Cuts from Steffi, Silicone Soul and jozif's own catalogue populate the first in the Australian label's new mix series.
Balance has released 22 double-disc mixes so far, with the likes of Deetron, James Holden and Funk D'Void contributing volumes over the years. Rather than give this latest Balance mix number 23, the label is making it the first in a new single-disc mix series that will cast "the spotlight on the emerging talents that are shaping the future of the scene." jozif, the Fist Or Finger label co-head and producer known for his slow and slinky house sides, is certainly the sort of up-and-comer they've described. As he tells it, he'd initially approached the project as a chance to show off a more upbeat side to his musical personality than his productions tend to reveal. "I did the first version and we started to get the records cleared," jozif says, "but in the mean time a good friend of mine passed away suddenly and although I hadn’t seen him for a while, it really affected me." Sides from Steffi, Silicone Soul, Glimpse & Martin Dawson and jozif himself all make the more restrained and melodically lush final cut.
01. Charles Webster – Butterfly
02. Glimpse & Martin Dawson – Our Friends Electric
03. Burnin’ Tears – Got a Reason
04. Lake Powell – More or Less
05. Yoko0 – Blinded (Yoko0′s Walking To The Light Edit)
06. Steffi – Sadness (Vinyl Version)
07. Silicone Soul – One Thing
08. Burnin’ Tears – How I Feel
09. Ian Pooley – Compurhythm
10. Sam Wallace – Echelon
11. jozif – BT’s 3
12. jozif – BT’s 5
13. Rob Shields – Slum Room
Balance Music will release Balance presents jozif on February 25th, 2013.