Optimo announces <em>The Underground Sound Of Glasgow</em> compilation

JD Twitch mixed music from his home town for a new series from Glasgow Underground.

As Resident Advisor reports, Optimo: The Underground Sound Of Glasgow is the first Optimo-branded compilation since 2010’s fabric 52. Due out on May 6, its the first in a series of city-focused mixes released by Glasgow Underground.

The mix was assembled by Optimo’s JD Twitch. “Glasgow is a relatively small city but has always had a very vibrant nightlife with wildly enthusiastic audiences,” he notes in a press release. “This mix could easily have been a mix of Glasgow House or Techno or Post Bass Aqua Step or any other micro genre of dance music one may care to invent but rather it covers the spectrum of electronic dance floor sounds from the city that are interesting to my ears.”

“I’m not sure if there is a “Glasgow sound” but there is definitely a Glasgow attitude to making music and I hope that comes across in this mix,” he concludes. To that end, the compilation’s 20-plus tracks include efforts by Konx-Om-Pax, Factory Floor, Auntie Flo, and more. Stream the five-track vinyl sampler that will accompany the mix below; it’s followed by the compilation’s tracklisting. Earlier this year, Optimo joined Rinse FM.

01. John Steven – The Big Kilmarnock Bonnet
02. Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat – Glasgow Jubilee (A JD Twitch Optimo mix)
03. 6th Borough Project – Do It To The Max
04. Debukas – I Am Machinery
05. Doubleheart – Ghent
06. Cronk Family Enterprises – Tifit Hayed
07. Lord Of The Isles – I Remember
08. Konx Om Pax & Magic Daddy – Portland (answering machine message intro)
09. Sparky – Portland (2012 Extended Version)
10. Mash – Style Is The Answer
11. Golden Teacher – Love Rocket!
12. Naum Gabo – Ay & Oh
13. HaHaHa – Burka’s Palace
14. Scott Fraser – Remains The Same
15. Auntie Flo – La Samaria
16. Hutton Drive – 324
17. Dollskabeat – Bored Of Shit
18. Leeon – The Outsider (Conforce mix)
19. Gary Beck – Before The Crash (Wet Job edit)
20. Factory Floor – Real Love (An Optimo (Espacio) mix)
21. Funk D’Void – Jack Me Off



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