After a short break, we're happy to present a special edition for episode 8 of the Love Hangover podcast.
Joel Martin is one half of the duo Quiet Village (with LH founder Matt "Radio Slave" Edwards), and has dug out a cult classic from their early archive previously only available on a few CDs from the early noughties.
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In his own words...
This mix is nearly 15 years old. It was an unashamed homage to DJ Harvey's cult 'Sarcastic Disco' mix which really opened up a lot of people to the possibilities outside straight ahead Garage and Loft classics (although 99% didn't get it at first).
Having always been a fan of music ranging from the most obscure film soundtracks to the cheesiest Capital Gold hit I relished this opportunity to create an atmospheric soundscape ranging from AOR way before it became hip (Kenny Loggins 'Night Watch'), Promo only Electronic Jazz-Funk (via UK Jazz pianist Neil Ardley 'Summer Ice') and Danish Pop-Balearica (Laid Back 'Fly Away') which incidentally became a Harvey track itself when he was given a copy of the CD via mutual friend Dave Dorrell!
This period was also the genesis of what became 'Quiet Village', with myself and Matt Edwards playing each other samples we'd been collecting over the years and experimenting with Dub sensibilities and you can definitely hear that in this mix (which was coincidentally recorded at the mighty Studio 56 Brighton.
I hope it still sounds fresh and relevant and although I might have done it differently now, I'm glad it still exists as a relic of a more exciting time of discovery i.e. (pre-discogs).
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