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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 - 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

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