Couldn't ask for a better person to revive our mix series! Radio presenter [@intotheblue-bfm] and label head [@botanicrecords] Tim Sharp delivers a lovely hour through his personal stash for AV012 - an all analog affair, an ode to digging and discovery. Lock in & press play! Recommended timing: right before the sun goes down.
Pupa – Untitled [@ujikaji]
Andrew Wasylyk - Flight Of The Cormorant [Athens of the North @djfryer]
???? - ???? [ATC-412, Art-Tune Company Hong Kong]
姚蘇蓉 - 臉兒紅, 心兒笑 [Wan Chai Records]
Quiet Village – Circus of Horror [@k7-records]
Alleycats - Mangsa Renungan
Mu Ümit Aksu Orkestrası - Bermuda Şeytan Üçgeni [@zelzelerecords]
Yuan Mou Gen Ren Zou (阮某跟人走) - 你唔貪猪哥 (w/The Stylers)
Ahmad Nawab/Dhalan Zainuddin – Lagu Disco Ku [Gila Records]
Waipod Phetsuphan - Ding Ding Dong [@paradise-bangkok]
BURHAN TONGUÇ RITM GRUBU ve ISMET SIRAL - Du-Bi-Ba [@black-pearl-records]
Andre Tanker Five – Swahili [@cree-records]
Happy Boys – Dji Den [Fajalobie]
Armanda Cusopoli – Non C'È Sole [NG Records]
Mumbo Jumbo – Wind it Up [@efficientspace]
Holy Balm – Fashion [@chaptermusic]
Bullion – Say Arr Ee [@r-srecords]
Drone – Nothing Dominant [Strange Love]
Old Mate – I Think of You [@major-crimes-records]
GASHH – Apocalypse [@botanicrecords]
Kinn Leon – Visionary [@kitchen-label]
About the mix:
"Recorded on a recent public holiday here in Singapore with a pair of Technics SL-1200s and a portable Sony tapedeck, run through a Pioneer DJM-750. Being for TAV I wanted this to be an all-analogue affair and in the end that suited the day perfectly; a rare afternoon without phone, internet or notifications.
As so often happens, this was actually supposed to be a practice take but I enjoyed it so much that here we are. There are always more records to get to but ultimately I felt the selection captured the spirit of what I was trying to do, which is to pay tribute to visiting and spending time around some of the region’s finest record stores and labels; somehow recreating the sense of discovery and delight that comes with making the pilgrimage to legendary places like ZudRangMa Records in Bangkok, unlikely spots like the flea markets of KL’s Amcorp Mall, the fabled Red Point Record Warehouse here in Singapore and - of course - the amazingly-curated Analog Vault. I think it also goes without saying that hanging out at any of these places (and countless more examples) is a privilege made all too apparent given the year we’ve had.
Ultimately, I wanted the mix to feel like browsing a crate or surfing a radio dial between these places; less concerned with technicalities of a club-style DJ set than an open-minded desire to discover something new (or old, really) and to see where a frequency - or crate - leads. Bursts of static; a needle that gives up halfway; worn-out grooves paired with pristine audiophile-quality pressings; decades-old cassette tapes barely holding on and some very dusty fingers - a look into the corners of my own analogue vault, so to speak." - Tim Sharp
About Tim: Tim is a New Zealand-born, Singapore-based radio presenter and label head with a decade on-air at leading independent stations from Sydney to KL – most recently as host of cult new music show Into the Blue on BFM 89.9 Malaysia. In 2016 he co-founded Botanic Records: dedicated to forward-thinking new music from Southeast Asia and beyond.