ALT3RD PLAYLISTS - BLACK / CHAMPAGNE / CHAMPAGNE - DARREN DUBWISE

Music is a universal language that connects us all. Explore the playlists created by the Fred Perry community over the years.

 

 

Introduce yourself.

Darren Tan, DJ and Co founder of Vinyl of the Day & White Label Records.

Describe your style in 3 words?

Dark, utilitarian, understated.

What does the Fred Perry Shirt mean to you?

Music subculture and how important it is for a brand to recognize what their brand represents outside of own brand story.

Which subcultures have had an enduring effect on you?

It will always be hardcore & punk, cause that’s how I grew up. But I have to say reading about these 3 great British movements:

1. The reggae soundsystem explosion

2. Acid house and the warehouse/squat rave scene

3. Jungle and Drum & Bass culture greatly influenced me

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?

George Orwell

Which music genre defines you?

Hard one but I’ve grown to prefer artists / music that sit outside fixed genre conventions, and more often then not these artists get slapped with a “Post” prefix, be it post rock, post metal, post rave, or even vaporwave or event this lofi hip hop/house movement maybe I just still have ADHD.

A song lyric that has inspired you?

“We gotta boot down, boot down, boot down the door Smash their oppression - smash their law!”

Best song to turn up loud?

Ride now its gotta be Battles ft Sal Principato “Titanium 2 Step”

Best song to end an all-nighter on?

Tool – The grudge

Any new music / band you are into at the moment?

Bored Lord - Transexual Rave Hymns

DIY club music with mutated pop samples

 

 

 

 

Denis Sulta – A.A.S (Nite & Day Mix)

Best application of Smokey Robinson’s Being With You in a dance track I’ve heard.

Author & Punisher – Terrorbird

Pure machine aggression.

Equiknoxx – Move Along

Dub/Dancehall Mutated and evolved.

Lorenzo Senni – The Shape of Trance to Come

Bright synth stabs and pads.

Dorian Concept - Toothbrush

This one smashes dance floors.

Howie Lee – Hao Ri Zi

Always loved Howie’s productions and how he weaves Chinese culture into them all.

Nails – I don’t want to know you

Some days you just feel antisocial.

Earth Trax – Truth Main Street Mix

Bouncy classic sounding dance track.

Leon Vynehall – It’s Just (House of Dupree)

One of those feel good lofi house things.

Lone – How Can You Tell

Feelings of old jungle/92 rave seeping though.

Shigeto – MCW

Shigeto digging deeper into jazz roots.

Soundbwoy Killah – Burning

A modern rehash of a rave classic.