eclectics mix – 112 | Christian Beetz | FRWCTRL |

FRWCTRL from Hamburg (born near Frankfurt and live there his first 33 years) he started collecting records at the age of 15, after his first disco night out with some older friends who took him to the legendary ‘Dorian Gray’ at the Frankfurt airport, back in the 90’s.

After this night he was fixed in dance music, mostly into techno at the time. Over the years he was expanded his horizons in all kinds of dance music and collecting records in all kinds of styles like 80’s pop, balearic, Italo, disco.

When he isn’t busy recording podcasts, doing some funny edits (released on Bordello a Parigi, Balearic Blah Blah and Villalegre recordings) and/or working on his blog you can find him working the turntables in Hamburg, together with Julius Singer and Claude Kaiser as ‘Take A Disco’ and as FRWCTRL sometimes in different cities all over Germany.

eclec0104 | Yam Who? | 29|09|18

 

 

DJ’s, musicians, producers, collectors, students & owners of 2 mighty labels Ism Records and Midnight Riot, Yam Who? gained international notoriety for their ground breaking re-edits & remixes and production skills in early 2003 and no one knew where they came from!
Credited with creating a genre free musical style all of their own, the duo are inspired by Quincy Jones, Funkadelic, Herbie Hancock, , Theo Parrish, Leroy Burgess, Maurice Fulton, Greg Wilson, Tensnake, Earth, Wind & Fire, Patrick Adams & Prince.

Driven to achieve a clear musical identity, and a high level of sonic quality Yam Who? set up Ism Records in 2009 whilst their latest endeavour is the Midnight Riot label, was created in 2012.

Their epic Midnight Riot epic compilations constantly hit the Juno No 1 album spot & are thrilling journeys into unknown territory, a place where eclectic broader minds meet, working their way smoothly through the world of Techno, Italo, Ghetto, Funk and Balearic. Falling somewhere between edit-not-edits, illicit remixes and original productions, with additional nu-disco and deep house touches, all the releases feature killer breakdown’s laced with big time euphoria.
The 2 rapidly growing labels release music from around the world from the likes of, NYC Odyssey, Joey Negro, Imagination, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Kon, Ron Basejam, Rayko, Ashley Beedle , Faze Action, Pete Herbert, Soul Clap, Danielle Baldelli, John Morales, Deadly Sins, PBR Streetgang, Leo Zero, Mark E, Dead Rose Music Company and countless others.

Yam Who? have touched, remixed and sprinkled magic studio dust over the years on the some of the biggest and most obscure artists in the game including, John Legend, Azymuth, The Roots, Joss Stone, Sunburst Band, Crazy P, Zero 7, Will Smith & Jazzy Jeff, Amp Fiddler, Jill Scott, Raphael Saadiq, Grace Jones.

And here’s the mix..

 

 

 

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