by / July 14th, 2017 /

State Mix: Warriors of the Dystotheque

Warriors of The Dystotheque is the brain child of Jonny Mac, an Irish DJ & Producer, who this last 15 years has regularly DJ’d across the globe alongside the likes of Phil Hartnoll, The Prodigy’s Leeroy, Shaun Ryder & Bez from The Happy Mondays, and many more.

WotD are composed of DJ / Producer / Engineers/ Musicians Jonny Mac (Derry),  Sean Graham (Coventry), & The Brothers Nylon  –Mike and Nick Rufolo (NYC) and have never spent time in the same country let alone the same studio when working on their music, yet have released four EPs over the past two years all of which have had major support across BBC Radio on 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, Across The Line & Derry’s Stephen McCauley on his Electric Mainline show, not forgetting Dan Hegarty on RTE 2.

They grew from a love of lo-fi music and electronic culture between artists spread across Ireland France and New York. Style has no limit, these guys take in elements from 60’s garage, broken beat, jazz, downtempo, techno, electronica, noise, psyche, breakbeat and pretty much anything that opposes the mainstream beige cliches of modern music.

WotD are on their fourth EP We’re Taking Control and have stepped it up a notch on this release, getting away form the more downtempo jazz vibes of past EP’s and went back to the more breakbeat acid sounds that would of been coming out of the speakers when on the DJ circuit.

Although their sound is tipping more to the laid back grooves associated with the likes of Portishead & Massive Attack, when it comes to DJ sets they like to either experiment with the sounds of Breakbeat  Electronica and the Underground, the term Gloomtronica was coined by Nemone after she championed the Return To Coney EP. So lets call this a Gloomtronica mix.

Tracklist

1. The Neville Brothers – Son & Daughters – La Decadense Edit
2. Duncan Gray – Disappear – Andrew Weatherall Mix
3. PJ Harvey – Down By The River – La Decadense Edit
4. Toydrum – Know One Will Ever Know – Richard Norris Mix
5. Orbital – Impact – Ghettface Edit
6. Warriors of the Dystotheque – We’re Taking Control – Justin Robertson’s deadstock 33’s Mix
7. Warriors of the Dystotheque – The Future Is Ours – Can U Dig It Edit
7. Leftfield – Open Up – Skream Mix
8. Goldfrapp – Anymore – Joe Goddard Mix
9. Underworld – I Exhale – DJ Koze Mix
10. Bonobo – Cirrus – Skool Of Thought – Edit
11. New Order – Your Silent Face – Fat Neck Retouch
12. Depeche Mode – Going Backwards – Difference Electric Mix