One for festival season.
Toronto’s Nathan Micay (aka Bwana) has had a vintage year so far. In March, he released the Capsule’s Pride mini-album via Glasgow imprint LuckyMe. The record was built from snippets taken from Katsuhiro Otomo’s 1988 animated film adaptation of his popular comic book series Akira, weaving the familiar sounds of the Neo-Tokyo dystopia into a suite of beats that wouldn’t sound out of place at Berghain.
Capsule’s Pride is among FACT’s favorite records this year so far, and was included in our round-up of the best albums from the first few months of the year. His latest EP on Aus Music – Opening The Gate – is another unmissable plate, influenced by his time DJing at Berlin’s Panorama bar and chock full of diva vocals and dancefloor euphoria.
Now, Micay has provided us with his debut FACT mix, a blistering summer run of sizzling house, electro, techno and even a little bit of EBM thrown in for good measure (we see you Front 242). It’s just the kind of mix you need mid-way through festival season, so get yer shorts out, get yer shades on and pour yourself a pint of Pimms.
If you want to catch Bwana in the flesh, he’s performing at NYC’s Good Room on July 23, and at Panorama Bar in Berlin on August 12.
Sun Electric – ‘O’Locco (Australiana)’ (R&S)
Rebolledo – ‘Discotico Estatico’ (Hippie Dance)
V – ‘Mon Vieil Amour’ (Cin Cin)
Bwana – ‘Annex, 90’ (Cin Cin)
Tensnake – ‘Holding Back My Love’ (DJ Oyster Mix) (Running Back)
Kerri Chandler – ‘Pong’ (Ben Klock’s Bones & Strings Rework) (Deeply Rooted House)
Midland – ‘Vigilante’ (Re-Graded)
Front 242 – ‘Body 2 Body’ (2 Trax) (New Dance)
X2 – ‘Time Elevation Rhythm’ (Relief Records)
Bwana – Generation Nostalgia (Cin Cin)
Gesloten Cirkel – ‘Perron’ (Murder Capital)
Lost Trax – ‘Life Out of Balance’ (Frustrated Funk)
Anthony Rother – ‘Sex With The Machines’ (Kanzleramt Records)
Bwana – ‘Three Way is The Hard Way’ (White)
Dusky – ‘Ingrid Is A Hybrid’ (Bwana’s We’re All In This Together Remix) (17 Steps)