The People’s Playlist: Mizik Nou in 5 records
With a couple of residents parties already under their belt, the 17th represents Mizik Nou’s first headline event - and what a way to kick things off by bringing Rush Hour affiliate Gómez up for his Sheffield debut. Active in London’s DIY party scene for nearly a decade, Gomez broke through to a wider audience in 2017 as the compiler of Music From Memory’s ‘Outro Tempo’ - a superb selection of overlooked Brazilian electronica from the 1970s-90s. With an incredible RA mix to boot this summer just gone, it’s safe to say we’re in safe hands for next weekend’s get down.
In support on the night will be resident selectors and Mizik Nou custodians, Dave Sheard and Gabriel Presland. For further insight into their musical direction, we invited Dave and Gabe to shine a light on the contents of their record bags, in our new feature, The People’s Playlist:
Milton - Mizik Nou
No points for guessing why we’ve picked this one… The track we took the name of our night from, translating to ‘Our Music’, it’s an amazing slice of Caribbean zouk/pre-zouk goodness. Tropical as fuck. Sums up our night better than anything else we reckon.
Barbatuques - Baiana (Wolf Muller Drum Dub)
Probably one of our most played tracks at Mizik Nou, it cemented its place in our crates after witnessing an entire crowd totally lose their minds hearing it played out on the unreal audiophile system at our fave night in the world, Beauty & The Beat. Powerful beyond measure.
Hubbabubbaklubb - Mopedbart
Alongside the heart-warming moody vocals and fruity synth work, this track really fits as a builder in energy and works at developing mood in the earlier phases of the night. Not one we could have left out.
The Pilotwings - Les Portes Du Brionnais LP
We couldn’t pick a particular track off this album, the whole thing is sublime! Weird, cosmic, balearic, ambient stuff with elements of house, techno, zouk, trap, and lots of other stuff we can’t even name. Great afterparty one for when it gets a bit late and weird.
Nao Escuta (JKriv Rework)
Total peak time disco heat. Dancefloor focused rework of the insanely rare (and expensive) ‘Coluna Do Meio' by Zeca Do Trombone & Roberto Sax.
Words: Arthur Dickinson