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paul woolford / special request

thought there might have been a post about paul woolford's special request alias already, but apparently not, going to check his mix later this afternoon

Quote:It's not often that an already successful artist comes up with a new alias and sees their career trajectory suddenly jump to another level, but that's exactly what seems to have happened to Paul Woolford. For more than a decade, the UK producer has been releasing a steady stream of well-received music, both under his own name and a variety of monikers, including Bobby Peru, Hip Therapist, and Skip Donahue. Still, at the start of 2012, he was still generally known as Paul Woolford, respectable and reliable techno producer. It wasn't until he began making hardcore- and jungle-referencing music as Special Request that things started to change. Initially issuing a series of white-label 12"s, the project was eventually snapped up by the young Houndstooth, which has just released the first Special Request LP, Soul Music. Coming at a time when nostalgia for the pirate-radio era and a renewed interest in jungle and drum & bass appears to be surging, Special Request has quite simply exploded, placing Woolford on a bigger stage than ever before. Given that, it seemed like the perfect time for the veteran producer to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. To be clear, this is most definitely a Special Request—and not a Paul Woolford—podcast; right off the bat, it delves into the breakneck rhythms of jungle and keeps the throttle floored for more than an hour. Bringing together both vintage cuts and newer productions, Woolford makes a compelling case for the genre's vibrancy before wrapping things up with a noisy bit of sonic exploration from Alva Noto. He's clearly tapped into something potent with Special Request, and it's fascinating to document his ascent.

01 Blocks & Escher "Sagan" (Narratives)
02 Paradox "Hold The Beat" (Paradox)
03 Krust "The Last Day" (Full Cycle)
04 Paradox "Drum Machine" (Paradox)
05 Loxy & Resound, Blocks & Escher "Monsters" (Narratives)
06 Ruffhouse "The Domino Effect" (Ingredients)
07 Paradox "No Consensus" (Paradox)
08 Detail "Green Rain" (Utopia)
09 Paradox "Ambiguity" (Paradox)
10 Alpha Omega "VCF" (Reinforced)
11 Paradox "I Led You" (Paradox)
12 Bizzy B "Strength" (Planet Mu)
13 Ray Keith "Phizical (Moody Mix)" (V)
14 Photek "Trans 7" (Science)
15 Clarity "Fractured" (Exit)
16 J. Majik "Your Sound VIP" (Metalheadz)
17 Alva Noto "unknown" (Raster Noton)

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Woolford is a dappa. Been following his Special Request stuff for a while now.

that new Wiley VIP on Big Dada is large!

so good.



Yes, Wiley totally on form again!
Music critic for the Tally Ho


Leftfield - Bilocation - Special Request remix

I like the ravey vocal snippits. and the break @ the end is cool.

Chemical Brothers "Go" - Special Request Warehouse mix

it will appeal to Chem Bro fans. funky. busy.. rave stabs on point. I like the acid bit.

edit** I guess there's a new Chemical Brothers release then. fancy that.


i'm a fan of Waze & Odyssey, slept on this Special Request remix tho.

speed garage vibes. Waze & Odyssey have always delivered on the garage side of things. Nice nod to the sounds on the remix. Not bad. for an R. Kelly rework. heh.

some tunes off the recent XL Recordings "Modern Warfare" e.p's   Dance


Nice tribute. An Octave One "Jazzo/Lose Myself" rework.  

This is dope. I approve.  Smile




The Marquis Hawkes / Jocelyn Brown rework is deep. Very nice.


... this!


excellent stuff! thanking you


out NOW of course.. Smile

FABRICLIVE 91: Special Request
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Featured track is Stairfoot Lane Bunker by Special Request [Houndstooth]

01. Aleksi Perälä - UK74R1619170 [AP Musik]
02. Special Request - Telepathic Dog [Houndstooth]
03. Caustic Window - Cordialatron [Rephlex]
04. DJ Stingray - Solitude [Unknown To The Unknown]
05. Plastician - The Lift [Terrorhythm]
06. Special Request - Psychic Vampires [Houndstooth]
07. Claro Intelecto - Peace Of Mind [Ai]
08. Polygon Window - Audax Powder [Warp]
09. Abul Mogard - Desires Are Reminiscences By Now [Ecstatic]
10. Dexter - No More [Klakson]
11. 214 - Frostbite [Frustrated Funk]
12. Alden Tyrell - Obsession Btz [Clone]
13. Stanislav Tolkachev - See You Tomorrow? [Mord]
14. Special Request – Redrum (Thrash Mix) [Houndstooth]
15. Stefan Vincent - Aquilae [Dynamic Reflection]
16. Special Request - The True Knot [Houndstooth]
17. Cristian Vogel - Atomic Layers [Sub Rosa]
18. Shapednoise Feat. Justin K Broadrick - Enlightenment [Type]
19. Dillinja - Deadly Deep Subs (Remix) [Razors Edge]
20. Forest Drive West - Turtle Break [Rupture]
21. Special Request - Replicant [Houndstooth]
22. Rood Project - Thunder [Whitehouse]
23. Special Request - Stairfoot Lane Bunker [Houndstooth]
24. DJ Trace & Nico - Monkeys (DJ Future & Eric Electric VIP) [117]
25. Keith Fullerton Whitman - Stereo Music For Serge Modular Part Two [Kranky]
26. Nolige - Adrenaline (2016 Edit) [Foundation X]
27. ASC - (Event #4) [Samurai Red Seal]
28. Mika Vaino - Omertà [raster-noton]
29. Carl Craig – Technoloambient (Max Dub) [Planet E]
30. Abul Mogard - Desires Are Reminiscences By Now [Ecstatic]

Couple of tunes off the NEW Special Request e.p. dropping this week for Houndstooth.

"Stairfoot Lane Bunker" e.p., April 2017


Sir Woolford offering more than a few downloadable tunes on the soundcloud this past week, unreleased gems as well!


recent bits via Edible, a very MJ Cole vibe in the Sailor & I remix, and a stellar 2012 Komonazmuk remix that you can convulse to.  Xyxthumbs


"..DnB/Jungle legend Ray Keith was joined by Paul Woolford AKA Special Request on Blueprint to talk pirate radio, the late great Marcus Intalex, his early influences and more."



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