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).
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.
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)
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!
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!!
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.
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!!!