This Friday’s mix is by Simbad, the French producer who’s a quiet staple of Europe’s house scene.
A member of various groups, including Izmabad (with Karizma), Les Barons and Marathon Men, Simbad has been releasing singles and albums since 2001, with a trademark sound that thrives on untreated, right-first-time instrumentation and warm analog synths on the sort of broken tip that brings to mind recent peer Altered Natives.
We’ve been trying to get him to do a FACT mix for ages now, but with the help of the Sunsplash Festival, where Simbad, Jamie Lidell and more will be playing this summer, we finally pinned him down between tours.
The results are immaculate, with Pepe Bradock, Ramadanman, Shed, Rhythm & Sound, Burial (Simbad’s own beautiful remix of ‘Fostercare’) and more featuring. Tracklist follows the download link, turn the page for a full interview with Simbad.
(Available for three weeks)
1 Rhythm & Sound - See Mi Yah
2 Burial - Fostercare (Simbad Remix)
3 Azymuth - Pieces Of Ipanema (Mark Pritchard Remix)
4 Neon Phusion - Its Another
5 Marino Berardi - Best Intention (Christo Perspective)
6 International Pony – Bubble In The Bottle (Pépé Bradock Remix)
7 Aroop Roy ft Sacha Williamson – Lonely Years (Simbad Dub)
8 Ezel ft Tamara Wellons – In My Lifetime (Deetron Remix)
9 Karizma - Groove A’K'Ordingly (Atjazz Remix)
10 Shed - Masque
11 I.D & Baobinga – Man Down
12 Rubberneck – Keep On Giving Love (Bump & Flex Dub)
13 Ramadanman – Don’t Change For Me
14 Maddslinky & Skream - 50 Shades Of Peng
15 F - Energy Distortion (Untold Remix)
16 J:Kenzo – Conqueror
17 Kyle Hall - Kaychunk
18 Breakage – Over
19 Osborne – Afrika (Bullion Remix)
20 Darwin’s Theory - Keep On Smiling