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22.10.2020, Words by Billy Ward

Dummy Mix 602 | Lou Hayter

"It goes through disco, acid house, electro, soul and my number one, Prince"

As far as multi-dimensional talents go, British musician, model and DJ maverick Lou Hayter is up there with the best. Since touring the world delivering a mélange of slinky synth-pop as part of the Mercury-nominated group New Young Pony Club, the London-based selector has gone on to form one half of Tomorrow’s World, a collaborative project with JB Dunckel from the seminal French band Air, as well as fronting ’80s New Wave duo New Sins. Harnessing the full extent of her idiosyncratic pop prowess for both her solo career and DJ work, Hayter explores a vast array of sounds from acid house, electro, disco, future pop, ’80s hits and beyond.

A riotous blend of those sounds are visited on her Dummy mix, where Hayter winds back the years to provide a smooth and nostalgic selection of bangers. “This is a mixtape of some of my influences from when I was a teenager first collecting records up to 2020. It goes through disco, acid house, electro, soul and my number one, Prince,” she says. “I’ve gone back to lots of stuff in lockdown like the first Moodymann album from ’97 and it sounds so perfect right now. There’s some clubby bits in the mix but hopefully it’s nice to listen to at home.”

Dopplereffekt – Infophysix
Fonda Rae – Heobah
Shinichiro Yokota – Do It Again
Carmen – Time to Move
Peter Abdul – Don’t You Know
Omar S – Games That We Play
Stevie Wonder – Race Babbling
Lou Hayter – My Baby Just Cares for Me (Decius dub)
Pete Shelley – Witness the Change
Larry Heard – What About This Love
Mac Miller and Anderson Paak – Dang
Moodymann – M Traxx
Prince – Hot Thing (extended dub)
Bill Withers – You Got the Stuff disco edit
Fabiana Palladino – Shimmer
Isley Brothers – Footsteps in the Dark
Arthur Russell – Make 1,2 (Ly Sanders edit)
A.K. Paul – Be Honest
Sault – Strong

Listen to the mix on Soundcloud.

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