The fine folks over at Thoughtless Music have taken the time to ask me a few questions about where I’m from and where I’m headed. They managed to pull some tricky shit, getting me to wax about way back in the day. Find it all over at the Thoughtless page right here. While you’re at it, my TLM 5th anniversary podcast is live, so make some tea, put that baby on the hi-fi and check out that interview or scan my rave flyer archive on this site… Maybe now would be a good time to thank all the people I’ve worked with over the years, I’ve been very fortunate to have met and worked with so many amazing artists, dancers and promoters.
In celebration of their 50th podcast and over 5 years in the game, it was a true honour to have been asked by Thoughtless Music to put a mix together. Thoughtless was started as an idea between two friends, Noah Pred and Evan Bartholomew (aka Bluetech), veterans of the Canadian west coast electronic music scene who love deep electronic music and the idea of becoming thoughtless on the dance floor as you give way to the music. The evolution from the first string of releases, the “Thoughtless Times” compilations and these “Thoughtless Transmissions” has seen the label move through various hybridizations of dj friendly genres such as techno, dubstep, ambient and through to house. The singles-based release schedule sees Thoughtless creeping up on release number 75 and last year featured the benchmark-setting debut album by label stalwart, Deepchild (not to mention stellar albums from Limaçon and Juno Award-nominated Arthur Oskan). Noah Pred has been able to take the germinating seed of thoughtless and turn it into an international phenomenon, moving from Toronto to Berlin just over a year ago, where he continues to develop the label’s ever shifting roster and his own career as a producer and performer. His releases recently have touched labels such as Get Physical, Trapez Ltd., Cynosure and Highgrade Records. Keep your mind’s eye on Thoughtless Records over the next five years to see where this diverse and provocative catalog wanders next…
Until then, enjoy the podcast. Culled from the entire back catalog, I have selected and mixed what I consider to be some intrinsic highlights from the previous releases. But that’s not to say those were my only favourites. It was a tough decision going over all that music. Some stuff I left off simply because I had played it on earlier mixes while there was definitely that time constraint of two hours to consider. It was done in my home studio in Bondi on an especially delightful Sunday afternoon. I hope you enjoy!