This week’s top mixes include Afriqua at Portland R&S release party, rRoxymore’s leftfield selections and Lee Gamble’s hip-hop explorations.
rRoxymore’s Leftfield Selections. Musician, producer and DJ rRoxymore’s multifaceted career has seen her producing on Ataris, studying composition in Paris and releasing techno in Berlin. In this recording, she performs a 90-minute RA Live set of leftfield selections, techno and house from Holger Czukay to Wally Badarou to Minnie Riperton at London’s Brilliant Corners. Stream above.
Afriqua at Portland R&S Release Party. Following up on his recent critically acclaimed EP Aleph on techno institution R&S, a recording via Playedby of Berlin-based techno producer Afriqua, aka Adam Longman Parker, playing a two-hour selection of sophisticated percussive workouts at a release party in Portland, USA. Stream above.
Lee Gamble’s Hip Hop Explorations. “The mix itself is made of edits of mixtapes, skits, radio shows and some individual tracks… I guess it’s more of a collage (in the radiophonic/concrete sense) than a conventional mix.” Leading experimental artist Lee Gamble describes his new XLR8R podcast of hip-hop explorations. Stream above, download here.
Nabihah Iqbal’s Crack Mix. A soul-infused party mix from Nabihah Iqbal, who dropped her debut LP Weighing of the Heart in late 2017 and was previously known as Throwing Shade, featuring an extended dance mix of ‘Lullaby’ by The Cure, as well as soulful house classics, afro-beat reworks and power pop from Sage, Keytronics Ensemble, Roy Ayers and more. Stream above, an interview with the artist here.
OMG JAPAN 2: Japanese Pop (1980-1989). The second ‘OMG JAPAN’ mix from Listen To This focuses on Japanese pop songs from the 80s – “most of them with a synth funk backbone” – a time when Western culture swept away Japan’s isolation, resulting in musical experimentation of many kinds. “The candy-coated appeal of these songs can’t deflect from their progressive (and often deeply subversive) nature.” Stream above.
A Mix for Mark Fisher. Titled ‘Towards Lucid Explorations’, No Signal Sound puts together a special mix in memory of and dedication to activist, cultural critic and writer Mark Fisher, who worked under the alias K-punk, on the one year anniversary of his tragic passing. Featuring tracks by Mark Fell, Gabor Lazar, Goldfrapp, Burial, El-B, Stan Tracey and more. Stream above.