It’s only a few hours until one of the country’s favourite DJs returns to Ireland for a massive show in Limerick alongside Hammer and KETTAMA. The Subtech show has been the talk of the country for the past few weeks and is entirely sold out in advance.
The show is billed as a Pre-Life party and is definitely getting everyone in the party mood, so with all the being taken into account we thought it was ample to take a look through one of the best purveyors of party’s sets.
5. Dekmantel Radio w/ Francis Inferno Orchestra
Mall Grab links up with one of the most unique disco and house selectors in the game for what is one of the best double sided mixes we’ve heard in quite a while. We’re set up for a relaxing and diverse first hour where FIO is in control and then he hands over to the Steel City Dance Discs owner for a trademark banging house mix that even features some pitched down grime bits.
4. BBC Radio One Essential Mix
For this 2 hour selection of tracks we get a more relaxed look at the DJ and Producer’s influences. We’ve come to know and love his frenzied and unpredictable style that has been on the go from the start, whereas this mix shows a much more measured selection. With heavy use of break beats and softer house from the off, we descend into ravier tones towards the end where he leaves us off with some Special Request and Tommy Holohan.
3. Boiler Room Paris
This was really the moment where he blew up. After playing sets in Galway and Dublin just beforehand, he stepped up for Boiler Room in Paris and put on one of the most legendary sets that the famous brand have seen in a while. So many house tracks have been immortalised from the set and even though the mixing is a bit rushed which adds to the party atmosphere, it somewhat takes away from it in terms of this list.
2. Live from Odyssey’s 1st birthday in Edinburgh
One of his most recent mixes but definitely one of his best, he whittles through a huge number of genres as usual. He showcases a really heavy, electro style that we haven’t really seen from him anywhere else, a Boyz Noize track sticks out in particular. We get the usual helping of strong clubby house in the form of some of his own productions as well as Marquis Hawkes and Big Miz and he closes off with a DJ Funk edit of Justice and eventually concludes with Lil’ Pump. You really need to watch this.
1. B2B w/ DJ Haus on Rinse FM
This is definitely a Four Four favourite. One of his first mixes that really grabbed the wider audience’s attention and one with the man who somewhat broke him in Europe. His Menace II Society EP was one that featured his hit track ‘I’ve Always Liked Grime’ and it dropped on Haus’ Unknown to the Unknown label. Later on, Haus and Mall Grab came together to launch the Pool Party Music EP, which was his most successful release to date. The mix itself is raw as expected but debuts plenty of some of the most popular house music over the past few years.