Ahead of their appearance at Bristol’s Inside Valentines Ball this weekend, the pair have done a 2-hour studio mix for Special Request.
For the uninitiated, former Rinse FM stalwart Brackles plays across the spectrum, using a potent mix of house, grime and garage as a jumping off point for whatever he feels like playing. Guppy Slim is the man behind Bristol’s Casa Del Vibe night, head honcho at new label Drumz For Eternity, and a serious garage nut to boot.
Their joint mix is a live, one-take, all vinyl affair consisting of mostly white label house and garage, so you know some serious crate-digging has taken place. Stream it in full below.
Special Request (not to be confused with Paul Woolford’s jungle alias) is a collective dedicated to celebrating garage and all its offshoots, from Paradise and The Loft through to speed garage, UKG, bassline and beyond. Stay tuned for their next London event happening sometime in the summer.
Brackles and Guppy Slim play the Inside Valentines Ball, Bristol Old Crown Courts, this Sat 13th February.