Mixpak FM (podcast)
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 - riobamba

Mixpak FM 093 is brought to you by Brooklyn-based DJ & producer, Riobamba. Inspired by her Ecuadorian-Lithuanian heritage, her sets and productions draw from a hybridized global sound, with a strong Latin leaning. As promoter of one of Boston's leading underground parties, Pico Picante, resident at Remezcla's NY party Perreo, and an affiliate of Dutty Artz, she is a strong representative for transnational bass on the East Coast.

Her Mixpak FM is a showcase of the global underground, featuring many kindred club spirits operating in the same zone: False Witness, Santa Muerte and Kala as well as offerings from NON, Baltimore artist Abdu Ali, and Chile's Tomas Urquieta.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Riobamba.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:07pm EDT

mixpak fm - color plus Mixpak FM 092 is brought to you by NY producer & DJ, Color Plus. His experimental club tracks have seen releases on his home label, Swim Team, as well as Plastician's Terrorhythm label and a full length project on cassette only via Bootleg Tapes.

His Mixpak FM is a heavily danceable journey through many exclusives from himself and his peers - at times dark, at times euphoric.

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

Lil Jabba

Mixpak FM 088 comes from NY-based producer, DJ and painter, Lil Jabba. Though known predominantly for his affiliation with Teklife and his explorations in footwork, Jabba is a versatile producer with an impressive back catalogue, including a full length album on Local Action, and a second now in sight.

His Mixpak FM brings forth the sounds and influences from his latest EP, Keep, that broadly takes its cues from rap, grime and jungle. A near cinematic experience - in places beatless, in places frenetic - it melds his own material with tarraxo, grime, Young Thug and Aphex Twin.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Lil_Jabba.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:38pm EDT

mixpak fm - photo romance

Mixpak FM 087 comes from French-Senegalese producer & DJ, Photo Romance. Heavily inspired by the sounds of Angola and their influence in Europe, his music floats around the palettes of kuduro, kizomba, tarraxo and zouk. His latest EP, Lagoa Roxa, released on his own La Brousse record label, is a sensual, instrumental exploration of the 90bpm tarraxo genre.

His Mixpak FM is a crazy 90 minutes long and bounces through dancehall, dembow, kuduro, tarraxo and features some exclusive forthcoming La Brousse material.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Photo_Romance.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:59am EDT

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: 5:29pm EDT

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: 3:24pm EDT

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: 11:52am EDT

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: 2:07pm EDT

Mixpak FM: Mr. Mitch

Mixpak FM 066 is brought to you by London producer & DJ, Mr. Mitch. Despite having produced tracks for the likes of Skepta, Trim and Riko Dan, it's the instrumental in-and-of-itself where Mr. Mitch finds his true home, as we saw on his offering for the first Mixpak Pressure compilation. Known for tracks that reach to the outer limits of grime experimentation and weirdness, Mr. Mitch's output ranges from the playful Peace edits of The Beach Boys or Pharrell (while everyone else was bringing the war dubs), to the more ambient sounds, like 'The Man Waits'. As well as being a resident at the ever-growing instrumental grime night Boxed, Mitch also heads Gobstopper Records, releasing tracks from Strict Face, Bloom and Moony.

His Mixpak FM runs through tracks from young UK producers Inkke, Murlo and JD Reid, as well as revered electronic producers Actress and Clark, not to mention his own edits.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Mr._Mitch.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:45pm EDT

Mixpak FM Finn

 

Mixpak FM 065 comes from UK producer, Finn. Emerging only a few months ago and making his way on to our radar via Slackk's mixes, Finn's sound comes in the great tradition and renewed vibrance of grime-meets-RnB-samples (see Spooky, Inkke, Milktray for more). With skipping rhythms that play with space & movement, Finn's cut-up beats look to 90s icons like Ginuwine & Missy to complete that head-turning UK sound. With a contribution to the first Boxed compilation out and a forthcoming 12" on Local Action, it's already a certified formula.

His Mixpak FM is a journey through some of the most exciting sounds of this corner of the underground. Never afraid to dip into pop reworks as easily as the obscurer sounds of London, Finn puts his own work next to Mixpak favorites Murlo, Kingdom and DJ Q.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Finn.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 5:15pm EDT