Clandestino 027 – Black Merlin (Part Two)

Black Merlin (pt 2)

A welcome return for Black Merlin aka George Thompson who delivers the second part to his very well received mix for us last year. As one of our most popular sets to date, we’re delighted to present this second instalment. George continues to be very busy with a slew of new material due out soon. Look out for a partnership with Gordon Pohl from Musiccargo called ‘Karamika’. They have a debut LP out through ESP Institute which has been three years in the making. Another collaboration with Kyle Martin entitled ‘Spectral Empire’ will also be one to check while you can expect new Black Merlin material over the next couple of months on Crimes of the Future, Bhokari and our label of the moment Emotional Response


Clandestino 026 – Leftside Wobble


Some words from Leftside Wobble regarding his mix for us:

“Leftside Classics is a retrospective featuring some of the tracks that have meant the most to me over the last five years or so. These are the tracks that somehow always find a way back into my sets, tracks that rise above the transient and tracks that defy limiting genre pigeonholes. My sets have always been about joining the dots, celebrating the eclectic and supporting those tracks that exist in the rich hinterland between dub, funk, disco and house. Hopefully this retrospective captures that overriding ethos.

I’ve included a small selection of unreleased LW bits and a few exclusive versions of well known staples to keep things pushing forward too.

As ever hope you enjoy. x”


Clandestino 025 – Discodromo / Valentin Especial


Something a little different on this weeks podcast as Discodromo take time out from recording underground electronic club music for labels such as Internasjonal to deliver a beatless selection especially the lovers. If you find yourself in Berlin check out their CockTail D’Amore party, you can also find them playing regularly at Panorama Bar. Look out for the forthcoming ‘Ten Years of Phonica’ album which includes their track ‘Boi’. Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream…


Clandestino 024 – il Bosco


We’re not quite sure if Il Bosco is a real person or a cyborg that stalks Manchester’s more salubrious night spots. One thing that is for sure, it’s human alter-ego Christian Wood is most definitely real and presides over Manchester’s Red Laser Records, a vinyl only Italo influenced love letter to music from a bygone neon era with a refreshingly forward thinking attitude. We recommend you check out his blog, a searingly honest and acerbically witty view of all that’s wrong with the state of most of the current dance scene. Look out for forthcoming releases on Red Laser from our very own Nick Smith, Ste Spandex and a double gatefold compilation of ‘mad rare Italo bangers’. The label also throw occasional Red Laser Disco parties, the next of which is at The Roadhouse in Manchester on 4th April with Clandestino fave Ali Renault.


Clandestino 023 – Franz Underwear

Franz Underwear

We’re back after the New Year and very pleased to welcome our first mix of the year from another one of Italy’s Slow Motion crew, Franz Underwear. Now residing in Berlin and with recent releases on Tusk Wax, World Unknown and Clouded Vision, Franz is one of the busiest DJ’s in Europe; his sets are a mix of obscure Italian dance, disco house, new wave, space beats, cosmic grooves, electro, acid and some hints of Detroit and Chicago. This mix is an exclusive live performance from the Same Heads party in Berlin where he played alongside Ivan Smagghe.


Clandestino 022 – Kid Who

Kid Who

South London DJ, Remixer and Producer Kid Who aka Louis Jacquet steps forth into our virtual DJ booth on this week’s episode to lay down some tracks he loves but doesn’t get the opportunity to play out. Expect new beat, proto-house, weird new wave and synth sounds. Louis has racked up solid releases on Mindless Boogie, Sccucci Manucci and Nang while running his own Bravura imprint. He has a track out this week on the excellent Rainbow Partners compilation and we should see a new EP out on Bravura early next month. Dim the lights, switch on the lasers…


Clandestino – Balearic Social Guest Mix

Balearic Social

We were asked to do a guest mix for the consistently good Balearic Social radio show. The first half of the mix is Clandestino Residents, Joe Morris & Nick Smith with Iain D Mac doing the last 30 mins or so.

Track List

Nick & Joe

  1. Billy W – Kick & Flutter
  2. Kalidasa – The Waiting Game
  3. Baris K – 200
  4. DJ Steef – Edits Vol. 5
  5. Joes Bakery – Blue Tuesday (Mzkbx Remix)
  6. Max Essa – stereoscalpedmysexpool
  7. Coyote – The Journey
  8. Vendetta Suite – Love’s Disguise (Ray Mang Remix)
  9. Jamie Paton (Bizarre Feeling)

Iain D Mac

  1. Agnostica - Lost (Original Version)
  2. Daniel Avery – Simulrec
  3. Framewerk – Electric Religion (Original Mix)
  4. Debukas – Tape Symphony
  5. Appleblim, Komon – Silencio (Prins Thomas Remiks)
  6. Remake – Blade Runner (Replicant Mix)
  7. Sebastien Tex – The Welder Man (Original Mix)
  8. Franz Ferdinand – Evil Eye (In Flagranti Rework)
  9. André VII – Discoteca Clandestina (Rafa Navajas Remix)
  10. Suuns – Up Past The Nursery (Ivan Smagghe Edit)


Clandestino 021 – Jamie Blanco


We have a rather special episode this week as we invite Jamie Blanco to put together a live set, consisting entirely of his own material. Jamie came to our attention through his retrospective, yet entirely modern sound on labels like Tusk Wax and London Housing Trust. His live set has taken him to perform recent shows at Renate in Berlin, and Bad Passion in London. Using Ableton with a controller, sending his tracks through an analogue space echo, loop station and Moog filter and playing live acid basslines on his 303, Jamie’s aim is to retain a live feel throughout his sets. Our London followers should check him out playing alongside Andre Lodemann in Shoreditch on December 12th. Look out for new releases coming early next year on Cynic, Disco Bloodbath and again on London Housing Trust, some of which you can hear in the set.


Clandestino 020 – Marcel Vogel

artworks-000062234328-mugtgi-t500x500This episode is all about disco. And we don’t mean half-assed nu-disco thrown together on a computer; we mean proper tops off, crackling’ vinyl, basement sweatbox disco just like it should be. Bearded Lumberjack Marcel Vogel from rural Germany chops up soulful tunes as a profession and releases some of these on his Lumberjacks in Hell imprint. Others you’ll only hear in his DJ sets. Many influences shine through when Marcel is behind the decks; the heat and energy of the Chicago Disco masters, the grittiness of the Detroit godfathers, the playfulness of Berlin’s freestyle jocks and the soulful tradition of New York Garage. Let’s chop some wax and heat the dance floor up…


Clandestino 019 – Catalepsia / Days Of Being Wild


Days Of Being Wild is a label we’ve been keeping a keen eye on over the last 12 months or so. With their tagline of ‘slightly deranged club music’ it’s hard not to be interested, and they have soon caught the ear of Ivan Smagghe, Andrew Weatherall, Chloe and Scott Fraser amongst others. We approached them to record a mix for us and they presented us with this fine live session recorded by label head Catalepsia (aka Jerome Bazzanella) at their monthly DOBW session at Willerhof in France. We’re informed there are lots of forthcoming tracks from the label included. Strap in, lets get wild…