Chris Murray – Retrospective Mixtape 5

This week we take a long-form approach to Italo-Friday, with an exclusive, hot-off-the-decks, 45 minute mix from Chris Murray. The fifth instalment of his ongoing Retrospective Mixtape project, this isn’t pure Italo and is more House than Disco, but the energy levels are sky high and frankly, who cares…? For those who don’t know Mr... Continue Reading →


Guest Mix: Jenko – Drifting on the Sun Raft

This splendid mix from Jenko arrived at 500 Miles High Towers a few weeks ago and the only reason it's not been posted before now is...the weather: how can a mix called "Drifting on the Sun Raft" be launched in the rain? So with the sun finally poking-out between the SW12 clouds - and looking... Continue Reading →

Guest Mix: Davros3000 – Machine Funk

"So where's all the modern-day Intergalactic Funk?", I hear you ask. Well, wait no longer, it's here in the form of a new (and exclusive) mix from Manchester's Davros3000. Like many of our 500MH contributors, Dav prefers to let the music do the talking, which it does wonderfully on this journey into the empty void... Continue Reading →

Guest Mix: La Memoria by Dijon

Right...I've been waiting for some decent weather before unleashing this and it looks like today's the day. Kicking off an ongoing series of mixes that contain more than a whiff of Ambre Solaire, this one is by Dijon and it's bloody beautiful. Dijon is a long-term record collector (25 years and counting), occasional/retired DJ and... Continue Reading →

Guest Mix: Slow-Sco by JAZ

We greeted with some sadness the news that 500 Miles High's favourite edits imprint - Beard Science - is currently in a state of disarray. That's the problem with scientists, particularly bearded ones: unreliable when it comes to running record labels :-) I mention this because Beard Science has long been a home to the... Continue Reading →

A 500MH Christmas – Vol 1 – 45badger

Reindeers are go!  The 500MH advent calendar opens with an extended mix of old-fashioned party tunes from 45badger - a set so varied in scope, it can't be contained in a single mp3 file. Recorded shortly before he went into winter hibernation, we've been saving this up for the Festive period.  Guaranteed to get your... Continue Reading →

Ex-YU Disco Edits Special

500MH was delighted to receive some hot new edits from Belgrade the other day, courtesy of Slobodan aka DJ Brka.  Slobo is the man behind the classic East of Cosmic mixes and has played alongside the cream of Europe's disco-centric DJ's (Todd Terje, Prins Thomas et al) as well as UK national treasures, Gilles Peterson... Continue Reading →

Rhythm Doctor Exclusives – Part 2

As promised, here's Side 2 of Rhythm Doctor's 1994 edit dubplate. If anything, I like this more than the Candido edit - it's got a real timeless quality to it, feeling remarkably fresh 16 years on. It comprises bits of Voices in my Mind by Voices (an MAW production on Sound of Ministry), added strings... Continue Reading →

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