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Sam Townend curates ‘Bassix – The Harder Sound Of House’

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Fresh off the back of selling out their 25th-anniversary weekender, Tidy are firing on all four cylinders with an onslaught of new activity.

Up next on their hefty release schedule is Bassix, a 34 track, 2 mix compilation album featuring Alan Fitzpatrick, Todd Terry, Eli Brown, Tuff London, Tall Paul and many other of the biggest names in the business. Curated and mixed by Untidy’s own Sam Townend, it lands digitally on the 23rd of April.

Showcasing the relaunch of Untidy and the emerging sound of harder house, 15 tracks are exclusive to the album, all of which will be released as full length, DJ friendly tracks ready for the reopening of dancefloors around the world. As well as including remixes of Tidy classics such as Untidy Dubs’ ‘Funky Groove,’ which just received multiple spins from Pete Tong and Danny Howard on Radio 1, each mix features the likes of Sorley, Josh Butler and Sam Townend himself.

Sam said: “We’re getting sent that much new music that we wanted to release a compilation that was a showcase for the sound and all the new talent and producers that are making the tracks, alongside some of the most established acts that have made and released tracks with this style in recent times.”

Another statement of intent from Tidy HQ, who are reworking older Tidy releases, reshaping the sound and reinstating the label to introduce the brand to a new young audience. In fact, Nicole Moudaber, Max Chapman, Piero Pirupa, David Rust, Jacky, Denney, Sam Divine and Matt Smallwood are amongst some of the names in the release schedule in the coming months. Diversifying Tidy’s sound is very much part of its future plans, and they’re kicking it off with Bassix.

We premiere Sam’s ‘Breath Work’ on Data Transmission, check it out here and grab it on Beatport.

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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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