Alex Banks – Dummy Mix 637

Shifting dynamically through the versatile sound of heavy hitters like Jon Hopkins, Moderat, Bonobo, Rival Consoles and -last but not least- himself, Alex Banks taps into the full bandwidth of deep electronic grooves with this new DJ mix. Head over to Dummy Mag for some more words and the track list.

Om Unit – Bleep Mix #234

Dub x Techno x Bass music x broken beat structures: Bristolian DJ and producer Om Unit explores the wide-reaching implications of this formula for the dancefloor. Head over to Bleep for more words as well as the tracklist.

Djrum – Trax 454

One hour, 39 tracks from 4 decades, all sorts of old, new and forthcoming Bass music, ambientesque Electronica from 1979, recent takes on Jazz, Hip Hop, deeply dissociative soundscapes and hallucinogenic beat reconstructions: Threading subtle patterns of dreamy ease and intricate musicality into the thick fabric of hard and banging rhythms, Djrum kicks off 2022…

Vril & Rødhåd presents: Out Of Place Artefacts

From the dark and brooding fragments of the soundtrack for a Sci-Fi Noir flick not yet shot to industrial electronica to dubbed-out techno to broken beats to seismic waves of bass music… and back again. Vril & Rødhåd, two artists usually well-known for what is commonly referred to as Berghain sound, joined forces and came…

Abdul Raeva – 100% Unreleased

The eternal circle of invention and reinvention, of mix and remix gives life to a new style that sounds a lot like (Psy-) Trance from the late nineties / early noughties, but that comes from artists who had nothing to do with the scene back then. Instead, they describe their uplifting, acid-heavy, highly melodic and…

Kia – Animix Fourty Three

Loving it how Bass music can be highly stimulating, yet at the same time deeply chill? Then this one is for you! Kia blends Breaks into Downtempo into Drum’n’Bass into Dope Beats… A great example what a highly versatile, but just as consistent DJ mix might sound like in 2021.

Facta & K-LONE – Azure Ultra

Fantastic mix, wonderfully quirky cover art and just the right words by Mixtape Club and the artists themselves: Across 22 tracks of nearly meditative house and techno, Facta & K-LONE inject some unmistakeable Bristol pressure and swing into the Ibiza chill-out mix format – perfectly paced dance music for a hot summer’s day. In their…

Roberdo Raval – Sea Spirits Calling

A concoction of inebriating electronics, originally recorded for my brother from another mother Sam@chaishop.com’s virtual bday gathering in May 2021. Matching the occasion, it became a rather trancy and oldschoolish affair. There’s new tunes, there’s a classic banger from 2004, and there’s plenty of melodic vibes to get lost in between. Download link and tracklist…

Pugilist – Dimensions Mix 237

There’s really only one downside to this beautiful DJ mix by Pugilist: It calls for a big, gnarly sound system in a club or, even better, on a nocturnal festival dancefloor – and those remain few and little. Techno and Breaks throbbing along a metaphysical backbone of Bass music. Dimensions Festival · DIM237 – Pugilist

Sam Goku: The ‘Shine A Light’ On Mix

Melodically uplifting, sometimes even ecstatic – and then again deep and heady. Highly versatile and multi-layered. Rhythmically unorthodox for the prevailing 4-to-the-floor sound of his home country: Sam Goku is arguably one of the most interesting producers from Germany at the moment. That said, it’s exciting news to know that his debut album East Dimensional…

Calibre – RA.765

“Invent yourself and then reinvent yourself“. As beautiful and inspiring as this line from good, old Charles Bukowski might be, only very few musicians manage to successfully do so. The great majority of bands and producers invent themselves, with varying degrees of originality, but then fail to reinvent themselves, instead swimming in the same slough…

Illuvia – Isolatedmix 107

A beautiful selection of liquid Drum’n’Bass tunes, including many classics from the golden age of the genre. Illuvia, who’s responsible for this mix, just released his new album Iridescence Of Clouds on quality Ambient imprint A Strangely Isolated Place. A wonderful title that comes with an equally wonderful artwork, and the actual music is wonderfully…

Mesh Mix Series 009: Reid Willis

Max Cooper has been talking a lot about this guy recently. Which speaks for itself – just like the fact that he signed him on his Mesh imprint. First for the 2nd part of the 3D Reworks series, then for Mother Of, the second Reid Willis album which was released yesterday. Max found just the…

FWD144 – KiloWatts Live Set

Halfway through this 2-hour live set you might well start wondering if all these tunes were really produced by only one person, and one person alone. Transitioning effortlessly from ambientesque soundscapes to mellow Downtempo grooves and trippy Breaks, from glitchy rhythms to dope beats, leading us through deeply psychedelic patches just to soar up into…