Trawling the internet for your pre-party soundtrack is getting harder and harder these days. And let's face it, if you're having a little pre-rave shoobs, you're going to have a range of people round. That five-hour minimal techno mix might be right up your work mate's street, but not everyone wants that vibe. Equally, a reload-heavy grime set might not be the one if you're trying to move to the cutie you invited over. It's a balancing act. Because Complex UK is a public service above all, we've scoured the depths of the internet to bring you a high-quality, well-balanced blend that should push everyone's buttons, regardless of their preferences.
This week we got two separate wave mixes—one from Skit and another from scene mainstay Deadcrow; West Coast beat machine J.Rocc came through with a dizzying mix of low-slung funk and psychedelic rap beats; J Beatz spoiled us with an instrumental-only grime mix; Brooklyn-based spinner Vermilion Bird delivered one of the most intensive, heart-racing club mixes in recent memory; and (The) Juan Maclean rounded things out with some sturdy 4x4 electronics.
We could go on, but it's probably best if you scroll down to the playlist below for your pre-party jams (see, you don't even have to cue them up).