FACT mix 321 is by New York Transit Authority.
NYTA hails not from the Big Apple, but from Bristol. His real name is Mensah Anderson, but you probably know him simply as Mensah, the dubstep producer who’s released extensively on H.E.N.C.H. and most recently Mala’s Deep Medi Musik, collaborating with the likes of Sukh Knight, Squarewave and Baobinga along the way.
Mensah first adopted the New York Transit Authority name for a split 12″ release with Conqueror on Redlight’s Lobster Boy label last year. His side, a slinky, 808 house number entitled ‘Off The Traxx’, was caned by DJs like Loefah and Pearson Sound, and deservedly found its way into FACT’s 50 best tracks of 2011.
Ever since we heard ‘Off The Traxx’, we’ve been craving more material in this vein, and it looks like this year Mensah will be obliging: his snappy, fiendishly addictive FACT mix features four new NYTA productions, including a V.I.P. of ‘Off The Traxx’ and a barnstorming remix of Redlight and Ms Dynamite’s ‘What You Talking About?’
In the meantime, Mensah has begun DJing as New York Transit Authority, and will be making an appearance as part of the XOYO vs Lobster Boy showcase in London this Friday, 23 March, alongside Redlight, Loefah, Lil Silva, DJ Champion and Dread MC. For more information and tickets, click here.
FACT mix 321 – New York Transit Authority
1. New York Transit Authority – Intro (Welcome Abroad)
2. New York Transit Authority – Off The Traxx
3. Route 94 – Window
4. Conqueror – Highest Order V.I.P
5. New York Transit Authority – S.W.A.R.M
6. Mala – Changes (Majic Remix)
7. Route 94 – Fly For Life
8. TOYC + Zulu – Needs To Be Said
9. Redlight Ft Ms Dynamite – W.Y.T.A (New York Transit Authority’s Minimal Re-Rub)
10. Mickey Pearce – Tempted (F+ck Tonto edit)
11. LFO – LFO (Mak & Pasteman Leeds Basshouse Mix)
12. Javeon McCarthy – Lost In Time (T. Williams Remix)
13. Art Department – Tell Me Why Pt 1
14. New York Transit Authority – A Long Time Coming
15. Jessie Ware – Running (Disclosure Remix)
16. Mak & Pasteman – Take It Personal
17. New York Transit Authority – Off The Traxx V.I.P
18. Aeroplane – My Enemy