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Mixpak is a Brooklyn based record label founded by Dre Skull. Mixpak FM delivers forward thinking mixes from DJs around the world. Catch the vibe.

mixpak fm - santa muerte

Mixpak FM 085 is brought to you by Texas-based duo Santa Muerte. Sharing a common musical leaning and a Mexican heritage, the pair - who also operate individually as Sines & Panchitron - represent a unification of many exciting elements. Named after a controversial Mexican sub-culture that reveres death, Santa Muerte often draw from traditional & contemporary Mexican themes, and thrust them into contemporary club culture. Their bootlegs and edits push Teeflii to dembow, Tinashe to experimental grime, and experimental grime back to dembow. With many boundary crossings in sight, it seems fitting they are so close to the Mexican border, not to mention being a valuable addition to a state that has recently housed underground producers such as Prince William, Dubbel Dutch, Lotic, Rabit and more.

Their Mixpak FM cruises through kuduro, rap, dembow and club productions from NY, London, Montevideo and Lisbon.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Santa_Muerte.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00 PM

Mixpak FM - Zutzut

Mixpak FM 084 comes from Mexican producer, Zutzut. A central part of the NAAFI family, as well as head of his own label, Extasis, Zutzut's music encompasses a contemporary Mexican club experience in the age of the internet. From his rough-but-nostalgic club track 'Jala' to his Nguzunguzu x Killatonez refix, his tracks often abstract pop music into a weirder sphere, or unite different sonic worlds - from kuduro to dembow. His musical manifesto seems as progressive as his politics; tagging his first EP (El Pack 1) with "3RDWORLD" and declaring Extasis a label with 'No borders. No Gender'.

His Mixpak FM runs through NAAFI family offerings, as well as producers from around the world who are interacting and creating along similar lines: from Endgame to Venus X, Lotic to Sami Baha.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Zutzut.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:32 PM

Mixpak FM - Equiknoxx

Mixpak FM 083 comes from Jamaican producers, Equiknoxx. Following in the steps of Ward 21, the duo have been responsible for some of the most innovative riddims of the last few years, from 2008's Sky Daggering, through Jim Screechie and White Label. Instantly recognizable by the bird sample, their riddims often ignore bpm convention, are ultimately playable as instrumentals, and always feature an interesting line-up of artists. Their productions and label have been home to emerging JA artists who are equally breaking the mould - from Masicka to Kabaka Pyramid.

Their Mixpak FM (mixed by Puppy Disco) is a ride through their interesting musical minds - where pop crosses into dancehall and we hear Bobby McFerrin and Enya, to original productions and tracks from their family of artists.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Equiknoxx.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:15 PM

Mixpak FM - Endgame Mixpak FM 082 is brought to you by London based producer & DJ, Endgame. Put on our radar by his connections with Palmistry, his sound is one close to our heart - weird club music, grime, dancehall, dembow and tarraxo all make it into his live sets at Endless or his NTS show Precious Metals. His debut, self-titled release is out now on vinyl on Portugal's Golden Mist Records (and digitally this coming Monday), and features frequent collaborators Blaze Kidd and Uli-K as well as a remix from previous Mixpak FM-er Dinamarca.

His Mixpak FM is an exploration of dark, melodic and heavily rhythmic sounds running in a triangle from London to Latin America to Lisbon. It runs through many of his own productions as well as Portuguese club music, offerings from his London peers and a healthy smattering of NAAFI.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Endgame.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:42 PM

Mixpak FM - Kilbourne

Mixpak FM 081 comes from New Orleans based producer & DJ, Kilbourne. Born in Philly and raised in New Jersey, Kilbourne has that East Coast club sound on lock. Exploring the interactions between the club underground and pop music, Kilbourne has recently delivered Jersey remixes of Fetty Wap, Makonnen and The Weeknd, as well as collaboration tracks with Rizzla, Shwarz and DJ 809. Often industrial, and sometimes dark her productions are always club-friendly. Watch out for her US tour and upcoming work with NY vocalist, FXWRK.

Her Mixpak FM is not for the faint-hearted - an energetic run through some hard club sounds, including remixes of Caribbean artists Kerwin Du Bois, Zoelah, as well as rave re-visionings of pop & rap hits, and nods to NY club affiliates False Witness, Joey Labeija & Cueheat.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Kilbourne.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:41 PM

mixpak fm 080 - dinamarca

Mixpak FM 080 comes from Stockholm-based producer & DJ, Dinamarca. Mixing his Chilean heritage with his European club influences, Dinamarca's music is experimental pop music with a Latin American flavour. His first solo EP for his recently launched label, Staycore, is a microcosm of his sound - from the memorable melodies & pounding club rhythms of 'Zorna' and 'Descontrol' to the vocal collabs with Gnucci and Kassandra, as well as a feature from NY producer DJ New Jersey Drone.

His Mixpak FM showcases many of his own productions and remixes, as well as a collaboration with L-Vis 1990, not to mention music from all over the american continents - from Puerto Rico to Brazil.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Dinamarca.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:54 PM

Mixpak FM - Rushmore

Mixpak FM 079 comes from UK producer & DJ, Rushmore. As a co-founder of (and resident at) one of London's most exciting club nights, House of Trax, Rushmore has carved out a much-needed niche: booking international underground club legends and new artists, without compromising on arguably the most important thing - dancing. After playing host to DJ Sliink, Paul Johnson, Slimzee, Tyree Cooper, Spooky and more, House of Trax made an organic move into recorded music & clothing with Trax Couture, now four white labels in.

His Mixpak FM mix is a mirror of the label's endeavours - tracing the dots between new UK sounds, raw energy from the US underground of Baltimore, NYC and further afield to the dembow-inflected offerings of Mexico's NAAFI, not to mention his own productions and remixes.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Rushmore.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:23 PM

Mixpak fm 78-hann Mixpak FM 078 is a special episode from Hann, a Long Island / Bronx duo made up of 18-year-old Lite feet producers Chris Designs & Lil Live. Lite Feet, as its name might suggest, is both a genre and a style of dance with a strong foothold in New York City culture. Now ubiquitous on the subway, Litefeet dancers have been around since the mid 00s, mostly hailing from Harlem or The Bronx, with the dance bearing some kind of familial resemblance to B-Boying or Popping.

In the past year, the NYPD have cracked down on the dance on the subway, which has also had various film pieces & articles on it if you want to experience the look & feel of the dance from afar. Though the music is integral to the dance, there has been little emphasis on the producers behind the energetic 100 BPM tracks, that often use heavy samples and switch up every 8 bars for the dancers to show off their acrobatics in battle. It looks like this is set to change; Hann have a Fact Mag documentary, collaborations with Zora Jones and Cabo Blanco, and a solo EP in the works for 2015.

Their Mixpak FM is exclusively tracks produced or remixed by the duo, a 45-minute 35 track look into the sound - combining Lite Feet with NY party staples, from dancehall to rap to RnB.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Hann.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:29 PM

Mixpak FM - Prettybwoy Mixpak FM 077 comes from Japanese producer and DJ, Prettybwoy. Since the inception of Mixpak, we've always had some connection with the Japanese scene (our whole blog was translated into Japanese at one point) and have covered some points in Japanese grime, and of course not forgetting our release with Hard Nips.

While the sound of grime has notoriously not been particularly well exported or translatable, Japan looks to be the biggest (but still very small) scene outside of the UK, with a number of MCs and DJs inspired by the genre. Having followed UK club music for a long time, Prettybwoy has been steady representing the sound of UKG, 2-step, bassline and grime in Tokyo for the last 10 years, running the nights 'Golly Gosh' and 444-1 Tokyo. Things have come full circle for Prettybwoy lately, with his productions being featured on EZ's Kiss FM show and on the Big Dada "Grime 2.0" compilation.

His Mixpak FM runs through sounds from like-minded Japanese artists - DoubleClapperz, Carpainter, Duff, 1Ta, Ena, 100Mado - as well as tracks from UK contemporaries.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_077_-_Prettybwoy.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:41 PM

Mixpak Fm - brackles

Mixpak FM 076 comes from British DJ, producer and Rinse FM host Brackles. Having been on the station for an impressive five years, Brackles has become a Rinse staple both on the airwaves and on the label, with his debut album (Rinse presents Brackles) released back in 2012. It's no surprise his show has worked its way to a prime slot and lasted the test of time - his selection is eclectic but considered, drawing from the strands of British club music: UK funky, house, grime and garage all featuring prominently as well as the occasional rap, RnB or afropop sounds. His production & selection work to the same ethos - with influences from 2-step and house, the welcome feature of a sweet female vocal and of course, not forgetting that emotive Serani remix.

His latest EP is the inaugural release for Manchester's Swing Ting, featuring MC Fox, who we were lucky to share the stage with at RBMA Carnival this year.

His Mixpak FM stays true to the current UK house sound, with some familiar names from the world of bassline & UK funky.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Brackles.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:11 PM