FMB MIXTAPE 37 | CHRIS MASSEY

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Chris Massey sent us a mix some time ago and we have been excited to schedule it into our podcast series. His affiliation with Electric Elephant  (catch us back there this year) in Tisno – Croatia, along with solid releases and remixes has made him one of the finest residents in the land. We caught up with him below:

“Had a bit of a busy run up to Christmas with booking/managing/promoting/making cups of tea for our annual Electric Chair End Of Year Riot which this year was “20 Years Of Electric Chair” with DJ friends & Chair legends old & new!

I also played some wicked DJ gigs in the last half of 2015…the launch of Twisted Geisha at Distrikt in Leeds & Re:late in Stoke being 2 of the stand out parties, oh and a jaunt to Dublin to play at Ukiyo which was really top!

The studio has become my 2nd home too and have been grafting away on productions & remixes which will be dropping soon…one EP will be on my own record label “Sprechen” (which I launched in September) and features a collaboration track with Emperor Machine and a 2nd EP i’m currently working on for Paper Recordings a little later in the year!

The mix was recorded in my home studio on a pair of pretty tired CDJ 1000’s (definitely time to jump to fully digital I think!) & an Allen & heath Xone 62 mixer which definitely needs a service….

I wanted the mix to be a reflection on what I like to play when doing a gig…having musical freedom, jumping genres and taking in all kinds of style whilst fully concentrating on the dance floor vibe (that part I had to do in my head whilst recording!). It starts off about 107bpm & ends in the realms of 125ish….house, disco, “jolly” techno, afro, cosmic type vibes are all present here!

The EP with the Emperor Machine track drops early February then its just more studio work to get a batch of tracks finished & polished off….i’ve recently joined the Electronic Soul roster too which i’m quite excited about starting a working relationship with! Oh and i’ve also got a gig coming up in Norway ahead of the Northern Disco Lights film I have worked on which is getting released later in the year….have a look here.”

FMB MIXTAPE 37 | CHRIS MASSEY

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FMB MIXTAPE 36 | THE BACKWOODS

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The Backwoods is one of many projects from Japanese producer Kento Sasaki. Having affiliations to ESP Institute and remixing blog favourites Lauer and past podcast contributor Man Power we were excited to lock him down for a mix. Make sure to also check his Force Of Nature project of which he makes up one half of alongside another blog favourite KZA.

As always we sent a few questions his way to see what he’s been up to:

“I travelled around the world a lot last year. I want make music more this year. The mix was recorded drinking Oolong-Hi at home :)”

Can you tell us about the idea behind the mix?
“Tunes I’m playing recently.”

Up next..
“make music!”

FMB MIXTAPE 36 | THE BACKWOODS

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IAN BLEVINS | HANNIBAL

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Absolute heat from a good friend of ours Ian Blevins, on the wonderful ESP institute. The perfect soundtrack to a cold drive through the country… reminds me of early icy mornings in Scandinavia.

IAN BLEVINS | HANNIBAL 

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CROMBY | THE GOOD SHIT

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Absolute killer new MPC workout from Belfast via London’s Cromby! Him and Swoose slayed our room2 at XOYO and more recently Panorama Bar to a crew of 15 o’ Belfast’s best. Really feeling this one! The record has just dropped and you can pick ‘er up here!

CROMBY | THE GOOD SHIT

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FMB MIXTAPE 35 | TIGHT PANTS

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Next up we have Tight Pants up on the mixtape series. His “Scream time action EP” from last year was one of our favourites. Crunchy house mixed up with melancholic marimbas, whats not to like. We used the A side as first track in our White Light ambient mix. As ever we caught up with Tight Pants to have a chat about whats next on the horizon and what he’s been up to:

“I come home to my house from a beach looks forward to coming again for your love. 

It’s a lot of fun at my house me my condesa and a room full of hitting things.

Part is a 3 telling a story of the night, start with no one in the club the first cheers of the bar staff for a good night, the main act comes with the force, and acid brings the sunrise to my bed.

Going to get some food with my friend Elena all this work makes me hungry.”

FMB MIXTAPE 35 | TIGHT PANTS 

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