Mixpak FM
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 - 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

Mixpak fm - shriekin

Mixpak FM 075 comes from Irish producer & DJ, Shriekin'. A familiar name to fans of instrumental grime mainstays Boxed, Dusk & Blackdown or Slackk, Shriekin' has few official releases but a constant stream of impressive VIPs. His debut EP, Gold & Featherwork, dropped just last week, fittingly joining the likes of Finn, Slackk and Inkke on the Local Action roster. Playing with the motifs of sino-grime and intricate melodies, Gold & Featherwork is a record that is, like much of his music, mature and considered; often cinematic and always atmospheric.

His Mixpak FM is packed full of dubs from like-minded UK producers, moving through grime, bassline, percussive club tracks and of course some of his own exclusives.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Shriekin_Specialist.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:24 PM

mixpak fm air max 97

 

Mixpak FM 074 comes from the Netherlands born, New Zealand raised, and Melbourne resident Air Max '97, whose debut EP Progress & Memory came out on Liminal Sounds earlier this year. His EP title certainly rings true in his sound - self-describing his music as "oblique club trax", Air Max '97 joins an impressive group of young, boundary-pushing producers who were reared on and inspired by post-09 London sounds & visuals. With his recent work including a remix of Kuduro producer Nidia Minaj's 'Tarraxo LHE Da', he has follow-up EPs in the works for both Liminal Sounds and London's Trax Couture as well as his bi-monthly Melbourne club night, Club Esc.

His Mixpak FM takes us on a percussive and often dark ride through Chicago drill, Ballroom, Techno, and of course his own productions.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Air_Max_97.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:52 PM

Mixpak FM - ynfynyt

Mixpak FM 073 comes from Dallas producer & DJ, Ynfynyt Scroll. Along with the collective, Track Meet, that runs as a label & club night, YS has been throwing parties around Texas and the US, exposing the deep south club scene to new sounds. Like many of Mixpak FM's previous contributors, Ynfynyt scroll draws heavily from the worldwide club scene, melding the sounds of Baltimore club, dembow, cumbia, grime and kuduro. He has previously released EPs with #Feelings, a label run by fellow Texan Ben Aqua, as well as contributions to the Track Meet compilation and his latest solo effort, a 7 track offering for Summer 2014.

 

His Mixpak FM is a global dance sampler that leaves you pining for a sweaty Bushwick basement to let go in: expect tracks from his latest EP, as well as gifts from Portugal, Mexico, the Netherlands and a Katy Perry baile funk edit.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Ynfynyt_Scroll.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:34 PM

mixpak fm - gage

Mixpak FM 072 comes from UK producer & DJ, Gage. It's been less than a year since he let his first track, and a war dub at that, into the world. With only one official follow up, the rough and driving grime-inspired 12" 'Telo / Shiftin' on Bristol's Crazy Legs label, his output so far has been small but standout, restrained but revered in his scene. A London native but now living in Bristol, it's no surprise that his sound is at home in the recent club heritage of both cities: dark, heavily percussive and stripped back.

For those eager to hear his newest, his Mixpak FM is full of his own, brand new material, the first offerings since 'Telo', as well as an unheard collab track with Feadz, a new track from Bloom and an exlcusive from Crazy Legs' latest signing, ISLAND.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Gage.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:47 PM

Mixpak FM - Paul Marmota Mixpak FM 071 comes from Chilean producer and DJ, Paul Marmota. Associated with the Mexican label and clubnight, NAAFI, who are responsible for bringing US club acts like Nguzunguzu and Total Freedom south of the border, Paul Marmota's sound keeps its Latin roots firm while drawing influence from global club music. As well as doing production for Chilean rap group Zonora Point, his 'Nueva' EP struck a resonance for Mixpak, bringing in tinges of dembow, dancehall, grime, rap and not to mention that US underground vibe.

His Mixpak FM is a ride through sounds from Mexico to London, flying through new instrumental grime producers from the UK (and previous Mixpak FM-ers), as well as US underground artists Massacooramaan and Ynfynt Scroll and of course his Central / South American contemporaries.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Paul_Marmota.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 6:07 PM

Mixpak FM - Slick Shoota Mixpak FM 070 comes from Norwegian DJ and producer, Slick Shoota. A serious internet digger and lover of club music, he's known for his dancefloor driven productions that often swing in at 160bpm and nod strongly to the Chicago underground. A resident DJ at Oslo's 'Ball Em Up' night, Slick Shoota knows what works in the club regardless of genre, and his EPs, DJ tools and remixes always reflect that. His latest EP, Keep Bussin, is full of driving beats, heavy syncopation and remixes from Addison Groove & Om Unit.

His Mixpak FM is a super energetic rave ride through Juke, Kuduro, bits of Jungle, flecks of grime and even a track from fellow Scandinavian, Yung Lean.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Slick_Shoota.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:28 PM

Mixpak FM: Sugur Shane Mixpak FM 069 comes from Philly producer, DJ & performer, Sugur Shane. Affiliated with NY's Qweenbeat, Shane moves easily from the ballroom to the studio, always keeping the club in focus. After releasing his successful 'My Night with Peter & Junior' mixtape, (inspired by notorious NY club DJs Peter Rauhofer and Junior Vasquez), his latest productions come in the form of a collab with Mixpak fam Krueger.

His Mixpak FM is of course an upfront club tape, where dancefloor-driven remixes of rap sit side by side with the NY underground sound. Cunty!

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Sugur_Shane.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:56 PM

Mixpak FM: DJ Tricks

 Mixpak FM 068 comes from Jersey DJ & producer, DJ Tricks. Along with Mike Gip, DJ Rell & DJ Kiff, Tricks makes up part of the 220 crew, who are constantly flipping and reworking rap, pop and RnB tracks Jersey style. With signature chopped samples, tough kicks and a healthy amount of bed squeak, Tricks' tracks are made with the club in mind, while always tripping up expectations and playing with convention.

His Mixpak FM feels like a night in a Brick city club, running first through some of the biggest rap songs of the moment, before ramping up into his own remixes, as well as 220 offerings.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_DJ_Tricks.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:39 PM