This week we have the pleasure of welcoming Wilson Logan to Dusk Dubs, and what a mix of incredible records he has brought to the table.
Wilson can usually be found slamming techno out in Manchester’s finest venues such as Sankeys with the rest of the Playground team. This was why it was important to us to have someone who enjoys ‘melting you to the back of the room with techno’ (as he puts it) produce a Dusk Dubs Mixtape. It’s another perfect showcase of the beauty and value of Dusk Dubs. So many people like Wilson have many strings to their bow, and we are so happy that we can give them this platform to experiment, dig deep, and search out those records they love but may never get to play to the world.
He has spent months preparing this, and that time was important as he insisted on having certain records in his mixtape which took that time to find. We love that dedication to the selection process.
For our penultimate show, we very happily give you Wilson Logan.
Here are a few words from this week’s selector:
“Firstly can I say a massive thank you to the Dusk Dubs guys for allowing me to put this selection of tunes together for them. Every weekend for the last year they have released music, come rain or shine, they have become an institution in Sunday morning listening so to be asked to do the final mix before they go 360 degrees and bring up the 1 year young mark is a huge honour.
One of my earliest memories as a kid is my uncle sitting me down, getting his guitar out and blasting out his rendition of Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues”. I can’t have been more than 4 years old but the memory is as clear as day.
Fast forward 20 years and I can safely say that music is well and truly my overriding passion in life, I’m completely surrounded and immersed in it, whether I’m listening to techno and electronica to get me through the daily 9 to 5 or doing visuals for a variety of music events across Manchester its an ever present.
So to try and pick a selection from my ever increasing bank of tunes proved very difficult, but it was hellishly fun. I remember reading a quote by Theo Parrish a while back -
"Someone took one of these [a record] and another one of these and decided to mix them together, and now that art is somewhat being forgotten because everybody forgot about the records themselves and was worried about the mixing, and that’s more about the ego.”
I think this quote holds true to the dusk dubs philosophy, it’s simply about the music no gimmicks no tricks just straight up good music. I could have quite easily have pulled 10/15 records out of my collection that all sounded nice, flowed through nicely and there you go. That would have been too easy. I wanted to pull together music that has influenced me in some way throughout my life. Raised on a combination of everything from classical to folk to old school rock and roll right through hip-hop and finally electronica and techno, this selection is both a reflection and a reaction to that.
I hope you enjoy listening as much as I’ve enjoyed selecting.“
1. Johnny Cash – Folsom Prison Blues
2. DJ Shadow – Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt
3. Gil Scott-Heron – Me And The Devil
4. A Tribe Called Quest – Excursions
5. John Beltran – Clouds Pull
6. Pris – A Certain Body
7. John Beltran – Nephila’s Oneiric (Sven’s Glorify Tribute Mix To
8. Answer Code Request – Code
9. Bachar Mar–Khalife – Machine Choses featuring Kid A (Ewan Pearson Remix)
10. Weedyman – My Super Lover
11. Wu-Tang Clan – C.R.E.A.M.
12. GZA – Duel Of The Iron Mic
13. Julian Cope – Russian Revolution Blues
14. Depeche Mode – In Chains (Minilogue’s Air remix)
15 Liars – Mess On A Mission (Silent Servant Remix)
16. Radiohead – Idioteque
17. Aphex Twin – Blue Calx
18. Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody)
19. Christopher Cross – Ride Like The Wind
20. The Paradise - In Love With You
21 . Julian Cope – They Were On Hard Drugs