Szajna started his musical life as a jazz drummer and percussionist. At 17 he started DJing on his mates pirate radio show, he later decided to move to Manchester at the age of 18, picked up sets at Sankeys, K2 and The Zoo.
It was from playing out to bigger and more responsive crowds that inspired Szajna’s desire to write music. Since then he has made dozens of tracks, 2 Solo E.Ps and an E.P with fellow Generic Greeting member FREnchfire.
As well as holding down three weekly residencies across the city. Szajna has performed at many other events including Parklife Festival 2013, Basementality (York) and at The East Village Arts Club (Liverpool).
This mix was recorded live at Joshua Brooks, one of Generic Greeting’s musical bases in Manchester. It features songs from past and present, from Szajna’s back catalog of productions and tracks he has picked up along the way.
The artwork this month has been beautifully designed by the multi-talented FREnchfire.
1. Szajna - Pop Rocks
2. Szajna - Babybel Tamagotchi (Remix)
3. Szajna - Post No Bills
4. Josh Butler - Keep Movin’
5. Yamen & Eda - All Out
6. Orazio Fantini - On Hold
7. Szajna - The Common
8. Szajna - Eye Wish
9. Szajna - West Wing
10. Dale Howard - Throwback (Dub)
11. Coyu & Ronald Christoph - Worship The Sun
12. George Fitzgerald - Every Inch (Deetron Remix)
13. Chesus - Newark
14. Detroit Swindle - Brotherman
15. The Motion - Kezla
16. Special - Chesus
After a brilliant mix last month by MØRK we are proud to present the second installment in our Generic Mix series, this time by Big War.
Based in Manchester, Big War has been producing music for the last 4 years and DJing both in Manchester and further afield for the 3. His productions have received praise from the likes of Dummy, Vice, Southern Hospitality and rap critic deity Noz, whilst he has DJed alongside artists such as Mount Kimbie, Lone and Flako.
The mix runs through various explorations of spacey hip-hop, rap and boogie and features both brand new and classic tracks.
Artwork by Kidmilk: www.kidmilk.tumblr.com
Tonstartssbandht - Hymn Eola
DJ Azamat - Stolen Waves (screwed)
Mizz Beats - Scientific Brainpreist
K-Stylis - Booty Me Down
Morgan Zarate - Hookid
Brey - Gucci Gucci (I Dead Your Vocals On A Quick One Instrumental)
Kuh-Lida - Like.A.Million
Black Milk - Dismal
Om Unit vs Kromestar - Merkabah
Mono/Poly - With Grace
CLP - Superconfidential Instrumental (screwed)
Sesped - Get Around Girl
Beautiful Swimmers - No!
Company Flow - Linoleum
Dimlite - Occasionally Touching Earth
Tehbis - Bristol Way
Arp 101 - Mystery Man
Akabu - Akabu’s Theme
James Pants - 1988
Clams Casino - She’s Hot
E-40 (Feat. Kendrick Lamar & Droop-E) - Catch A Fade
Aardvarck - Nose
DJ Rels - Waves
Pursuit Grooves - Transformation of Consciousness
Africa Hitech - Our Luv
C2C4 - Specimen 6
Rich Medina - Emancipation Suite
Kyle Hall - B Eatn Gritz
Devin the Dude - Doobie Ashtray (screwed)
Video made by the Generic Greeting video team for Box of Tricks theatre. A trailer for an upcoming play ‘In Doggerland’.
Video made by the Generic Greeting Collective video team for the Manchester Print Fair No.6
Video from Ecosocialism 2013 - a conference in Manchester. Made by Generic Greeting Collective video team for The Green Left.
Presenting the first mix in a new monthly series featuring original artwork and music by Generic Greeting DJs and friends.
First out is MØRK, Generic Greeting’s resident Norwegian DJ, who has put together some of her favourite tracks, old and new, all somewhere within the broad category of house music. MØRK has quickly made a name for herself since moving to Manchester a year ago DJing regularly in the city as well as further afield in Oslo, London and Melbourne.
The artwork has been created by Will Berry, one of the founding members of the collective. Will has been studying and practicing in graphic design and illustration since 2006, working with clients such as Joshua Brooks, Groovement, Mama Group, Chorlton Arts Festival and MediaCityUK.www.willberryillustration.co.uk
2. Piemont – Panic Room (Sidney Charles RMX) [The Factoria]
3. Astin – I’m Sorry (Sable Sheep RMX) [Snatch! Records]
4. Marvin Zeyss – Running Nowhere (Chris Lattner RMX) [Highway Records]
5. Fredrik Krafft – Ollec [Troll Records]
6. Samu.l – Have It Like That [Dogmatik Records]
7. Robot Beauty & The Missile – Sometimes (Niko Schwind RMX [Light My Fire]
8. Ritmo Du Vela - Eight O’Clock [Flosshatt Digital]
9. Nick Garcia – To the Beat (Hector Moralez Ghetto Mix) [Funky Farm]
10. Kruse & Nuernberg – Off Course (Stefano Ritteri RMX) [OFF Recordings]
11. Kyodai – Breaking (Ian Pooley RMX) [Local Talk]
12. DoomWork - Red Lips (A Lister RMX) [KingStreetSounds]
13. Heston – Downlow (Botan RMX) [Love Not Money Records]
14. Celsius - Thirds & Fourths [MadTech Records]
15. Max Bett – Give It To Me [Great Stuff Recordings]
We will be hosting a series of after show parties in The Ritz basement bar starting this Friday after James Blake, with DJ’s FREnchfire and KERNON.
FREE ENTRY with gig ticket and £3 otd
Our illustrator KIDMILK’s messy files whilst working on making stuff move.
We are happy to announce that we will be selling prints and original artwork at the next MPF on Saturday 12th October at 2022NQ
Hopefully see you there!
Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel Band Print By Will Berry
Available form Big Cartel - http://genericgreeting.bigcartel.com/product/jeffrey-lewis-peter-stampfel-band-screen-print