Featured DJ Chart: Walls

Our latest featured chart comes courtesy of Walls, a side project of Allez Allez’s Sam Willis and Alessio Natalizia (of Banjo or Freakout fame). The two teamed up last year to throw down some tracks, the result being a wonderful little album full of fuzzy synths lost in an ambient haze, with nods to Brian Eno and krautrockers of the Neu! and Can ilk . And it seems their record bags reflect their superbly oddball taste, with some leftfield techno from Oni Ayhun and Pantha Du Prince, as well as the utterly superb Appleblim & Komonazmuk remix of Eno and Harmonia’s “By The Riverside,” released on Allez Allez’s Amazing Sounds imprint.

1.Oni Ayhun – OAR003-B (Oni Ayhun)

“Classic, sparkling Detroit techno with a melody that could go on for ever.”

2. Caribou – Sun (City Slang)

“Dazzling kraut / dance from the supremely talented Dan Snaith.”

3. Harmonia & Eno – By The Riverside (Appleblim & Komonazmuk Remix) (Amazing Sounds)

“Appleblim & Komonazmuk tastefully update Harmonia & Eno for the 21st century dancefloors to stunning effect.”

4. Dan Deacon – Surprise Stefani (Luke Abbott Remix)

“Fizzing superlative electronic revision of Dan Deacon’s original.”

5. Pantha Du Prince feat. Panda Bear – Stick To My Side (Walls version) (Rough Trade)

“Our remix of this great track from the dream pairing of PDP and PB – we’re pretty proud of this one!”

6. The Crystal Ark – The City Never Sleeps (DFA)

“Deep druggy South American beats from Gavin Russom.”

7. Mikkel Metal – Nepal (Kompakt)

“A windswept hypnotic journey through Tibetan foot hills with Mikkel Metal – classic…”

8. Allez-Allez – Defeatist (Ricardo Tobar Remix) (Kickboxer)

“Border Community’s Ricardo Tobar delivered an awesome, trippy remix of Sam’s debut release as Allez-Allez!”

9. Lithops – Swingern In Flingern (Sonig)

“Gorgeous skittering melodic downtempo from Mouse On Mars Jan St. Werner’s side project.”

10. Aphex Twin – Icct Hedral (Phillip Glass orchestrations) (Warp)

“Classic, haunting orchestration by Phillip Glass of Aphex Twin’s already disturbing original.”

Our latest featured chart comes courtesy of Walls, the leftfield project of Allez Allez’s Sam Willis and Alessio Natalizia (of Banjo or Freakout fame). The two teamed up last year to throw down some tracks, the result being a wonderful little album on Cologne label Kompakt. Walls, for those who haven’t heard it, is full of fuzzy synths lost in an ambient haze, with nods to Brian Eno and the more leftfield end of the krautrock spectrum. And it seems their record bags reflect their superbly oddball taste, with some leftfield techno from Oni Ayhun and Pantha Du Prince, as well as the utterly superb Appleblim & Komonazmuk remix of Brian Eno and Harmonia’s “By The Riverside,” released on Allez Allez’s Amazing Sounds imprint.