SLIPMATT are lining up for an unforgettable set with Eats Everything in London tonight, not to be missed.
The legendary DJ and half of the hugely influential rave band SL2 was invited by Eats Everything to join him as he presents A History Of Rave at Fabric in London, underlining respect for one of electronic music’s most influential artists.
This pack is dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the rave hit SL2 On A Ragga Tip. The seminal track was number 2 on the UK national charts for three weeks and remained in the top 10 for eight weeks in the spring of 1992. The track holds a special place in rave history.
Slipmatt was one of the most sought after and influential DJs in the rave scene when it exploded in the UK in the early 90s. As half of SL2, he crossed the sound of the charts with tracks like Way In My Brain and On A Ragga Tip. His DJ sets on classic raves such as Raindance, Helter Skelter, Energy, Slammin’ Vinyl and many more are still considered key moments in dance music history.
Matt is still busy and relevant. Although he is proud of his rave history, he has been producing and DJing for many years in other genres – house, tech house and his own sound, which pays homage to the past, the genre that he invented rave house.
His radio show Slip’s House reached number one and number two on the Mixcloud Tech House charts last month, ahead of the likes of Adam Beyer and Eats Everything. He played 11 shows last month and his diary for 2023 is already filling up, but he’s still finding time for the studio.
Current major releases include It’s Only Love with Sol Brothers and Chelsea Singh and The Song with Dope Ammo.
With rave sounds permeating contemporary dance music and the likes of Eats Everything giving a new generation a chance to contribute to rave history, Slipmatt will undoubtedly remain one of the most important names in the evolution of dance music.
We got in touch with him this week and he’s put together a playlist of some of the most up-to-date sounds in his repertoire. Listen and read what he had to say about music below. Eats Everything B2B Slipmatt at Eats Everything Presents History Of Rave at Fabric Tickets Available Today HERE.
James Herr, Anton Powers, Taystee Lopez – That’s It
The biggest new tune for me at the moment that really excites me. It’s as obscene as anything else, but it’s the crazy swirling percussion beat that does it for me. I’m not even sure what the sound is, but it’s so damn catchy… I’ve worked with James Hurr a couple of times this year and he’s an absolute master in the studio – this one is a MUST in the bag!
Slipmatt, Chelsea Singh and the Saul Brothers – It’s Only Love
The last track is from myself, so it’s definitely always with me. Had some great fun in the studio with Chelsea and Andrew Galea of the Sol Brothers. And absolute psychos, and a lot of fun. It took us a while to get it right, but it’s a growing sound and my sets have been a huge crowd pleaser.
Bessie – Non Stop
Bessie has been sending me her commercials for over a year now, and my God, this young guy is talented. Only 18 years old (maybe 19 now) and raw to the bone. He already creates some magical moments in his music – a real rising star to watch out for.
SkiiTour – Double Double
From time to time something on a different tip or made in a slightly different way pops up and bites me. It’s one of those tunes – I just can’t get enough of it. Thanks Skytur!
Riva Starr & Todd Terry – That’s the Sound (Extended)
Being the biggest fan of Todd Terry in 88-89 this tune puts the biggest smile on my face. Lush, rustic and with lots of original 1988 samples in the mix that only Riva Starr and Todd The God can do. I can listen to it all night.
Juan Diaz, Franco De Mulero – Let´s Go Back Again (Original Mix)
One of my all time favorite old school samples, comes from “Exodus – Forever Together” and also sampled by Royal House in 1988 & Raven Maize in 1989. This completely modern house mix fully captures the magic of the original sample and then makes it explode with joy with the heaviest lows to boot… Fantastic!
Alok, Ella Eyre & Kenny Dope ft. Never Dull – Deep Down (Friend Within Remix)
Friend Within has been on my radar for a few years now with some amazing House tunes in a variety of styles, but this cheeky little number is special, especially for an Old Skool DJ like me, and will blow up any dancefloor. – Big samples, big beats – this is the winner.
Clark + East – Drop It
Clarke+East must spend their entire existence in the studio. They recently released their 3rd album in just 2 years and gosh, they made some hits. It’s all a bit of a bootleg, but who doesn’t love a good bootleg, especially if you’re a DJ. Their themes range from Acid House to Hardcore Rave to the sound of 90s club classics, and every tune is a winner – “Drop That” is a perfect example, and if you lived in 1991 or you like that sound, he doesn’t get it. much better than that.
Martin Eakin – Devoted feat. Byron Stingily
Martin Eakin has been rocking the Tech House scene with his high-profile songs for several years now. Hailing from the rave scene of the 90s, the rave has clearly not died out in it. This track has been around for about a year now, but it’s a guaranteed floor filler for me.
Shades of Rhythm – Sweet Sensation (Hervé Remix)
My good friends of over 30 years are busier than ever, and a big part of that is that they were always fresh and alert. I was so happy when I got it on sale in the spring of 2022 and it hasn’t left my main playlist since. A legendary melody with an amazing remix from the one and only Hervé. The hair on the arms will stand on end, and the heart will be filled with joy.
Tune in to Slip’s House every Wednesday from 8pm to 10pm on Centreforce 88.3 F. Click HERE.
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