Download DJ Need’s “Bright Lights, Big City” Mix

Image via DJ Need
Image via DJ Need

One downfall about being an artist in a group is that your personal style and taste can be overlooked at times. And while we know that Birdy Nam Nam is a powerhouse collective of award-winning turnablists, each member is deadly by themselves. DJ Need is no exception, but has almost no following on his personal SoundCloud page. We see though that he has been influenced by footwork in the past year, mixing A$AP Rocky’s vocal for “Wild For The Night” with EPROM‘s “Can Control.”

Need’s “Bright Lights, Big City Mix” has more of this, but starts off with a beautiful atmospheric record from Halgan before moving into some incredible bass tunes from EPROM, Para One, Om Unit, and Autechre. None of these records are hard to find, but it’s an amazing collage of this year’s less-covered releases. This is available for stream and download below, and a large handful of other mixes can be snagged on DJ Need’s personal SoundCloud page. Click around and enjoy.


00. Halgan – Intern
02. Freescha – Gole
03. Eliphino – Understand
04. Eprom – Lost Levels
05. Om Unit – The Red Curtain
06. Autechre – jatevee C
07. Jameszoo – Owlowowlo
08. Radiohead – Morning Mr Magpie (Nathan Fake RMX)
09. Discodeine – Aydin (Para One Remix)
10. 123Mrk – Thrill