Friends of Friends mix series: Darkhouse Family – Pump That In Your 4×4

The Friends of Friends mix series returns this month after a gap in September, this time packing 30 minutes of heat from Cardiff courtesy of the Darkhouse Family.

For those of you new to the series, it’s a curation of guest mixes by the FoF label and our good selves showcasing fresh new talent from around the world who happened to be friends of the label or ourselves. So far we’ve had the likes of My Dry Wet Mess, Sven Swift, Asura and myself on the mix, and this month’s mix was curated by ourselves as the FoF work machine is in full effect following the recent release of their third split EP, featuring Robot Koch and Mexicans With Guns. That EP is out now and you can check tracks from it in recent shows too.

Onto this month’s guest mix. Darkhouse Family is a production duo from Cardiff who I came across this summer thanks to Om Unit and the Hoya:Hoya family in Manchester. The beats I heard definitely caught my ear and we soon got chatting leading me to ask for a guest mix. The guys have been slowly garnering attention, with an EP on Fat City earlier this year and shows in the UK and more recently in Amsterdam for Viral Radio. I’ll let them do the introductions though:

Darkhouse Family is the product of many smokey studio hours shared by Don Leisure & Metabeats… Linking up in late 2007 the duo gelled quickly over a shared musical heritage of hiphop and uk club culture and a loose beat tape project began to grow. This later turned into DHF after the old chopped up soul sample sound was replaced by a more synthed out, smoked out & synthetic sound that the group is known for… The Family Trees EP on Fat City Recordings put Darkhouse on the map with solid DJ support from Martyn, The Gaslamp Killer, Alex Nut, Illum Sphere, Kutmah, Dibiase & more.

This mix is just a collection of some new stuff we’ve been sent and are feeling and some of our latest beats also. One of the loose ideas of the mix was to showcase a bunch of new producers who are making dope tracks who may not be household names to everyone.

We are planning an LP in 2011 but will release some more material on Fat City hopefully this year and also undertake some remix work for Frite Nite and Jon Wayne. Don Leisure also has some solo project work on the bubble and Metabeats is set to release his 2nd LP on associated minds and also continues to shake skirts with his CRST project.

So there you have it. Ladies and gents the Darkhouse Family, a name you want to keep in your memory banks for the future and this short but very sweet guest mix will hopefully only make you want to go out and cop the EP as well as check them live. They have a show with Martyn in Cardiff this Thursday.

As always with our FoF series the photo for this session was sourced by the label, once more it’s Oliver Kish who delivers the goods.

Onto the mix though, stream and/or download below. If you like what you hear show some love and stay tuned for the next instalment in the series. Until then pump that in your 4×4!

Download Darkhouse Family – Pump That In Your 4×4 (right click and save as)

DHF – INTRO
MADLIB – SLAPPED UP [SLAP N CLAP] – STONES THROW
EXILE – POPULATION CONTROL [SAMIYAM MIX] – PLUG RESEARCH
DARKHOUSE FAMILY – DE LA GHETTO – CDR
DAM FUNK x BIGGIE – GOING BACK TO CALI – CDR
LLOYD BANKS – BEAMER, BENZ OR BENTLEY (INST) – EMI
LAZER SWORD – WEB SWAG – INNOVATIVE LEISURE
DARKHOUSE FAMILY – RED LEATHER – CDR
J DILLA – DON’T NOBODY – HOUSE SHOES RECORDINGS
DEVONWHO – WINDMILSHIRE – CDR
DON LEISURE – PUNTA SKALA – CDR
LAKRITZE – TROPICAL MEAT – ROBOX NEOTECH
SLUGABED – BREADCRUMBS & BUTTERBEANS – CDR
EPROM – PSYCHO – CDR
JOHN WAYNE – A BANGER – CDR
SHIGETO – AND WE GONNA [SAMIYAM RMX] – GHOSTLY INTERNATIONAL
DIBIA$E – DUNGEON DUST – CDR
METABEATS – OPA BEAT – CDR
ILLUM SPHERE – ONE FOR DIMLITE – CDR
BUSTA RHYMES – GENESIS – FLIPMODE

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