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 027 is brought to you by Paul Devro, creative director of Mad Decent and party DJ extraordinaire. Alongside co-curating the brand new Mad Decent imprint, Jeffree's, with Diplo, of late Vancouver's Devro has also been producing new tracks for the upcoming Riff Raff LP,  the 'Through the Wire' moombahton compilation, and has a brand new release coming out on Bersa Discos in the new year.

His Mixpak FM mix is a ride through dancehall, Brazil trapmuzik, ghettotech outkast covers, tracks from Mixpak favourite, Murlo, and a fistful of crazy tracks from around the globe. Mad decent.

You can subscribe to Mixpak FM via iTunes, subscribe with an RSS reader from the Mixpak FM site or download this mix directly.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Paul_Devro.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:51 AM

Mixpak 026 is brought to you by NYC's AC Slater, member of the Trouble & Bass crew and head of the Party Like Us label. His first major EP, Jack Got Jacked, released on Palms Out in 2008 dropped with a bang, and he has since been in hot demand for remixes and co-production across the world, delivering for Crookers, Boys Noize and more recently with Big Sean, Bart B More and Drop The Lime. He is as comfortable making dubstep as he is rave-inspired tracks and funky house and probably also holds the title of having the only huge club tune based around a sandwich.

His Mixpak FM offering gives you an idea of his club set: Tomb Crew to Torro Torro, Beyonce to Big K.R.I.T, alongside his own remixes and those from the T&B fam. Big Brooklyn bass.

You can subscribe to Mixpak FM via iTunes, subscribe with an RSS reader from the Mixpak FM site or download this mix directly.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_AC_Slater.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:02 PM

Mixpak 025 is brought to you by DJ Ayres, founder of legendary NYC hip-hop party The Rub, that sees its 10th anniversary next year. Alongside his worldwide DJ gigs and presenting a radio show on Brooklyn Radio (and now on Scion A/V too), Ayres is responsible for a heap of official and unoffical party-smashing remixes in a huge range of genres, from Pro Nails to Move on Up to his latest remix of Max Glazer's Flatlands riddim. For Hip Hop heads, The Rub's History of Hip Hop podcasts are unmissable, just as his T&A Breaks LP is for B-More fans.

Alongside Tittsworth, Ayres also heads up T&A Records, the label that counts Dave Nada's 'Moombahton' EP, TNT's 'Hot Gyal' and Munchi's 'Murda Sound' amongst its 28 releases. His versatility as a collector and selector is only further exemplified by his exclusive Mixpak FM mix, which runs seamlessly through Dancehall, Jungle, Moombahton, Funky and even a few Mixpak releases. Ring the alarm.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_025_-_DJ_Ayres.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 6:18 PM

Mixpak 024 is brought to you by New Jersey's DJ MikeQ, a pioneer of the new generation of Ballroom DJs that's been steadily bubbling up from the underground NY scene and making waves worldwide. Producing tracks and remixes in the vogue fem style, MikeQ has put his magic looping touch to Chelley, Egyptrixx and Willow Smith to name but a few, and heads up his own production company, Qween Beats. His Mixpak FM offering is 90 minutes of brash, club-driven sounds (mostly his own productions and remixes) that will be sure to get you (trying) to vogue.

[For a more comprehensive look into the Ballroom scene, read the XLR8R feature from earlier this year]

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_DJ_MikeQ.mp3
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Mixpak 023 is brought to you by London production duo, Greenmoney. Otherwise known as Leo Greenslade, head honcho of one of London's best club nights, YoYo, and Alex Phountzi, formerly of Bugz In The Attic, the pair first touched down as an outfit with their remix of Kanye West's 'Love Lockdown'. They dropped their first, critically acclaimed 'Gold Rush' EP in 2010, before setting up their own label, Greenmoney Recordings, earlier this year, with signees including Mista Men and Hardhouse Banton (out this week!).

Their huge UK funky and house remixes of Gyptian, Busy Signal and Mz Bratt are not to be missed, and neither is their Mixpak FM offering, which showcases not only their DJ skills, but more importantly a great selection of unreleased Greenmoney Recordings material, from Major Notes to their very own Greenmoney Dubs Vol. 2.

You can subscribe to Mixpak FM via iTunes, subscribe with an RSS reader from the Mixpak FM site or download this mix directly.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Greenmoney.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:03 AM

Mixpak 022 comes from Parisian producer, Bobmo. As half of High Powered Boys (with Surkin), one third of Marble Players (alongside Para One and Surkin), and responsible for a string of his own respected productions in the last few years, Bobmo actually started out as a rapper before being signed to (the sadly now defunct) Institubes label for his beats. Since then, he has released many a quality EP, delving into house, electro and all-round club ready tracks - from Bring It to Let's Go Bobmo, and his latest The Cliff.

His Mixpak FM mix bounces through brand new productions from his fellow Marble Players, classic house from Armando and remixes from Sam Tiba and Kink. Close your eyes and imagine you're in a superclub in Paris. You can subscribe to Mixpak FM via iTunes, subscribe with an RSS reader from the Mixpak FM site or download this mix directly. 

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Bobmo.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:41 PM

Mixpak 021 is brought to you by Sabo, DJ, producer and head of Sol Selectas records. The now LA-based triple threat is well known for his inspired mix of genres, from Cumbia to Miami Bass but along with Dave Nada, Sabo was one of the pioneering producers behind Moombahton, responsible for the Moombahton Massive parties and the accompanying 4 EPs that helped showcase their creation to the world. He's transformed House of Pain, Benga & Coki and Jamie XX into 108bpm moombahton club hits, created originals that are now genre staples, and his rework of Dennis Ferrer's 'Hey Hey' made it onto Mad Decent's 'Blow Your Head' compilation last year.

His Mixpak FM mix is made up entirely of releases from his respected Moombahton Massive EPs, 55 minutes of originals and remixes which are all available for free download over on his soundcloud.

You can subscribe to Mixpak FM via iTunes, subscribe with an RSS reader from the Mixpak FM site or download this mix directly.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_DJ_Sabo.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 5:32 PM

Mixpak 020 is brought to you by Extreme Animals, aka artist Jacob Ciocci of the legendary Paper Rad collective and David Wightman, a lecturer in Pop Music Studies at UCSD and member of bands such as Amplitude, Powdered Wigs and Chariots of Fire. Together, they make some of the strangest, high energy and experimental electronic music and videos around. If you're unfamiliar with their work, here is a glimpse from their bio:

The project began (as early as 2002) as an approach to 90s trance anthems interpreted through the lens of damaged noise music, with David on spastic drums and Jacob on junk electronics and distorted vocals.Their live show and sound has now evolved and consists of elaborate videos, guitar, and incorporates a range of sonic references from baroque music to booty bass to mash-ups and metal guitar shredding, while still maintaining the rawkus emotional immediacy that has been their hallmark for the past 8 years. Their videos (directed by Jacob Ciocci, Paper Rad founding member) have been imitated the world over, combining hyper remixes of popular culture with original animation into a bewildering maelstrom of contemporary American pathos.

Their exclusive Mixpak FM mix is Extreme Animals in a nutshell: exploring the clash of pop culture, from Justin Bieber to Ceephax Acid Crew, adding in humour, parody, reverence and fun (and even some Vengaboys). Make sure you watch out for their interjections during the mix, and stay tuned til the very end for the full effect.

You can subscribe to Mixpak FM via iTunes, subscribe with an RSS reader from the Mixpak FM site or download this mix directly.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Extreme_Animals.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 5:21 PM

Mixpak 019 is brought to you by Venezuelan producer and DJ, Pacheko. First catching our eye last year with his remix of Max Romeo for Senseless Records, Pacheko has been producing a string of bass-heavy records and remixes, from Kuduro to Venezuela's hottest genre: Changa Tuki. He also heads up Abstractorrecords, that houses the likes of Cardopusher, Nehuen, Pocz and more. In Pacheko's own words:

I wanted to do something good for heaphone listening but also to get people moving. It goes from 120bpm to 150 in less than an hour, and features some of the music I am feeling at the moment: Some new House from Omar S & Theo Parrish, some oldschool Acid House (Chilly T), and a lot of music from producers related to the Abstractor (my crew / blog / label) people such as: Nehuen (from Argentina), Cardopusher, Dj Yirvin, MPeach, Pocz (all from Venezuela) and myself. It's an original, new ¨Tropical Bass¨ sound that we are pushing together and I feel its growing and evolving nicely! So I then went the guarachero way for a good part of the mix, but only with tracks that I really really like such as Bok Bok's ¨Dance Report¨, an L-Vis 1990 remix and some Erick Rincón & Sheeqo Beat tracks. For the final part of the mix I took the Kuduro way and could´ve stayed there longer but the mix has to end at some point right? Anyways its a mix I really enjoyed recording, did it with Serato, 2 Technics 1200 and a mixer, it was lots of fun!. Hope you like it!

You can subscribe to Mixpak FM via iTunes, subscribe with an RSS reader from the Mixpak FM site or download this mix directly.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Pacheko.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:36 PM

The second installment in our Carnival special for Mixpak FM is brought to you by Walshy Fire of the legendary Black Chiney soundsystem. Straight from Jamaica and now based in Miami, Black Chiney are producers and selectors Supa Dups, Bobby Chin, Willy Chin and Walshy Fire, responsible for mad riddims such as Kopa, Higher Octane and Timeline, serious mixtapes and their infamous show on MIXX 96.1. Needless to say, Walshy and Black Chiney are dons. His Mixpak FM is a run through hype hip-hop, all the dancehall you'll hear at Carnival this year, complete with Black Chiney remixes and a bit of Drake thrown in for good measure.

You can subscribe to Mixpak FM via iTunes, subscribe with an RSS reader from the Mixpak FM site or download this mix directly.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Walshy_Fire.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:44 AM