Monday is a perfect time to try to shift moods with music, to change the mix. So here’s a melange of Monday mixes … mmmmmmm. (Good God, I’m glad we have music to start the week, as words are generally failing me.) Here’s a bit of what we’re cueing up here – from deep, perk-you-up sounds from Anika and Moderna to richly-diverse experimental sounds via reliq and Erika.
I admire Anika for her uncompromising individualism, whether doing turns as political journalist, music journalist, singer/musician, or DJ. And her taste and point of view come across in crisp definition when she’s on the radio or mixing, too. The “Extra Cheese Bürger Mix” is deep and dubbed and wonderful, hosted by Electronic Beats (who clearly number among her loyal fans). You can read up on her thoughts on music and politics alike, as well as the Geoff Barrow connection, at that site:
Intro: Black Diamond and Blueberry Blunt “LSD, Snowflakes, & Diamonds” with Dylan Thomas “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”
Track 01: Ikonika – “Mise en Place”
Track 02: Peverelist – “Erstwhile Rhythm”
Track 03: Gatekeeper – “Atmosphere Processor”
Track 04: Mala – “Changes”
Track 05: Ras Michael and the sons of Negus – “Truths and Rights (Dub Version)”
Track 06: Anika – “Bloodhound (Dub)”
Track 07: Quasimoto – “Planned Attack”
Track 08: Vex Ruffin – “No Escape”
Track 09: Dobie – “Prozac”
Track 10: Dimlite – “Runindicator”
Track 11: Cooly G – “Trouble”
Track 12: Inga Copeland – “A World in Danger iii”
Track 13: Circuit Diagram – “Iklig (Pudelprodukte 20)”
Outro: Scott Walker – “Tar”
Mix of the Day: Anika [Electronic Beats]
For something completely different …
Moderna (Missy Livingston) is here in town in Berlin, far from the California skies, but bringing the sounds of sun and open space and her uniquely-smart taste on musical taste to our nights.
And in advance of a new collaborative project called “The Deep” (see video above), she has a terrific mix, heavily influenced by the US-based label Ghostly International to which she’s signed.
And this isn’t a gentle stroll through the desert; this one has some … energy. If you’re drowsy on this Monday, put this on.
I’ll turn this over to the complete description:
Dancing in the Dust: A Burning Man inspired Mix. Act #22 for Beyeah.net
This mix incorporates a small taste of a desert journey through Black Rock City, Nevada. It is a true survival of being adaptable, free spirited and resilient. From Tycho’s remix of Ulrich Schnauss to the oh so fun and sophisticated Pachanga Boys, then ending with a remix of the first single from Moderna’s collaborative project, “The Deep.” wearethedeep.com
The remixes for the single will be released October 29th. You can get the original mix on iTunes here. itun.es/i6Ff7Cm
So go out, dance and get dusty..
I take comfort in your ignorance (Tycho Remix) – Ulrich Schnauss
Manhooker – Azari & III
Vanilla Minus – Gold Panda
Primitive People (Tale Of Us Remix) – Mano Le Tough
Uncertain Change (Maceo Plex Reconception Remix) – Footprintz
The Giver – Duke Dumont
Time (Original Mix) – Pachanga Boys
Foreign Love (Acid Paul Remix) – Sid Le Rock
Heat Division – Dauwd
Singular Silence (Snasen Remix) Unreleased – The Deep
So, that’s a trip out into the dusty, desert. Meanwhile, deeper in space, we have our friend Erika. She charted a hyperspeed course through some of the greatest experimental galaxies in her Electric Deluxe podcast from a couple of months ago. Best SoundCloud comment: “too deep.” Indeed. Past the Great Barrier we go …
Jürgen Müller – Jenseits des Stromes
Vladislav Delay Quartet – Des Abends
Marion Brown – Afternoon of a Georgia Fawn
Moon Pool & Dead Band – The Creation
Jan Jelinek – HipBird
Ø – Anksiolyytti
The End of All Existence – The Final Hours
BJ Nilsen & Stilluppsteypa – Góða Nótt 2
Imaginary Softwoods – Entrance Through Selenite Pillars
Robert Henke – _convex
Ekoplekz – Abyss Ababa
Experimental Audio Research – D.M.T. Symphony
UNLTD – Précis
Xian – Neotantrik 1
Ø – Syväys
Sawf – Sand#1
Mika Vainio / Kevin Drumm / Axel Dörner / Lucio Capece – Venexia
Morphosis – Exposure
Meze – Untitled
Emeralds – Underwater Mountain
Madteo – Rut-A-Round
Minamo + Lawrence English – The Path
Seahawks – Ocean Odyssey
If you missed it, check out our interview with Erika from last month; thoroughly enjoyed getting to talk to her.
And Erika’s set is the perfect set-up for more out-there music from Berlin’s “avant-doom” trio, made up of grayl [DE], Shaddah [FR], and Xorzyzt [US]. CDM collaborators and design platform SemiDomesticated commissioned the group to do a mix in their new Soundscape series, and the results cross still more sonic territory.
SOUNDSCAPE 004: RELIQ [SemiDomesticated blog]
Schubert, Holly Herndon, Stockhausen, Factory Floor. Check. (Tracklist embedded in Mixcloud.)
Favorite cuts from here? Got mixes of your own – or selections you’re listening to? Let us know.