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DT578 – Ron Mexico


Ron Mexico aka Grahame Farmer, is the founder of Data Transmission.

As we are marking 10 years of Data Transmission, we at DT Towers decided it would be good time for him to finally create a mix for the Podcast series.  We asked him to take a trip down memory lane and pick some of the records and artists that we’ve been supporting over the last 10 years and this is the result.

In the mix we have people like Aeroplane who played at our Snowbombing Party in the igloo disco, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaur  – who we brought you first in a sweaty pub in North London (who remembers that one),  Solardo – we were one of the first to cover them, Alexis Raphel played at another memorable party.

Ron Mexico plays our 10th Birthday at XOYO on Tuesday 6th February and selects our Premieres every day.

Listen to it below, on Spotify or iTunes here

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
10 Years of music, that we’ve supported, premiered over 10 years of Data Transmission

What’s your personal favourite track on it?
This mix is some of my favourite records ever, highlights for me are Huxley’s ‘Let It Go’ which is the first track my daughter ever heard.

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
I wanted to fit in lots of tracks in to short space, i think i’ve got 6hrs of music in to 1hr 30mins so short mixes, loops and cuts.

What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
Playing at Defected Croatia last year we special, we had a great day for our Data Transmission Stage.

What have you got coming up?
I’m playing at XOYO tomorrow night for Data Transmission 10th Birthday and every day I select the premieres and mixes for Data Transmission channels, so busy busy.

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Thanks for all your support for Data Transmission over the past 10 years and I hope you enjoy this nostalgic mix.

Aeroplane – We Can’t Fly
Midnight Juggernauts – Shadows
Johnny Mathis – Sing (Jaguar Skills Re-edit)
Lykke Li – Follow the Rivers (Magician Remix)
Tiger & Woods – Gin Nation
Todd Terje – Inspector Norse
Groove Armada – History (Grum remix)
Empire of the Sun – We are the People (Cosmonauts Re-edit)
Black Van – Yearning
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Garden
Kidda – Under the Sun (Herve remix)
Fake Blood – Mars
Tensnake – Coma Cat
Fur Coat feat. Cari Golden – You and I
Huxley – Let it Go
Tom Trago – Use it Again
Alexis Raphael – I Know
Saints & Sinners – Pushin’ Too Hard (Nic Fanciulli remix)
Green Velvet – Bigger than Prince (Hot Since 82 remix)
Black Rose – Anthem
Riva Starr – I was Drunk
Kink – Existence
Storm Queen – Look Right Through (Jamie Jones remix)
Oliver $ – Doin’ Ya Thing
Jamie Trench – Where the Party At
Wax Worx – This, That
ZDS feat. Will Clarke – The Beat
Ben Sterling – Dance Machine
Eats Everything – Loud
Green Velvet – Lazer Beams
David Guetta – Jack is Back
Solardo – Acid Rocks
Mall Grab – Pool Party Music
Mella Dee – Techno Disco Tool
ZZT – The Worm
The Chemical Brothers – Saturate
Azari & III – Hungry for the Power (Jamie Jones remix)
Cassius – I <3 U So

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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