Everybody In The Place

Warehouse parties, Chicago in the mid 1980s, Kraftwerk, soundsystem culture, the miners’ strike, new age travelers, spiral tribe, Castlemorton, Shelley’s Laserdome, no judgement, whatever clothing style, alone or accompanied, no stupid phones, and what all this had to do with the British society of the mid 80s to early 90s. Also, the reactions of teenagers…

Vril & Rødhåd presents: Out Of Place Artefacts

From the dark and brooding fragments of the soundtrack for a Sci-Fi Noir flick not yet shot to industrial electronica to dubbed-out techno to broken beats to seismic waves of bass music… and back again. Vril & Rødhåd, two artists usually well-known for what is commonly referred to as Berghain sound, joined forces and came…

The Viking Voyage Continues

I embarked on another Viking Voyage and spent three weeks with the tidal fragrance of the reefs in my nose, the call of the seabirds in my ears and the unique light of the high latitudes in my eyes. A few snapshots of this journey have been added to The Viking Voyage gallery.

Abdul Raeva – 100% Unreleased

The eternal circle of invention and reinvention, of mix and remix gives life to a new style that sounds a lot like (Psy-) Trance from the late nineties / early noughties, but that comes from artists who had nothing to do with the scene back then. Instead, they describe their uplifting, acid-heavy, highly melodic and…

Kia – Animix Fourty Three

Loving it how Bass music can be highly stimulating, yet at the same time deeply chill? Then this one is for you! Kia blends Breaks into Downtempo into Drum’n’Bass into Dope Beats… A great example what a highly versatile, but just as consistent DJ mix might sound like in 2021.

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…