On the first year since the passing of dance legend Ajax comes an opportunity to re-live a clubbing experience with one of his earlier mixes dubbed ‘Art Killers’ surfacing online thanks to some file digging by Astral People don Vichara Edirisinghe.
Even without a tracklisting it’s easy to pick out a number of gems including originals from The Knife, The Strokes and a bunch of fun edits feat The Beatles and more. The mix jumps from dance to electro, to indie, to rock and back again in a typically eclectic fusion of bpms and sounds – a mirror image of Adrians personalities and moods.
Following on from that is probably one of Ajax’s most famed mixtapes – Dance Till Dawn, that to many was the golden era of electro and probably one of the most important for the man himself as well as those around him (Bang Gang). Swapping out raw indie cuts Ajax instead slapped together originals with heavy doses of Justice, MSTRKRFT, Yelle, The Presets, Cut Copy and Digitalism as well as remixes from Van She Tech, DVNO and his own edits too (War of the Diamonds!!, Mickey Mouse Club). Regardless of time or place, this is one to get any party started.
Adding to that is good friend Jensen Interceptor, formally of Light Year uploaded a tribute mix under his earlier alias Mik Tha Menace filled with tons of edits inspired by Ajax as well as plenty of club fodder from the hey days of Bang Gang parties and Jax’s sets. Turn back the clocks!
Mik Tha Menace – Jax Mad Me Do It Tracklisting
01: Mik Tha Menace – We Are Din Genesis
02: Mik Tha Menace – RUN D.A.N.C.E
03: Mik Tha Menace – Lick My Nazareth
04: Mik Tha Menace – Les Day & Night
05: Mik Tha Menace – My Love Needs To Edit Together
06: Stardust – Music Sounds Better
07: Stardust – Music Sounds Better (Dub Mix)
08: Teddybears – Cobra Style (Diplo Remix)
09: Ajax – I Bongo Edit
10: Blondie – Heart Of Glass
11: Ajax – Double Dutch Dance
12: Fannypack – So Stylistic (Turntablerocker Remix)
13: Mik Tha Menace – Galvanise The Switch
14: Mik Tha Menace – Positif Stunt
15: JFlex – Switch the D.A.N.C.E
16: Atlantis Hospital Intro
17: Ajax – War Of The Diamonds
18: Metric – Monster Hospital (MSTRKRFT Remix)