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Peachiest, far-flung picks from DJ Fitz, following the lead of Laila Sakini and M. Quake on the ace Purely Physical Teeny Tapes.
Perhaps best known for his DJ sets alongside the Wooden Wisdom duo of Elijah Wood (aye, that one) and Zach Cowie, Fitz is renowned to those in the know for his collection of nuggets. His first official mixtape for PPTT knows few boundaries, covering a fully dilated musical flow that takes in everything from synth secrets out of Mumbai to jazz fire from Poland and modal psych certain to perplex the diggers. It’s nowt less than a real pleasure to follow the soulful logic of his sequencing between continents, epochs and melancholy, grown-up emotions.
Like we said, you can go sing for the track-list, and it’s no doubt better to just let yrself get swept up on his magic ride from dusky ballads and hip-gripping oddities out of South America, to lilting Arabic reggae, drifting by midnight oases of vocodered blues and library-like psych cues thru the sweetest symphonic strings of unknown origin. In some some senses it can be heard to echo the wanderlust of CS + Kreme’s doozy for Reel Torque, or the mesmerising global picks of Chris Menist, but there’s a ribbon of soul that ties it together with a personal touch that feels like it was made just for you.