On Monday, October 14, Oneman will drop Solitaire Vol. 2, the second mixtape in a series showcasing the South London DJ’s zig-zag trajectory along dance music’s jagged edge. Released back in January, Solitaire Vol. 1 blazed through 40 cuts in two hours, balancing new-school U.K. club music (Pev & Kowton, Guy Andrews, L-Vis 1990) with grime (Plasticman), dubstep (Mala), and Oneman’s own edits of Waka Flocka with Ginuine, and TNGHT with B.O.B. featuring T.I. and Juicy J. The full track listing for the new mix hasn’t been revealed yet, but it will include new, exclusive cuts from Brainfeeder’s Jeremiah Jae, Swamp 81’s Loefah, and Lofty 305 x Brtsh Knights, along with tracks from Bok Bok & Tom Trago, Danny Brown, and Denzel Curry. Some of those are likely to be new names to many listeners, but that’s why we turn to Oneman, right? Dude is a walking, talking (well, spinning) music-recommendation engine, and few DJs manage to tell such a coherent story out of such a wide range of styles.
Which brings us to “No Competition,” one of the mixtape’s exclusive tracks. It comes from the Manila producer Eyedress, a relative newcomer who recently appeared on New York rapper Le1f’s Tree House mixtape. “No Competition” is an evil, lumbering Frankenstein’s monster of a tune, with skittering hi-hats and booming 808 kicks grafted onto queasy arpeggios pitched somewhere between Rephlex ca. 1994 and present-day Zomby. Who knows how Oneman will deploy it, but it may just turn out to be Solitaire‘s trump card.
Listen to the track in full below, read on for Oneman’s upcoming U.S. tour dates, and check out SPIN’s extensive interview with the U.K. DJ from earlier this year.
Oneman U.S. tour dates
October 26 – Miami @ Bardot
November 1 – San Francisco @ 1015 Club
November 3 – Los Angeles @ Lure Patio
November 6 – Boston @ Middle East*
November 7 – New York City @ Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival, Skreamizm @ Output#
November 8 – Chicago @ The Mid*
November 9 – Orlando @ Roxy*
* with Skream
# with Skream and Jackmaster