Avenue Red Podcast #100 - Hysteric (Mothball Record)

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This series has been so much fun to bring to this point, the centenary episode! It has featured some well-known guests but that was never the point. It remains focused on the lesser-knowns, showing that on an avenue near you there are many ace DJ's and artists who can "see red" (meaning they can hear and recognise *quality* music), just like you can. You don't need to consult a glossy music magazine or hit up a trending music publication to find out what is worth listening to. If you are truly into underground music, you only need to dig for yourself and feed off the underground DJ's/labels/people around you who have got that mad passion, taste and burning desire to curate boss mixtapes and releases. ENTER GEORGE HYSTERIC! The Melbourne(-and-bred) DJ, music collector and Mothball Record label boss has blown many people away (including us and our mates) with his crazily coherent selections of Italo, disco, synthpop, synthwave, new wave and other interesting oddball variants of music (largely from 20+ years ago). He has got a seriously strong mixing style tailored for segueing old, loosely-timed eclectic music - a technical artform in itself that is very tough to master! George is also an excellent producer, who has officially released only a fraction of his edit works and also has some top materials of his own released on labels like Banoffee Pies, Bordello A Parigi, Public Possession and Edits Du Plaisir among others including his own label. This exclusive mix is expertly crafted. Be excited. PS. This is available to download in lossless full-res .aiff format - we thought we'd do this because it is the 100th episode. We thank George, the other contributors and of course YOU for bothering to listen. "This mix was something of a challenge because I hadn’t recorded a ‘pure’ Italo-disco mix in quite some years and had even moved away from it a bit, as although I love and always will love the genre, I had struggled to find fresh Italo tracks that appealed to me personally. This gave me the time to explore and DJ in other genres that maybe I hadn’t given enough time to before. It’s possible to also see this perhaps in the development and progression of Mothball Record moving away from a strictly Italo-disco label, with some synthwave releases and even one of 90s rave covers during 2017. The heart of Mothball will always be in Italo however, and there are some nice releases planned for 2018. Over the past few months I invested some time digging through Italian label catalogs on discogs looking for (mostly cheap) Italo records I didn’t previously know... and found quite a few nice surprises. As a result I think I was able to make a pure Italo-disco mix almost entirely free of “the hits”. I didn't have so much time to edit or produce much lately because I was busy with DJ work and stuff for the label, mostly graphic design and audio restoration. However, I will have a few things out early 2018 - an EP on Bahnsteig 23 and a 7" on a new label, which will feature more downtempo and sample-based stuff. Keep a look out for new the releases and thank you for listening!" George Hysteric, December 2017 https://soundcloud.com/hysteric https://soundcloud.com/mothball-record https://www.discogs.com/label/288720-Mothball-Record

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