House music may be approaching its 40th anniversary but it shows no signs of slipping into a smoking jacket and nestling by the fire with a pack of cigars and a bunch of rose-tinted memories. Oh no. Rather it’s still evolving, thanks to the likes of successive waves of young producers inspired by the past but looking for the ways to evolve the 4/4 beat. The compilers of our latest Besti-mix, producers Firas & Jay Karim aka Caze Nove, being a stellar prime example.
Having honed their craft since meeting in Sheffield a decade ago, they made their DJ debut at Fabric in January, and are set to release their first joint single on Southern Fried Records shortly. Firas’s debut solo EP is also released later in the year on the label that’s also home to the likes of Armand Van Helden. But perhaps the best showcase for their music is their weekly radio show on House FM.
Their mix doffs its cap to classic Chicago house with Virgo Four as its opening track and it closes with one of their own; a fitting trajectory from then to now. And one you can hear for yourself at Bestival when the boys play our legendary Afterburner on Friday night. See you down the front!
Full details on this year’s Bestival here.
01 Virgo Four – It’s A Crime (Hunee Mix)
02 Deetron – The Maze
03 Genius Of Time – Houston We Have A Problem
04 Benoit & Sergio – Everybody
05 9west – Chasing Demons
06 Sully, Brett Jacobs – Take Time
07 Sebo K – Mr Duke
08 Frank Roger, Mandel Turner – Life Is Too Short (No Chorus Mix)
09 Kink, Neville Watson – Metropole
10 Quell – For Those (Chris Lum & Homero Espinosa Remix)
11 A Riley – Long Time
12 Caze Nove – Pistol Whip