2017-08-29

Trushmix 110: Rat Salad

Trushmix 110. We welcome Rat Salad back!
The story of his new life below.

Enjoy!


It’s been quite a while since we heard from the Rat Salad camp now. We almost started to worry, since it doesn’t take a degree in rocket science to figure out where Rat and José ended up after all the parties they threw awhile back. But the rats survive it all don’t they? And as coincidence wanted it we found Rat himself in the unlikeliest of places, alive and fresh out of rehab.
Not long ago a close family member of our friend Qubert Hackel, music journalist-main man and one of Rat Salads biggest fans, got married to a close family member of a famous and very wealthy sociolite that prefers to remain anonymous. The latter, one of the most well-connected and rich MF’s in showbiz threw the party, so we simply had to attend.

The party was lavish and glamorous with all the top players in Hollywood and the music was real cool. From a Bulgarian dance orchestra to Fab Morvan and Kenny Loggins and of course a couple of dj -sets.
Speaking of which, who’s that character up there by the turntables in pink leatherjacket and a matching cowboy-hat covered in sequins, if it isn’t Rat Salad himself? He tried to hide when he noticed us and pretended to be someone else when we asked if it was him, clearly embarrassed by the situation. This wasn’t exactly the kind of R’n’R-scenes he normally frequented, in fact this wasn’t his scene at all. And the clothes wasn’t really his either, but something Qubert had payed him to wear for the occasion. Though even if he hated them he looked as cool as ever. Like a glammed-up disco-version of Attilla the Hun. We wanted to take his photos but he refused and succeeded to hide from the camera. This was waaaay too commercial and mainstream for the Rat and he didn’t want to be seen as a sell-out. Our guess is he had to take the gig to pay all the drug-debt to the bikers while José was held captive at home. He simply had no choice but to take Qubert´s offer. And since this was a venue that demanded a certain level of public courtship, Rat had brought some records for the set that he thought would fit into the occasion and be easy enough on the ears of the audience. But that doesn’t mean it’s not full of weirdness and that distinctive rat’n’roll -attitude. It’s Rat Salad we’re talking about here after all. Besides the band itself have always been experimenting with different styles so his taste is clearly eclectic. Either way none of the music played in this mix haven’t some sort of connection to the world of R’n’R. You might say that this is electronic dance music made by rockers, punks and utter freaks. Well, who cares about labels anywho? Rat sure don’t, especially not after a couple of whiskeys. Mean, Johnny Walker Red Label tastes the same as Johnny Walker Black Label when you’re drunk doesn’t it? And the same goes for music, the more you consume the less you care for labels. Point being, who the fudge cares?
In context of the evening and the event maybe this is amongst Rat’s sleaziest sets ? A cheeky and shameless partymix. Starting out with some beautiful, lush cosmic 70’s vibes before continuing into more new romantics and industrial landscapes and furter into everything from new wave, psych-rock, disco-punk, freak-muzak, art rock, kraut rock, to electro and synth pop. And after smelling some of the Colombian White Lady that was passed around at the party, Rat eased into his new version of himself and delivered the task with genuine excitement as you could see he was grinning to himself, wider and wider with animated gestures and dancing cheerfully to his set in his pink clothes. This was a feel-good summer party-night and this sure became a feel-good summer party-mix.

We ended up in custody the next morning, together with Rat and Qubert. The host of the evening bailed us out, but that’s a whole different story…

At least we managed to plug into the system and recorded Rat’s entire set that evening for your enjoyment.

 













2017-08-08

Trushmix 109: Tatjana

Trushmix 109. Tatjana straight outta Berlin!
The DJ, record collector and part time Audio In record store affiliate has put together
a massive 1 hour and 57 min original style jungle mix for us.
A true trip into the landscape of amen break. Excellent selection with original
mid nineties tunes, hits and obscurities when jungle was still fresh and kept it real.

Jungle is massive! Enjoy!


2017-07-27

Trushmix 108: Jonny Rock

Trushmix 108! Yes we got Jonny Rock back in the mix. A real pleasure as always.
Groovy house, smooth beats, some vintage house and the usual hidden gems inna Jonny Rock style.
A smooth sailor behind the decks will provide you all with 100% vibes for the next hour.
Check it, dance and enjoy this real deal session.


2017-07-13

Trushmix 107: Finn Johannsen

It's summer, and that means Finn Johannsen is back once again, with his now regular
appearance as the reggae dub man par excellence.
Another great over four hour session of pure reggae and dub of the highest quality.
A must mix to listen to this summer. Music from the top, by the top selector!
Enjoy!



 

2017-06-29

Trushmix 106: DOC JAY

Trushmix 106 ready for the summer. Doc Jay! Stockholm finesse man gives us a one and a half hour of house music. 1 dollar bin records from the local record store and some party vibes made this mix! Perfect for the summer, get ready to boogie, dance and chill out.
Summer is here to stay for a while, this is a great soundtrack for this magic event.

Shout out to Mickes Lilla and also don't forget to check out Doc Jay's ned record Cite Des Arts. Brand new record from the man.

Enjoy the mix mates!


2017-06-09

Trushmix 105: DJ DOGG

Trushmix 105. DJ Dogg made this mix for the good friends at Butter Session way down under a while ago.
Now the Dogg man is back home on Trushmix where he belongs.
A two hour eclectic trip in this deep mix packed with newer, old, and various Sex Tags affiliated tracks. Plus other weird and wonderful goodies. An unexpected trip into the world of the Burger Dogg! Stay tuned to stay happy!

Gossip alert: Rumors say a new Rebound Lounge record is soon on the way. Time will tell!



 

2017-05-18

Trushmix 104:LNS

Trushmix 104- LNS. We welcome back LNS straight outta Vancouver and to Trush.
Another superb crafted mix for the heads and folks who like to get down to some technology music! Drifting between some early 90'S UK gems ala Rephlex, Ferox and like minded quality labels and touching base in Detroit with some real machine funk electro techno. A smooth and vibey start takes you into the journey of techno, electro and UK warped styles.

LNS keeps it real, she is just about to do her May-June Euro tour, a lot of gigs this time, so be sure to catch her if you can.
Check your local club and don't miss out on LNS deejay in action!

Rumors also say there is an till now unreleased LNS/DJ Sotofett collaboration track in this Trushmix mix. Time will tell, be aware of the exciting future.

Enjoy and check LNS Dee Jay around Europe this summer!

Peace