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MiniMix 11: Shit Robot

July 26, 2011 by Synth Eastwood

Today’s guest mix is from the incomputable Shit Robot aka Marcus Lambkin. Since early 2011 Marcus has been touring his live audio visual spectacular with SEs very own Charlie Doran on the ocular controls, hence our unfettered access to request a contribution. In this mix Marcus consults his back up files and pays homage to one of his biggest musical influences, Andrew Weatherall, as he takes us on a journey back in time, but not that far, through some of Weatheralls early classics.
Take it away Mr. Robot.

So, my good friends at Synth Eastwood asked me to do a minimix for their blog. I said “of course”, but what to do? I really enjoy getting the chance to do non-dancefloor mixes, but I’ve done a few before, old school acid house (Beats In Space), punk influences (Red Bull) etc., etc., etc.

So, I thought, what would I have fun doing? Well, Mr. Weatherall has been a huge influence on me and I thought it might be fun to do a mix of some of his earlier work that made a big impression on me. I left off some of the more obvious stuff, My Bloody Valentine Remix (this literally changed my life), Happy Mondays, etc. in place of some things that maybe some people hadn’t heard before.

They also asked me to write a bit about each track and why I like them, but that is kind of irrelevant as the answer is in the title, so I thought I’d just babble on a bit about them as a whole.

A lot of people throw around the term “Balearic” nowadays which is sometimes an excuse for them to play absolutely anything, but this stuff, is to me, the real “Balearic” sound. I’m not saying that this IS “Balearic”, it’s just what I think of when I hear the word.

All the tracks on here are from 1990 to 1991 (except The Sabres “Theme” which is 1994), so they’re 20 years old, which I find amazing, and horrific, but they still sound great to me. These records have had a huge influence on me and everything that is Shit Robot.

To those who haven’t heard some of this stuff before I hope you find it relevant, it is to me.

Track 1:
Bocca Juniors – Raise (63 steps to heaven)

Track 2:
That Petrol Emotion – Abandon (Boys Own mix)

Track 3:
The Sabres Of Paradise – Theme

Track 4:
The Orb – Perpetual Dawn: Ultrabass 2 (Andrew Weatherall remix)

Track 5:
Deep Joy – Fall (Andrew Weatherall mix)

Track 6:
Airstream – Follow Through (Nine O Clock Drop Mix)

Track 7:
Primal Scream – Don’t Fight It, Feel It (Scat Mix)

The Shit Robot Show travels to the States next month. Check out the dates here.

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    For our Minimix Series we ask creatives of all disciplines to select 30 minutes of music for your listening pleasure. Music to dance to, music to work to, music to get hubba hubba to. So far we've had some amazing mixes from folk like Jape, Shit Robot, Conor & David and Toby Kaar. A lot more to follow too. Click above to tune in.