Shaun fae Solar is an elusive enigma, existing only in the witching hours, and even then only as a concept. This mix appeared in my inbox at 6am. Despite his metaphysically questionable existence, Shaun’s supa-solid DJing style betrays his first musical love: hip hop. It’s not so much the fair whack of UK funky, dubstep and baltimore he throws in as his mixing: rewinds, chunky cuts, confident drops and an attitude of F-U-N ultimately serve to remind you why vinyl will always be superior.
Within the first five minutes, Prince’s Erotic City dissolves seamlessly into Modeselektor’s Suckerpin. Enough said.
The Jets Crush On You (Extended Version)
Mount Kimbie Mayor
Prince Erotic City (Dance Mix)
Hypno Over The Top
C.R.S.T Need You
Lone Pineapple Crush
Sia Clap Your Hands (Diplo Remix)
M.I.A. XXXO (Riton ReRub)
Redlight What You Talking About (Feat. Ms Dynamite)
Skream Do U Know
DMX Krew You Can’t Hide Your Love (Hidden Love Mix)
Big Boi Shutterbug (Jack Beats ‘Club’ Mix)
Tom Stephan Turn That Shit Up (Diplo Remix)
Rob Threezy Let’s Go Ravers
Bamabounce I Know I’ve Been Changed
His next outing is at the SubClub’s new Tuesday night venture I AM. Go and pinch him on the arm.