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Skiddle Mix: The Archive series - Andrew Weatherall live in Liverpool
Remembering the iconic cult DJ on the second anniversary of his passing, we launch our brand new Skiddle Mix Archive Series with a special Andrew Weatherall set, recorded live in Liverpool back in 2017
Last updated: 17th Feb 2022
Following a brief hiatus, Skiddle Mix is back in 2022 with a one-off archive series ready to kick start a brand new era for the artist curated feature.
Skiddle Mix: The Archive Series - launching today (Thursday 17th February) - will shine a spotlight on some of the hundreds of exclusive mixes we've received over the years, courtesy of a long list of emerging and globally-renowned DJ greats. We'll be digging deep into our extensive library, travelling back in time and sifting through the scores of recorded sets to bring you a carefully selected collection of the most sublime Skiddle Mix contributions of the past decade.
Setting the wheels in motion rather fittingly, on the anniversary of his untimely passing, our first Skiddle archive mix comes from non other than the lone swordsman himself. The Guv'nor, Andrew Weatherall.
A pioneering name not only in dance music but in the realms of indie, pop, post-punk and new wave, Weatherall was a pivotal figure in the development of both the underground and mainstream music scenes throughout the late 80s and 90s. Cutting his teeth as a DJ at Danny Rampling's famed acid house club night, Shoom, Weatherall quickly found his calling and began making moves of his own, delving into production and starting his own record labels 'Boys Own Recording' and 'Junior Boys Own', who's roster eventually included the likes of Underworld and The Chemical Brothers.
Listen to Weatherall's mix of Primal Scream anthem, 'Loaded' below...
A succession of collaborations and remixes involving an array of acclaimed acts, the likes of New Order, Bjork and Saint Etienne, not to mention his own projects, Bocca Juniors and Two Lone Swordsmen, made an impact on the charts, but it was his work on Primal Scream's 'Screamadelica' that really set Weatherall apart from others. Bringing the acid house sound and the energy of the clubs at the time together with the raw sound of Bobby Gillespie's famed rock n roll band, the cult DJ had created one of the most iconic records of the 90s. One that's still as current and fresh sounding as it was when it was first released in 1991.
Continuing to pursue his passion right up until the year of his death in 2020, he was a frequent face on lineups at events across the world, including his own club night, A Love from Outer Space. He was also a regular feature through the years in the clubs across Ibiza, from Space Ibiza to Pacha and Pikes Hotel.
The Skiddle Mix below, recorded back in March 2017, was taken from one of said live shows organised by Liverpool dance promoters, 303. The follow up, at the time, to two previous shows with the event collective, the performance took place in the city's famous Williamson Tunnels. Listen in to the last two hours from his colossal set and remember exactly why Andrew Weatherall was so fondly adored by so many.
Check back next month for the second instalment of the Skiddle Mix archive series, from broadcaster and forward-thinking DJ - Jess Bays
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