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Back at the beginning of November famed DJ and producer Morgan Geist made a long-awaited appearance on Tim Sweeney’s NYU radio show Beats in Space. Beyond the great selection of new and old music, it’s a good listen for the commentary we get from Geist at the beginning of the set – particularly how he feels about Pitchfork giving his 2008 album Double Night Time a sub-par review and how his former project Metro Area got a little long in the tooth.

Give it a whirl at the link below if you want to lose yourself in an hour and a half of solid Detroit house.

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From the BIS website.

Beats In Space has been grabbing a lot of my attention recently. In addition to the great sets from Shit Robot and James Murphy in August, Austin-based DJ/producer Orthy made an appearance on the NYU Radio Show last week and put together one hell of a set.  He manages to blend an eclectic selection of bass-heavy, spacey disco with new wave into a  dance marathon that comes in right at one and a half hours.

For those in Austin, you may know Orthy  better as half of the DJ ensemble / party promoters Learning Secrets. This duo puts together the best dance parties in Austin (I think I’ve only missed one this year) and even used to have a great residency at Malverde (management replaced them with some shitty white rapper).

Be sure to listen to the whole mix as there are some great tracks that come in toward the end. My favorites are Sleazy McQueen – Mrs. Vanderbilt and Rickey Jean Francois – All Over Your Face. Rickey Jean Francois is also a group local to Austin that just released a couple of new disco tracks. I look forward to hearing more from them.

Enjoy Orthy’s BIS mix here:

From the BIS Website

James Murphy has a long and storied relationship with Tim Sweeney of Beats In Space. From what I can tell Murphy first made an appearance on the NYU radio show back in May 2002 and has appeared another five times since, most recently on August 16, 2011.

One thing you’ll notice after listening to a few of the playlists is that the two are more than just acquaintances. They seem like pretty good friends, teasing one another and rarely, if ever taking anything seriously.

I get the impression that this is also the way James approaches his mixing: casually. Sometimes the beats don’t match, sometimes there is an abrupt cut to another track and sometimes he even talks and mumbles over the song while it’s playing.

One thing he never takes casually, however, is the selection of music. Murphy always surfaces some of the deepest and best disco around.

Listen to the latest mix here: