The Blast are very pleased to have snared this exclusive mix from Paleman ahead of his upcoming appearance at The Blast x Swamp81 as part of In:Motion 2014. We’ve been working on it for a while and patience has paid off as he’s finally delivered a devastating 70 minutes packed to the brim with exclusives and unreleased material along with a few stone cold classics for good measure. We’re yet to receive a full track listing for the mix but it is safe to say that the selection is nothing less than top drawer as expected.
Over the last couple of years Paleman has evolved rapidly from a promising talent into one of the most devastating producers and DJs out there and has firmly placed himself as a favourite within Loefah’s Swamp81 camp, having delivered unstoppable sets at many Swamp81 showcase events including the previous Bristol appearance for Swamp81 at Motion in February this year.
With only a handful of official releases under his belt so far, Paleman’s tunes have lately been providing the highlights of everyone to Loefah to Boddika to Skream’s sets. “Furrball” – his first release on Swamp 81 along with Zed Bias – sold out before it even hit the shelves! and he has since gone on to release a second 12” on Swamp81 with the “The Day / Handy Clue” which dropped at the start of this year.
Paleman’s music is a refined blend of the classic and the current – simple and elegant, with the odd distinctive flourish. Echoes of the Hacienda and Paradise Garage, via Garage and Deep House – but still utterly contemporary. He is influenced by a wide variety of sonic influences – Jazz, African and World Percussive pieces, Techno and House – with the common thread of being percussion focussed as you will quickly hear from this amazing mix. We can’t wait to hear more from Paleman at The Blast x Swamp81 on October 17th as part of Bristol In:Motion.