New mix for Sprechen

I made a mix for Sprechen — a sonic journey through left-field electronica, from ambient to experimental to techno. Thank you Chris Massey who called the mix “without a doubt one of the most unique and original curations we’ve had in a long time”. Listen to the mix here and see the tracklist below. Artwork by Volker Schütz.

Untitled: Untitled

Patrick Cowley: Sea of China

Howes: Overveen

Palace of Pleasure: Paprika

raaz: YR

Matmos: You

Akufen: In Dog we Trust

Cong Burn: Flutter

Shuttle: Bigeye

Objekt: Theme from Q

Means&3rd: Monark’s Dream

alto radio Sonic Journey #005

My latest mix for alto radio is now available here.

Expect an eerie blend of vocals, found sounds from my sister’s friend’s hard drive from over 10 years ago, random song selections around the same BPM, merging folk, jazz, left-field electronica, trip hop and noise in an explorative and adventurous fashion.

These are the tracks played:

Mim Davies: No World but Here

Boards of Canada: Eagle in your Mind

Cath Coffey: Walk (Score Version)

Money Mark: All the People

Chinese Man Records: More

Eels Shootenanny!: Love of the Loveless

Spaces: Stable

Badly Drawn Boy: S.P.A.T.

Helena: Île Amoureuse

Oil Thief: Death Sieve

Faultline: I Only Know Myself

Chocolate Elvis: Tosca

Cornershop: State Troopers (Part I)

Matmos: Teen Paranormal Romance

Spaces: Assembly

Ella Fitzgerald: I Love Paris

alto radio Sonic Journey #004

You can now listen back to my fourth mix for alto radio as part of my new Sonic Journeys show.

Voices, drones, beats, wild patterns, synthetic and organic instruments, electronica, jazz, lightness, melancholia, floating, longing, exploring…

Hope you enjoy.

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The are the tracks played:

Vashti Bunyan: Window Over the Bay

Boards of Canada: Hiscores

DJ Python: Pia

Doctor Rockit: How Do You Do?

Modeselektor: Concrete Jungle

Plaid: B Born Droid

Brian Eno and David Byrne: Come With Us

Rabit: Flesh Covers The Bone

Vessel: Drowned in Water and Light

Current 93: The Beautiful Dancing Dust

Afrodeutsche: The_Beginning

Matmos: Teen Paranormal Romance

Skee Mask: Cerroverb

Miles Davis: Le Petit Bal (Take 1)

Björk: I Dansi Med Per

Aphex Twin: ΔMi−1 = −αΣn=1NDi[n][Σj∈C{i}Fji[n − 1] + Fexti[[n−1]]

Marvin Gaye: Inner City Blues

alto radio Sonic Journey #003

You can now listen back to my third mix for alto radio as part of my new Sonic Journeys show. This mix is all about patterns, structures and experimentation. Expect repetition, surprises. Noises, orchestras. Overlaps, crossfades. New sensations. Hope you enjoy!

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These are the tracks played:

Floating Points (feat. London Symphony Orchestra): Movement 1 / Gary Fisher: Listen The Birds / Iceboy Violet: I LUV YOU ghost edit

Blanck Mass: Phase 1 / David Hykes (feat. Harmonic Choir): Arc Descents / peb: Like a Semicircular Slash Across the Full-Glown Plum -Spivak / Gary Fisher: Listen The Birds

Floating Points (feat. London Symphony Orchestra): Movement 3 / peb: Round I -Aria- / Doctor Rockit: Photos and Pebbles / peb: Round II -Squeeze, Squeeze, Squeeze-

Floating Points (feat. London Symphony Orchestra): Movement / Gary Fisher: Listen The Birds

alto radio Sonic Journeys #002

You can now listen back to my second mix for alto radio as part of my new Sonic Journeys show. This time a journey through eerie rhythms and drums, from ambient to abrasive… Going all the way up to 140 bpm!! Hope you enjoy the mix!

X

The tracks played are:

Clay: Spin

raaz: the first key

raaz: somebody’s out there?

raaz: YR

Cong Burn: Fold (F MIX)

Cong Burn: Mad Downer

Rayme: Heat of the Drums

French II: Control

Mr. Ho: Stons Got Up

Astrosuka: RSi1V2S3222

Nevsky Perspective: I’m Here You’re There

Oni Ayhun: OAR001-B (Original Mix)

alto radio Sonic Journeys #001

I am happy to announce that I started a monthly residency at alto radio where I will take you on a Sonic Journey every first Friday of the month from 7-8.

My first mix from the 5th of February 2021 is now online – click here to have a listen.

I hope you enjoy!

X

The tracks played are:

Industries feat. Nevsky Perspective: A Walk I

Henrietta Smith-Rolla: A Song For Him

Caterina Barbieri: SOTRS

Floating Points: Falaise

Skee Mask: Rev8617

Lianne La Havas: Paper Thin

Mica Kevi: Love

Four Tet: Parallel 6

Oil Thief: Dead Finks Don’t Listen

Industries feat. Nevsky Perspective: A Walk II

Jonny Greenwood: Alma

Melanie De Biasia: I’m Gonna Leave You (The Cinematic Orchestra Remix)

Mix of the Month

I’m so happy that the School of Electronic Music has chosen mix as their Mix Of The Month. My mix will take you on a journey through distorted sounds, experimental field recordings and cutting-edge beats, drowned in an eerie, dark atmosphere. It contains tracks by left-field electronica producers who inspire me, four of which are from Manchester. They are very idiosyncratic in their approach, open and adventurous in their experimentation. Enjoy the sonic trip! The mix can be found here. Hope you enjoy!

Clemency: Mimic Animals That Are Easy To Love

Oni Ayhun: OAR001-B (Original Mix) 

Sigha: On The Strip (Original Mix)

SD Laika: I Don’t

Iceboy Violet: Chasing A Fish-Shaped Shadow

Rabit: Bloody Eye

peb: Introducing (Imp out our Drooping Countrie’s Broken Wing)

Vessel: Anima

The Haxan Cloak: The Mirror Reflecting (Part 1)

Klein: Claim It

John Howes: Oyc

Funckarma: Entity

Silver Pride Dj Set now online

My DJ Set for the first ever Silver Pride UK is live on Youtube now.

Silver Pride is ‘a culturally diverse and enriching programme of live performances, masterclasses and events to champion social inclusion and ensure elderly LGBT+ people are socially connected, celebrated and recognised for their contributions to culture and society.’

It was a pleasure to be involved and shout out to my housemates Timmy and Josh for dancing with me!

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The tracks played are:

Monopoly Phonic: I Don’t Want To Know (feat. Violet Blonde & Lill)

The Knife: Pass This On (Shaken-Up Version)

Aja: Marbles

Matmos: Very Large Triangles

Sophie: Immaterial

Iceboy Violet: Domestic Cosy Thugga (Young Thug)

Reform Radio Takeover

I am grateful that Reform Radio let me take over their station last night.

You can listen to my takeover on Refom Radio’s website and on Mixcloud.

I presented my first two singles Air and Reform. Air uses field recordings of Manchester’s rain and comes with a windy instrumentation, whereas Reform contains field recordings of Manchester’s construction sites and comes with industrial drums and broken beats echoing urban spaces.

The other tracks were of producers that inspire me, mostly left-field electronica. These artists are all very idiosyncratic and think beyond genre. They are driven by passion for sound and a sense of adventure. I hope you will find them inspiring, too.

Industries: Air

SD Laika: Remote Heaven

Iglew: Sleep Tighter

Lanark Artefax: Touch Absence

Clemency: Biblical Names

Rabit: Imp

Industries: Reform

Spaces: Apologies

Destiny’s Child: Bills Bills Bills (Refix)

The Haxan Cloak: The Mirror Reflection (Part 1)

Funckarma: Entity

Klein: Claim It

Vessel: Euoi

Howes: Green Lense

Oni Ayhun: OAR001-B (Original Mix)