Dan Keeling aka Bubble Club, the man behind the eighth Juno Plus podcast, announced himself to the record buying public in 2010 with three excellent 12″s that touched on the dubby side of disco.
Wrapped in distinctive dotty artwork, the records caused an immediate stir amongst the disco cognoscenti, with strong original cuts backed with remixes from Dr Dunks, Soft Rocks and Brennan Green. Prior to that his only production credits were in collaboration with UK techno ledge Kirk Degiorgio (as Beetlejuice and Critical Phase), but his links to the music industry extend far beyond a few 12″s.
Before dipping his toes in the production pool, Keeling worked as a talent scout at A&M Records, before moving into an A&R role with Parlophone, where he continued to unearth new talent (and was described as a “tall, handsome man with a big jaw and a little beard” in a Guardian article from 2005, which is almost certainly a complement). From there he went to work with the legendary Island Records, where he rose the role of MD before deciding to pursue a path in DJing and production.
Next up on the release front for the West London based producer/DJ is a follow up to The Goddess, his recent 12″ for International Feel, due out this autumn. His Juno Plus podcast, mixed using two 1210s and a Pioneer mixer (“no cheating!” he assures us), has an emphasis on darkly beautiful electronica, with newer material from Actress and Storm Queen complimented by some vintage Transmat and Trax business.
(The download of this mix has now been archived. You can still stream it via the Mixcloud player above)
1. Actress – Hubble (Honest Jon’s)
2. Tony Allen – Ole (A Remix By Moritz von Oswald) (Honest Jon’s)
3. Jungle Wonz – The Jungle (The Jungle Mix) (Trax)
4. Tiga – Love Don’t Dance Here Anymore (C2 Remix 1) (Turbo Recordings)
5. Storm Queen – Look Right Through (Environ)
6. Amadou & Mariam – Je Pense À Toi (Henrik Schwarz Remix) (Philomena)
7. The XX – VCR (Four Tet Remix) (Young Turks)
8. A Guy Called Gerald – Wow Yheah (Laboratory Instinct)
9. Joe R Lewis – All Aboard, House Train (Target Records)
10. Rhythim Is Rhythim – Kaos (Juice Bar Mix) (Transmat)
11. Mr Master – A Dog In The Night (House Of Music)
12. Justin Vandervolgen – Clapping Song (Golf Channel)
13. Jedi Knights – Solina (The Ascension) (Evolution/Universal Language Productions)