A weekly rundown of mixes and radio shows we’ve been enjoying…
From digi dancehall on Bokeh Versions to esoteric, peak-time techno on L.I.E.S., Low Jack has remained a firm favourite of ours regardless of label or style. Dipping toes into experimental, EBM, noise, techno and industrial waters, his mixtape for The Trilogy Tapes ain’t bad either, and it’s now available to stream direct from the Parisian’s Soundcloud.
Host of the UV Funk radio Philipp Demankowski takes the reigns for a the third instalment in Uncanny Valley‘s ‘Merry Ambient Christmas’ series, stitching together a meditative, globetrotting blend of music new and old, complete with a glimpse at “shtum’s 2018 release schedule.”
Motherbeat founder and self-styled ‘trans mystic’ Eris Drew seeks to provide the tonic to your woes through her DJing. Inspired by some recent “ecstatic dance music experiences connected with nature,” the Chicago resident has contributed to the Resident Advisor podcast series with a mix firmly pointed towards the rave.
Unrivalled in their comprehensive coverage of the often misunderstood stylings of Italo disco, all four volumes of Flemming Dalum and Filippo Bachini’s Lost Treasures of Italo Disco mix compilation have been uploaded to Soundcloud in full by Mothball Record. Over five hours worth of listening with downloads enabled.
The genre-defying mavericks behind Dublin’s Wah Wah Wino collective have enjoyed a fruitful 2017, laying down a marker with a trio of albums from the inner sanctum, most notably the excellent various artists long player, Absolutely Wino. After a slew of excellent broadcasts, their radio show has also achieved ‘essential listening’ status, and featuring UK garage track that samples Balinese monkey chanting, the latest with Dark Delight and Morgan Buckley is certainly no exception.
“A fairly humourless mixtape attempt” from one of London’s worst kept secrets, Kenny White. Apparently this is what the Low Company and Blackest Ever Black man sounds like off form, so you can only imagine how good he can be when everything clicks.