Weekend Mixes: Best of the Crack 400 Sets
Every weekend brings a bounty of new DJ sets. Here are three of the best.
Crack Magazine had an idea—since the 400th mix in its series of DJ sets was coming up, and since people have been locked down for a year, it would celebrate the milestone with a bounty of “400th” sets, eighteen in all, each taken from the live audio archives of a number of global clubs. There’s no way to assimilate all of that in a weekend, but we can certainly choose three standouts, starting with this one, nearly four hours from Glasgow’s La Cheetah, with the local opener, Ribeka, taking a rangy opening 90 minutes and the Londoner headliner, Call Super, goes by turns fizzy and psychedelic and old-school house and then back again.
A French-born, Berlin-based house DJ representing the lowercased London superclub fabric—sounds like modern clubland, all right, pre- and post-virus alike. And this two-hours-on-the-dot set delivers—rRoxymore’s selections bound out of the speakers, the whole set exuding new-best-friend-on-the-dance-floor bonhomie, the energy ramping up steadily and unpredictably.
On a recent Rinse FM show, the Queens producer born Brian Piñeyro made a slow-rising opening hour, but here, from a recent set spun at his regular haunt, NYC’s Nowadays, he gallops into action from jump. And he goes gallivanting all over—dirty disco edits, crinkly laptop broken beats, heavily phased samba, you name it, all of it a rugged good time.