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In February 2016 Midland made his contribution to the hugely influential BBC Essential Mix series. The end of the mix came in the shape of an unreleased track that would go on to soundtrack dance floors and festivals the world over. That track was ‘Final Credits.’
Since its creation in the depths of winter to its vinyl release in June, with weekly airings everywhere from Panorama Bar to DC10 to Dekmantel Festival, the record has united dance floors and become one of the most unlikely tracks of the year. As the summer disappeared, calls for a full release of ‘Final Credits’ have swelled, and now, thanks to The Classic Music Company we’re delighted to say this is becoming a reality.
Something I did a long time ago which was in my Fact Mix in 2010 and gave away for free. Keep getting messages asking for a new download so here it is as a mastered WAV.
Here is the Fact Mix https://soundcloud.com/midland/midland-fact-mix-185-sept-2010
My Essential Mix, broadcast 20.02.2016 on BBC Radio 1.
Nick Drake - Introduction - Island Records
Map.Ache - You R The Bonus - Giegling
Benedkit Frey - Portal - MRT
Musiccargo - Ich Geh Den Weg Mit Dir - Amontillado Music
Aufgang B - Demo 3 - Neabau
Kusuma - Beat les - White Label
C:or -Bells, Walking - White Label
Midland - Decompression Suite - Aus Music
Grauzone Eisbaer (ILO's Warped Edit) - Lo Fi Edits
Dave DePino - Excerpt from "Paris Is Burning"
Patrick Cowley - Thief of love - Honey Soundsystem Records
Kishore Kumar - Apni To Jaise Taise (Midland Edit) - White Label
King Sunny Ade - Sunny Ti DE Ariya (Midland Panorama Bar Edit) - White Label
Ploy - Move yourself - Hessle Audio
Midland - Outpost - Graded
Dynamo Dreesen, SVN & A Made Up Sound - B1 - Sued
Midland - Holdup - Graded
Jon Hopkins - Vessel (Four Tet Remix) - Double Six
Sliver Apples - Ruby - Kaap Records
Radiohead - Life In a Glasshouse (Intro)
Talk Talk - The Rainbow - EMI
Anthony Child - Midnight Rain - Editions Mego
Commix - Japaneese Electronics (Instra:mental Moog remix) - Metalheadz
Jai Paul - Jasmine - XL Recordings
Jon Daly - Solitaire - IRR Germany
Solitary Dancer - Desire + Apathy - Graded
SFIRE - 6 - Ultramajic
Midland - Double Feature - ReGraded
Midland - Final Credits - ReGraded
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - The Night - Mowest
Though it would be presumptuous to predict a *Track of Summer 2016* in the modest month of April – sod that, we're going to do it anyway. After a short while finely tuning the sample-based house and disco ReGraded sub-label, Midland reopens the doors to his original Graded imprint with a release that's well worth shouting about. Catalogue number #003 comes in the form of three-track Blush EP, with an opening title track that highlighted Midland's own BR set at Dekmantel last summer. A token example of Midland's ability to create authentic, instantly catchy dance music – with a hook that's guaranteed to woo hearts across many dancefloors worldwide.
Grip the Blush EP in full this way: http://www.junodownload.com/products/midland-blush-ep/3072057-02/
AKASE - "Rust" single
Available June 29th on !K7 Records
Order online: http://K7.lnk.to/AKASE_Rust
AKASE, the new collaborative project between Harry Agius (better known as Midland) and Robbie Redway, is the latest artist signing to !K7 Records. Formed in Leeds, written in London and finished in Berlin under the influence of Ewan Pearson, "Rust" is the first piece of music to surface from the project.
As Midland, Harry Agius has built a reputation for releasing delicately brilliant bass driven house and techno, and over the course of his various releases he has hinted at a desire to explore sounds away from the dancefloor. Coupled with the songwriting talents and vocals of Robbie Redway, "Rust" delivers on the potential of that exploration.
In addition to the original mix, the "Rust" single includes a Midland remix, which peels back the vocals and adds some dancefloor thrust.
Stole The Night' is Howling's latest single and it's a melodic, delicate and atmospheric track that stimulates all the senses with big basslines and serene vocals. On remix duty is Frank Wiedemann and Midland and we've got the premiere of the latter's edit.
We're really feeling this. Check it.
Midland is a quiet and reserved character but one that always makes a big impact. Despite only being active for a few years, he is already someone who resides in the upper echelons of the global house and techno scene. This is evidenced by the fact that as a DJ he plays only the most revered places, and when he does so he manages to reach far and wide, calling upon many different electronic sounds without ever falling prey to modern trends. It is the same when producing on labels like Aus and his own Graded, where his records are functional but fun affairs with corrugated drums, rugged bass and physical grooves that never fail to arrest a dance floor’s attention. This mix he has served up for us is another fine example of that.
Starting off in an abstract world of atmospheric sound and smeared chords, it’s not long before Midland establishes a groove that then grows in stature for the next hour. Atop the always physical drums are all manner of cosmic melodies, soul fuelled pads and spryly percussive patterns. Touching on house that ranges from dark and mysterious to more sun kissed and playful, this journey feels much long than it is because of how much Midland manages to so masterfully pack in.
This is the first release on ReGraded a new sub label of Midlands Graded imprint, intended to focus on sample based disco tinged house.
Double Feature EP
A) Double Feature
AA) Stop (Don't let the beat)
Released 18th Sept. 180Gram Vinyl & Digital
Distributed by !K7
Mastered by Matt Colton @ Alchemy
This is my contribution to the third Autonomous Africa release.
The last one curated by JD Twitch of Optimo raised £10,000 pounds for Mtandika Mission a charity run by my parents in Tanzania. More info + clips of all the other tracks can be found here.
All tracks mastered by Matt Colton.
Distribution by Above Board. Released late July / August 2014 on 12". Digital will follow.