
Swizzle: Scandinavian is a language?
Swizzle: Ah yes… stoner music!
Knicks: I spot a Bronson sample! This is nice though.
Swizzle: Clams Casino produced this, so naturally I’m a fan.
Swizzle: Very blissed out from Nick here…
Knicks: Yeah well, Aphex is back so got to get into the glitchy mood.
Knicks: Actually found this through The Tipping Point. Everyone should check it out, decent place for under the radar stuff.
Swizzle: I write for The Tipping Point sometimes!
Knicks: Oh really? Haha, how didn’t I know that? Don’t think you did this one…
Swizzle: Nah, didn’t do this one…
Knicks: Don’t know where they’re from but they’re UK. So I’m guessing they’re not Scottish…
Swizzle: More tasteless jokes…
Knicks: Rick Ross is a bit of a joke now isn’t he? Obviously I probably wouldn’t say that to his face.
Swizzle: He referenced date rape in one of his songs and got dropped by Reebok as an ambassador, so that tarnished his reputation a fair bit…
Knicks: Think being part of that weird ‘prisons and gangster rap’ conspiracy didn’t help either.
Swizzle: Love this one! Wicked bass.
Swizzle: Pheeetus? What a name!
Knicks: Totally self-explanatory. Bry’s pre-remix stuff is nice. Obviously needs a bit of that anti-climatic drop to work though, feels more aggressive than a lot of hip-hop even though the vocal is really sweet.
Knicks: Was going to have to drop some FKA at some point in these mixes, think this remix can bring together the lovers and the haters. I’m a badge holder to the Twigs hype machine, for sure.
Swizzle: Original is better.
Knicks: Can’t go wrong with a bit of Eagles For Hands though.
Swizzle: Hands in the air!
Knicks: Like this, it’s like a remix of the Final Fantasy VII soundtrack. It’s those really computery-y synths that do it I think.
Swizzle: It’s from a Seapunk compilation and has a break in there I really like.
Knicks: Can’t get enough of this tune, amazingly infectious.
Swizzle: Say my name, bitch!
Knicks: Yes, Patrick.