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 061 is brought to you by Glasgow producer, Inkke. With only one official release under his belt - 'L.O.K' for Ninja Tune's Grime 2.0 compilation - Inkke has already made a name for himself as part of the current instrumental grime 'renaissance' in the UK. Whether he's channeling the ghost of Eski, creating a head-turning war dub, or refixing Nelly, Inkke is constantly pushing the genre's hyperactive syncopation to new and experimental places. With both an EP for Local Action and a beat tape (as in cassette) for Astral Black due early next year, he'll be a grime producer to watch for in 2014.

His Mixpak FM is an interesting ride through what seems to be influences from the UK and international underground - from archive Roll Deep to new grime contemporaries Logos and Strict Face, afrobeats to RnB refixes, and of course many of his own unreleased productions.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Inkke.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:18pm EDT

Mixpak FM 060 comes from UK producer Lenkemz. His sound is unadulterated club music that has made its way onto Slit Jockey, Senseless, Jeffree's and Fool's Gold. His inspirations seem to run as deep as clubbed-out soca, bassline, reggaeton, dark electronica and straight up dance music.

His Mixpak FM runs through heaters from UK to USA - Baltimore club to grime, Diplo to Dubbel Dutch, and his own productions thrown in.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-__Lenkemz.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:10pm EDT

Mixpak FM 059 comes from Glasgow-via-Slovenia DJ & producer, Nightwave. An RBMA graduate, Judo champion and now label head for her newly-launched imprint Heka Trax, Nightwave is not a girl to be messed with. Drawing from classic Chicago house, techno, juke, rap and strains of the UK bass spectrum, she's landed releases on Unknown to the Unknown, Local Action and a collab with Rustie for Warp. We know we can vibe with anyone who makes crazy Trina edits and has 808 in their soundcloud handle.

Her Mixpak FM comes with a strong dose of RnB, Hip Hop, Juke and, of course, some of her own (and new) productions.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_059_-_Nightwave.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 6:46pm EDT

Mixpak FM 058 comes from Portland based producer, EL CUCU¥. Last year he impressed us deeply with his trunk-rattling submission for the first Mixpak Pressure compilation - 'Thug Theogony'. He's as mysterious as his boogieman name suggests, but his eyes (and ears) are firmly on the club - with tracks spanning from hyperactive juke to blissed out 112bpm and dark trap.

His Mixpak FM passes through some dreamlike dancehall, latin club, his own remixes & edits as well as some Mixpak family faves.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_EL_CUCU.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:36am EDT


Mixpak FM 057 comes from False Witness . Part of the #KUNQ movement alongside folks like Mixpak family Rizzla & Blk.Adonis, False Witness' productions and mixes draw inspiration and influence from Latin America, the Caribbean and around the world, 'with an aggressive queer twist'. Impressed by his concept mixtape for Dis Magazine, and his collab EP Isla Toxico, we knew he'd deliver a hot Mixpak FM. A high energy mix of rave sounds and ha's, his own bootlegs and some wild remixes - this one goes hard.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-False_Witness.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:04am EDT

Mixpak FM 056 is brought to you by versatile London producer, Cadenza. While he often sits in the UK tradition of creating club music with a strong Jamaican influence, he's also known for his hip hop beats, straight-up electronic instrumentals and even the occasional bassline track. In the last year alone his tracks have landed on US labels Mad Decent, Fool's Gold, and on our second Mixpak Pressure compilation released earlier this year, as well as the UK's Dummy imprint. Alongside his underground releases, he has also produced two cuts on Ryan Leslie's upcoming album, Black Mozart.

His Mixpak FM is a dark ride through some of his own exclusive & unreleased material, Kanye & Jay Z collaborators Wondagurl & Evian Christ, as well as tracks from Mixpak family Melé, Popcaan & Ward 21.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Cadenza.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:03pm EDT

Mixpak FM 055 comes from Australian producer, Lucid. If you were tuned in to our first Mixpak Pressure compilation, then you'll have heard his trancey, dark production on 'Transet' and the crazy video that went with it:

     

Or perhaps you've heard his releases for Pelican Fly or Nightshifters, or his mad remix of Ying Yang Twins. Contrary to what his moniker would have you believe, his productions are hard to pin down to just one style, flipping between the influences of house, grime and hip hop, but always with that club leaning, whether dark or playful.

His Mixpak FM rolls through his own edits & originals, jersey club, hip hop & RnB tinges.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Lucid.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 6:58am EDT

Mixpak FM 054 comes from ballroom legend, Vjuan Allure (pronounced like Vaughn). Vjuan has as much energy for production as his dancers do on the runway, having created an alarming 350+ Ha's since he first remixed 'The Ha Dance' for the ballroom scene. No stone is left unturned - his remixes reach for chart-topping RnB artists, to cartoon characters and even YouTube memes.

With his name firmly at the helm of the new ballroom phenomenon (with the likes of Mike Q, Divoli S'vere, Kevin JZ Prodigy and more), he now upkeeps eight club residencies and as ballroom spreads from its NY origins across the world, his releases have made it onto labels like Night Slugs, Jeffree's and Ultra Nate's 410 Paradox. He's still keeping it real though - check out his website to buy an original production for just 45$ or buy a CD.

His Mixpak FM features exclusively his own material and, though it only clocks in at 12 tracks long, is packed full of energy and crazy samples. Storm the runway.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Vjuan_Allure.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:56am EDT

Mixpak FM 053 comes from Boston/NY's Doctor Jeep! He's been on the grind for a couple of years, making tracks that range from 2-step to 4x4 and wavy dancefloor tracks. Aside from pushing out tracks on Trouble & Bass, Freshmore & Youngunz, he even has an alias - DJ Bark Lee - for his big Baltimore & Jersey club sounds.

His Mixpak FM gives you a taste of his wide-ranging sounds & influences, passing through big house tracks, UK Funky, Jersey club, and flecks of RnB and hip hop.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Doctor_Jeep.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:05am EDT

Mixpak FM 052 comes from East London grime producer, Faze Miyake. Though he only really burst onto the scene in 2011 with the huge 'Take Off', he's since been a leading figure in the current wave of instrumental grime. Walking the 140bpm line, his productions marry that Bow bassline with deep south drum patterns, propping up some of the genre's best: from Boy Better Know to Kozzie. Alongside being a Family Tree member and running his own label, Woofer Music, he's just joined the Rinse FM roster and is expected to release an album this summer.

His Mixpak FM is a dark offering that steams its way through his own unreleased tracks, huge grime instrumentals and rap and trap influences.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Faze_Miyake.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:04am EDT