Berlin's Neoteric has his ear to the streets when it comes to the European underground. When he's not serving as A&R for Switch's label Dubsided, the house enthusiast unloads his new dance-floor finds into his Unlisted mix series. These addictive sets reflect the goal of the series -- to feature lesser known artists and their newest releases. As the title might imply, there's often no track listing to accompany the mixes, though he's happy to fill you in if you ask him nicely via his SoundCloud page.
On his most recent Unlisted mix - Deep North, Parts One and Two - expect a dirty house propelled energy boost from these thirty-minute sets that also touch on minimal techno, deep house, funk, and even a nod to '90s R&B. For example, if you listen carefully to Lee Foss's "Keep My Cool," you'll notice that the track's hook - ("Can't keep my cool baby, baby / I can't hold it inside") - is actually a deeply-warbled sample of a line from Brandy's "Baby."
Track List: Manik, "Always"/ Waifs & Strays, "Yeah Yeah"/Anette Party & Anita Coke, "Moreno"/Lee Foss, "Keep My Cool"/Maceoplex, "Your Style"/Dexter, "Not The Only Girl"
Whereas Part One sees the tracks riding out the breaks, whereas Part two dives into a dance groove with "Is This Something", the debut release from British duo Coat of Arms and from there, takes us through a host of incomprehensible growls that overlay sexy, minimally driven drum loops, purring background kicks, and wonderfully creepy computer blips. From start to finish, Deep North is a tension-filled delight that's perfect for these last lingering weeks of summer.
Track List: Coat of Arms, "Is This Something"/Maxxi Soundsystem, "Get Up (Danny Daze Remix)"/Wehbba, "Dirty Pictures"/MarkAshken, "Freaky Naughty"/Britschmalro, "Grow ft. Malte (Marek Hemmann Remix)"