Boomkat Product Review:
**Utterly blinding, 100-minute tape housed in rare clamshell case with risographed artwork illustrated and designed by John Powell-Jones. Edition of 350** Reel Torque Volume 8: 'Loukanikos' Dance' is a labyrinthine lesson in the black art of DJing delivered by a pillar of Manchester dancefloors, Jon K. Arriving two years and two weeks after he dropped Fact Magazine's Best Mix of 2013 online, this is - quite remarkably - Jon's first ever physical mix release. It's the stuff mixtape dreams are made of; crammed with complete obscurities, all-time classics and dusty percies from the top shelf, all selected and segued with a preternatural guile and timing that warrants infinite plays to unravel its secrets. Of course, we hardly need to spell that out for his acolytes across the world - and it gets a bit w*nky when we do - but Jon really is one-of-a-kind: the perfect blend of knowledge, experience and 360º sonic vision, able to join the dots between a stopped clock, Wally Badarou and Graham Lewis, and equally adept at filleting post-punk with slow techno, or smoky jazz with classic Autechre. You can hear all this in his residencies at Hoya:Hoya and Soup Kitchen, but until now you've never been able to take the flavour home to savour quite like this. If you only buy one mixtape in 2015, this is the one, no messin'.