FMB MIXTAPE 90 | LO SHEA

FMB MIXTAPE 90 | LO SHEA

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Pumped to have Lo Shea delivering this week’s mixtape, which he recorded live at Hope Works last month. As usual we caught up with him to see what he’s been up to:

I’ve been finishing the biggest year of my life. I got married, started a new Music/Art/Technology Festival in Sheffield called No Bounds , I’ve had the biggest year to date at Hope Works and the biggest show with Bicep (Live) which was a total joy. I’ve also been booking Q1+2 lineups at Hope Works while also getting into the studio to write some more material for a couple of labels that will come out early 2018. Yes, its been a busy time

The mix was recorded on 27.10.17 live at Hope Works. On a mixer, 2 CDJ2000’s and 2 technics. This was my warm up set for Bicep’s Live show. I started at just after 12 midnight and when this mix ends…Bicep went on and delivered a superb live show. It was a very special night I can tell you.

As a resident I always want to be responsive to the headline artists I book while also giving something of myself and my take on what’s interesting to me at that moment to do the particular job at hand. As a warm up set I really like to set a scene and move through tempos and textures to build an energy ready for the headliner to come on. I wanted to express a sense of melody as well as explore rhythmic and sonic experimentalism, but in a way that builds expectation and energy consistently with a few unexpected detours on the way. Having a few surprises always works for me.

Up Next…

Next I’m having some more time in the studio to write and explore some ideas I’ve been gestating. I’ve spent a lot of this year just listening, I’ve not actually written much, I’ve been on input mode. I’m flipping to output mode again as I feel I’ve something to say again after this rewarding process.

Then I go to China for a Mini dj tour from December 12th -18th – back in time for Christmas and family time!

Over the holiday period I’ll be starting to plan No Bounds 2018 in earnest then I’ll take a week off in January to go on holiday with my wife relax for a bit and recharge before I launch head first into 2018. I’ve already got 5 dates on the new Dusky European Tour and there’s more coming in as I write this. There’s so much potential to develop myself, Hope Works and No Bounds Festival, I just want to enjoy every moment as I walk this path.

Thanks for the opportunity to put this mix out there to your fans. I hope they like it! x

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FMB MIXTAPE 89 | L’ATELIER

FMB MIXTAPE 89 | L’ATELIER

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Next up on the FMB podcast series we have the Dutch duo L’Atelier. Paul and Gijs have been busy doing what they do best in Amsterdam, so we’ve been looking forward to bringing them over to the blog with their selection. As usual we caught up with them to ask what they’ve got on the horizon and what they have been up to…

ADE was pretty heavy but really good to see a lot of friends from everywhere; from Belgium to South Africa and everywhere in between.

It’s always amazing to see our city at its best during these days. We’ve also been digging, finding and exchanging a lot of new music.  

Recently we started working with Taco as our new booker from the ZeeZout team which is starting to shape up nicely. 

We recorded the mix at the ZeeZout office in De School using the Rane MP2015 mixer, 2 CDJ’s and 2 Technics. Since it’s a mix for Feel My Bicep we felt like really doing something to show how we would play a set completely filled with what we think is house music. Some tracks are old, some new, some easy and some hard to find but it’s not really about that. It’s more like this is house music to us. 

Up to next…

We’re finishing a new remix for Roots for Bloom which is going to be a real dub. We also want to put together and album some day. 

We’re going on Tour with ZeeZout again in December. And next to that we have some very nice gigs and festivals confirmed abroad for next year. 

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FMB MIXTAPE 88 | DIMITRI VEIMAR

FMB MIXTAPE 88 | DIMITRI VEIMAR

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This week we hand things over to Dimitri Veimar for number 88 in our mixtape series. As always, we asked him what he’s been up to and what the idea is behind his mix:

Just got back from Bali, I’ve been staying there for 6 months and I did a lot of new tunes. Honestly been missing cloudy capitals such as Berlin or Moscow where I’m living atm.

The mix was recorded at my new #12inchdelay studio, which I’m really proud of because this time I’m lucky with my neighbours. I’ve used some records to complete the mix and ableton to put everything together.  

The idea is pretty simple, I’ve made the mix full of tracks that I’m listening to during the day, working or driving the car.  

Up to next…

My new EP “Agung” which is out on Turbo next month and a lot of new remixes coming out.

Thanks for having me guys and I hope you dig the mix.

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FMB MIXTAPE 87 | COTTAM

FMB MIXTAPE 87 | COTTAM

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This week’s mixtape contribution comes from none other than Cottam. Having recently released I Can’t Carry On & with more music forthcoming, we caught up with him below to see what else he’s been up to:

Been on a family holiday, crabbing, museums and boat rides. Other than that I haven’t really been up to much. Just been trying to get out and about with the family a bit more. Apart from that, not much apart from drinking too much coffee, making/eating too many flapjacks and watching too many antiques programs.

It’s been the school holidays and I’ve actually purposely backed off from music a bit so I hadn’t had my usual obsessive amount of time fiddling…. so I agonised for a while thinking of what to put on here, had a few unsuccessful practices, then thought sod it, let’s just throw something down. Blinds shut, large mug of coffee, croissant, hit record.

The main idea behind the mix was to not make a hash of it.

Up to next…

Next up I have my 2nd release on FCR which I’m rather excited about. Apart from that I will mainly be doing lego, having Star Wars battles and trying to get up, out and about with family more, get these legs working again.

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FMB MIXTAPE 86 | SLOTHBOOGIE

FMB MIXTAPE 86 | SLOTHBOOGIE

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This week’s mix comes from Slothboogie – the collective of DJs, bloggers, graphic designers, party makers and radio show – who have been creating a buzz in London over the past few years. As always we caught up with them to see what they’ve been up to…

We have been busy getting our label up and running and getting the first SBEDITZ ep finished and ready to rollout to all the finest discotheques. We’ve also been trying to keep up with the mounds of excellent guest mixes and premiere requests coming to us for SlothBoogie.com.

The boys went round to Danny’s studio last Friday with a few cold ones & some very dry sausage rolls?! We got loose while he did the mix on his dusty Dell with a questionable copy of Ableton 7.

Its definitely a game of 2 halves… We wanted to show what SlothBoogie is about and the music we like and promote. So its a condensed hour long night out with us… Earlier warm up vibes and then its heads down as we dig a little deeper.

Up next…

Next up is putting out some pretty exciting content and mixes from some of our biggest names to date, plus locking down the next releases for our Editz and Traxx label. Give us a follow on Bandcamp to stay in the loop…

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