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Hush Hush Records is proud to present this 7-track collection of screwmixes from Seattle's Alex Osuch a.k.a. DJAO, DJ/producer/zoner and rising recording artist from the renowned Dropping Gems collective.

Indebted to the influential style of the late DJ Screw, screwmixes here nevertheless carry their own distinctively woozy and impossibly weird vibe. Delicately culling source material from disparate genres, geographical origins, and time periods, DJAO cohesively recontextualizes these future and forgotten classics in a single soup. After slowing down the tempo, he applies waves of chops, echoes, delay and various other effects, inviting the listener to get cozy within the layers of the absorbing and nostalgic sound.

On this unmistakably night bus collection, Grimes sits side by side with Anita Baker, the men of Mint Condition share the aisles with the boys of Super Junior, and Janet Jackson plays Words With Friends quietly with Kashif in the back row. Familiar faces comingle within an uncertain context, unearthing memories of longing, regret, and ambivalence underneath the glow of flickering bus station lightbulbs.

DJAO's Screwmixes represents the latest addition to Hush Hush Records' curatorial mission to provide your ideal night bus soundtrack. Let us punch your ticket to this mystical, super-dimensional journey — with DJAO at the helm.

All screwmixes recorded live by DJAO using Serato.


released November 27, 2012


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