Having initially caught our attention at the tail end of last year with the release of the diversely futuristic ‘Shimmer’ EP, Steve Burnet and Olly Stork have by all accounts been effectively setting a marker and generating a buzz under the impressive guise otherwise known as 2ndSun.
Honing their craft on the north west coast of Liverpool, the duo have been manufacturing a musical output under the 4/4 framework that melds Techno with styles of UK Bass, Acid and House, and to such effect that Shadow Child, Skream, Roska and Monki are just a few who have been showing love with plays on Radio 1 and Rinse respectively.
By fusing a plethora of styles on to a fundamentally techno template the remarkably potent formula is even more prevalent on their most recent ‘Quanta’ EP, out on Infinite Machine’s futuristic sister label Tessier-Ashpool. It’s industrial and gut rumbling yet atmospheric and melodic in places which – if ever an excuse was needed – was the perfect justification for AboutToBlow to request the boys services for the latest in our Guest Mix Series.
Surveying the tracklist it’s a mix that perfectly exemplifies their desire to keep things diverse. Kicking things off with the vintage pop sounds of Sha Lor the mix swiftly moves in to experimental territory with 808 synths, tribal drums that initially explores the UK funky/bass domains before moving into dreamy electronics and techier styles of house and acid that glide through the motions for 45 minutes of club-centered enjoyment.
We asked the duo to give us a final word and let us know what to expect from the mix:
“It’s a collection of tunes we’re feeling at the moment – stripped back percussive grooves, soulful jams, and club workouts. There’s also a new one from ourselves in there which has been getting a bit of love lately. Hope you enjoy!”
Sha Lor – I’m in Love (Caught Up Version)
Asok – Future Wars
Marlon D Presents – Jesus Creates Sound (Drumz)
Drake – The Language (Stefan Vilijn & Rancido Afrodub Mix)
General Ludd – Wigu Hill
Todd Osborn – Beatapella
TSVI – Jam52
Martyn – EF40
2ndSun – Robot Romance
Dark Sky – Voyages (Francis Inferno Orchestra’s Tamburo mixx)
Chambray – In Effect
DJ Vague – Porsche Trax 2
TSVI – Aquaflush
Nick Hool feat Egyptian Lover – Jamit (Neana Remix)
Radioactive Man – Addict
Lokane – the 5th
Drexciya – Andreaen Sand Dunes