This week’s top mixes include Kahn & Neek’s Essential Mix, Exercise One’s Ebb and Flow, Mr Mitch’s Radical Changes and Galcher Lustwerk’s Sad Summer II.
Kahn & Neek’s Essential Mix. Bristolian producer Kahn is a part of sound system reggae project Gorgon Sound and the Young Echo Collective, and is known for a style that combines early 2000s grime, digital dancehall and the UK 140bpm spectrum. In this BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, he teams up with regular collaborator Neek for two hours of only the best sound system music. Stream above, track listing here.
Exercise One’s Ebb and Flow. Berlin techno duo and mainstay of the Berlin clubbing landscape, Marco Freivogel and Ingo Gansera, aka Exercise One, top Mixcloud’s minimal techno and deep techno charts with their “addictive ebb and flow across deep textures and dance floor bangers”. Stream above.
Mr Mitch’s Radical Changes. An artist signed to Planet Mu, founder of Gobstopper Records and co-founder of Boxed, Mr Mitch is known for his sleek and stripped back approach to grime production, as can be found on his recently released second LP for Planet Mu. His Groove podcast presents a movement of radical changes between emotive bangers and chilled out grooves. Stream above, an interview with the artist here.
Galcher Lustwerk’s Sad Summer II. The sequel to Galcher Lustwerk’s 2014 Sad Summer mix brings new eclecticism from the Ohio-born house DJ and producer for Blowing Up the Workshop, White Material and his own Lustwerk Music imprint. Expect 60s psyche, 90s pop, dreamy ambiences and soulful R&B. Stream above, track listing here.
Beautiful Swimmers’ Crack Mix. Ahead of their recent appearance at Patterns in Brighton, Washington DC duo Max D and Ari Goldman play sample-laden tropical house in Crack Magazine’s latest Crack Mix as Beautiful Swimmers, which they’ve been releasing left field house tracks as since 2009 on PPU, The Trilogy Tapes and Max D’s own Future Times imprint. Stream and download above.