After 22 volumes of its much-lauded double-disc compilation series, Australian imprint Balance returns to launch its new ‘presents’ series, throwing the spotlight on the emerging talents that are shaping the future of the scene.
One of the most exciting names to proliferate in the world of house music and thereabouts over the last five years or so, English DJ and producer jozif is a unique talent. Born to a professional drummer father and a Royal Ballet ballerina mother, he grew up surrounded by music and slowly but surely worked his way into similarly focused endeavours. His highly musical take on house and downtempo 4/4 grooves as a producer is somewhat belied by his prowess as a dancefloor-driven DJ, but it’s exactly this combination that makes him such an exciting proposition. Whether he’s playing the big rooms of a We Love… Space residency, serving up wigged-out grooves alongside his Fist Or Finger label partner Craig Richards or soundtracking a sun-drenched day party in Shoreditch, he always seems effortlessly comfortable – and accomplished.
1. Charles Webster – Butterfly
2. Glimpse & Martin Dawson – Our Friends Electric
3. Burnin’ Tears – Got a Reason
4. Lake Powell – More or Less
5. Yoko0 – blinded – Yoko0′s walking To The Light edit
6. Steffi – Sadness (Vinyl Version)
7. Silicone Soul – One Thing
8. Burnin’ Tears – How I Feel
9. Ian Pooley – Compurhythm
10. Sam Wallace – Echelon
11. jozif – BT’s 3
12. jozif – BT’s 5
13. Rob Shields – Slum Room