a) Two immature Londoners and general boobs!
c) Ridiculously good tunes.
d) A long overdue album that should have been released in biblical times.
e) All of the above.
No (a) isn’t the only correct answer but (e) should just about cover it. Heretic 1.0 has finally been put together by the two lads that live in the cold and somewhat depressing place known as London Town, and thankfully the mix is unlike the dreary conditions that surrounded them at the time of mixing. If you have seen these two highly talented young men out lately then you should know what to expect – quality tech house with a funky, gritty, cheeky, rude, weird and sinister edge. Do they deliver? Well it wouldn’t be the Heretic way if they didn’t.
The mix starts with the great funky baselines of ECIM, a track that smells of summer sun and general good times! Joakim adds a quirky touch with the warped vocals and bouncy b-lines of ‘Come Into My Kitchen’ while Alex Smoke provides a great moment with a highlight from his recent album in ‘Don’t See The Point’. The mix is into a good groove at this time with smooth tech house the name of the game, and the vibe continues with the psychedelic synths and throbbing low end sounds of Bill Payer & Fat Hippy. The throbbing rumbles continue with the fantastic ‘Bat In My Shoe’ by St Plomb, closely followed by a great production by Paolo Mojo himself, unleashing some retro vocal samples and a nice melodic and somewhat eerie piece of music. ‘Pop Locking’ is a very nice production thanks to the work of Fries & Bridges, and it continues the smooth flow that the mix has created so far.
The Heretic boys themselves get on remix duties of Joe Montana’s very smooth production, ‘Boys’. The quirky rhythms of the Buick Project remix of ‘Rhythm Foundation’ by Begginerz showcases a change in tempo of the mix, emphasized by the deep baselines of the 20:20 Vision Vocal remix of The Glass’ ‘Don’t Bother Me’. ‘Change’ by DJ Ali is definitely a highlight thanks to some nice high pitched vocals, quirky effects and some subtle acid lines. Voltique turn up the heat with a truly chunky piece of work thanks to some fantastic electro baselines and crisp as lettuce beats. Cass & Slide reunite in the studio and deliver the drum heavy ‘The Bunny’, but don’t be fooled as the drums and thumping baselines get heavier with the smooth yet simultaneously thick sounds of ‘Ooo Yessir’ by Induceve. I must say I did like the beautiful English country type breakdown in this production!
The quality broken beats sounds ‘Why Are The Pretty Ones Always Insane?’ by the very talented duo of Lee Burridge & Andy Page begin to bring this great mix to a close with the usual madness of gritty guitar riffs and seductive beat patterns. Groovy unleash the self titled track, and the production is as the name suggest, a smooth groove filled production that really is fitting to introduce the finale that is ‘Kill Rock n Roll’ by Dibaba. There is nothing like a stunning end to a fantastic mix and this is just that. Seductive and fun filled melodic bounces tickle the ears and leave a very happy sense of fulfillment with this great mix!
Don’t expect peak time progressive with this mix, but expect a one disc journey of rich techy sounds, quirky beats and tripped out vocal snippets brought to you by two of London’s finest. It perfectly compliments a nice warm cup of English Breakfast Twinings Tea, a plate full of scones and a healthy pair of headphones. Check the mix out and live the dream, you hopefully won’t be disappointed!
Cass & Paolo Mojo – heretic 1.0
1. EC1M - 'EC1M' / unreleased
2. Joakim – ‘Come Into My Kitchen’ / Versatile Records
3. Alex Smoke – ‘Don’t See The Point’ / Soma
4. Bill Payer & Fat Hippy – ‘Soul Trader’ (Bill Payer’s 3am Dub) / Moon Music
5. St Plomb – ‘Bat In My Shoe’ / Mental Groove
6. Paolo Mojo – ‘Crack House’ / unreleased
7. Fries & Bridges – ‘Pop Locking’ / Robsoul Recordings
8. Joe Montana – ‘Boys’ (Heretic Remix) / Sabotage
9. Begginerz – ‘Rhythm Foundation’ (Buick Project Remix / Saved
10. The Glass – ‘Don’t Bother Me’ (20/20 Vision Remix) / Fine
11. DJ Ali - 'Change' / Sugar Cane
12. Voltique – ‘Smell of Sweat’ / Fine
13. Cass & Slide – ‘The Bunny’ / Frontier Recordings
14. Induceve – ‘OOo Yessir’ / Dubsided
15. Lee Burridge & Andy Page – ‘Why Are The Pretty Ones Always Insane?’ / 365
16. Groovy – ‘Groovy’
17. Dibaba – ‘Kill Rock n Roll�