After well received re-launch late in 2016, Cr2’s revitalised Live & Direct mix series has its second edition, this time compiled by Lee Walker.
The compilation includes four brand new and exclusive cuts from Lee himself including ‘Tim Bongconga’ and ‘Ambiguity’ which are due out on April 7th. The former is a hypnotic tribal house cut with layered up drums and bass, slinky hi hats and an infectious groove all getting right under your skin. Clever fills and filters and whirring synths bring yet more energy and mean this one is sure to stand out in sets for months to come. The second track, ‘Ambiguity’, is deeper and takes its cues from classic New York garage house. It has rubbery kicks, a highly coiled groove and nice dry hits all encouraging you to cut shapes.
The mix itself will be roughly split into four sections of four tracks to represent the different sounds Lee is known for. There will be a dubby section that harks back to his years as a resident with music from artists like Seb Zito, East End Dubs and Itamar Sagi, then the second section is an homage to his upstairs days at the infamous *riffraff club night in Middlesbrough where he played laid back house and more chord and melody driven things from artists like Alex Agore, Moodymanc and Deep Hope. The third section will be a more classic tech house era when Lee first started playing later slots at Solar Knights with a bit of Balearic percussion, some summer vibes and a banger or two, then the fourth section will consist of the heavier techno music he was playing once he started getting peak time slots and breaking through, with music from people like Alan Fitzpatrick, Maetrik and so on.
1. Seb Zito – Never (Enzo Siragusa & Rich Nxt’s ‘EnRichment’)
2. Itamar Sagi – Little Helper 50 – 1
3. Lee Walker – Ambiguity
4. East End Dubs – Little Helper 70-1
5. Burnski & Robert James – Malibu (Jamie Jones Music Night Remix)
6. Moonbeam pres. Illuminant for Fancy feat. Pryce Oliver – No Regrets
7. Francys — Crossing The White Line (Gorge Interpretation)
8. Lee Walker – Back Down To Earth
9. Jay Lumen – Mooovin
10. Pirupa – Guarda
11. Lee Walker – Tim Bongconga
12. Hermanez – Soms
13. Alan Fitzpatrick – Eternia
14. Lee Walker – Break The System
15. Mark Fanciulli & Rob Cockerton – Patterns
16. James Ruskin & Mark Broom – Council House