TOTD // 10/08 // Jane Fitz

Published: August 10, 2016, words by Undefined author

Jane Fitz is an esteemed selector famed for her wide musical range. She’s just as comfortable spinning floaty ambient cuts as she is shelling out devastating techno, or taking you on a deep progressive journey. Her record collection is seriously enviable and testament to her love of music in all of its forms, something that goes hand in hand with her deep seated desire to play in as many interesting and obscure locations. She built her reputation from DJing alone, and only once she was established on the international stage did she begin to release well thought out productions under the Invisible Menders name alongside Dom Ahtuam on esteemed cult labels like Porn Wax and Animals on Psychedelics, proving that rushing out release after release is not the only way to build a name for yourself.

On top of her impressive touring schedule that takes in some of the most renowned clubs in the world including the legendary Panorama Bar in Berghain, she also holds down residencies at the notoriously exclusive Freerotation and at Night Moves in London, a party that she runs alongside Jade Seatle which uses secret locations and on-the-day directions to maintain its carefully curated crowd.

You can catch Jane playing alongside Prosumer, Nick Hoppner and the Secretsundaze crew at Oval Space on Sunday the 28th August and experience her impressive record collection for yourself by grabbing tickets here. We’re honoured to have Jane Fitz selecting our tracks of the day, to preface her selections here are a few words from the woman herself:

“When you guys asked me to do this you gave me a bunch of themes but picking my favourite artist of the moment seemed the most appropriate. I make my living from other people’s creativity; artists do the hard work, I just turn up and play their music, so without them, I wouldn’t have a job. These are four artists whose music appears in many of the sets I play, whether I’m doing something deep and proggy in a basement, a bit more ravey at a festival or playing strange beatless records in a yurt. They are all making music, right now, so you can go out and buy these and your money will go to the artist and the label and the shop (and not some cheeky monkey on Discogs).”

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Nico Purman

Logan's dream

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“This one was one of my highlights while playing at Gottwood recently. It’s got guitars in it and there’s not really a mighty techno kick under it so for ages I avoided playing this in a lot of the clubs I got booked in, because it would offend the deep house heads. Musicwise, as my confidence has grown in the Dj booth, I’ve been revisiting my weirdo indie, prog and trance-y roots over the past few years, and it means now I’m sticking way more electro, prog and techno into house sets than I would have had the guts to, say even five years ago. But that’s the music that got me into house in the first place so it’s stupid to ignore it. Nico’s current output is perfect for that. He’s always been a versatile producer if you check his back catalogue, and I love a producer who is constantly evolving. But his current breadth of sounds – ambient, electro, beatless, techno, prog… it’s a privilege to play it.”
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Scientific Dreamz Of U

Mystic Revelation Of Science (Black Merlin's Extended Sword Mix)

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“I’ve added this one so I could squeeze in two of my favourite producers at once. Both of these guys are making the kind of deep, sleazy, gothic filth that I really love – completely irrespective of bpms, both SDOU and Black Merlin make music with a uniquely identifiable mood. The fact they both had a hand in this is so satisfying to a fangirl like me. I also chose this record because it’s one of those 12s you can actually play comfortably at any speed -sometimes I pitch it right up, others I leave it as it is. I love a bit of freedom on the pitch controller, it makes me feel like I’m doing something. (Oh, and what a title!)”
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Jo Johnson

Coarse Materials

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“I played after Jo’s live set in the ambient yurt at Freerotation this year and it took me a little while to settle in because, one again, she completely blew my head off. Jo manages to infuse her productions with such emotion, and she has a completely original way of constructing her arrangements. I’m in awe of everything she makes. She doesn’t release much, but everything she does is essential. I picked this one as it’s one of her earlier releases, and quite a simple groove (you need the album on Further if you don’t have it), but it’s got this mad pitch-bending in it that twists you inside out.”
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Ricardo Donoso

The Deck Of An Ancient Ship

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“I didn’t know anything about Ricardo Donoso until I saw him performing at the Denovali festival at Cafe Oto last year. After that I was completely hooked and bought pretty much everything. He is an incredible producer who doesn’t fit neatly into any genre and I admire anyone who can do that, and still sound themselves. There is so much of his music I could have chosen. You can hear hints of so many other artists in there – Jean Michel Jarre, ASC, Emeralds for instance – but those comparisons stretch across the decades, which shows how timeless his sound is. He’s pure proof that one man plus machines can make real soul music.”

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