Hodge – FACT Mix 526

Speaking loosely, Hodge’s music fits into that middle-ground between Dubstep’s weight and Techno’s fluidity that Bristol producers have a knack for doing so well. That’s what FACT mag says about its latest mix, and that’s a very accurate description of what you get to hear. Raw, bass-heavy and wonderfully tripped-out, yet with an uplifting twist.…

Alex Banks – June 2015 Mix

To put it plain and simple, this is an absolutely stunning mix. Deep, melodic, full of changes in rhythm and texture, and last but not least extremely danceable: Alex Banks ticks all the boxes of what I consider to be good dance music, as a producer and as a DJ.

Grouch – Live at Boom Festival 2014

For me, this was the musical highlight at Boom Festival‘s Chill Out Gardens this year: Grouch. His dance floor stuff is excellent, but this incredibly deep and dope take on Glitch Hop and Dub music took me by surprise. Seismic bass lines, trippy samples, ethnic sounds, even cokehead Charlie Sheen… it’s all in here, merged…

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…

Lower Spectrum – Triple J Soundlab Mix

Lower Spectrum is one of the great musical discoveries I made during my time in Australia. Why? Well, listen to this beautiful mix the producer from Melbourne recorded for the radio station Triple J, get into the vibe of the music that influenced him, and finally hear his wonderful track Khlever at the very end.…

Modeselektor – Groove Podcast 25

Kryptic Minds, Killawatts, Pearson Sound, Objekt, Jon Hopkins, Darkside, Martyn… the tracklist of this mix includes an extremely high percentage of some of my favourite artists at the moment. Plus it has been forged by the Modeselektor guys, yet another outstanding project. I don’t have any idea how that flew under my radar until now……

El Remolon – Selva Mixtape

El Remolon delivers the goods. Which is to say: A double strike. First, the Digital Cumbia pioneer drops his fifth album, named Selva. The Argentinian artist delivers his signature mix of traditional Cumbia rhythms, South American folklore, heavyweight bass lines, wobbly quotes from Dubstep, sharp Electro riffs and a fair bit of freestyle Electronica. The…

Pinch – Cold Mix II

I received the download link for this mix with the latest newsletter of Cold Recordings and saved it straight to my outstanding electronics folder – the place where it belongs, as Pinch never fails to deliver the goods. Raw beats, a great variety of straight and broken rhythms, and deeply hallucinogenic sounds and atmospheres… That’s…

Gelka – Coloured Thoughts Mixtape

The Gelka guys haven’t lost their touch and deliver another superb mixtape: Coloured Thoughts is a smooth blend of Dope Beats, Bass Music, Trip Hop, Deep House and even more genres, including the music of artists like Phaeleh, Bonobo, Synkro and  DFRNT, as well as some tracks from the Hungarian duo itself.

Akara – The World Beyond

It’s the combination of intense, yet not kitschy harmonies and rhythmic elements from the field of Bass Music that makes me stoked about this release. US-American producer Joshua Penman describes the style of his project Akara as ‘mystical dancefloor symphonies’, his live project is actually an orchestra that includes the elf-like voice of singer Femke…

The Micronaut – Panorama

Is it his love for details that made him known as The Micronaut? At least the atmosphere of his productions evolves from a multitude of intricate elements. These little bits and pieces might be of very different nature, but together they complement each other in perfect harmony, creating a big picture, the Panorama of a…

Evian Christ – RA 404 Not Found Mix

“Slow-motion Trance, Dancehall and more“… These were the words that caught my attention when browsing Resident Advisor a couple of days ago. What Evian Christ delivers as his RA 404 Not Found Mix is a fascinating approach towards seemingly contrary styles, each of which has a lot of stereotypes to deal with. There’s indeed a…