Caput Mundi is a Latin phrase for Capital of the World. Seemed appropriate for Villette who is from Istanbul but now lives in London. As Napoleon said, “If the Earth were a single state, Istanbul would be its capital.” Not sure what these meanderings have to do with house music but there you go. Two mixes while you muse, John Talabot and Booka Shade. And a DJ mix for free download.
John Talabot first. Villette says “John Talabot is quite possibly my favourite electronic music producer so tried to remix his beautiful dark track ‘Without You’ that came out on his DJ-Kicks compilation last year.” This mix offers a hypnotic swirl of deep house, with a splash of tech house to offer a heady concoction redolent with emotion.
And so to Booka Shade. It’s a remix for Love Drug and again reaches for a tech house template. This wants to be dark but like the Talabot remix simply can’t remain there. There’s something uplifting about the synth melody that lifts this into the hopeful.
Finally, a DJ mix she did for The Ransom Note. It’s a free download.
Marek Hemmann – Xativa
Mooryc – Dive
Gidge – I Fell in Love
Yoko Duo – Close These Curtains (Monokle Remix)
David Douglas – California Puppy (Marius Remix)
Douglas Greed – Driven (Marius Remix)
Dominik Eulberg – Der Tanz der Gluehwuermchen
David August – Epikur
Dexter / Freggelswuff – Ricardo Villalobos / Robag Wruhme
Good Guy Mikesh – Spare (Christian Löffler Remix)
Gui Boratto – Joker (Dave DK Remix)
Christian Löffler – Notes (Sieren Remix)
Moderat – Bad Kingdom (DJ Koze Remix)
Guy Gerber & Dixon – No Distance
Marc Romboy, Stephan Bodzin – Kerberos