UK event and label brand, Global Underground, is in its 21st year of business and still going strong. Founded in 1996, the brand has gone on to put on shows all over the world and release nine compilations with A-listers such as Steve Lawler Sander Kleinenberg, Lee Burridge, Satoshi Tomiie, and, most recently, Habischman. Now they are gearing up to release the milestone 10th nubreed compilation with Oliver Schories at the helm.
“I’m really excited to be working yet again with the some of the greatest emerging talent in the world for GU’s nubreed series, Oliver is not only a world class DJ but also an amazing producer,” says label boss, Andy Horsfield. Its an honor to have him join the ranks of DJs like Lee Burridge, Steve Lawler and Danny Howells who have mixed previous nubreed albums.”
We chatted with Schories about the compilation album, how he picked some of the tracks on it, some of his favorite releases from the label and more. The compilation will be released this Friday, October 27th, so head here for a pre-order and scroll all the way down to see the complete tracklist.
How did you pick the songs on the album?
I went through my playlists of the last 5 years and made a list of all the favorites. Then GU tried to license as much as possible and out of that I tried to make some mixes which make sense.
Did you feel pressure making this given the others who have mixed for the series?
I always feel pressure when I make something that other people get to hear. But that’s not related to other musicians or DJs who’ve made a mix in the same series. I don’t look for competition. I regard each of those mixes as individual pieces or work and don’t look to compare mine with them.
What is your favorite mix in the Nubreed series?
I think it’s the one from Anthony Pappa. But I also really like the one from Satoshi Tomiie.
What are your favorite releases from Global Underground over 20 years?
Oh there are a lot! Deep Dish in Toronto, Darren Emerson in Singapore, Sasha in San Francisco...
You grew up in the 90s when mix CDs were vital to electronic music. Was there one that stands out to you now?
Well, to be honest - in the 90s I wasn’t that much into electronic music. One of my favorite mix cds of all time is Body Language Vol. 7 from Matthew Dear. But that’s from 2008 :).
How do you prevent people from picking and choosing songs from the LP instead of listening to the full project?
I don’t see myself in the position to tell people what to do and what not to do. The mixes are just an idea of what you can do with the tracks. But they’re all my faves. So if people to decide to listen just to individual tracks, thats fine for me as well.
01. Rico Puestel - Volute (2015 Album Version)
02. Black Light Smoke - Fire In My Head
03. Jamie Trench - It Never Stops
04. Paris Green - You Got to Try (Steve Bug ‘Sunrise’ Mix)
05. Lemmon – Panvogel
06. Oliver Deutschmann – Control
07. Gheist - Final Chords
08. Stimming – The Anger
09. Tom Flynn - Remote Event
10. Armonica - [A] 011
11. Dreems – In The Desert (Axel Boman Remix)
12. Anja Schneider & Sebo K - Rancho Relaxo
13. Kollektiv Turmstrasse – Ordinary (Voxless Live Version)
14. Till Krüger - Deciduous
15. Atjazz - It's Complete (Chateau Flight Dark Side Remix)
01. Ruede Hagelstein - Emergency
02. Okain - Sleepwalking
03. SoKool – You Did It
04. TG - Mr Dry
05. Frankey & Sandrino – Wega
06. Jonathan Kaspar - Even
07. Foreign Movies – Lonely Keys (Oliver Schories Remix)
08. Martin Landsky – Rough Days
09. Darius Syrossian - Andranik (Gorge & Homm Remix)
10. Luna City Express - Victims of the Funk (Dario D'Attis Dubby Dub)
11. Alexander Aurel - Go to Sleep
12. Oliver Schories – Jaco
13. Danny Serrano - Transitions (Ramon Tapia Do What You Do Remix)