This Monday’s FACT mix is a light-footed journey through house, techno, garage and dubstep from one of our favourite current artists, Manchester’s xxxy.
Xxxy, real name Rupert Taylor, came to our attention with the snaking house of ‘Sing with Us’, featured on Fabric’s Elevator Music compilation alongside music from Untold, Mosca and more. Taylor seems to get better with each release, the recent ‘Know You’ and ‘Blue Flashing Lights’ (featured on a split infrasonics 12” with Ike Release) glorious rollers that haven’t left the FACT DJ’s bags since their release, and he helped fill up one of our busiest Lock Tavern sessions to date alongside Guido and Ramadanman this July.
His FACT mix rolls through gently swinging vocal house and garage, before turning its attention to busier UK cuts, including recent favourites from Hackman, Pariah, Breach and Julio Bashmore. It climaxes on one of the tracks of the year, Hyetal’s dazzling ‘Phoenix’.
You can read FACT’sinterview with xxxy on page two of this article.
San Soda – Ode Aan de Verkeersdrempel
FaltyDL – St Marks (Cosmin TRG remix)
Shiny Objects – Black Spaces (Pezzner Version 1)
Surrealism – So Much
San Soda – Hypocrisy
DJ Gregory – Work Me
Seiji – Elevator
DJ Gregory – Vem Rebola (Oh Mix)
Julio Bashmore – Footsteppin
Breach – Fatherless (Doc Daneeka MRR SNRZ mix)
Dj Sdunkero – Choosing Love
Hackman – More than Ever
xxxy – Ordinary Things
Wafa – Pop Up (Canblaster remix)
Zeppy Zep – Rebis
Pariah – The Slump
xxxy – Bodymoving
Photograph by Jonathon Beattie