Encyclophonic (adj): Of or related to a complete and total knowledge of sound – viable in the past, present and future tenses. Describing the all consuming experience of being surrounded by or enveloped in music. Best used to describe a mix by Charlee, or the man himself.
For the two decades, Charlee’s been confecting mixes that seethe and boil past whatever musical boundaries you could want to impose, sleeping under fences and passing through walls, subtly carving out whole new realms of sound. He’s played with some of the best and become one of them himself, evangelizing in the name of electronic music not by shouting or preaching, but by styling soundscapes that surge and move and overflow, casting their nets across eras and styles.
This new mix, with tracks from France leading house / Techno label Bassculture (D’julz’s “Self Construction” or Mr G ‘s “Let Down”), Radio Slave jackin’ remix of Spencer Parker & Ian Pooley ‘s “Lerchen und Eulen” or the sultry “You” from Dubfound, condenses Charlee’s signature sprawl – his well-known ability to spend dizzying hours at the tables – into 50 minutes of beats, culled from the infinite stock of his vinyl-lined mind.
Note: Encyclophonic is not a real word. We’ve got at least one good reason why it should be. Want to hear it?