Thursday 10 November 2011

Akay...Is It Balearic..? Mix

Finally here is the final part of our Love Tempo Mixes from our friends in Switzerland. Here is Akay's bio, he is a top dj and we loved his set when we were in Basel so are really pleased to host this mix

After playing in several Punk-Rock bands from 1988 to 1995, Akay started djing in the late Nineties in Bern, before moving on to Basel and starting to spin as a regular at the 'Grenzwert' bar. Over the years his style developed into a wide range of (more or less) electronic music, glancing mainly Electro(nica), House and Techno at first, but soon expanding to Dub, Disco, Funk, Soul and Post-Punk.

From 2005 to 2007 Akay was responsible for the booking and promotion of 'Das Schiff' in Basel, which by now has become one of Switzerlands best known Techno clubs.

In early 2007 Akay teamed up with Neevo and Pharao Black Magic to found the 'Love Tempo' label, a regular Disco/House club night in Basel, bringing artists such as Aeroplane, The Revenge, Holy Ghost, Running Back's Gerd Janson, Mark E and -- of course -- the Coyote Howl crew amongst many others to spin at the city's infamous (and not entirely legal..) 'Schlachthof' basement.

Since late summer 2009 Akay hosts the weekly radio show NightXperience on the Basel local FM station Radio X. Together with several other music nerds from around, he keeps on trying to fulfill his self imposed and deeply snotnosed mission of saving the planet from shitty music and soulless and arbitrary dj-sets.


01. Larry Heard Presents Mr. White – You Rock Me / Alleviated Records, 2006
02. Andrés – Step To The Side / Mahogani Music, 2009
03. Daedelus – Old Hearts / All City Records, 2007
04. Newworldaquarium – Rox / Delsin, 2007
05. The Complainers – Bacon Rolls / Firecracker Recordings, 2007
06. Maze – Twilight / Capitol Records,1985
07. Vakula – All The Same / 3rd Strike Records, 2011
08. Lone – Approaching Rainbow / R & S Records, 2011
09. Instra:mental – Leave It All Behind / Apple Pips, 2009
10. Patrick Cowley & Jorge Socarras – Burn Brighter Flame (Morgan Geist Edit) / Macro, 2009
11. Cavalier – Kentucky Mountain Saddle (Interlude 4) / Drumpoet, 2011
12. King Midas Sound – Lost / Hyperdub, 2009
13. José James – Warrior / Brownswood Recordings, 2010
14. Nitty Gritty – Test Me Dub / Black Victory, 1987
15. James Blake – Buzzard And Kestrel, Hessle Audio, 2011
16. Parliament – I've Been Watching You / Casablanca Records, 1976