Our Local Selection stops off in Dublin today, as we feature a mix from young Dublin based DJ and producer, Mathew Day aka Taking Names.

Back in Feburary, we featured a premiere from an artist who at the time, was somewhat unknown to us, Taking Names. From his early days of playing piano and discovering the likes of Kraftwerk, The Sisters of Mercy and Depeche Mode through his father’s record collection, his passion for electronic music began.

Over a few emails back and forth, Matthew spoke passionately about how his taste in music evolved to encompass electronic sounds from across the spectrum of electro, house, techno and bass music. Inspired by the wealth of talent in Ireland and abroad, his influences include Desert Sound Colony, Pepe, 96 Back and Long Island Sound to name a few.

After we premiered his track ‘Deep Blue’, we knew we wanted to hear a mix of his tastes and style, so approached him to record a mix for our series. A few weeks later, this mix landed in our inbox and as you can see, the tracklist is special.

Matt Lund – IO (Unreleased)
Taking Names – Inside Out (Unreleased)
DJ Haus – Machine Learning (Interplanetary Criminal Remix)
SPF – Now We’re Cookin’
Zed Bias – Neighbourhood (El-B Remix)
El-B – El’s Groove
Koreless – MTI
Mount Kimbie – Blind Night Errand
Stones Taro – Jazz (Pépe’s Sekkazusetsu Re-Glide)
Adam Pits – Gazza
OCB – Brussels Electronic
Private Caller – You
Tessela – Hackney Parrot (Disaffected Bootleg)
Pugilist – Blue Planet
Tom Place – Concrete Dub
Iota & Menage – Kissed By the Spiral
Wiley – From The Outside (Special Request Remix)

For this mix I wanted to showcase some of the tracks that I found myself going back to time and time again over the last year with some unreleased bits from myself and friends thrown in for good measure.

I tried to cover as many different genres and moods as I could with genres ranging from electro, garage, breakbeat, post dubstep and more. Tracks from artists such as; El-B, Mount Kimbie, OCB, Koreless and Pugilist to name a few.

So this is it, for the next hour Taking Names is your Wednesday afternoon soundtrack.

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