The oft described “enigmatic British DJ” Fake Blood caught my ear with his Mini Mix on Annie Mac’s BBC 1 radio program “The Mashup.” Funk beats mixed with rave and darker electronic stuff; he kills it. It’s plain. It was so good that apparently Diplo now refuses to do a Mini Mix because he can’t make a better one. Damn.
But he is more than a DJ. He produces, he remixes, he makes his own tracks. And they all kill. Below I break down some of the stuff I’ve found from him, and I’m keeping my eyes out for more.
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He has done remixes for:
Count of Monte Cristal & Sinden
His own tracks have become dancefloor staples around the world. Whether as Fake Blood, Touche or with his group The Black Ghosts he is pouring fresh sounds in the sonic stream by the bucketfull. But the Fake Blood stuff is what impresses me most. His heavy raver track “Mars” is a straight killer and I can’t even imagine how much the dance floors in the UK explode when the bassline comes in.
Well, here is how Belgians respond.
And the Australians. (6:10 in)
The other track from the Mars single is no slouch. Blood Splashing:
I’m also feeling this Black Ghosts track:
I think Fake Blood’s DJ skills are what I am the most impressed by. His essential mix for BBC 1 was amazing. The first hour was dancefloor destruction and the second a chiller afterparty vibe. And any afterparty where the DJ plays Fad Gadget gets serious points from me.
Oh, plus his DJ name is one of the best I’ve ever heard.