For Hyponik’s 67th mix, we call upon Eglo boss, soul boy and one of the UK’s deepest selectors, Alexander Nut.
Having first talked to the Rinse FM star about this mix well over a year ago, it’s a joy to to see it finally surface, just in time for Eglo Records third birthday at fabric on Thursday 8 March. Having asked the man to put together something a little different, he’s come correct with over 90 minutes of influences; from GZA to Goldie, Marvin Gaye to Massive Attack, it’s a trip through a real music fans background, and is joy to listen to.
Alexander Nut and Floating Points mark the 3rd birthday of their Eglo label with a super special midweek event featuring birthday guest Dez Andres (Slum Village/Mahogani Music). Floating Points premieres his brand new live show alongside performances from the Eglo Live Band featuring Fatima, Shuanise and Olivier DaySoul, Arp 101 (live) and DJ sets from Funkineven and Mr. Nut himself. You can purchase tickets direct from fabric, and the rest we’ll leave up to the man himself…
“It’s basically a mix of music that I was listening to as a child and throughout my teenage years. Simple stuff… I could do about 10 volumes of these. Curtis Mayfield and Hendrix were the first musicians I ever became obsessed with, I was probably around 9/10. By the time i hit my teens hip-hop took over, I remember on my 13th birthday going up town after school and buying Gang Starr’s ‘Hard To Earn’. That cassette is still my most holy possession. Sade and Marvin Gaye was stuff my mom used to listen to that I picked up… It ends with some of the first ‘dance’ music records that I got into. It’s like one of those tapes you’d make for a girl at school.”
Stream below, or just click on the player to download.