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289 – Drop Out Orchestra


Since the Drop Out Orchestra began in 2008, the project has grown from one man and a sampler to a studio team consisting of a music teacher, a studio engineer and a music tech writer. What has remained constant is the mystery regarding their true identity with no names or pictures, ensuring the focus remains on their music. To date, the troupe have had some seriously big releases, including their Daft Punk cover “International Track”, (Released as Drop Out City Rockers, crowned “Essential Tune of the Week” on Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 show and charted at #1 by Fatboy Slim!) their single ‘Baby Come Home’ and their impeccable remixes of acts like Paul Weller, Flight Facilities, Mario Basanov and Ilija Rudman. We’ve been a big fan of them at Data Transmission for a while now, so we are more than happy to get them on the podcast this week

Sum up this podcast in 10 words… It’s the typical mix of genres we like.   What’s your personal favourite track on it? Easy: Black Strobe – The Girl From The Bayou. Gotta be the tune of the month.   What’s the special ingredient in this mix? The cross-genre thing. We think funk and techno is the same really and that’s what we like to hear on a good night out. What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?  Hong Kong on new year’s eve was pretty special. And we really enjoyed Cafe Leopold in Vienna.   What have you got coming up?  We have a six track all originals EP out soon on File Under Disco. We’re really proud of it, it’s all about the live disco vibe but more grooves than hooks. And finally, do you have a special message for our readers? If your boyfriend doesn’t dance, dump him.

Tracklisting01. Clark and Pudell – Zashu (Satin Jackets Remix)02. The Right Now – Call Girl (Dicky Trisco remix)03. The Manuel Portio – Shacka Lackin feat Jayne Anne Power (Casio Social Club Back To 85 Remix)04. Drop Out Orchestra – Red Beans05. Black Strobe – The Girl From The Bayou06. Portecho – Two Shots (Drop Out Orchestra Remix)07. Lindstrom and Todd Terje – Lanzarote (diskJokke Remix)08. Tonbe – Malibu09. The Elriks – I Am Who I Am (Fabrizio Mammarella Remix)10. Stefano Lotti and Luca Fabiani – Hungry Horses11. Romanthony – Let Me Show You Love (Gerd’s Crooklyn Full Vox Mix)

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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