SAX BASS DRUMS TRIO
A Jazz mix by New York based, jazz saxophonist Mike Casey. Mike's artistic output predominantly features - but far from limited to - the less common Saxophone / Bass / Drums trio format, a form he is particularly passionate about. A mix highlighting some of his favorite cuts of his catalog along with influences in the format, showcasing the flexibility and versatility that can come with omitting guitar or piano...and above all, the Power of Three.
HEAVY BEATS & BREAKS
"Sure Enough" is an instrumental drum-based music mix composed of about 20 tunes from some of the best current producers - The Gaslamp Killer, Boards of Canada, Dday One, Mister Modo, Jel.. - the 40-minute mix adventures in different territories, and immerses the listener in a cinematic atmosphere. It explores different soundscapes, and flows through various atmospheres, sometimes dramatic, sometimes joyful, even humorous.
Look inside, find the paths that convey the deeper meanings behind the concepts. Inner Paths is a place of expression, where inspiration is drawn, resources are found and shared. A mix of instrumental Hip-Hop and Rap tunes, put together by Emcee & Producer Lex from Paris rap group Kalhex. A safe place to slow down, and.. chill-out.
JAZZ AND THE HARP
Rarely encountered and often dismissed as ‘niche,’ the jazz harp has become something of an exotic creature. Much more readily associated with the classical genre, the harp may at first blush seem like a strange addition to a jazz arrangement. The presence of the harp in jazz provokes many not readily answerable questions about the genre itself. Namely: to what extent can jazz complicate itself while still remaining ‘Jazz’?
GRAB YOUR HEADPHONES
"Brain Freeze" is a blend of textured heavy beats: bass, trap, wonky, footwork, leftfield, grime, and broken beat. A dense mix, combination of trickling, thick layers of thrumming synths, cold sharp snare bursts, and loud, massive, striking bass drums. To be listened to while creating, chilling with friends, exercising, or driving at night..
Originally, "Les Paradis Artificiels" is the title of a psychedelic essay by French writer Charles Baudelaire from 1860, in which he writes how he feels after experimenting with various drugs. The first half of the book is about marijuana.
This 45-minute mix contains music produced by French and Japanese beatmakers. Some hip hop, jazz, mashups, original samples and a few 90s childhood tracks.
JAPANESE DEEP JAZZ
Volume 2 of Magical Mystery Mix j-jazz series curated by Dckne, starting with a different cover of the classic "Take 5" from jazz pioneer Dave Brubeck. 60 minutes of soulful and funky jazz with that hint of Japanese touch which makes the vibes feel different. Head to the youtube video to continue the musical journey!
DRAAGS & QUAS
The mix is composed of 38 tracks, including interludes sampled from Fantastic Planet movie, a selection of compositions from the o.s.t. and some indie hip-hop tunes containing samples from it. You will also find a special MF DOOM / Run the Jewels mashup song. The mix also comes with an original illustrated cover. Let's dig deeper into the modern universe of "La Planète Sauvage", and highlight some stuff that you might have missed out.
CREED TAYLOR JAZZ
One hour of 70's Jazz Funk & Soul Jazz grooves picked by Dckne from CTI Jazz Records catalogue. CTI for "Creed Taylor Incorporated", a label that became independent in 1970 and flourished during the seventies. The label also became part of hip-hop history by having a major part of its catalog sampled by numerous producers to create a great number of hip-hop classics.
Tsun-Zaku is a multi talented artist from Fukuoka, Japan. DJ, producer and illustrator, he's also a member of "Zeroreality" & "Tropical Chest Hairrrs" collectives, and the owner of a secondhand bookshop named "Anamon" in Fukuoka. His "「大暑」Extreme heat 2018 夏" is a unique kind of a mix, a great journey into abstract-experimental Japanese music : jazz, hip-hop, spoken word and dark techno.
Dday One is an American music producer, DJ from Los Angeles, California. He is known for his instrumental sample-based beats. Using the Sampler as his sole instrument and mainly drawing from nature, Free Jazz and World Music, his compositional process is rooted in the lineages of classic Hip Hop production and Electro-Acoustic music. Here's his magical mystery mix, a musical journey into experimental beats, downtempo, breakbeat, and abstract hip-hop.
BRITISH JAZZ MIX
"I went through my record collection to pick out some of my favorite UK jazz releases over the past few years. Some of them consist of the superstars that came out of the current movement, as well as some established UK jazz veterans whose music I’ve always admired. Seeing such movements also pop up in countries like Australia or South Africa gives me great hope for jazz music and I think we’ll have much to look forward to in the years to come."
SOUTH AFRICAN JAZZ
"Soundtrack of the Revolution" As Sisonke Msimang, writer of 'Always Another Country', eloquently puts it in four words. Soundtrack of the Resistance. A genre formed, moulded, re-invented to fight against an oppression; a musical method of a struggle visualized in blocks, cross-rhythms, chromatics, lydians and vamps - audible artworks designed to shout out the injustices. South African jazz was born into the Apartheid system and with its' birth came the growing of a bitter confrontation. This mix is in celebration of the otherworldly talent that has come out of South African jazz. A salutation.
VENEZUELA & BRAZIL
A smorgasboard of bossa nova, musica popular brasileira (MPB), afro-cuban, psychedelia, rumba, latin & funk. From Venezuela, you can listen out for snippets of Joropo music, a native folk rhythm similar to Spanish fandango with it's the use of triple metre, guitar, castanets, hand-clapping, and accompanying dance.
AMBIENT AND GLITCH
A mix from Tokyo based producer Ichiro_ , compiling a selection of his works, an hour of retro-futuristic e music: hybrid instrumental hip-hop, glitch, experimental electronic music, leftfield, and ambient. Welcome into the world of a very creative and inspiring mind, who goes by the name of Ichiro_
An exclusive mix by TSUTCHIE composed of tunes selected from the two soundtracks he made in 2004 for Samurai Champloo anime series, "Masta" and "Playlist". 45 minutes of instrumental hip-hop and broken beat gems that will plunge you back in the classic anime from the author of Cowboy Bebop.
SWING JAZZ DANCE
Thijsenterprise, the author of this mix, worked for several years in the renowned Bimhuis, a music venue in Amsterdam famous for it's jazz and improvised concerts. The beatmaker played many after show DJ-sessions and a 'best-of' song selection of these gigs, added with some new tunes, can be heard here. He labels these songs as "free swinging jazz dance", which you can't help but dance to!
"A journey through various different worlds of hip hop and some original productions of mines, straight live from the mpc." Follow Simiah on his musical trip, enjoy this great mix entirely crafted by the british Hip-Hop producer author of three instrumental albums on Kigunderground records.
"Cinematic Soul" is a 100% vinyl mix composed of music inspired by films from mostly 1970's Black Cinema. Majority of the tracks combine traditional soul arrangements with orchestral instruments. The mix highlights the soundtrack work of various composers including: Manu Dibango, Mavin Gaye, Isaac Hayes, James Brown,Curtis Mayfield, Cecil Holmes, Badder Than Evil, Gene Page, Nat Dove, Roger Hamilton Spotts, Quincy Jones plus more.
JAPANESE FOLK MUSIC
For this mix, Xan has put together a collection of snippets through the genres of both traditional Japanese folk and acoustic with contemporary environmental ambient music. From Katsuka Yokoyama are two tracks presenting an example of shakuhachi music, an instrumental folk genre from the Edo period. The Shakuhachi flute, made from bamboo root, is blown straight into the end of the pipe as opposed to across the top, and is commonly played with the koto, a stringed instrument stemming from the Chinese zheng or zither...