A weekly rundown of mixes and radio shows we’ve been enjoying…
Carrying the torch left by “fourth world” pioneer Jon Hassell, Montreal’s Phoebé Guillemot, AKA RAMZi, has turned heads with transportive outings on Total Stasis, 12th Isle, 1080p and RVNG Intl that strafe the organic and otherworldly. She also plays records under the name DJ FATi, turning out an similarly transcendent blend for the Dekmantel mix series.
Threatening to become our favourite mix series, period, the Geezer returns and he has company – South London duo Front Left Life to be specific. Strictly 140 to 180, they follow recent contributions from Kenny White, Fergus Clarke and Ron Morelli with an hour’s worth of jungle and grime.
Whether he’s releasing music from the likes of Das Ding, Vernon Facility and Frak on his Midlight label or working in the Clone shop, Gustav Goodstuff likes to keep himself busy. A killer DJ to boot, he recently stepped up for the BAR-curated show on Operator Radio.
Responsible for curating one of the best mix series around, Asahi Yamamoto, AKA Beanie’s, turns contributor for Melbourne agency-come-promoter, BIZARRO. Assuming the moniker E.L.M.S, it’s a head-first plunge into the Japanese selector’s record collection, delivering a surprisingly UK-centric selection of fractured 140 rhythms, dusty jungle and mind-altering avant-garde.