Friday, June 5, 2015

DECKast #59 x Mahal



I was first introduced to Mahal's extraordinary sound late last year when Cologne, Germany imprint Rough House Rosie dedicated a 12" compilation to it's Japan listeners. Highlighting four different Japanese producers, Mahal's, 'Daydream Maze' immediately became a favorite of mine. Hear the track off the J├╗jiro EP if you haven't already. Shortly after this record came out I became an avid listener on Mahal aka Tetsuharu Shimohira's soundcloud page where he has several killer demos and unreleased cuts for stream. Listen below.



I contacted the good man to inquire further about his music and if he might be interested in contributing to our DECKast series, and in fact the Japanese producer was up for the challenge and went above and beyond what we had asked for. As Mahal's sound leads a very deep cerebral approach it very much translates in the all vinyl two part mix he has made for us; filled with many of his foundational inspirations and tracks he's currently been into.



Part 1 of the DECKast channels a more authentic soulful house vibration, where Mahal mixes tracks from legends like Kerri Chandler, Groove Box, Marshall Jefferson, and Mood II Swing to name a few. From there the ace vinyl selector transitions into part 2 which follows a cosmic techno upheaval mixing classic ones from DJ QU, Lil Louis, Radio Slave, and Fred P. Listen and download to the two hour body-jacking trip in all of it's glory via soundcloud...



Here's a two part all vinyl mix of tracks that I like.

Tracklist ::
PART 1
01 THE MORE YOU WANT (LONG GUITERMIX) / GROOVE BOX
02 DEEPERMOMENTS / AAKMAEL
03 GALLERY DUB / USG
04 OPEN OUR EYES / MARSHALL JEFFERSON
05 ACIDIC UNIFORMITY / WOO YORK
06 MOMENTS / NICURI
07 INFINITION / QUADRANT
08 SPACEPERIODE / TIM DORNBUSCH
09 9TH POINT (HIVER REMIX) / DONA
10 GET UP / KERRI CHANDLER
11 DO IT YOUR WAY / MOOD II SWING
12 444 / KRIS WADWORTH
13 POISON DART / 2 AM/FM
14 RENDEZVOUS (LESSE ROSE 'PLAY LATE' REMIX) / EKKOHAUS
15 SOTARIN / XDB

PART 2
01 LOST/ TAZZ
02 SOMA / DJ QU
03 AWADE / INSTANT HOUSE
04 THE CONVERSATION / LIL LOUIS
05 HEAVEN / FUCKTHEGOVERNMENT
06 REPEAT MYSELF / RADIO SLAVE
07 CONAC TPOINT / WOO YORK
08 AL GO RHYTHMS / KIRLIAN
09 SPAELLT / EXOS
10 NO YOU CAN'T HAVE IT / KIRLIAN
11 FOR SET 2 / FUMIYA TANAKA
12 ASTROMETRIC PRECISION / SAMULI KEMPPI
13 MOMENTS / NICURI
14 SPACEPERIODE / TIM DORNBUSCH
15 IT IS WHAT IT IS / FRED P
16 FROM HEART2YU / BROTHER ATEN

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