It's Better to Sweat than to Shiver (It's Always Warm at the Afterhours)

It’s Better to Sweat than to Shiver (It’s Always Warm at the Afterhours)

Making the decision to hit the afterhours is always something of a gamble, but the one thing you can count on is that you’ll never be cold. Between the reliably poor ventilation and the way dancing bodies exist as burning embers, the warming effect is instantaneous; in the same way jumping into the ocean instantly refreshes a body beset by heat. Sure, you run the risk of rubbing up against one of those dudes who inexplicably dance with their shirt off, which is the dry land equivalent to being stung by a jellyfish, but being unnerved by that experience is actually just an indication that you haven’t done enough drugs.

It’s Better to Sweat Than to Shiver finds me exploring the lo-fi house sound that has come to define my hometown of Vancouver, without sticking to that too rigidly as a mandate. This first mix of the series starts hints at my current infatuation with slow house music, before accelerating to an afterhours tempo, but with a softer palette. The second installment stays in that space for a more purist selection that was born of the afterhours experience but is designed for bedroom listening.

Neo Image – Positive Pressure
Florist presents V Rosso – Windows of the World (Moving Day Dub)
Jayda G – Heaven Could Be Lately
lfo – You Have To Understand
Studio 54 – Samnolli
Project Pablo – Evening Call
Mood Hut – Heaven 9
Savile – Thanks to the Heads (In Jackson Park)
Bakey Ustl – Nose Candy
Temporary Cripness – Dredz
Galcher Lustwerk – Niggas
Yu Su – Soon (Moa Mix)
Bella Boo – Magnolia
O God Dam (Sus Mix)
LNS – Leo
Leafar Legov – Walk With Me
Electric Adolescence – toofastforthekid

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Gel Set – Cigarette
Bella Boo – boyboy
Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime (Axel Boman Dub)
Onyricon – Sweet Dream (Andras Fox Remix)
Herbert – Come On and Find Me
Tommy & Linda – Beach Bums
Cloudface – Baby J
Buddy Love – In Touch
Auntie Flo – Havana Rhythm Dance
Jono Ma – Can’t Stop My Dreaming (Of You)
RAMZi – Coeur Casse
Fahrland – Plastic People
Yaeji – One More
Dreamcast – Outer Space
Eris Drew – Trans Love Vibration
MJ Lallo – Lunar Tribal Ritual
Fit of Body – 770-997-2341
Andrea Martin feat. Switch – I Still Love You
LNS – Heart Mountain
Alex Seidel – Boogie Down Sessions
Paula Tape – Agua Congas (Project Pablo Mix)
Regularfantasy – August
Blood Orange – Get Fresh
Showroom Recordings – Connection
dbridge feat. They Live & Poison Arrow – They Loved

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