Summer’s gone, time to settle into the long nights with a rare mix from Linkwood.
Debuting back in 2004 with a pair of tracks on Firecracker Records, a label run by Linkwood’s pal and fellow Edinburgh resident Lindsay ‘House of Traps’ Todd (it was also the label’s first release), Linkwood has spent the last decade carefully releasing dance records that tap into a long legacy of star-gazing techno, romantic boogie and ecstatic disco. Linkwood’s records feel longing without being suffocated in nostalgia, and this year he released his second album Expressions, which contains some of his deepest work yet.
Linkwood’s mixes appear at around the same rate as his records (that is to say, there’s not that many of them) but provide a vital insight into the music he makes: they’re clearly made with love, but never overthought. Often, to truly fall for something you need to see the seams, and Linkwood gets that more than most.
Expressions is out now.