No holiday resting for us – this week on the DBS we have a wicked guest mix from Box Set Records head honcho – Growler. His first release Head Stereo caught my attention with it’s focus on the deep solid groove that just builds and builds… His more recent release Skintillator is more on the four to the floor tip, but still with that relentless groove – needless to say I’ve become quite the fan. He’s also one half of Phase Animator, which I only recently found out but considering the common themes I wasn’t surprised as have been diggin’ their stuff too. This one goes out to the ever growing Aussie Breaks scene!
Growler is and up-and-coming producer, and the founder of tech funk label Box Set Records. He is also one half of the tech funk DJ and production unit Phase Animator. Based out of Perth Australia, he has over 15 years of rocking dance floors under various DJ aliases. His musical experiences started many moons ago with forays into classical and jazz, moving on to rock and electronic music.
He has held DJ residencies and played smashing sets at DCs, Geisha, The Globe, The Leederville, Ambar and Heat amongst others. Way back from the G-Styles days he has been well known for the ability to smoothly and subtly crank the energy in the room. Production credits are starting to roll in, with Phase Animator winning the Thrust Remix Competition in 2012 with a cranking version of the Lee Coombs and Drumattic Twins track Tribal Tension. His latest track Skintillator has hit Beatport in December 2012 and features a hooky four-to-the-floor original along with a great breaks remix from Karl Sav.
You can hear his current DJ stylings on The Backyard Project on Friday nights (9pm to 11pm Australian WST) as a part of the Phase Animator Tech Funk Sessions.
ah, big shouts to Growler for a solid guest mix chock full of deep grooves – so damn good. Go buy his latest release, it’s quality: http://www.beatport.com/release/skintillator/1009701
Mixed bag from me, kicking of with some almost ambient… then heaps of the deep driving vibes with lots of new stuff!
01. James Zabiela – The Healing [Born Electric]
02. Jeroen Van Aken – The Fever (Arrow!!! Remix) [AUX]
03. Phase Animator – Thumper [Box Set Records]
04. Hironimus Bosch – Beta (Meat Katie Remix) [AUX]
05. Mr Cid – Beyond Our Reach (Charlie Kane Remix) [VIM Special Edition]
06. Resonant Status – Glimpse of the Future [Divergence]
07. MartOpetEr – Homegrown Disaster (Roboteknic Remix) [Divergence]
08. Triple Agent – Pistols & Spaceships [Logariddim Records]
09. Lethalness – Funk Crush (AP3X Remix) [Scarcity Records]
10. Arma – No Time To Stop (Tom Clyde Remix) [Kick It Recordings]
11. Kraymon – The Understanding (Beta Remix) [Dusted Breaks Records]
12. Eugene Keim – Non Addictive (Nik Mechikov Remix) [Ulysse Records]
Guest Mix – Growler
01. Growler – Skintillator (Karl Sav Remix) [Box Set Records]
02. The Sneekers – Modern Pleasure (I Need? Remix) [GND Records]
03. Style Of Eye – Whizkid (Audiojack Remix) [Bump Music]
04. Sharooz – Hyph [GND Records]
05. Supercharger – Cars & Girls (D-Nox & Beckers Remix) [Plusquam Records]
06. Growler – Skintillator (Original Mix) [Box Set Records]
07. Mad Owl -Glacier (Modek Remix) [Always Never]
08. Dirt Revolver – Get The Fuck Down [Diablo Loco Records]
09. Phase Animator – Bats On Acid [Box Set Records]
10. Plump DJs – WBCV (Urchins Remix) [Promo]
11. Modek – Jimmy [One Love]
12. Kostas G – Marian [Box Set Records]