Thursday, April 01, 2010

Press Play #34 - Beatfanatic

Press Play returns with a superb mix from Stockholm's finest, Ture Sjöberg aka Beatfanatic. It probably goes without saying that I'm really delighted to have this Discotastic journey from Ture on board, I've long been a fan and own a shelf's worth of his records.

Back in 2003 & 4, Beatfanatic 12"s, under various guises, began appearing on Raw Fusion and G.A.M.M.; excellent 12"s which revived and refreshed everything from Brazilian Jazz monsters to Disco bombs. Later Ture set up his own labels Dicey & Soundscape Records to handle his various projects. His sound is particular and unique to him; whether he's tackling dusty Cosmic grooves, Afro heat, House or Disco, he always has a way of making it his own. In 2008, for example, amidst a number of remakes and reworks of the classic 'Let It Happen', Ture came out tops with a creamy deep house refix (on G.A.M.M.) which blew the competition away, I still get people asking me what the tune is when i play it out. Anyway Beatfanatic's discography is pretty deep and contains a number of un-hyped gems; try and find the free 12" which came with his second album, for example. 

Moving on... grab the mix, it's got a whole bunch of Disco delights in it and the last track in particular is keeping me up at night. There is no track list, so spot 'em if u know 'em. Lastly, big thanks to Ture for dropping in.

press play #34 - beatfanatic - boogieupyours 


Anonymous said...

great mix! love that last track!

chris keys said...

yeah baby! anyone have an idea??

Jigsaw Records said...

diggin' it... the FANATIC flips it smooth with that track @ 37:30!


chris keys said...

yeah boogie heaven that!