LWE Podcast 107: 2toomanygays

After dedicating many, many hours to judging more than 40 mixes, LWE’s panel of judges has picked our favorite: Congratulations are due to 2toomanygays (Michael Oswell and Samuel Ashton) of London, the winners of our fourth annual podcast competition. Their deep and inspired mix grabbed our attention and earns them two CDs and one vinyl care of !K7. In second place we have Piotr Hamedinger of Poland, who wins two CDs, and in third is Rory Donohue of Ireland, who wins one CD. Our kudos to those who won and many thanks to all who entered. Let’s move on to the podcast.

LWE’s 107th and final podcast of 2011 comes from the hilariously named 2toomanygays of London, the duo of Michael Oswell and Samuel Ashton who have been DJing around the city together for a few years. Their house-flavored mix is imbued with all the depth and grace of two scene veterans, melding rare classics and recent favorites in a manner which left each selection feeling simultaneously fresh and timeless. Theirs was easily the most ambitious mix we received, sliding through 17 tracks in just over 48 minutes while maintaining a naturally entertaining pace. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself putting this on during your New Year’s Eve celebrations, as it will sound as good this year as it will a decade from now. Many thanks to the guys for their mix; make sure to catch them in action if you’re around London.

LWE Podcast 107: 2toomanygays (48:16)

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Tracklist

01. Bernard Badie, “Party Jacktrack” (Oracy’s House Call Edit) [Mojuba]
02. OCH, “Bombay Bedbath” [PAL SL]
03. XDB, “Recago” [Dolly]
04. STL, “That Mnml Track” [Perlon]
05. Vulva String Quartet, “It’s Out of Sight” (Farben Says: It’s Out of Sight Mix)
[Combination Records]
06. Daniel Bell, “Warped” [Elevate]
07. Makam, “New York Hustler” (Losoul Remix) [Sushitech Purple]
08. Groove Chronicles, “Your Powers Taking Over” [Groove Chronicles]
09. Terrence Parker & Claude Young, “Untitled B1” [Dow Records]
10. Trankilou, “Bill Collector” [BPM Records]
11. Melchior Productions Ltd., “The Later The Evening…” [Perlon]
12. Kotai+Mo, “Music for Ranches” [Elektro Music Department]
13. STABLO, “No. 9996-A” [STABLO]
14. Cooly G, “It’s Serious” [Hyperdub]
15. DJ Qu, “Sliding Thru” [Strength Music Recordings]
16. Mr. James Barth & A.D., “Inner City Lullaby” [Svek]
17. Social Material, “Class” [Comatonse Recordings]

2pokolenie  on December 26, 2011 at 5:23 AM

Congrats guys! Good stuff.

Here’s mine, hope next year I’ll provide sth better :-)
http://soundcloud.com/drugiepokolenie/warmwinter

Dabuek  on December 26, 2011 at 7:52 AM

A highly erotic mix

lerato  on December 26, 2011 at 8:06 AM

big up boys !!!!!!!!!!!!

Joseph Hallam  on December 26, 2011 at 10:55 AM

Quality mix guys. I copped that Trankilou the other week, I love it.

harpomarx42  on December 26, 2011 at 11:14 AM

Man, it looks like this mix has some proper gems (and I see with both made use of Pepe Bradock!). Congratulations indeed are in order to Michael and Samuel for this one.

Pierre Soutenet  on December 26, 2011 at 12:25 PM

serious mix but has nothing special to me, i like it though, for sure better than some regular mix on LWE, congratulations. if you wanna hear something a bit more “strange” you can check my mix: http://soundcloud.com/guigogu/lwe-mix

Jordan Rothlein  on December 26, 2011 at 1:26 PM

Definitely my top pick. Congrats, guys!

Tim  on December 26, 2011 at 1:47 PM

Me gusta.

Andy Green  on December 26, 2011 at 1:53 PM

congratulations gents; a well deserved victory. Its a sexy looking track selection and loving the humour you’ve instilled in this.

i uploaded my miserable effort earlier today after receiving the devastating news that I had not been successful

http://soundcloud.com/verdant-recordings/impact

harry sword  on December 26, 2011 at 2:20 PM

Yeah, this was quality. Well done chaps!

peter  on December 26, 2011 at 4:21 PM

according to Steve Mizek this is 2nd place mix…

http://www.mixcloud.com/pham/2nd-place/

enjoy

and congrats to 2toomanygays for good mix…

2toomanygays  on December 26, 2011 at 4:36 PM

Glad everyone’s enjoying the mix, big thanks to LWE for picking it. Our other mixes can be enjoyed here:

http://soundcloud.com/2toomanygays

Sam

keep-it-deep  on December 27, 2011 at 4:56 PM

solid mix!

Henderick AKA Thelonious Funk  on December 28, 2011 at 1:25 PM

Hey guys,

Big congrats to the winners of this competition. Any mix that has STL & DJ Qu you are surely on the right track… I had no time to get one in this year due to the radio shows, but I will surely make sure I get one in for next year.

sounds_echoed  on December 30, 2011 at 9:38 PM

Haha, i love the DJ name. I hope it’s a piss-take on 2manyDJs who are rather crap imho.

Tracklist looks really good. Thanks to LWE for all their efforts in 2011 and look forward to 2012 of excellent music.

WLT  on January 3, 2012 at 1:23 PM

that Trankilou tune bangs. love the mix fellas

jerome  on January 4, 2012 at 3:24 PM

good shit so far guys! will never get tired of that “Farben says it’s out of sight” track

jack daze  on March 5, 2015 at 10:35 AM

This mix is 2 gay.

Trackbacks

LWE’s 5th Annual Podcast Competition Begins | Little White Earbuds  on November 21, 2012 at 12:52 PM

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