Down in the dub: Wu-Lu shares his musical memories

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Down in the dub: Wu-Lu shares his musical memories
The Monday Mix — The South London producer and multi-instrumentalist compiles the tracks that have shaped him over the years, from Flying Lotus and DJ Shadow to De La Soul.

Last month, south London producer Wu-Lu released his second EP, N.A.I.S. (Not As It Seems) – a smooth selection of off-kilter trip-hop and melancholy melodies. It’s a distinct sound that the multi-instrumentalist has spent years cultivating, with his huge range of influences – a combination of jazz, soul and modern-day club culture – a testament to his open-minded approach.

In this week’s Monday mix, Wu-Lu shares some of the sounds that have shaped him, presenting 49-minutes of lo-fi beats and chilled electronica. “I wanted to pick out some music that makes me want to make my own stuff while I’m listening to it,” he tells Huck. “I strive for the nostalgic moments and memories that I get from listening to songs that I’ve not heard in a long time. Whenever I’m making music or finding new music I look up songs that remind me of a different feeling, or situations and good times in my life.”

“I’m coming from a place where the most important thing is the sonic sound of something instead of sticking to one genre,” he adds. “I want people to see the connections and influences between everything.” Listen in full below:

Richie Havens – ‘Missing Train’
Wu-Lu – ‘Love Interruption’ (Interlude)
De La Soul – ‘Stakes Is High’ (Wu-404 Remix Edit)
Addis Pablo and the Upsetters – ‘Chim Cherie’ (Wu-Lu Shakka Spirit Loop) and (Melodica Cut)
Wu-Lu – ‘Yesterdays Lonnie Todays Monky’
Gorillaz – ‘Tomorrow Comes Today’
Wu-Lu Tommassi Kkwake Bass
Flying Lotus – ‘Between Friends’
Harley – ‘It’s Out’
Wu-Lu – ‘Yellow Type’
Radiohead – ‘Weird Fishes’
DJ Q Bert – ‘A4’ (Needle Thrashers Vol 2)
DJ Shadow – ‘What does your soul look like pt 4’
Coby Set – ‘Ticket’
Connan Mockasin – ‘Faking Jazz’

Wu-Lu’s EP, N.A.I.S. (Not As It Seems), is available now. 

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