I haven’t done continuous mixes in awhile but I just finished 3 completely different ones that i’ll be sharing in the next 2 months, here’s the first one I did for Incase, its strictly on the melodic side house and techno, would love your thoughts.
Colossal Secret compiles a selection of tracks that remind me of the days I DJed an on going weekly with Matthew Dear (Ghostly International) and Ryan Elliott (Spectral Sound) in Ann Arbor, MI in the early 2000s.
Like most mixes of mine they vary in the specific genre, some have been more representative of the slow disco I usually play out or the some are more low level ambience that are similar to my production but this one is special, its been in my system and it focuses on the dance floor and what I think is a passionately filled collection for people that love the deeper melodic end of House and Techno.
Mixed/Recorded on Technic MK1200’s and a Allen & Heath XONE:22
Lorn fans: if you haven’t already, you need to go and download his latest free offering in the Lorn & Dolor beat-tape series. If you’ve been following these then you only need to download part IV – otherwise hit the PARTS I-IV link for the whole thing zipped up.
The series is compilation of unreleased material and sketches all with Lorn’s usual HEAVY hitting dark yet ethereal and beautiful sound. It might not flow like a ‘mix’ (it clearly wasn’t intended to), but it’s surprisingly cohesive, given the jumpy/cut nature of some of the transitions.
I’m not sure who this ‘mysterious’ Dolor fellow is – but judging from the severe lack of info on him online and the similarity in sound, I’m thinking it’s just an alias of Lorn himself. Then again, in 1996 when I first heard Feed Me Weird Things I was absolutely convinced Squarepusher was Richard D. James.
Oh, I also though Burial was Four yet. So there’s that.
Here’s a compilation I put together on Ghostly’s behalf for the Freunde von Freunden blog. It’s comprised entirely of Ghostly releases. Honestly it’s not hard to put something like this together, considering the depth of the Ghostly catalog. Endless gems. My three faves from this one are Shigeto’s Ann Arbor Part 1, Tycho’s Melanine, and of course Dabrye’s We’ve Got Commodity. I’ll never forget previewing One/Three on the busted turntables at Kim’s Video in NYC in 2001.
Freunde von Freunden is an online “interview magazine that portrays people of diverse creative and cultural backgrounds in their homes or within their daily working environments.” The latest feature is none other than Ed Templeton and his wife at their home in Los Angeles. Amazing. They have also been running a ‘mixtape’ series for some time, they are now on #29.
Brian from The Ghostly Store made this happen, and this is the second time Sam, Brian and I worked on a compilation together: the first was for Moss in 2006, delivered on a USB stick. (it was the FUTURE)
Easing you into this weekend is a mix from one of my favorite producers/DJs San Francisco’s The Beat Broker.
Tracklist: Klaus Schönning – Cygnus (edit) Farbror Resande Mac – Magma Mouth – Udupu Pharao Black Magic – Amulet (Begin Remix) Apollo Heights – Sad Cabaret (Phil Mison mix) Domes – Former State Heion – Circus Soft Rocks – Talking Jungle Max Essa presents Jan Ken Po – Metropolitan Scene Billy Bogus – Afro Comedy Chautauqua – Nat’s Theme Paresse – The Night Before You Came Pablo – Stratus (Andrew Weatherall remix)
Also, if you’re in Miami tonight i’ll be DJing as Heathered Pearls along with Tycho’s previous tour supporters Beacon, email me if you want to get in jakub at iso50.
Scott and I put together a mix for Dazed Magazine last week, we wanted to make it a free download for you all. Below is the tracklist and link to the Tycho interview, enjoy.
TRACKLIST Caribou – Sinuses Com Truise – Karova Broker/Dealer – On A Claire Day Cloudland Canyon – Krautwerk Tame Impala – Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind? Bibio – Saint Christopher Black Moth Super Rainbow – From The See Odd Nosdam – Up In Flames Bonobo – Recurring J Dilla – One 18 Carat Affair – Phil Spector Daydream Broadcast & The Focus Group – One Million Years Ago Ulrich Schnauss – Stars Beck – Hotwax
If you’ve seen the Drive movie you’ve probably looked for the soundtrack and you’ve figured out that College did the song you loved off of it, soo happy to see this music finally getting some recognition beyond Daft Punk. I went over to College’s soundcloud and found this great mix he recently did, download it and enjoy.
01 – Stephen Falken – See The Unseen
02 – Ken Scott – Dancer (Single Version)
03 – Freak Electrique – Cloud Surfer (Remix)
04 – Electrick Dragon – Italian Inspiration
05 – College – Blue Camera
06 – Maethelvin – Looking For Love
07 – Young Monday – A Written Description
08 – Yellow Beach Balls – Kissing Tail
09 – Smackos – The Age Of Candy Candy
10 – Gianni Rossi – Theme From Star Vehicle
11 – The Parallax Corporation – Lift Off (Album Remix)
12 – Teenage Bad Girl – Keep Up With You (Lifelike Remix)
13 – Synergy – Warriors
14 – M83 – Midnight City
One of my favorite blogs that I go to is Get Off The Coast, they always have their hands full of new music that I need to own and see. Today they premiered my new mix Occupied Sleep which is really an honor since I trust their taste, so please feel free to download the mix below and visit their blog.
1. Casino Versus Japan – Names on Maps of Venus (Part 2)
2. Basic Channel – Radiance II Edit
3. Le Révélateur – Mirages
4. Mark Mcguire – The Marfa Lights
5. Fennesz – Happy Audio
6. John Maus – Do Your Best
7. Lawrence – Jill (Reprise)
8. Dettinger – Untitled
9. Popnoname – Nightliner
10. Bola – Glink