Monday, December 28, 2015
This is a mix I made to accompany a techno yoga session. The tracks are mostly current and represent a sound I have developed over the past few years while djing for Rob Bennet as he leads techno yoga sessions. This summer I played at a number of festivals and I invite you to imagine the music playing outdoors on a great soundsystem as the early morning sun burns through the dawn chill.
Zeitgeber - Totenism
Fabrizio Lapiana - 1002B
Sterac - Rotary
Ctrls - Charge (Rose remix)
Mark Broom - A2
Ctrls - xy
Par Grindvik - Stone Edge
Tadeo - Reflection (Substance remix)
Planetary Assualt Systems - Departing Comfort
Spherical Coordinates - SPCBA-23
Etap Kyle - Paradigm
Adriana lopez - Contradictions
Claudio prc - ter
Fabrizio Lapiana - Dfract
Jeff Rushin - Facing the Truth
Kanding Ray - Existence
Cio D'or - Yocta
Ligovskoi - Dilip
Sunday, January 26, 2014
I made this mix to help ease the transition to autumn but the mood suits snow on the ground just as well. When space and distance bow to the rule of frozen earth and bare trees. Sound carries further, the surface of the canal is etched with frost and days drift by, light draining from them.
The picture above was taken on the island of Lindisfarne on my summer holidays last year and Chris Watson's field recording is from the same location.
The mix was made with traktor, a couple of records and an entanglement of inspiration for which I am grateful.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Thursday, May 17, 2012
artwork by Ruth Asawa
The continuing story...
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Thanks for the music
Gives me solace on the long winter nights
Amadou Ballake -what a voice! and this track is just so tight. Off the excellent Analog Africa compilation, Bambara Mystic Soul - The Raw Sound of Burkina Faso 1974 - 1979
A track which typifies the raw energy of Columbian music from Cartagena
More from Cartagena, courtesy of Soundway Records. Impossible to resist!
One of the biggest tunes of the year for me. Heartening to hear someone who has been around for some time still producing great music
Take me back, take me back!
Off the Xango ep. More creamy delights from Jan Jelinek
Swoon! From her self-titled album on perlon
Warm housey goodness on an excellent ep- Chicago II
Like Pansonic discovering funk. Off a great album . I just love this
More from Mr Snaith and simply irresistible.
Because I only discovered it this year,because it stirs, and contains a reference to the horses coming.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
In the aeons I’ve been away, this mix has struggled against earthly ties towards the limen of our universe. Disc 1, like all journeys into space, starts with rockety gusto, but all too soon settles, unsettled, into capsular claustrophobia. In space we have to make our own spass. Somehow retro-futuristically we get to the moon. But [spoiler!] it does not satisfy our sehnsucht and we come over all Major Tom and blast off again to the unknown. Disc 2 brings us to the blissed out eternity of home-from-home suspension, our endless exploration of…what? However far we go there is no escape from the earthbound voices. Space is our planet: we live there, we eat there, we bathe there.
I Remember Sputnik – KonstigKatt
Lift Off – Ribs
Space Oddity – David Bowie
Laika – Phantasystem
Soyuz One – State of Monc
Salute to the Communist Party – Soyuz-1, 18.035 MHz, 23 April 1967
Yuri's Dream – Erdem Helvacioglu, Sarp Keskiner, Ozun Usta & Umut Caglar
Inserting the Galactic Disc – Zonotope
I Lovely Cosmonaut – Monstrance
The East is Red – China-1, 20.009 MHz, 25 April 1970
Future Transport Shuttle Pod – [Sci Fi Sound Effects]
Space Oddity (Un Homme a Disparu dans le Ciel) – Palaprat
I Have the Moon, You Have the Internet (Gold Panda Remix) – The Field
Teenage Spaceman (Booka in Space Mix) – Booka Shade
Welcome to Lunar Industries – Clint Mansell
Fly Me to the Moon – Suzanne Grzanna
Viaje a la Luna – Bruno Pronsato
Luna – Pier Bucci & Jacek Sienkiewicz
The Eagle has Landed – Tranquillity Base, 20 July 1969
One Small Step – Neil Armstrong
Luna – Gultskra Artikler
Take-off from the Moon – Journey into Space cast
Space – Jah Wobble
Major Tom (Völlig Losgelöst) – Peter Schilling
Mothership to Solaris – The Exaltics
Polaris (Hecq Remix) – Frank Bretschneider
Major Tom – The Peptides
Major Tom – The Peptides
Space Walk – Lemon Jelly
Satellite – Dorit Chrysler
Space Walker – Aether Generator
Space Station –Walter Schumann Voices & Paul Frees
Odyssee – Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts
Earth People (Earth Planet Mix) – Dr Octagon
The Splendour – Pantha Du Prince
Photons from my Window – Aoki Takamasa
Space Oddity – Emilie Simon
Saturn Radio Emissions – [No Station ID]
Space is the Place – Sun Ra & The Solar Arkestra
Man Must Explore – Dave Scott, Apollo-15, 31 July 1971
Crossing of the Sun Ra Nebula – Shifted Phases
Falling to Weightlessness – Kontext
Wanderers – Carl Sagan
Kometenmelodie 1 – Kraftwerk
Marvels of Scientific Advance – Dwight Eisenhower, SCORE, 19 December 1958
The Internationale – Luna-10, 183.5 MHz, 3 April 1966
Greeting to the Scandinavian People – Vostok-3, 20.006 MHz, 13 August 1962
Getting Hot – Valentina Tereshkova, Vostok-6, 20.006 MHz, 16 June 1963
Magnificent Desolation – Buzz Aldrin
The Comet Song – Björk
Skyshapes – Skyscaper
Supermassive Black Hole – Muse
Galactic Blob – Sleeparchive
Space Oddity – Langley Schools Music Project
Voice from Planet Love – Precious System
Friday, September 2, 2011
Distracting, and at times tedious, this mix nevertheless has a playful side and once it's sure it has your attention...
James Blake – don’t you think i do
Kowton – basic music knowledge
Ah! The dread
Maayan Nidam – feels like
Have I told you how much I love her music?
Dave Aju – vibra
Acid Pauli – A1
Properly disquieting. Saw him play out early this year. He did his thing and was not easy to love but it was somehow right for the place. And he played stereo mcs-connected.
Tony Lionni – My Shadow
Robag Wruhme – Blech Beule
Ever the rascal, and long may he weasel away.
Emmanuel Jal – Kuar ( Olof Dreijer Remix)