Over several years, Mo’min Swaitat has amassed an archive of rare tapes and vinyl from Palestine and beyond, spanning field recordings of weddings to revolutionary tracks and synth-heavy 80s funk. Many of these were acquired from a former record label in Jenin in the north of the West Bank. The Majazz Project is a research project borne out of the archive, focused around sampling, remixing and reissuing vintage Palestinian and Arabic cassettes.
Jess Brinham is a selector, DJ and foundation FM resident based in South London. She is a keen record collector who uses her vast music knowledge to curate an experience when she puts a mix together. For this month’s instalment, Jess has taken influence from Mexico and Central America, as well as her recent purchases from crate digging adventures, to create a soundscape that fits into a colourful spring playlist.
The Nook has music at the heart of what they do, with iconic records adorning the walls and curated playlists always banging over the speakers. For this months mix series Gus one of the owners, compiles & mixes a range of tracks from several different genres that all share some kind of Hip Hop & RnB references.
We met Baron at an afterparty during Amsterdam's infamous Dekmantel festival, it was love at first sight. Colombian-born and South-East London raised Baron aka Luis Sabogal has been cutting his teeth in rave culture for over a decade now, with a plentiful host of experience under his belt. Earning his first stripes as a DIY rave pioneer under the OS community banner, of which he is a co-founder, he has slowly navigated his way through today’s often problematic electronic music scene to formidable success. All of his work, ranging from community focused workshops, night curation and *day-to-day attitude*, are permeated with an intense pride for both his heritage and background, and a longing to be able give something back to both. Expect razor sharp dance cuts, leftfield techno & house, bass and maybe some music from his native Colombia.
Noah is a DJ and producer from Hackney, London. Noah has been a part of the Kindred crew since its inception in late 2018 and is part of the Kindred Radio team, broadcasting out of the Kindred shop in Farringdon.
He is also the head of his own label, Ulterior Motives, specialising in all things juke, footwork, jit and ghettotech. Hailing from North London, Noah’s production and DJ styles are heavily rooted in the UK sound but don’t be surprised to hear influences from all over. Noah’s record bag is always as varied as the lineups he appears on – expect anything from UK garage to dubstep to footwork.
Moxie, one of our favourite NTS DJs at Oranj, has taken to the decks for our December 2021 wine case. Famously the master of seamlessly fusing anything from classic Chicago house to obscure leftfield breaks, or glittering disco with energetic percussive rollers, entertaining and educating club goers wherever the journey takes her. We’ve managed to secure an intimate side of Moxie’s music collection not usually shared, a selection of tracks that together in Moxie’s words are ‘tunes i love to listen to in my spare time’, that together make up a ‘downtempo mixtape vibe’ and ‘classy a mix for when people are dinking wine’.
Sean OD is a Brazilian-Irish DJ, now based in London. Alongside co-running the party and record label Scenic Route, Sean is also a longstanding resident at The Jazz Cafe, a monthly host on Rinse FM and a regular on the club circuit in London and beyond. For this mix, Sean selects an hour of vinyl from his ever-growing collection.
McGregor's mix was made during an art residency run by Blue Shop Cottage in a chateau in France Midi-Pyrenees. The mix is curated using his favourite 5 star tunes from his Apple music collection and recorded using nostalgic programme Audacity, in front of a still life that he lived with for 5 days, and painted whilst it slowly decomposed.
Nelson, no known credentials. Mix of songs from all over the world in the form of italo, alternative rock, electronic, disco, synth-pop.
Heléna is one of the most exciting new DJ’s in the UK. A rising ‘Star’ in House and Techno, taking influences from the raw energy of the genres’ roots; as well as soulful, bubbling baselines from across the globe. Star’s larger than life attitude can be felt within everything she does and you can catch her sharing her love of dance music across London, international venues, festivals or on her weekly residency on Foundation FM.
Friend of Rita’s, NTS resident Fervent Moon has put together a little mix for your listening pleasure.
Nancy June, is a Balamii Radio resident. Her music took influence from the grass roots genres which emerged from the rave hay-days of the 90s, this mix walks us through both new and old sounds, from Breaks to UKG to Acid House and beyond.
First Circle is a Peckham based artist known for hybrid drill styles and looping club edits. on this outing he delved deep into his rekordbox to create a highly tannic selection of Jungle inspired by Bukem, Peshay, and Jazz. a mix for warm evenings with the window down, music heard from passing cars and park speakers.
Hailing from Bristol via France and now living in London, Rinse FM regular Noire, delivers this month's extra special mix, a dancehall number, made for sunshine and the outdoors.
Makeness is the vehicle for Kyle Molleson’s ‘Outer Hebridean’ synth punk project. At least that was the catalyst. Nowadays his material weaves hard and soft sounds from his base in Deptford, SE London.
Zakia Sewell is a broadcaster and DJ from London. She hosts a show called ‘Questing’ every Saturday morning on NTS Radio, playing psychedelic folk, jazz and other cosmic sounds from across the globe, DJs regularly across London and abroad, and presents and produces podcasts and radio documentaries for the likes of BBC Radio 4, the World Service, Tate and Resident Advisor on music, arts and culture.
For this mix Mr. Redley aka Louis Redley, melds eclectic rhythms, deep soulful sounds - sharing incredible tunes, from one of North London's finest musical archives.
Daniel John Willis ft. Dynamite MC
The Clove Club founder and all round 'music head' and selector, Daniel John Willis and Dom, (December sommelier) have kindly put the perfect mix of tunes together to be stuck on whilst sipping these 'Winter Warmers'. Sinatra meets Tribe meets The Staple Singers meets you name it... this is the soundtrack to your Christmas Daniel created the backdrop to this mix using his set up of 1 Deck, Kaoss Pad, DJR 400 Mixer and a Dub Siren, a system born out of 2020's 1st lockdown. Just using one deck he samples and grabs snatches of the record playing so he can mix in the next song.Music is of equal importance to Dom, and he is a well known Drum & Bass MC - Dynamite MC. When not waxing lyrical about wine terroir, you'll find him touring the world performing to thousands of people rapping over electric beats with the likes of Roni Size, Krafty Kuts & Shy FX.You’ll find Dom featuring as both Mc and Sommelier with Daniel on their new project ‘Grande Kru Soundsystem’, watch out for their debut mixtape dropping early next year!
Bristolian based Vish and Mazen grew up less than a mile apart in Bahrain with a shared fascination with discovering new music, the duo quickly bonded over digging for unheard rarities and burning mixtapes to show friends and strangers. Here they supply us a deep dive into some of that special collection. Perfect to listen to when you've got a bottle open from our November Case by curated by sommelier Ary Anbari.
Ed from Balham
Yousif, NTS resident, musician and record digger, has recorded a textured collage from his isolation bunker in Brockley for September's case. Expect eclectic meanderings through mountain streams that have no boundary. This mix should go down nice and smooth with a glass in hand!
Marsha by name and mellow by nature. NTS resident Marshmello takes us on a magical journey inspired by Oranj's first ever curated case released in collaboration with Holly Willcocks, sommelier of Noble Rot. Marsha's musical journey draws upon on her deep repository of soul, jazz, breakbeat, house, electro mixed and blended with a catalogue of deep discoveries. Best listened to whilst sipping something delicious from Holly's case.