Normally we don’t do mp3s, but once in a while an unsigned Belgian artist pops up who I really think you should hear. This was the case with Lazerface (whose “Face the lazer” recently has been picked up by Acid Girls who featured it in their set on Fluokids), and now there’s City on Fire. This is the alter ego of DJ Mellow, a 19-year-old D.I.M-ish electro producer whose tracks have already received air time on Belgian (Studio Brussels) and British (BBC 1) national radio.
If you thought a bloke you’ve seen pole dancing and jumping up and down like a madman to Les Petits Pilous couldn’t make subtle music, Mellow proves you wrong. The “City on fire theme” is a touching, melancholic soundtrack. Imagine a film about the planet Mingli inhabited by these elflike creatures. There has been raging a war between the Mingli and Morgal elves since 1 gazillion years. The Mingli elves, who are the native inhabitants of the planet and now a minority, are being oppressed by the Morgal elves, an evil tribe that invaded Mingli. In an epic battle Mazinghar, the Mingli crown prince and the elves’ last hope for victory, gets killed and the scene afterwards we see Marridor, the Mingli king, carry his dead son in his arms through the streets of Minglod town (their last stronghold). I’m telling you, the “City on fire theme” would be extremely fit to accompany that scene.
City on fire – City on fire theme
Also check out this Voltron DJ set. Balancing the best of nu-disco and electro, the Aalst-based duo is in my view one the most promising talents around. They co-throw the popular “Smack my pitch up” parties and they have regular appearances at the News Café in Brussels. In November they’ll also be playing Raveslave crew member Cait Sith’s TV OFF, together with Institubes’ Bobmo!
Voltron mixtape for Panik FM
Voltron - Intro
Kathy Diamond - All Woman (instrumental version)(Permanent Vacation)
Silver City - Pendulo (Pete Herbert Edit) (Deep Freeze Recordings)
Mickey Oliver - In-Ten-Si-T (Justin Robertson Edit) (Harmless)
Wolfgang Gartner - Bounce (Kindergarten)
Les Rythmes Digitales - Brothers (Astralwerks)
Stabbed - (Theme From) Chicago (Riton's Maximal House Re-Edit)(Skylax)
Tomski & Fredboy - Do The Tartelet (Tartelet Records)
A-trak & Laidback Luke - Shake It Down (CDR)
The Prodigy - Charly (Blow Up Records)
Proxy - Raven (CDR)
Ghecko - Firelight (instrumental version)(Flexx Records)
Kano - Ikeya Seki (Hispavox)
Force Of Nature - I-ight (Mule Musiq)
FPI Project - Rich In Paradise (instrumental mix)(ZYX Records)
The Shortwave Set - Now Til '69 (Aeroplane Remix)(PIAS)
Lykke Li - Everybody But Me (Diskjokke Remix)(Warner Music)