Jesse Rose's Made to Play label issues its first compilation Playing Around this month.
Made to Play's philosophy is pretty darn simple: make records for DJs to play. But there is one problem with that. What if you don't have a turntable? Luckily Rose has thought of that and decided to compile the label's current releases so far on CD for the turntable-challenged.
Playing Around arrives as a two disc set. Disc one is an unmixed compilation of highlights from the label's thirteen-strong 12" catalogue featuring Rose's collaborations with Sinden and Trevor Loveys plus tracks by Tom Mangan, L'ill Bo Tweak as well as up-and-comer comer Oliver $, who also mixes up the label's platters on disc two. Just like it says on the tin: made to play.
CD 1 – Unmixed tracks
01 Li’ll Bo Tweak – K-rizzle
02 Alfonso Mango – Can You Feel
03 Izit? – Should it? (Original Mix)
04 Oliver $ - Hotflash
05 Buckley – Block Party
06 Izit? - Heavy what? (Our Version)
07 Jesse Rose & Oliver $ - Wake Up
08 Jesse Rose & Sinden - Me Mobile (Duckbeats Instrumental Pass)
09 Izit? - Heavy What? (Honky Version)
10 Sinister Industry – Morning (Deadset Play Hip)
11 Izit? – Would it? (Minimal Mix)
12 elon – movin' In (riton rerub – jesse’s made to play edit)
13 Magik Johnson – Scanning for Viruses (Claude VonStroke’s Coffee On Your Motherboard Mix)
CD 2 - Mixed by Oliver $
01 Sinister Industry - Morning (Deadset Play Square Remix)
02 Alfonso Mango - Can U Feel
03 Jesse Rose & Oliver $ - Wake Up
04 Izit? - Heavy what? (Oliver $ Edit)
05 Oliver $ - Rib-it
06 Li'll Bo Tweak - K-rizzle
07 Oliver $ - Hotflash
08 Izit? - Could it?
09 Elon - Movin' In (Riton Rerub – Jesse’s Made to Play Edit)
10 Buckley - Block Party
11 Magik Johnson - Scanning for Viruses (Claude VonStroke’s Coffee on your Motherboard Mix)
'Playing Around' arrives on Made to Play on April 28, 2008.