Equator Club
valentine's edition

Despite a years-long love affair with music production, Emmanuel Egwu only debuted under the Equator Club moniker in early 2012. A Chicago-native who releases his productions independently via Soundcloud, Equator Club gained early notoriety for Club//Burn, his post-R&B rework of Usher's Let It Burn. Since then, his sound has morphed into a fusion of future 90s, garage and bass music often fuelled by fragmented vocal samples, evident in his 2012 six-track EP, Healing.

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Equator Club's 45 minute mix for SSENSE pairs his fondness for chopped-up vocals with a soulful, atmospheric sound that begins with romantic, instrumental hip-hop from Australian producer Ta-Ku. The mix offers 90s R&B tracks from the likes of Ghost Town DJs and Blackstreet, plus contemporary pop samples courtesy of αtμ's Promise_ya (a mash-up of Destiny's Child, Justin Timberlake and Miguel), balanced by the presence of downtempo, future-garage and post-dubstep sounds from Fingalick, Snacs, Plezier and Equator Club's own production, Nowhere Else.

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Ta-ku Tell Me Twice

Sivey Cause and Effect

Fingalick Emotions

Lo I Don't Know

Zora Jones Be Without You

Fingalick ∆Y∆Y

Tempogeist Romeo (Monitor 66 Remix)

Blonde I Loved You

Ghost Town DJ's My Boo

Plezier I Got Love

Equator Club Nowhere else

αtμ 'promise ya'

Sweater Beats I Got Youp

Blackstreet Don't Leave Me Girl

Snacs Wondering

Ruckazoid Don't Let Me Go

Equator Club for SSENSE

This mix is all about finding, losing and learning about love. From the earliest stages to the heartbreak, love has the power to keep us moving.

Emmanuel Egwu