Different Strokes – Show 5 – Part 1 – The Starkiller

The Starkiller


As you may have picked up from the show artwork for this month, the guest for the final Different Strokes of 2014 is The Starkiller. The eagle eyed among you may have already cottoned on that the city in the image is Amsterdam, which isn’t just a random selection…. The Starkiller is Dutch.

My first taste of The Starkiller was via his excellent remixes which I stumbled across on Soundcloud a few years back, so I’ve followed him ever since and enjoyed his output, whether it be remixes, edits, mixtapes or original material. It goes without saying that I would urge you to follow him via the links I provide below, but be sure to check out his content. There is sure to be something in there that you’ll love and that you will feel that his work is well produced and has a well polished sound. Here is a playlist of his ‘Greatest Hits’ which you can pick up over on his Bandcamp -

Considering The Starkiller has over 80,000 followers on Soundcloud, I have to say that I consider it a bit of an honour to be able to present this exclusive mix to you, aired on my Different Strokes show over on Box Frequency on 17th December 2014.

Check out The Starkiller at the following links and buy some music from the artists included in this mix (links below the player).


Links for The Starkiller: Soundcloud  //  Facebook  //  Twitter  //  Bandcamp



1. Wishbone Ash – Time Was
2. Love Inks – Rock On
3. Rachel Sweet – It’s So Different Here
4. Shuggie Otis – Aht Uh Mi Hed
5. Elkin & Nelson – Carnavalito 1
6. Supermax – Nightgroove (Long Version)
7. Alan Parsons Project – Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You (Rough Mix)
8. Telex – Victime de la Société
9. Bob Strange – It’s Broken
10. Klaps – All the Way You Move (Dub Version)
11. New Jersey Connection – Love Don’t Come Easy (Space Ranger Edit)
12. Bibi Flash – Histoire d’1 Soir
13. Sandy Marton – People From Ibiza
14. Dur-Dur Band – Dooyo
15. Bombers – Supermax
16. Kabbala – Ashewo Ara
17. Queen Samantha – Take A Chance
18. Ole I’Dole – Space, Action, Sex og Blod
19. The Cure – Why Can’t I Be You (Young Edits Remix)
20. Blind Date – My Heart Keeps Burning

Different Strokes – Show 5 – Part 2 – Mixamorphosis

The Starkiller


What a great way for Different Strokes to say goodbye to 2014. I have to thank all the fabulous people that have appeared, helped or supported the various bits and pieces I have been involved musically this year.

Shout outs to – Box Frequency.FM, Johnny Eyeball (where would we be without this chap?), Alex Martin (aka Technojazzbrother), the No.1 Box Freq Groupie SoB, Mr Matthew Foord, JohnnyHypnotic Jay-Dub GrooveWilson, Ed Davies (THE record man) and all the guests I’ve been lucky to feature Softmore, The dL, Simon Cox, Mannmademusic, Maricopa and The Starkiller. Also shout outs to the rest of the resident DJ’s on Box Freq….. it’s great to be a part of a vibrant and growing community. I could go on and on, but those of you who I interact with either online or offline will know what you all mean to me.

I hope you all have a fabulous festive period but more importantly, I wish you all a very happy and healthy 2105. Bring it on.

PS – Put January 21st in your diary….. I have the excellent Nicole J. Patten aka Ex-Ex-Ex joining me. What a great way to start the new year!




  1. Javier Bergia – Himalaya
  2. Fϋxa – Cool Breeze
  3. Session Victim – See You When You Get There
  4. Vision Of Panorama – Southern Breeze
  5. Up, Bustle & Out – Silks, Perfumes & Gold
  6. A.R.T Wilson – Sun Sign Cancer
  7. Akasha – Brown Sugar (PFM Cosmic Journey Mix)
  8. Tempelhof & Gigi Masin – Session One
  9. Kate Bush – Running Up The Hill (Heavy Disco Edit)
  10. Khruangbin – A Calf Born In Winter
  11. Alexander Aultman – Today, One Year Ago
  12. Secret Circuit – Straightline
  13. Gunnar Haslam – Nameless
  14. Jagwar Ma – The Throw (Sound Of The Universe Remix Part 1)
  15. Jagwar Ma – The Throw (Sound Of The Universe Remix Parts 2 & 3)
  16. Cosmo Vitelli – Irritable
  17. Jana Kirschner – Idu
  18. Bill Evans – Peace Piece


Mixamorphosis – Off The Cuff 3

Off The Cuff 3


Before we start thinking about this Wednesday and the forthcoming Different Strokes show on Box Frequency, I thought I would take the time to post up a mix I put together a couple of weeks ago. A word on the upcoming show first, if you don’t mind. This is the final show of 2014 and my guest this month is The Starkiller…. if you like eclectic / balearic stuff then you do not want to miss it. I have had a sneak preview of the mix and it is quality from start to finish. For my own part of the show, it’s a really mixed bag…. so I’m sure there will be something for everyone :)

So, back onto this Off The Cuff 3 mix. There is no great story behind the title of this series, it’s just really to convey the ‘make it up as you go’ nature of the mix. You can catch Off The Cuff 1 [Here] and Off the Cuff 2 [Here]

As usual, the linked up tracklist is below the player. I’d urge you to check for things with Ed Davies (aka Disque 72) first, but you can always head over to the Juno and Discogs links I provide….. Hope to catch you on Wednesday (7pm to 10pm UK – www.boxfrequency.fm)



01. Mannmademusic – If You Don’t Do It
02. Frank Booker – Skin (FB’s Godfather Edit)
03. Norma Jean Bell – I’m The Baddest Bitch
04. Harvey Sutherland – Oscillate
05. Jack J – Something On My Mind
06. Session Victim – The Most Beautiful Divorce Ever [Vinyl Here]
07. Breakfast Lunch And Dinner – Tonight
08. Johnick vs First Choice – The Player (Remix)
09. Pezzner – Mesh
10. Kon – Runaway
11. Art Of Tones – So Worried (Re-edit)
12. Space Ranger – Metropolis
13. Mental – Unikaj Zdjęć
14. The Black Madonna – Stay

Different Strokes – Show 4 – Part 2 – Mixamorphosis




Another show is in the bag and another month of great music. This month it was all about Maricopa, but for those of you who are interested in Part 2 of the Different Strokes show, here is my own 90 minute selection.

Next month (17th December), I am delighted to be hosting – The Starkiller! Don’t miss it!


01. Rhian Sheehan – Traveller
02. Camelle Hinds – Sausalito Calling (Blazing Encore’s Take It As You Please Regroove)
03. Walter Hawkins – Metropolis
04. Jon Hopkins – Searchlight
05. Turin Brakes – Ether Song
06. Arthur Lee – Everybody’s Gotta Live (The Apple Scruffs Edit)
07. The Search Party – So Many Things Have Got Me Down (Ole Smokey‘s Instrumental Edit)
08. Interfearance – Never Change Pt 1
09. Unforscene – The Intro (Waiting For Rain)
10. Fissunix – Ramble On Blues
11. DJ Shadow – Scale It Back (Ex-Friendly Space Mix)
12. Naum Gabo – Dino
13. Onyricon – Sweet Dreams (Sun Mix)
14. Charles Bukowski – The Laughing Heart (Softmore Version)
15. Outkast – Spottieottiedopalicious
16. JJ Cale – Magnolia
17. Vermont – Lithium
18. Flying White Dots – Sunday Morning, April 14th
19. Mudd – C40



Different Strokes – Show 4 – Part 1 – Maricopa


This months guest mix comes from the very talented Belfast based producer, Maricopa. He first came to my attention in 2012 with his debut release on the reliably good Tusk Wax label. I’ve been keenly following him since then and in that time he has gone on to have releases with Back To The Balearics, Fools & Fables Recordings and Above Machine.

You should also check out the other mixes/podcasts he has put together via his Soundcloud page. You’ll find a treasure trove of eclectic goodness. For now though, here is the mix he has done for my show, Different Strokes on Box Frequency… Enjoy!!

Links for Maricopa – Soundcloud  //  Facebook  //  Twitter


01. Date Palms – Night Riding The Skyline
02. Deru – The Future Never Comes
03. Bohren & der Club of Gore – I’m Rauch
04. Les Prospection – Lido
05. BadBadNotGood – Differently, Still
06. Tom Scott and The L.A. Express – Spindrift
07. Roy Porter Sound Machine – Hip City
08. Cal Tjader – Meditação
09. Bonobo – The Shark
10. AstroLogical – Afternoon Cruise
11. Shigeto – Ann Arbor Part 3 & 4
12. Evil Needle – Mood Music
13. Closed Paradise – Get Your Bearings
14. Maricopa feat. Nicola Kramer – We Could Maybe (Twisted Tongue Remix)
15. Route 8 – Dreamsss
16. Vakula – Night Walks
17. Shigeto – Look At All The Smiling Faces
18. Closed Paradise – Jungles Goddess

Different Strokes – Show 3 – Part 2 – Mixamorphosis




Here we are with Part 2 of Octobers ‘Different Strokes’. As usual, the second part comes in the form of my self riding on the coat tails of my fabulous guest, this month – Mannmademusic. You can find the Mannmademusic mix and tracklist in the post below this one. As usual you will find a linked up tracklist below the Soundcloud player.

Next month my guest is the excellent Maricopa! Join the Facebook event page for updates and reminders and tune in at 7pm (UK Time) on BoxFrequency.FM



01. HNNY – Exactly
02. Hackman – Change My Life
03. Terranova – Question Mark (KiNK Remix)
04. Max Graef & Mic Newman – Relaxin’ At The Flip
05. Dubble D pres. Moodymanc – Mr Ruff (Kyodai Remix)
06. Slove – Flash (Pachanga Boys Remix)
07. Salt City Orchestra – The Book (Bookin’ Da Beats Mix)
08. Scientific Dreamz Of U – Spatial Phase Inversion
09. Superpitcher – Delta
10. Vince Watson – It’s Not Over (C2 Remix)
11. Daniel Avery – Knowing We’ll Be Here
12. Caribou – Can’t Do Without You (Tale Of Us & Mano LeTough Remix)
13. Sailor & I – Turn Around (Ame Remix)
14. Dauwd – Heat Division
15. Baikal – Why Don’t Ya? (Ripperton Remix – Dixon Edit)
16. Marc Pinol – Cleff III (Espacio Interior Mix by Casablanca)
17. ####### – #######

Different Strokes – Show 3 – Part 1 – Mannmademusic




The third Different Strokes show has rolled around pretty quickly and it feels like we’re getting up a head of steam now. This months guest is none other than the fabulous Mannmademusic, aka Iain Mann. I first encountered Mannmademusic‘s output when I happened to stumble across the Audio Parallax  label in the run up to their first release. I had been a keen follower of Matthew Kyle (aka NoRequests / Softmore) and the debut EP from APR came from Mannmademusic and featured a remix from Matthew Kyle. I think my blog might even have been the first to have featured APR via the Soundcloud Sunday posts I used to do on the Blogger platform and can recall a rather chuffed label boss David Kenney e-mailed me the same day to thank me for including the label in my post; which in turn made me rather chuffed because most people didn’t take the time to do such a thing as write a thank you note.

Three years down the line and Mannmademusic has a string of very well received releases under his belt, including a few vinyl releases on respected labels such as Glenview, Shadeleaf and Lumberjacks In Hell…. with more in the pipeline. So having been a keen follower of his output for a few years now, it was a real bonus to have been given the chance to air an exclusive DJ set from Mannmademusic for my Different Strokes show on Box Frequency.

As usual, you will find a linked up tracklist below the Soundcloud player. Enjoy!!!

Links to Mannmademusic – Soundcloud  // Hearthis.at  //  Youtube



01. Floating Points – Montparneasse
02. KiNK – Leko
03. Kitano – For The King
04. BG Baarregaard – Flashback In My Mind
05. James Brown – Give It Up (Reflex Edit) [Free via Soundcloud]
06. 6th Borough Project – Miss World (Ooft! Remix)
07. Ilija Rudman – Night People (6th Borough Project Live Dub)
08. Cronk Family Enterprises – A Quiet Rebellion
09. Patchworks – Down To The Valley
10. Alena – Use 2 Hold Me (Inkswel Remix)
11. Pollyn – Sometimes You Just Know (Moodymann Remix)
12. Robert Palmer – Work To Make It Work (Revenge Edit)
13. Salvatore Stallone – Etes (Re-edit Rule Mix)
14. Klic & Lokiboi – Slow Down
15. NY*AK – How I Feel
16. Erdbeerschnitzel – To An End
17. MCDE – Raw Cuts (Marcellus Pittman Remix)
18. Mr V – Jus Dance (Sole Channel Mix)