Sunday, November 30, 2008

Press Play #19 - Kelvin Brown

Manchester's Kelvin Brown is an exceptional DJ with premium taste buds; an ex resident at the now closed Electric Chair, a Plastic People regular and occasional spinner at Horse Meat Disco, he includes having spun live on Gilles Peterson's 'Worldwide' show amongst his many achievements. Kelvin's passion for music is apparent in everything he does, his sets are adventurous, eclectic, impossibly well programed and mixed with precision, you'll hear anything from Jazz to Disco to Afro, Techno, Folk, Hip Hop, Dub Step, House, Broken Beats, Detroit sounds and Reggae. Quality is what binds them, quality and his insightful understanding of a connective tissue that runs through generations of Black & Black influenced music. Kelvin's mix 'Celestial Blues Volume 2' is simply wonderful; achingly beautiful dusty grooves edge over into deeply twisted digital investigations, there are more than a few jaw dropping blends herein and not a single duff track. Like all the press play's before it, Mr Brown's mix comes with a highly recommended sticker, there is no tracklisting for the moment but feel free to ask about or spot any of the gems in it.

Go and check out Kelvin's myspace page and keep an eye on where to catch him next - An upcoming, year-end Electric Chair riot is on the cards, also soon come another Eyes Down party (a great night run by Kelvin and his buddy Jon K), plus the man is working on a number of musical projects which many heads in the industry are looking forward to hearing (no pressure K). As always you can find the mix on the side bar under Press Play or right here.

Celestial Blues Vol 2 - Track list:

1. Yaw ‘Where Would You Be’
2. Billy Paul ‘East’
3. Kuniyuki ‘All These Things’ -Theo Parrish Dub mix
4. Atlantic Starr ‘When Love Calls’
5. Sisters of Mercy ‘Phantom’
6. Gil Scott Heron ‘Angola Louisiana’
7. The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination ‘Amalinja’
8. Silver Apples ‘Lovefingers’
9. Romanthony ‘The Wanderer’
10. Shackleton ‘Death is not Final’
11. BT Express ‘Peace Pipe’
12. Pharoah Sanders ‘You've got to Have Freedom’ –Live in LA
13. Erykah Dabu –Dialogue originally from ‘Network’
14. Herbie Hancock ‘Nobu’
15. Can ‘Future Days’ –Carl Craig mix
16. Shut Up and Dance ‘Epileptic’ –Martyn remix
17. TRG ‘Generation’ –Breakage remix
18. Wiley ‘Sorry, Sorry, Pardon What?’
19. Jackie Mitto ‘Wall Street’
20. Johnny Osbourne ‘No Sound Like We’ –Version
21. Sly and the Family Stone ‘Thankful and Faithful’
22. Gas Lamp Killer ‘Kobwebs’


scott said...

nice one chris, kelvins mix, the kai alce mix on infinitestatemachine and carls new mix on trackwerk are gonna keep me busy for the next week or so

Arnaud said...

what an excellent mix, just can't get enough of it!

Marc Kets said...

First track is Yaw - Where Would You Be?
38 mins is B.T. Express - Peace Pipe
65 minutes is Wiley (can't remember the name of the tune, sorry not much help)
Last track is The Gaslamp Killer - Kobwebs

I know a few others but that is it for now.

Ace mix from a humble and seriously talented individual.

chris keys said...

glad you're all digging it - tis mega for me :)

kelvin Brown said...

cheers for the kind words people, glad you're enjoying it, download link seems to be working again...

oh, and get your spotting hats on, there's loads of easy ones on there!

The Cop said...


It is sorry, sorry, pardon, what (I looked it up when Kelvin did this mix).
Atlantic Starr, when love calls is on there too (Kelvin told me this).

I do want to know what the "Its the system that makes you a wanderer track is". That one is ace.

Auris said...

33:52 is Shackleton - Death Is Not Final.

chris keys said...

the wanderer is by Romanthony

scott said...

listened to this driving down the M1 this afternoon, really enjoyed it. Quite a few I'l like to know the names of.

Cheers Kelvin and Chris

chris keys said...

I'll give Kelvin a shout and see if I can get a list..

Anonymous said...

What a top mix , from a top fella .

I doff my cap to Mr Brown always a lovely guy to meet and not pretentious in the slightest.

nice one

The Daily Breather said...

Wow, I just stumbled upon this blog today from Little White Ear Buds. This mix was something different for me. Really nice mix. Thanks.