MONDAY MIXTAPE: TILL VON SEIN
You already might know by now we love the kind of jockeys that don’t make a secret out of their musical history, their former (and maybe still actual) passions that might vary from what they’re known for today first hand. People that don’t make no bones about the fact that they have a soft spot for the odd, the sometimes cheesy, the uncommon in their scene. Enter Till von Sein. I bet back in the days when he opened up a skateshop in his hometown up in the far north of germany its speakers weren’t pumping his trademark house derivates you’ll get from him today. I guess it most likely was some straight 90s Hip Hop. Till doesn’t make a fuss about it, yet loves the off-color stuff, may it be doing Chris Brown edits or bringing N.E.R.D. into the mix he’s done for our little podcast series. But it’s far more than that… it’s once again a widespread musical journey where South leads into INI, Soft Machine, Badly Drawn Boy, Gil Scott Heron, some shreds of tasteful R’n’B-, Soul- and west coast flavors shaking hands… and it all makes sense and refers to his actual sound he’s getting booked for and the stuff he’s producing. You’ll hear it between the lines, uhm, sorry, notes. While spinning, his thumping transitions and heart-racing sets send listeners into overdrive, revealing the very core of house, soul and techno, while hitting on just what makes these genres so exciting.
For those few that really haven’t heard of him yet, Till’s work as a producer has grown to encompass a vast catalogue of releases on labels such as Suol, Dirt Crew Recordings, Morris Audio and Supplement Facts. He has collaborated with artists such as Tigerskin, Aera, Chopstick and Catz’n’Dogz, and his DJ work has long been a fixture in the international club scene. After his 2011 solo album “#LTD” on Suol, Till enjoyed a fully booked calendar and successful tour through South Africa, Japan, USA and Europe. He continues to ride a wave of success. In 2013, he released his personal contribution to the Suol Mates mix series, and further EP releases are in the works. Upcoming projects for 2014 include a new solo album which will be out next year and a project with Tigerskin for Dirt Crew Recordings.
Here’s what Till has to say about this lovely mix:
„It has that magic Highway 1 feeling. You know, when you start the car in San Francisco, make a stop in Big Sur, look at the ocean over and over and then make it to LA and grab an In'n'Out burger first thing first. This is what that sounds like.“
Taylor McFerrin - Postpartum
The Trp & Michael Tousana - Catching Fire
South - Sight of Me
INI - Grown Man Sport
The Dream - Culture
Soft Machine - Penny Hitch
N.E.R.D. - Things Are Getting Better
Badly Drawn Boy My Friend Cubilas
Electric Wire Hustle - If These Are The Last Days
Gil Scott Heron - New York is Killing Me
Zapp & Roger - More Bounce To The Ounce
Platinum Pied Pipers - Deep Inside
Faze Action - Caruso´s Monkey House
Lucki Eck$ - Count On Me
Shawn Chrystopher - Situation Instrumental
Also check Till’s Soundcloud page for more music and his facebook if you wanna keep updated with his news.