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In Session: Spencer Parker

A DJ who knows how to bring a party to its knees

  • Funster
  • 3 March 2016
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For us, his most notable releases of late have been his 'No More Silly Club Songs' EPs. The first volume featured four tracks of obscenely good dancefloor cuts with tongue left firmly in cheek. They may have been silly but fucking hell they hit hard. In particular, 'Silly Club Song No 3' was a techno behemoth that featured happy-go-lucky chords and fierce amen breaks. This year he headed back to Rekids with Vol 2 of the series and we had the pleasure of premiering 'No.6'.

Now this one doesn't mess around, much like Parker. The monstrous low-end comes stomping in like an angry giant before killer rave samples and more wonky breaks add to the chaos.

We knew it was a big boy but once we heard Marcel Dettmann roll out it a few days after we put it online, we realised its full potential. Everyone at Oval Space in London that night cheered and flailed with glee and Parker once again cemented his status as a man who knows what's going to bring a party to its knees.

It's not only Rekids that he's impressed on though, as his own label Work Them has become a staple of the underground house and techno community. Unsurprisingly, Radio Slave has released on his pal's imprint, dropping a slew of rough and raucous tracks (most significantly 'Werk' and 'Repeat Myself').

Parker's skills as a selector are matched by his A&R capabilities as EPs by Young Male, Dana Ruh and, most recently, from Caiazzo, (we premiered the Behzad & Amarou remix) have all hit the sweet spot.

We're thrilled to have Spencer record his first In Session mix for us and it perfectly encapsulates everything that the DJ is about. There's no tracklist for this one so you're going to just have to do some digging.

Funster is Mixmag's Digital Music Editor, follow him on Twitter

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