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LISTEN: Okzharp Graphite Mix
Laurie Tuffrey , August 27th, 2014 15:31

Hour-long mix ahead of Hyperdub night at Corsica Studios next week

Next Wednesday, September 3, Hyperdub are continuing their tenth anniversary celebrations with a night at Corsica Studios. It looks set to be a banger, with a line-up that takes in a nicely varied array of the label's roster - Dean Blunt, Jessy Lanza and Cooly G are live, while Kode 9, Scratcha DVA, Ikonika, Nitetrax and Videeo are DJing, as is Okzharp, the solo project of LV's Gerv Gordon. Ahead of that, he's given us an appetite-whetting mix, which follows in the footsteps of his original Okzharp mix for the Blackdown blog and draws on a well-traveled knowledge of the electronics scene of his native South Africa. Take a listen to that and read Gordon filling us in on it below, followed by the tracklisting, while tickets for the night are over here.

Okzharp: "I made this on a rainy night a few weeks ago, it started out as a quick 15-minute thing but then I got a bit carried away and it's just under an hour, quite a few edits/blends. There's a track in there from Okmalumkoolkat's new Holy Oxygen EP that he did with Cid Rim and The Clonius, it's brilliant. Also favourites Rudeboyz, DJ Lag, Big Space, Deamonds Dean Lyon and Neana, Snaxxzo, JBS, Maramza, Shy One, T-vo, Mike Q, Spoko. I'm excited to bheng the mega room two sound system at Corsica Studios for the Hyperdub party, the only time I get to hear most of this kind of stuff on a proper system is when I play it. I'm scheming on a deadly gqom apocalypse for the last 30 minutes of my set. And I'm looking forward to Cooly G's new live set and checking out the special live guest too."

Okzharp Graphite mix by The Quietus on Mixcloud

TRACKLISTING:

Shapeshifter - 'Memories'
Maramza - 'Dogs n Robbers'
Thu 2 feat. Taxi Driver - 'Iyawa Iroof Dbn Style'
Shy One - 'Yuh Nuh Easy (Okzedit)'
Skhuman - 'Deka Itafula '
JBS - 'Ingonyama Ingonyama'
Graham and Lorenzo - 'Chuh Bah Kah'
Leaf - 'uGqom'
Bad Mojo - 'Tidal Waves (Moleskine's Wave Machine Mix)'
Ricky Rick - 'Amantobazane Instrumental (OKZedit)'
'The Mountain' (Mujava, Spoko, Spoek Mathambo, Blk Blt Jns, Machepies, Panyaza Remix)'
LV & Josh Idehen - 'Imminent (Drumapella)'
DJ Finicoox feat. DJ Nigga Fox - 'House D'lá Notché'
Lodwa - 'Nightmare Gqom'
Infinite Boys feat. Rocker Fellaz - 'Iy'ngane Ziyapensa'
T-vo and Sir Nova III - 'Hidden Agenda'
Deejay Lusta - 'Beat From De Khayelitsha'
DJ Ukho - 'Gqom Rave'
Mdu & DJ Sevan - 'Midnite Melomence'
Rudeboyz - 'Isuse Lento (Rude Mix)'
Marcus Beatz - 'Casanova (OKZedit)'
? - 'Bring it Back'
Dean Lyon vs Neana On The Trak vs Deamonds - ?
? - 'Swordfight'
Tigga Calore - 'Beadz'
Okmalumkoolkat - 'All Black Cat'
Big Space & Albert Axe - 'Mojada'
JBS - '1000 Years'
Snaxxzo - 'Yabuya Mfethu Anthem'
DJ Lag & Audioboyz - 'Made In Japan'

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