Mike White @ ANALOG
After witnessing Mike White’s set on Saturday morning its safe to say that we have a star in our midst. Playing a headline set to close out the Protocol room, Mike White delivered the infectious grooves which kept the party going and the past/future Skanksation stars cutting shapes on the dancefloor. I remeber leaning over to my mate Conrad and saying “It’s about to go off in here” a few tracks in, after spotting one of insta-famous Link regulars walk in, observe the scene and before joing the others around the room who were cutting shapes and shuffling.
The set was well paced and really didn’t give you room to stop moving. Mike White explored the whole spectrum of Tech Bass but kept a focus on the groove; slightly shuffled songs that skipped and deviated from the norm with heavy basslines and 909 snares, triplet hats, synth stabs and pitched down vocals that made you subconsciously play the game guess that sample.
I remeber walking away from the night saying to Mike White “You need more bookings bro” because he’s not the fade in and fade out DJ, he was blending, he was cutting hats and snares to remix in realtime, he delivered a consistent set that seamlessly crossed over a whole spectrum of Tech Bass themes. The amazing thing was that he didn’t just drop the obvious crowd pleasers but a lot of obscure and unreleased cuts.
If you haven’t heard a Mike White set, check the video below and click the extended mix link to hear the 50-min set on Facebook. This set was actually a practice hours that I captured to promote the tracks featured on DVR’s Tech Bass vol.1 album; Xtasy VIP, Thinking Of You, Let It Roll, and a remix of Numbers originally produced by Sam Supplier.
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