Foals Announce Foals Tapes Mix On !K7

!K7’s Tapes series are compilations that have been made along the lines of an old school cassette mix tape, like each of us used to do back, way back in the day. Foals’ lead Edwin Congreave has been in charge of putting together the mix, which has become a wildly eclectic affair marked by a few very unusual tracks.

“We wanted it to reflect the taste of the whole band” says Congreave, “so I picked music from the last five years of shared listening. We used to tour in an ex-royal mail delivery van – the DIY band cliché – and we drove ourselves to shows listening to each other’s playlists on a ropey old cassette player. 90s math rock, Greek folk music, Kompakt compilations, early Metronomy demos, endless Arthur Russell… sometimes infuriatingly eclectic, but it stretched our minds wide open. The Bibio remix of ‘Ted’ by Clark, in particular, sounds like the early days of the band to me, in all its hazy weirdness. It’s hugely nostalgic for all of us”.

Congreave has spent the last five years DJing alongside band tours, blending his love of deep house and techno into a populist mould, attempting to build a bridge between the indie disco and the real disco. It’s as a DJ that he’s sculpted the second half, a selection of some of the band’s favourite dance records, from the bittersweet vocal house of Arnold Jarvis to modern classics by Oni Ayhun and Julio Bashmore, spanning 25 years of history – a lifetime for the band members. Although notably different to Foals’ own music, it captures the dancefloor compulsion that informs their live shows.

Side A:
1. Nicolas Jaar – Variations
2. Clark – Ted (Bibio Remix)
3. Dorian Concept – Tropical Hands
4. Condry Ziqubu – Confusion (Ma Afrika)
5. The Invisible – London Girl
6. JR Seaton – Way Savvy (Gatto Fritto Remix)
7. Blood Orange – Dinner
8. Tanner Ross – B Side
9. Teengirl Fantasy – Cheaters (John Talabot’s Classic Vocal Refix)
10. Château Flight feat. Marie Daulne – Superflight (Maurice Fulton Remix) 11. In Flagranti – Effective Placebo Affect
12. Tony Allen – Kilode (Carl Craig Remix)

Side B:
13. Art Department feat. Soul Clap & Osunlade – We Call Love
14. Cerrone – Give Me Love (Frankie Knuckles Remix)
15. Arnold Jarvis – Take Some Time Out
16. Oni Ayhun – OAR003-B
17. Sepalcure – Every Day Of My Life (Jimmy Edgar Remix)
18. Marshall Jefferson vs. Noosa Heads – Mushrooms (Justin Martin Remix)
19. Julio Bashmore – Battle For Middle You (Maurice Donovan Dub)
20. Caribou – Sun (Midland Edit)
21. Konono Nº1 – Paradiso
22. Gospel Comforters – Yes God Is Real

Edwin Congreave – upcoming DJ Sets:
8th June – Lolita, Barcelona
16th June – Lovebox Afterparty/Deep Shit @ Ministry of Sound, London
23rd June – 2022, Manchester
24th June – Backyard Weekender, Bucharest, Romania
7th July – ‘Foals Tapes’ launch party @ XOYO, London
27th July – Deep Shit @ Berkeley Suite, Glasgow
3rd August – Pleasure Gardens, London
4th August – Twisted Pepper, Dublin
5th August – Independent Festival, Cork