DJ Cam – Inverted Audio Mix 183

French Hip Hop / Jazz veteran DJ Cam delivers an oldschool Trip Hop mix full of classics like DJ Shadow, DJ Krush or Massive Attack. Truly timeless, and dope as it can be. Speaking of Trip Hop classics: FACT just published a list of what they consider to be ‘The 50 Best Trip Hop Albums…

Beach Diggin’ Vol. 3

Guts news everyone: The third part of the Beach Diggin’ compilation series is about to be released on Heavenly Sweetness. Once again Guts & Mambo did a fantastic job in compiling what I would describe as the ultimate soundtrack for a tropical / subtropical lifestyle that is centred around large bodies of salt water. I…

Kabanjak – Out Of The Dark

Out Of The Dark: After it has been somewhat quiet around Kabanjak during recent years, the producer is back on track and delivers a new album. Heavyweight beats and bass lines make the 8 tracks as dope as it can be, live drums add a very vivid and dynamic vibe. However, what makes the music…

Trashbat – Fokus X Prolific Mix 2015

Deep, dope, and dubby: That’s how I like Bass Music, and that’s what Trashbat delivers with this DJ Mix. It’s a jazzy blend of classic Dubstep grooves and modern sound structures, playfully involving elements from different genres such as Instrumental Hip Hop or Grime.

Astroboter – Intenpsyfication Mix

German beatmaker and guitarist Astroboter delivers a magnificent mixtape packed with psychedelic music from various genres: I’ve been gathering songs for this mix since my last mix called “Game Of Tones”. It starts wild, breaks into colorful Psychedelic Rock, gets mixed with ethnic Jazz & Dustbowl Blues and ends into an infinite Ambient meditation.

Jon Hopkins & King Creosote In Concert

It was the epic bounce of Open Eye Signal that first drew my attention to the work of Jon Hopkins.  Ever since this artist has been a cornucopia of great sound for me. Just recently he dropped a magnificent BBC Essential Mix, a two hour journey consisting of some of the tracks that have influenced…

Dolph – Schatzkiste #36

Dolph is one of the great artists I discovered through my work with Acker Records / 3000°. This amazing freestyle mix is a true Schatzkiste, a treasure chest, full of musical gems. The Berlin based artist starts with almost half an hour of pure dopeness before he drops the first 4/4 kickdrum. The musical journey…

El Búho – 13 Mooncycle Mix

Inspired by the cycle of the moon INI Movement has just launched a new series. The idea is to celebrate each full moon with an exclusive DJ mix – and they kick off with a really amazing one. For the first instalment, we asked a friend of the movement, the serial ethnomusicologist, El Búho, to…

Submotion Orchestra: Slumber Session

An extremely mellow DJ mix from one of my favourite producers: Ruckspin. Representing the Submotion Orchestra, his 7-person Post-Dubstep / Freestyle Jazz / Ambient ensemble, he delivers a one-hour musical journey through different genres from the laid-back side of things: I tried to fit a variety of moods into this mix; from the simple-but-effective songs…

Chancha Via Circuito – Ahora Nosotros Mixtape

Shortly after releasing Amansara, his mesmerizing third album, Chancha Via Circuito drops a new DJ mix for Test Pressing that is just as beautiful to listen to. The Argentinian artist keeps up a very organic, earthy vibe – the first half feels actually very traditional and folkloric, the dubby electronic groove remains in the background.…

Phaeleh – DJ Mix For Albion Collective

Albion Collective just published an interview with Phaeleh, plus an exclusive DJ mix by the Bristolian master of ultra-mellow Bass Music. It’s deep, it’s uplifting, it’s highly melodic, it’s full of seismic bass lines, it’s packed with dubs and unreleased tracks… it’s everything that makes Phaeleh a truly outstanding figure.

Phaeleh – A World Without

Ultra mellow, ultra harmonious, ultra phat: Phaeleh keeps up his signature style and presents the title track of his forthcoming A World Without EP, to be released on Red Eye Records. Classic 2-Step and Dubstep rhythms meet melodic arrangements as sweet as sugar, sometimes touching but never crossing the border to the realm of kitsch.

Fabel – The SlowCooker Sessions Vol. 2

Fábel delivers his second SlowCooker Session and again it ticks all the boxes for a really good DJ mix. Compared to the first part this one is somewhat heavier on the beats, the vibe feels more stimulating, towards the end the groove could clearly be described as danceable. However, just like SlowCooker Session Vol.1 it…

Fábel – SlowCooker Sessions

Multi-insturmentalist Fábel delivers a wonderfully smooth blend of deep and dope tunes, including quite some tracks and edits by the Spanish producer himself. Shifting between Trip Hop, Downbeat, Electronica and Instrumental Hip Hop, there’s an extremely mellow and jazzy vibe to this mix.

The Making of Guts “Hip Hop After All”

I’ve been an avid fan of Guts for quite some years now. While I tend to lose interest in the work of most producers after some time, the French beatmaker is among the few who just keep up a level of quality and innovation that gets me stoked again and again and again. However, when…