Featured DJ Chart: JD Twitch (Optimo)

One half of Glaswegian DJing behemoth Optimo, JD Twitch is a man revered for his eclectic track selection and creative mixing. Having retired their legendary weekly Sunday shindig at Glasgow’s Sub Club in April (after 12 and a half years you can’t blame them for wanting a change), the duo went ahead and released one of the best Fabric mixes in recent memory. They’ve also kept up appearances on the DJing front, including a recent slot at the famed Sunday Best party in NYC, during which they dropped their namesake track by Liquid Liquid whilst Sal P (the Liquids’ frontman) happened to be dancing right next to the DJ booth. He was handed the mic and this was the result. Juno Plus touched base with Twitch this week and poked our noses in his record bag, and discovered a heady mix of funk, disco, cumbia, acid, minimal house and vintage 808 mastery. Enjoy…

1. Teaspoon & The Waves – Oh Yeah Soweto (Sofrito Super Singles)


“I have been fortunate to play several outdoor parties in glorious weather recently and this is the perfect song for such (and any, really) occasions. Joyous, piano led South African disco music.”

2. FunkinEven – Heart Pound (Eglo)


“21st century new style jacking acid from West London.”

3. Joe – Claptrap (Hessle Audio)


“My most played track of 2010 (albeit pitched way down). Perfect for creative mixing and inducing mass clap-alongs.”

4. Wganda Kenya – Tifit Hayed (Soundway)


“Monster beat Cumbia, especially hypnotic in the extended edited form I’ve done for my sets.”

5. Midnight Magic – Beam Me Up (Jacques Renault remix) (Permanent Vacation)


“The hit of Summer 2010? I think so.”

6. Caribou – Sun (City Slang)


“Summer is drawing to a close so here’s the last summer hit I’ll list. Ecstatic.”

7. Sect – Man Of Wisdom (Culprit)


“There is an overabundance of reworks of Mulatu Astatke’s “Yegelle Tezeta” and when I heard there was yet another one, I groaned to myself only to hear it and decide it is the definitive one. So sublime.”

8. Chris Carter – The Spaces Between (Optimo Music)


“Shameless self promotion but these synth tracks recorded between 1974 and 1980, featuring perhaps the first ever recorded use of an 808, deserve to be heard and loved.”

9. Barnt – What Is A Number That A Man May Know It? (Magazine)


“Modern Kosmische music from Cologne that evokes the spirit of Close Encounters. Pure trance.”

10. Daniel Maloso – Ritmo Especial (Comeme)


“Comeme is perhaps my favourite label of the last year or so and this is one of my favourite tracks they have released. Latin electronic body music.”

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  1. Vitaminic says:

    […] Juno Plus mette il naso nella borsa dei dischi di JD Twich […]

  2. Wavatar Sava says:

    Top selection!