Django Django Band Photo 05 28 Photo credit Fiona Garden29
01.02.2018, Words by dummymag

Dummy Mix 500 // Django Django

Across the last five years and 499 editions, we have strived for eclectic perfection with our Dummy mixes, pushing the boundaries of the increasingly genreless field of music. Big names have laid down and showcased their powers, while newcomers have also staked their claims with amazing contributions and, as we reach our 500th mix, we aim to continue as we began – providing memorable moments.

In the same time period, Django Django have built a reputation as one of the UKs most innovative bands, from their Mercury-nominated 2012 debut album to new opus Marble Skies, their first in three years and out now on Because Music. Containing elements of their rockabilly influences, the album also sees the four piece charter unfamiliar territory, towing lines between krautrock and hardcore dance, but in a way that channels the same synergy that was evident in their early releases.

"A mix of house and techno records from my collection which goes back to the early 90s, when I started buying stuff like the Reel to Reel record 'we are i.e.' … It's got quite a lot Chicago stuff from the mid 90s, from relief and dance mania that influenced the type of music I was making pre-Django Django, and some newer stuff that I'm into, from Night Slugs, Jimmy Edgar and Mumdance. It's based around a sound that defines a great track to me… lots of claps on the one, mad drums, beeps, bleeps and strange off kilter sounds."

Listen to the mix below, and here's to 500 more mixes!


Backroom Productions – Definition of a Track

Urban Soul – Alright

DJ Hell – Definition of House

DJ Mehdi – I Am Somebody (masters at work mix)

Lenny de Ice – We Are IE

Dance Mania White Label  

Jam City – The Courts

White Label 

Jimmy Edgar – hot inside

Factory Man – White Label 

Mike Q – White Label 

Baltimore Breakbeats White Label 

Sound Hack – Funky Rule

Errol Alkan & Switch –  A Sydney Duke (Bok Bok remix)

White Label 

Dave Clarke – Red 3

Bangalter – Tracks on the Rocks

White Label 

Mumdance – One Sec (Instrumental)

Turntable Brothers – Music

Dance Mania White Label 

DJ Marfox – Unknown

White Label 

Tessela – With Patsy

Plastikman – Fuk

White Label 

DJ Jes – EP

White Label

White Label 

Ian Pooley – Celtic Cross (DJ Tonka mix) 

Stream Django Django's new album, Marble Skies, below.

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