I’ll meet you in the balearic greenhouse

Two for a Monday, the first Utopia – Sunshine Life (Beatconductor Dub) starts on a funky tip with a heavy synth bassline and a “Now that we found love” type vibe going on then going into a nice 70’s reggae thing. One to play when the sun’s out!

And the second, a great mix from Phil “The Ambient Toothgrinder” Mison and Jose Padilla in tandem from many years ago in sunny Southend to stick on and blast out of the back doors in the evening when you’re filling up those beer traps for the slugs to wander into.


I can see clearly now

Empty patchesHere’s a pic of a bare patch of earth down the bottom of the back garden. Up until last week that area was piled high full of cuttings and prunings collected over a few years (including two years worth of christmas trees no less.) Now thanks to Lewisham Council’s new garden refuse bin filled over a four week period, it’s all gone. Result!

To celebrate this historic achievement here’s two tunes. The first is a super piece of electronica from Niccolò Cupo called Panta Relics I (Luv*Jam Xylo Remix) heard on Jose Padilla’s Essential Selection from last year (a great mix by the way, available here.)

The second is the other side of Beam Up’s Gerrup (that was played on the excellent BBC Radio Lancashire show On The Wire a few weeks ago.) Vibin’ is a cracker out on the recently discovered 45Seven label (one well worth looking into/hearing on their soundcloud here.) Big up the brown garden refuse bin!


After the riot comes calm

quornThe link below leads you to a very nice chilled mix with tracks from Jon Hopkins, Max Richter and Dustin O’Halloran plus many others. A mix to play while enjoying a cup of (builders) tea watching the sun going down over the garden after a heavy afternoon pulling out weeds. This is the sort of mix José Padilla would make for himself to play in the shed of his allotment in Ibiza.