John Elliott is a busy man. Former member of Emeralds with Steve Hauschildt and Mark McGuire, plus countless other outfits including Organic Dial and Outer Space,
New year, new purpose and we resume our archive mix series with Field Recordings on Mixcloud. This week sees shadowy Dutch collective ESHU at the reigns – their mix heads straight down into trip-hop, laid back hip-hop grooves, classic dub, soul and funk. Everything you could want to ease you in after sessions of excess over the past few weeks.
This week’s mix comes from XDB, alternatively known as Kosta Athanassiadis, with a deliciously brittle selection of skeletal techno. The artist – known for releases on a wide ranging array of labels such as Dolly, Wave Music, Echocord and Ferox – assembles a selection of grey sky beats that work for body and mind in equal measure.