Mixpak FM (podcasts)
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 - dj haram

Mixpak FM 095 is brought to you by Philly-based producer & DJ, DJ Haram. Drawing the dots between her Middle Eastern heritage, her New Jersey upbringing and her current home in Philly - where she promotes the party ATM with NON's E_SCRAAATCH - DJ Haram's productions and mixes compound east coast club music with non-western global sounds. Alongside the self-released "Birds of Paradise" and two cuts on a Tobago tracks compilation, she has recently signed to the Discwoman roster.

Her Mixpak FM runs through tracks by kindred spirits from a younger East Coast club scene - Tygapaw, Stud1nt, Kala or DJ Juwan - to icons Rihanna and Cardi B, with plenty of Haram exclusives thrown in.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_DJ_Haram.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:58am EDT

mixpak fm dj nj drone Mixpak FM 094 comes from NY based producer and DJ, DJ NJ Drone. Working on the outer edges of club music and experimental electronic music, his productions are often impressively furious and frenzied, playing with the unexpected and the mechanical, much like his name would suggest.

After releases on Bootleg Tapes and Track Meet, his latest record, Syn Stair is a full length LP for Purple Tape Pedigree. A tense and dark record, his sputtering rhythms roam genre-free but often invoke the ghosts of juke and hardcore.

In his words, his Mixpak FM "is a stream through the wild MIND CLUB river with a lot of unreleased hits and some familiar appearances!"

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_DJ_NJ_Drone.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:24pm EDT

mixpak fm - lil tantrum

Mixpak FM 091 is brought to you by DJ & producer, Lil Tantrum. Originally from Acapulco, she now lives in Monterrey where she is resident at Club Viral alongside Mixpak FM affiliate Zutzut. Though primarily a DJ, she has released the dembow-inflected 'Picuda' via Stockholm's Staycore, and the sparse rhythmic club track 'Aggressor' on Classical Trax, stay watching for more.

Her Mixpak FM draws for Latin-influenced tracks from around the world - from club offerings by NY producers like Ynfynyt Scroll, False Witness and Riobamba, across to the likes of Murlo and Gundam in the UK, as well as club interpretations of Ciara and Migos.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Lil_Tantrum.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:36pm EDT

mixpak fm - copout

Mixpak FM 090 comes from NY based producer & DJ, Copout. His productions are club weapons, edging between a percussive industrial sound and strong, dark melody. With Bardo, his latest EP for UK label Liminal Sounds, Copout shows off complex 2 minute tracks that would seem as fitting on a 2015 Blade Runner soundtrack as for in the rave.

His Mixpak FM is an almost entirely instrumental journey through a dark dungeon of club music, from his forthcoming track for NY's Escape From Nature label, to tracks from all corners - gqom to grime.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Copout.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:35pm EDT

Lil-Jabba

Mixpak FM 089 comes from Uruguayan producer & DJ, Lechuga Zafiro. His productions and remixes aren't far off from the description provided by one of his tracks, 'tambores mutantes' - industrial and percussive, with a strong ground in latin american sounds. It's no surprise, then, that he's a NAAFI affiliate, with tracks on their Pirata compilation. He's recently launched his own label out of Montevideo, named Salviatek, which seeks to release music that "reminisces candombe drumming while bringing it into a club context".

His Mixpak FM shows the scope of his influence - from afrobeats instrumentals to demos from London producers, baile funk to kuduro.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Lechuga_Zafiro.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:15am EDT

mixpak fm - cuyo

Mixpak FM 086 is brought to you by New York based producer and DJ, Cuyo. Formerly known as Poolboy92, he has now reinvented as Cuyo, with forthcoming material on Jeffree's and Track Meet this summer. His tracks and sets draw heavily from South American and rave influences, while his "bio " hits straight from Buckminster Fuller's manifesto:

"Cuyo" translates to "light" in Taíno - the enlightened, indigenous people of the Caribbean and also a very special part of my family lineage. Ultimately, I have fallen in love with my connection to the Unum (the multi-verse) through my human experience as light manifested on Spaceship Earth. I have fallen in love with the potential of humanity and a conscious, peaceful coexistence within the galactic civilization. Despite the artificial boundaries that separate us - race, ethnicity, gender, nationality, etc. - we are all light/energy embodied and destined to express our unity lovingly through individuality and all of the beautiful frequencies (and contortions of) that go along with all forms of outward, non-violent expression.
This mix for you is the absolute 1st publication as Cuyo and is meant to serve as a mind guide/love song through/about our transition into the New Earthian systems of energy, education and livingry. We live on an isolated island in the middle of space and we've finally figured out how to provide the basic necessities for everyone on the planet and beyond so BAILMOS A LUZ DE LA LUNA YA hehe

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_-_Cuyo.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:33pm EDT

mixpak fm - santa muerte

Mixpak FM 085 is brought to you by Texas-based duo Santa Muerte. Sharing a common musical leaning and a Mexican heritage, the pair - who also operate individually as Sines & Panchitron - represent a unification of many exciting elements. Named after a controversial Mexican sub-culture that reveres death, Santa Muerte often draw from traditional & contemporary Mexican themes, and thrust them into contemporary club culture. Their bootlegs and edits push Teeflii to dembow, Tinashe to experimental grime, and experimental grime back to dembow. With many boundary crossings in sight, it seems fitting they are so close to the Mexican border, not to mention being a valuable addition to a state that has recently housed underground producers such as Prince William, Dubbel Dutch, Lotic, Rabit and more.

Their Mixpak FM cruises through kuduro, rap, dembow and club productions from NY, London, Montevideo and Lisbon.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Santa_Muerte.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Mixpak FM - Zutzut

Mixpak FM 084 comes from Mexican producer, Zutzut. A central part of the NAAFI family, as well as head of his own label, Extasis, Zutzut's music encompasses a contemporary Mexican club experience in the age of the internet. From his rough-but-nostalgic club track 'Jala' to his Nguzunguzu x Killatonez refix, his tracks often abstract pop music into a weirder sphere, or unite different sonic worlds - from kuduro to dembow. His musical manifesto seems as progressive as his politics; tagging his first EP (El Pack 1) with "3RDWORLD" and declaring Extasis a label with 'No borders. No Gender'.

His Mixpak FM runs through NAAFI family offerings, as well as producers from around the world who are interacting and creating along similar lines: from Endgame to Venus X, Lotic to Sami Baha.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Zutzut.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:32am EDT

Mixpak FM - Equiknoxx

Mixpak FM 083 comes from Jamaican producers, Equiknoxx. Following in the steps of Ward 21, the duo have been responsible for some of the most innovative riddims of the last few years, from 2008's Sky Daggering, through Jim Screechie and White Label. Instantly recognizable by the bird sample, their riddims often ignore bpm convention, are ultimately playable as instrumentals, and always feature an interesting line-up of artists. Their productions and label have been home to emerging JA artists who are equally breaking the mould - from Masicka to Kabaka Pyramid.

Their Mixpak FM (mixed by Puppy Disco) is a ride through their interesting musical minds - where pop crosses into dancehall and we hear Bobby McFerrin and Enya, to original productions and tracks from their family of artists.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Equiknoxx.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:15pm EDT

Mixpak FM - Endgame Mixpak FM 082 is brought to you by London based producer & DJ, Endgame. Put on our radar by his connections with Palmistry, his sound is one close to our heart - weird club music, grime, dancehall, dembow and tarraxo all make it into his live sets at Endless or his NTS show Precious Metals. His debut, self-titled release is out now on vinyl on Portugal's Golden Mist Records (and digitally this coming Monday), and features frequent collaborators Blaze Kidd and Uli-K as well as a remix from previous Mixpak FM-er Dinamarca.

His Mixpak FM is an exploration of dark, melodic and heavily rhythmic sounds running in a triangle from London to Latin America to Lisbon. It runs through many of his own productions as well as Portuguese club music, offerings from his London peers and a healthy smattering of NAAFI.

Direct download: Mixpak_FM_-_Endgame.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:42pm EDT