Over 2 hours of Andrew Weatherall recorded last March at the DGTL Festival, a three day event held at the NDSM Docklands in Amsterdam.
Sunday afternoon, on a stage far from the likes of Nina Kraviz and Seth Troxler, you would assume Weatherall to delve into the slower of his ALFOS repertoire with the occasional oddity from his excellent NTS Radio Show.
Not so this set, which is definitely designed to keep both feet on the dancefloor, albeit in his own intrinsic way. An eclectic mix of dubbed out grooves, electro, deep house and the surprising delights of straight up, Chicago jacking at one point.
The intensity is upped in 2nd hour with Workidz’s “Work It”. A long forgotten minimal-by-numbers track of the time, given a complete new lease of life ten years on from DC10’s ket crushes and that sitting down, jumping up thing.
The whole thing finishes with the stunningly epic “Sunny Days Are Coming” by Jorge Caiado. An atmospheric builder of a track that, despite the spacial moodiness he’s renowned for, shows he is as equally comfortable leaving a crowd high on hope and optimism.
The late John Peel often said summed up his love of The Fall with the saying “Always different, always the same”. Which is an apt aphorism which could as easily be attributed to a Weatherall DJ set, as exemplified by this very mix.