Simon Murphy - Born Electric @ Darkbeat - Jan '14 by Simon Murphy published on 2014/02/02 07:45:17 +0000 Without a doubt, James Zabiela has had as much influence on my music as anyone. Disenchanted by the tech house wave that swept across the scene about 5 years ago I sought new inspiration. Through his sets that fused music that not only crossed, but also defied genres, I found the inspiration I needed. JZ opened my eyes to a whole new world of music to explore. I immersed myself in electronica, returned to my techno roots and have ended up where I am now. With Darkbeat putting on a Born Electric showcase and James Zabiela headlining, this set was put together to pay my respects to the foundation that was laid when listening to those sets that changed my whole perspective on music. This is the music I love. There are a few nods to those directly inspired by JZ and my musical journey back then e.g. Trifonic, Lusine, Babicz etc, plus some new tunes by some of my recent favourites e.g. Avatism, Recondite etc. I guess if it needs to be pigeon-holed it's electronica/techno but that's irrelevant. Anyway, enough rambling about semantics, don't talk, just listen.... Tracklist: 01 Robert Babicz - Time Shift 02 Trifonic - Parks on fire (Child Remix) 03 Wankelmut - Rascals (Fabio Gianelli Remix) 04 Groj & Van Did - Outdoor 05 John Tejada - Now we're here (Instrumental Mix) 06 Dominik Eulberg & Gabriel Ananda - Dinosaurs in the sky 07 Lusine - Haze 08 Recondite - Weldluft 09 N'to - The Sand Dealer 10 Avatism - Not everything is lost 11 Avatism & Clockwork CW - Bitter Reminiscence Note: This is a recording of the set I played at Darkbeat's Born Electric showcase that featured James Zabiela, Drew Hill & Pedestrian plus a bunch of Melbourne's best. This was recorded at home after the event exactly as I played it in the club.