Poker Flat pulls in the reigns once again with the 8th installment of their ongoing compilation and mix series. This eight-times-tremendous double pack comes with 10 unmissable, unmixed tracks on CD 1 celebrating the best of the recent catalogue – including hot new exclusives from Steve Bug, Patrick Chardronnet and D‘Julz. On the bonus-CD Jay Tripwire delivers a scintillating mix featuring 2 more exclusives – from Donnacha Costello and Tripwire himself with Katherine Larr respectively – and segues together a whole host of other recent Poker Flat essentials.

CD1: Being the boss it’s only fair he kicks things off, as Steve Bug‘s ‚A Shot In The Dark‘ begins the fun. Of course it’s a high-class trippy affair full of classic Bug shenanigans. The quality level maintains at a peak then throughout, with early highlights like Patrick Chardronnet‘s dramatic and summery ‚Birds On Strings‘ raising the tension.

Joris Voorn‘s super crisp remix of Steve Bug‘s ‚Swallowed Too Much Bass‘ is a surefire winner, as are equally astounding cuts from Berkson & What, Martin Landsky and Daryl Stay, remixed by Vincenzo.

David Durango‘s contribution, ‚Célia‘ explores multi-faceted grooves laden with raw energy and that undeniable latin spirit. The new and exclusive selection is then completed by D‘Julz, ‚Get Down‘; a hot natured party track with a great deal of timeless house atmosphere packed in!

Finally CD1 concludes with the neo-epic of Adultnapper & Mr C‘s ‚Keep Off‘, remixed by the charismatic Wighnomy Brothers. Their tough floor masher drools with quality and just stands as a perfect example of the type of next-level projects that are constantly being revealed on Poker Flat!

Bonus-CD: Jay Tripwire is the DJ ‚‘responsible for some of the most exciting underground house music to come out of North America in recent years‘‘. That said, he‘s still got his finger directly on the pulse of the underground. This is poetically and dutifully proven in this 22 track, 80 minute mix for Shaping Elements: Poker Flat Volume 8.

Easing us into the mix in fine style, Donnacha Costello‘s detroit flavoured ‚Hey, Dummy‘ is the next hot exclusive track to feature on this compilation. This sets the tone then, and Jay sets to work blending some super cuts from Poker Flat‘s busy recent releases, and classics from back in the day! Early highlights in the first part of the mix include Richie Hawtin‘s dubbed remix of Steve Bug ‚A Night Like This‘, Freestyle Man‘s amazing ‚Intimate‘ or Adultnapper‘s thought provoking ‚Gold and Forgetting‘. Later John Tejada & Arian Leviste‘s ‚M Track 5‘ takes us into more acidic zones, while things get percussive with Sven Tasnadi‘s ‚Habanero‘.

In fact it’s a real who‘s who of the Poker Flat roster both classic and new, with Russ Gabriel, Sycophant Slags (Adultnapper & Mr.C), new signings like Daryl Stay or Ed Davenport, Martin ‚2000 Miles‘ Landsky and of course the Bug himself all present, with many more too! Get deep into the mix and discover all the rich, wonderful music the label ha s been releasing of late.

Jay Tripwire contributes a very special new track, featuring Katherine Larr; ‚Find Me‘, which stands out as a further reminder of the producer‘s edge in the modern house scene, and he really shows off his track selection and intuitive DJ skills in the mix.

Rotterdam based Benny Rodrigues contributes the brilliant ‚G‘ as the sixth exclusive track which is included on the vinyl & digital formats only.

Exclusively produced for this album:

Steve Bug: A Shot In The Dark
Patrick Chardronnet: Birds On Strings
D’Julz: Get Down
Donnacha Costello: Hey Dummy
Jay Tripwire and Katherine Larr: Find Me


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