Over the last few months, the name of Julio Bashmore has started to crop up with increasing frequency around these parts. He started off by giving away some tunes on his blog – nothing new there, apart from the fact that these were actually good; like house but with a strong influence from funky. Good enough, in fact, that they have even been charted on this very blog.
Then I spotted some more tracks over on Curb Crawlers, and was so taken with the laid-back, retro Chicago vibes on ‘Jack Got Macked’ I had to get in touch and ask for a mix. Which he delivered with aplomb: 59 minutes of summery, jazzy deep house and funky. It’s not havin’ it, but it’s pure class: any mix that manages to squeeze Cooly G’s ‘Love Dub’ and Justin Martin’s awesome remix of the Marshall Jefferson classic ‘Mushrooms’ into the space of about half an hour deserves your attention.