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Christmas Special: Andy Farley Talks Trade

Andy Farley

Merry Christmas!

As a thank you to all of my readers to your support over the last year I would like to present you with a nice Christmas present – an Andy Farley Trade special!

Over the past couple of years hard house legend Andy Farley (above) has put together two massive tributes to Trade, perhaps the most famous (or infamous) London gay club event of the last twenty years. Each tribute has included eight mixes covering over ten hours of Trade classics, from groovy US house through to full-power nu-nrg. Before today, these mixes were only available from upload sites like Megaupload, so I have now provided them with the permanent home that they deserve. The other thing that I have done is to split each mix into individual tracks, so now all of the mixes are now available as both a single mp3 and as a zip file of the individual tracks, with each mix series now also featuring a cover that I have done with the help of some Trade dancefloor images sourced from Flickr, the photo website.

To accompany the mixes, Andy very graciously agreed to be interviewed over the phone, and you can read the transcript of our conversation below, where he talks about his memories of Trade, his favourite Trade dj’s, the influence of the Trade ethos on his own career, as well as the story behind these mixes.

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Andy Farley’s Trade Memories

Andy Farley's Trade Memories

Andy Farley’s Trade Memories

8 mixes, 128 tracks, and over 10 hours of music!

Recorded in Birmingham, 2008

Style: House on mixes 1-3, Hard House on mixes 4-6, Nu-NRG on mixes 7-8

Each mix available as both a single mp3 file and as a zip file of separate tracks

Click here for my interview with Andy about Trade and these mixes
Click here for Andy Farley’s Trade Memories 2
Click here for a larger version of the cover

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Flip’s Freeform Mix

This morning I read that someone on USH.net was looking for Flip’s Freeform Mix; funnily enough, I had put it on my server ages ago for someone else, and had then forgotten about it.

Anyways, since Pearsall lives to give ( ๐Ÿ˜‰ ), I thought that I would put a quick post up to draw your attention to it, since it really is a great mix, and if you are a fan of freeform hardcore you should definitely check it out:

Flip’s Freeform Mix

Tracklisting:

01. C.I.N. – Sacrificial
02. Carbon Based – Reactivated
03. Shanty & D.O.K. – Route 88
04. Dodgee & UFO – Timespan
05. Kevin Energy – Waves Of Desire
06. Tazz & Concept – Planet Of Dreamz
07. Oli G & Gammer – Photex
08. Impact & Exert – Power Of Acid
09. DOK & Dodgee – Inside
10. CLSM – Transmission To Mars feat Bello B
11. K Complex – Global Panic (Kevin Energy & K Complex Edit)
12. S4 & Phosphor – I Came For You
13. Carbon Based – Cyclone
14. Alek Szahala – Invitation

Flip is an old mate of mine that I met on the club scene many years ago, back when he was one of the resident dj’s with the Redtrip crew, who did parties at the Elektrowerkz and The Telegraph and a few other places from about 2002 to about 2005 or so. I played for Redtrip a few times, both playing drum n’ bass in the side room and playing techno in the main room, and I even wrote a review of one of their 2003 parties for Harderfaster.net, which I will reproduce below:

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