Facta & K-LONE – Azure Ultra

Fantastic mix, wonderfully quirky cover art and just the right words by Mixtape Club and the artists themselves: Across 22 tracks of nearly meditative house and techno, Facta & K-LONE inject some unmistakeable Bristol pressure and swing into the Ibiza chill-out mix format – perfectly paced dance music for a hot summer’s day. In their…

Roberdo Raval – Sea Spirits Calling

A concoction of inebriating electronics, originally recorded for my brother from another mother Sam@chaishop.com’s virtual bday gathering in May 2021. Matching the occasion, it became a rather trancy and oldschoolish affair. There’s new tunes, there’s a classic banger from 2004, and there’s plenty of melodic vibes to get lost in between. Download link and tracklist…

Pugilist – Dimensions Mix 237

There’s really only one downside to this beautiful DJ mix by Pugilist: It calls for a big, gnarly sound system in a club or, even better, on a nocturnal festival dancefloor – and those remain few and little. Techno and Breaks throbbing along a metaphysical backbone of Bass music. Dimensions Festival · DIM237 – Pugilist

Roberdo Raval – Saltwater Music 2021

As always with this series, my latest Saltwater Music mix is quite a personal affair. For once it doesn’t consist of music that has been the soundtrack for a lifestyle centered around great bodies of saltwater, but mainly of tunes from the generally strange, yet musically marvelous year that lies behind us. An all-instrumental hour…

Sam Goku: The ‘Shine A Light’ On Mix

Melodically uplifting, sometimes even ecstatic – and then again deep and heady. Highly versatile and multi-layered. Rhythmically unorthodox for the prevailing 4-to-the-floor sound of his home country: Sam Goku is arguably one of the most interesting producers from Germany at the moment. That said, it’s exciting news to know that his debut album East Dimensional…

Caoilfhionn Rose – Fireflies

A stunning foretaste, both musically and visually, of the upcoming Caoilfhionn Rose (say: Keelin) album on quality label Gondwana Records. The whirling dots of light shown in this video are somewhat reminiscent of those quantum particles (or whatever they’re supposed to be…) in the projections in the series Devs. However, a closer look reveals that…

We Come From The Sun Mixtape

Embedding poetry into immersive music, We Come From The Sun is a quite a fascinating project and well-worth listening into. Here musical allrounder Joe Acheson, the mastermind behind The Hidden Orchestra, takes it to yet another level by transforming the album into one of his masterful studio mixes. “A series of imagined collaborations including Johnny…

Calibre – RA.765

“Invent yourself and then reinvent yourself“. As beautiful and inspiring as this line from good, old Charles Bukowski might be, only very few musicians manage to successfully do so. The great majority of bands and producers invent themselves, with varying degrees of originality, but then fail to reinvent themselves, instead swimming in the same slough…

Illuvia – Isolatedmix 107

A beautiful selection of liquid Drum’n’Bass tunes, including many classics from the golden age of the genre. Illuvia, who’s responsible for this mix, just released his new album Iridescence Of Clouds on quality Ambient imprint A Strangely Isolated Place. A wonderful title that comes with an equally wonderful artwork, and the actual music is wonderfully…

Solving A Steampunk Puzzle Box

A video of a dude solving an incredibly intricate and cleverly crafted steampunk-themed puzzle box. Quite a riveting thing to watch that will leave you wondering: Who comes up this kind of stuff? Unsurprisingly this gentleman is solving puzzles on a frequent basis, and this not even the most sophisticated one…

Max Cooper – Out Of Body

Ambient has been the big thing recently, what with all the dance producers putting out mixes and all that. Max Cooper has also been the big thing, not only recently, and especially on this blog. Now this mastermind of synthesized music shares with us a new Ambient mix. And, as it is the case so…

Study Links Spiritual Training To Narcissism

“An implicit feature of spiritual training is that it allows its adherents to distance themselves from their egos, and thereby from things such as the need for social approval or success. [….] But as a new paper explains, spiritual training may have the opposite effect. Namely, spiritual training might in fact enhance people’s need to feel ‘more successful, more respected or more loved’ […].”