This weeks mix of the week goes to Nez. 71 minutes filled with the finest electro around. The Computer Controlled Records boss and Coda resident has comprised a quality set for London based mixed series Warehouse Manifesto, curated by the legendary Gamadon. Rest assured you will find only the greatest of underground dance music from this mix platform.
This set maintains a consistent level of hypnotic-like energy throughout. From start to finish you can expect bloopy, spacey electro that creates an eerie soundscape, one that is perfect for dancing or commuting. Listening through this set made me recall the first time I ever seen Nez play live, which was at last years AVA Festival. The progression of his set, the way he built the momentum and helped carry the crowd through the day feels much like this. That set at AVA felt much like a journey, and this set is no different. It would be a rarity to come across such a quality electro set. One that possesses that rich, old-school electro sound.
It is great to see DJs play a range of genres personally, a lot of people prefer to stick with what they know without straying too far from the norm, whatever that may be. In this case, it is fantastic to see that Nez has mastered the art of mixing these two genres and it is something that I hope to see more DJs attempt in the future. Keeping things fresh and diverse will only increase creativity.
Words: Nathan Clare.