Oyster Mix: River & Phoenix
New wave and post punk to get you through to the weekend.
Synth-obsessed Brisbanite Luke Foskey, aka Young Edits, aka River & Phoenix, isn't the kind of guy that chucks a beat under a song and calls it a mash up. Gleaning praise from BBC heavyweight Pete Tong, NYC radio legend Tim Sweeney and Norwegian edit genius Todd Terje and playing festivals and clubs all over Australia (not to mention New York, Philly and London), Foskey's edits turn classic new wave, 80s pop and even hip hop tracks into euro-disco, deep house and dark electro.
Maybe it's the perpetual sunshine up north, but this kid really knows how to brighten the mood (right now we can't stop listening to his remix of Aaliyah's 'One In A Million' — a collaboration with Danny Daze — from the Young Edits Love Letters EP. What a jam.) River & Phoenix made us an exclusive mix to get you through to the weekend, and also told us 10 things about himself:
1. The first record I bought was Malcolm McLaren's Madame Butterfly.
2. I bought my first record player at 13.
3. I went to my first outdoor rave at 15.
4. I filled my parents house with records by 16.
5. I have an obsession with researching the discographies of record engineers.
6. My happiest moment: being complimented by one of the originators of remixing, John Morales.
7. I'm a Discogs junkie.
8. And a lover of scotch.
9. I collect analog synthesizers.
10. I'm still waiting for The Avalanches' second record.
Listen to the mix below:
Cocteau Twins - Lorolei
The Smiths - Frankly Mr Shankly
The Catch - 25 Years
A.R. Kane - A Love From Outerspace
The Cure - Hot Hot Hot
The Flying Lizards - Get Up (I Feel Like a) Sex Machine
Yello - No More Words
Skatt Bros. - Walk The Night
Konk - Baby Dee
The Clash - Rock The Casbah
BIM - Romance
New Order - Temptation (live in NY 1981)
Grauzone - Eisbar
Second Glance - Shackles And Chains