JD Twitch will launch the new locally-focused series in May.
The first Optimo-branded compilation since 2010's fabric 52, Underground Sound Of Glasgow also marks the debut in a new series from Glasgow Underground, in which DJs create mixes based on the music from their home city. Twitch and his partner Jonnie Wilkes ran the much-loved Sunday night party Optimo at the city's Sub Club from 1997 to 2010, and the pair have DJing experience in Glasgow beyond Optimo as well.
In a press release for the album, Twitch notes that "Glasgow is a relatively small city but has always had a very vibrant nightlife with wildly enthusiastic audiences." Emphasizing the variety of music that comes out of the city, he admits that he's "not sure if there is a 'Glasgow sound,' but there is definitely a Glasgow attitude to making music." Underground Sound Of Glasgow contains tracks from a number of the city's most prominent dance music artists, including Auntie Flo, Funk D'Void and 6th Borough Project, as well as some newer names such as Konx-om-Pax, HaHaHa and Firecracker affiliate Lord Of The Isles. A five-track vinyl sampler will accompany the mix's release, which you can stream here.
01. John Steven - The Big Kilmarnock Bonnet
02. Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat - Glasgow Jubilee (A JD Twitch Optimo mix)
03. 6th Borough Project - Do It To The Max
04. Debukas - I Am Machinery
05. Doubleheart - Ghent
06. Cronk Family Enterprises - Tifit Hayed
07. Lord Of The Isles - I Remember
08. Konx Om Pax & Magic Daddy - Portland (answering machine message intro)
09. Sparky - Portland (2012 Extended Version)
10. Mash - Style Is The Answer
11. Golden Teacher - Love Rocket!
12. Naum Gabo - Ay & Oh
13. HaHaHa - Burka's Palace
14. Scott Fraser - Remains The Same
15. Auntie Flo - La Samaria
16. Hutton Drive - 324
17. Dollskabeat - Bored Of Shit
18. Leeon - The Outsider (Conforce mix)
19. Gary Beck - Before The Crash (Wet Job edit)
20. Factory Floor - Real Love (An Optimo (Espacio) mix)
21. Funk D'Void - Jack Me Off
A1. Lord Of The Isles - I Remember
A2. Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat - Glasgow Jubilee
A3. Auntie Flo - La Samaria
B1. Factory Floor - Real Love (An Optimo (Espacio) Mix)
B2. Golden Teacher - Love Rocket
Glasgow Underground will release The Underground Sound Of Glasgow (Mixed By JD Twitch) on May 6th, 2013.