The Simple and Aus owner will follow on from Joris Voorn with his three-disc mix.
You may remember the fuss back in March over Joris Voorn's 100-plus track mix for the Balance mix series, which now leaves Simple and Aus boss Will Saul the somewhat unenviable task of producing the follow-up. Saul has returned to the format favoured by former entrants SOS and Lee Burridge by penning a three disc mix, which takes in a host of styles and sounds.
We cornered Saul for a brief run-down on what to expect from the mix.
What tack did you take with the mix?Tracklist
I wanted to take the opportunity of a triple mix CD (I needed 3 CDs to fit in half the amount of tracks that Joris used!) to try and showcase all the different styles and vibes of electronic music (and beyond) that I'm into. The mixes touch on disco (CD 1), organic dub/dubstep/house/soul (CD 2) and then techy, trippy, melancholic and euphoric house/techno/dubstep for CD 3.
I wanted to make it as timeless as possible so I've included a lot of gems from the last ten years of DJ'ing and collecting music and pieced it together with how I'm playing now and tried to make it all sound fresh and current.
I did the mix on Ableton but I wanted to avoid the overly polished/clean sound of a sequenced/automated mix so I bought a controller and recorded the mixes in real time so all the volume,EQ and dub FX are added in real time.
Why did you decide to do a mix with the Balance series instead of, say, your own label?
Running two labels myself I know what a big job marketing and licensing a triple mix CD is. It's something I'd always dreamed of doing in the future but the Balance guys asked me now so I jumped at the chance. The Balance series has a really well established global fan base so it was also an amazing opportunity for me to reach people that haven't heard me DJ or the music I make and release. I had total free reign on the tracks I selected for the mix and Dan from Balance has done an amazing job of clearing all the old/rare tracks I requested so it's been an absolute pleasure working with them.
01. The Irresistible Force - Sunstroke
02. Smith & Mighty - Anyone (Mellow Mix)
03. Lawrence - Laid One
04. Junior Boys - Work
05. Karma - Beach Towel (I:Cube Cosmix Marathon Remix)
06. I:Cube - Vacuum Jackers (Maurice Fulton Remix)
07. Chromatics - In The City
08. Studio - Life's A Beach (Todd Terje Beach House Mix)
09. Dolle Jolle - Balearic Incarnation (Todd Terje's Extra Døll Mix)
10. Cage & Aviary - Georgio Carpenter
11. Daniel Wang - Panoramic (Acid Dub)
12. Kerrier District - Let's Dance and Freak
13. Syclops - NR17
14. Tensnake - Holding Back My Love
15. Capracara - King Of The Witches (Rub 'n' Tug Remix)
16. Bostro Pesopeo - Falls (Hercules & Love Affair Remix)
17. Hercules & Love Affair - You Belong
18. Sally Shapiro - Jackie Junior (Junior Boys Dub)
19. I:Cube - Supernovac (Live at the Lanchonete Version)
20. Recloose - Get There Tonight
21. Bat For Lashes - Pearl's Dream
01. Isolee - I Owe You (Villalobos Remix)
02. Cortney Tidwell - Palace
03. DJ Koze - First Snow
04. Ricardo Villalobos - Minimoonstar
05. Lawrence - Rabbit Tube - (DJ Koze Remix)
06. Isolee - Pillow Talk
07. Konrad Black - Medusa Smile
08. Adam Marshall - Vespers
09. Mathew Jonson - Typerope
10. Will Saul & Tam Cooper - Sequential Circus
11. Precious System - The Voice From Planet Love (Dixon's Chic-A-Go-Go Edit)
12. Robag Wruhme - Robag's Bobb 2005 Fur F
13. Appleblim & Ramadanman - Sous le Sable
14. Model 500 - Wanna Be There (Dave Angel Remix)
15. Will Saul - Mbira
16. Burial - Shell Of Light
17. Zomby - Test Me For A Reason
18. 2562 - Embrace
19. Pangaea - Router
20. Peverelist - Infinity Is Now
21. Pearson Sound - So Far Ago
22. Modeselektor - The White Flash feat Thom Yorke
01. Pangaea - Memories
02. Rhythm & Sound - King In My Empire
03. Geiom & Appleblim - Shreds
04. Sly & Robbie - Skull & Crossbones
05. Geiom - Reminissin'
06. TRG - Broken Heart (Martyn's DCM Remix)
07. Rhythm & Sound - Free For All
08. Atlantic Conveyor - Nasty Things
09. Patti Jo - Make Me Believe In You (Black Science Orchestra Re-Edit)
10. Dapayk & Padberg - Island (Noze Remix)
11. Wolf + Lamb - If U Had (Shaun Reeves Edit)
12. No Regular Play - Lady Luck
13. Jordan Fields - I Wanna Thank You
14. Sebo K & Metro - Sax Track (Reboot Remix)
15. Motorcitysoul - Vivid (Roman Flugel's Desperate Dub)
16. Will Saul & Tam Cooper - Teddy's Back
17. DJ T - Bateria (dOp Remix)
18. Tony Lionni - Found A Place
19. Shonky - Coco Feel & Love Shonk
20. Seth Troxler - Love Never Sleeps
21. Morgan Geist - Detroit (Carl Craig Remix 1)
22. Liquid People - Son Of Dragon
Eq will release Balance 015 on October 19th 2009.