Friday, December 5, 2008
Click on the image above to download the mix from 217Mafia.com.
J. Phlip, aka Jessica Phillippe, originally hails from Champaign, and recently moved (from Chicago) to San Francisco. She held many residencies in Champaign, including Barfly and Soma, as well as residencies down by the Bay. (bad joke, I know) She's released a bunch of great mix cds, some even deviating from her main house music style, and also won a competition a few years back for BPM magazine.
She was recently inducted into the Dirtybird crew, releasing her first track "Rumble Rumble" last month. A tsunami of bonecrunching bass and a tapestry of clicks, synths and bells make this track perfect for the dancefloor. It's available on Beatport digitally and at Juno.co.uk on a one-sided 12" vinyl record. (as well as other vinyl & digital retailers)
And now J. Phlip just put out this great mix, using part of her famous catchphrase "ahhhhhh!@#$%^&*" as the title. J. Phlip's style seems to have always been sassy and feminine, yet edgy and down-to-business... and this recent mix delivers that same style very well. She starts the mix off with an ethereal sort-of downtempo track with some IDM influences and a female vocal, and blends into a nice dubby tech house track with some excellent delayed horns. After that, she journeys through all the shades of tech house, keeping things very dynamic but easy to follow. All the mixing is precise, and the blends are long and smooth.
She features her newly released Dirtybird track in a very interesting mashup with a song called Milf. I was surprised but delighted to hear the classic track "Cicada" by Justin Martin and (remixed by) Claude VonStroke. Many DJs releasing mixes today think that they need to have all the newest freshest stuff, and often neglect older music... so it's nice to see a classic like that in there, especially when it's blended so well with the Zombie Disco Squad track preceding it. Overall, this is an excellent mix, I already burned the mix to a CD and it will be playing in my car for quite a while I'm sure. I'm recommending this to everyone, here's a direct link to the .mp3 download, and the back of the mix cd with a tracklisting:
Additional note: Dirtybird Records interviewed J. Phlip recently, check it out: J. Phlip - Dirtybird Records Interview