FMB MIXTAPE 240 | DYLAN DYLAN

FMB MIXTAPE 240| DYLAN DYLAN 

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On this weeks Feel My Bicep mixtape we have Dylan Dylan, a French producer whose various releases and exciting DJ sets spanning breaks, house, techno and acid loops have seen her rise over the past few years. Her new LP ‘Love Theory’ is an ode to love & explores the diversity of electronic music. Let’s catch up about what she’s been up to and this mix…

My second album “Love Theory”, came out last month, so I have been quite busy promoting it, and I also started a spring/summer tour which is quite exciting!

The mix was recorded last month, in my studio at home in Montpellier; it was a monday morning, I’m quite a morning person. I was back from a festival, and I had a few days off before leaving again.

I had a few artists in my mind for it, so I started the selection a couple of weeks before making the mix. The idea was to record a session that could also be played in a club, building a progressive ambience, and I was excited to try new gems! I also included some tracks of mine, hope you’ll like it  :)

Up next…

Mostly touring; I’m just back from London, playing in Paris at Km25 this weekend, and I’m leaving again soon to Montreal to play at a festival. I also have a couple of remixes coming out, a new EP in fall, and I started working on a third LP.

Tracklist:

1. Baby T – Get To It

2. Frazer Ray – Throw Some Shade

3. Kaba & Hyas – MOOD 4 A CLASSIC (DJ co kr Remix)

4. Horrid1, Sav’O – Skurr (Polo Jaffa Remix)

5. Dylan Dylan – Me & U

6. Dj Cuddles – Groove Designs

7. datadata – OKAY

8. Jaco – Show Some Love (Rhythm Invention Remix)

9. Regal86 – Orale!

10. Nouveau Monica – See The Light (Hodge Remix)

11. Dylan Dylan – Good Times (unreleased)

12. Caucenus – Foda VIP

13. Bubble Love – Pon De Replay

14. Ben Pest – Think Again

15. Dylan Dylan – Dizzy

16. DJ Swisha – Juke-A-Later (Dj Tool)

17. K-65 – No Stop

18. Bailey Ibbs – Rock This, Rock That

19. TAFKAMP – FRIESTALIG

20. NxQuantize – Loux (feat. Appolonie) (Tom Manzarek Remix)

21. Pessimist – Danger

22. Tatyana Jane – Antagonist (Dylan Dylan Remix)

23. Photek – Knitevision

24. Jodenji – LoveSet

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FMB MIXTAPE 239 | JD. REID

FMB MIXTAPE 239 | JD. REID 

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On this weeks Feel My Bicep mixtape series we have JD. REID, a forward-thinking producer hailing from North West London. His catalogue is steeped in hip-hop, trap, jazz, pop and more, always bridging the gaps between genres and representing the melting pot that is London.

Between finishing up my next EP, working on production for other artists, starting my own night called ‘BABY GRAVY’, playing shows and being on the radio I’ve been real busy recently! 2024 has been a pretty hectic year for me so far but in the best way. In terms of my own solo music I’ve mostly been putting out edits over the past few years which are always fun to make and I don’t plan on stopping making them anytime soon, but it’s felt great to start putting out my own original music again. Now that I’ve started dropping again I feel inspired to keep going and have been writing a lot of new stuff. I’m really looking forward to having more of this music come out over the rest of this year.  

I recorded the mix at my home studio using my Technics 1210’s, a Pioneer DJM-450 and Serato.  

My outlook when it comes to DJ’ing is the same as when I make music. I like and listen to a lot of different sounds so in the same way I incorporate that into the music I make, I want that to come across in my DJ sets. In this mix specifically I wanted to play music from some different sub genres within electronic music and show how I like to travel between them in my sets. There’s some old stuff in there, some recent discoveries and a couple new bits of original music from me too.

Up Next…

Next up from me is my 2nd EP of the year ‘sometimes i wonder 002’, my 7th edit pack, a bunch of new music out with some of the artists I’ve been producing for over the past year and the next BABY GRAVY party this summer. 

Tracklist:

  1. JOE ARMON-JONES + MAXWELL OWIN – LOST IN THE FUNCTION
  2. OVERMONO – ARLA FEARN
  3. CESCO – SUPERSTEALTH
  4. BAKEY – WANNIT
  5. PERC – TAKE YOUR BODY OFF (TESSELA REMIX)
  6. HWLS – NO MORE
  7. DVA [HI:EMOTIONS] -NOTU_URONLINEU (FEAT. DANALOGUE)
  8. TLIM SHUG – $ITTIN
  9. MARLON D – JESUS CREATES SOUND
  10. DJ POLO + NKC – FONKEH
  11. JLSXND7RS – KEPALA BATU
  12. KARIZMA – DARQNESS (BOK’S DUB)
  13. GAFFACI – NO ROOF
  14. JD. REID – PLUG
  15. IVY LAB – LOOK AWAY
  16. BODHI – REFORMAT (ORIGINAL MIX)
  17. JD. REID – PHOTOGRAPH
  18. COIDO – WEDGE
  19. CASSIUS SELECT – SICKO GROOVE
  20. DANCE MANIACS – BUILT LIKE THAT 
  21. NOTION – TV DREAMS
  22. ACEMO – JAMIE FOX EDIT
  23. SURLY & DJ SWISHA – NOBODY BETTA
  24. DJ REDTAIL – ???
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FMB MIXTAPE 238 | MR SOSA

FMB MIXTAPE 238 | MR SOSA

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This week on the FMB Mixtape series we welcome Mr. Sosa, the Bournemouth native DJ and producer whose project was born out of the Lofi house era with hooky, dreamlike, broken-beat electronica. After selling out shows across Europe, he’s signed with S.C.D.D and Platoon where he’ll release his first album late 2024. We first caught up with him to find out about the mix and what he’s been up to lately…

I’ve been working on my debut album, it’s been in the works for a while but I’m really trying to hone in on my sound and create a timeless piece of art. I think that’s always going to take more effort and longer to do than you originally think, but hopefully I’ll be able to put it out into the world soon!

I recorded this mix in my home studio on my cdj’s, I’m fortunate enough to have a great setup that I’ve been building for quite a while, as I’m also a mastering engineer and spend almost everyday in my studio engineering and producing.

The main idea was to debut lots of tunes and edits I’ve been making over the last year or so that I haven’t had many chances to test and some gems I’ve been digging. I went for big bassy energy and even some hardgroove as I love playing samba/hardgroove drums in my sets, they just get people going. I crammed a lot of music into this mix and it’s basically a snippet of where my heads at in the club scene right now.

Up Next…

I’m looking forward to playing some festivals like Boardmasters and Hijacked alongside some really great artists and hopefully travelling to some new places. But of course making more music and finishing the album is also a priority!

Tracklist:

1. Mr. Sosa – Parabellum I [Unreleased]

2. Mr. Sosa – Parabellum II [Unreleased]

3. Fold – Billa

4. Panaflex – About You [Unreleased]

5. Bakey – Jackpot

6. Special Request, Novelist – Silver (Kettama Remix)

7. Lepsi – Drop Tha Glock

8. Mr. Sosa – Rubber Ducky Don’t Lie [Unreleased]

9. Run For Cover – It Only Gets Ruffer

10. Hamdi – Counting (Taiki Nulight Remix)

11. Mr. Sosa – Lean Lean [Unreleased]

12. Aphex Twin – Digeridoo (Mr. Sosa VIP Edit) [Unreleased]

13. Overmono – Arla Fearn

14. DJ Heartstring – Baby Keem Flip

15. LXNGVX – Montagem Mysterious Game (Mr. Sosa Samba Edit) [Unreleased]

16. Soul Mass Transit System – I Can’t (B With U)

17. Essence – Magalenha Edit

18. Mr. Sosa – Jai Alai [Unreleased]

19. Mr. Sosa – Active Reactive [Unreleased]

20. Daphni – Cherry

21. Regent – Encoder

22. Nathan Melja – Synesthesia (Pariah Remix)

23. Lokey- Einfach

24. Joy Orbison – flight fm

25. Bakey, Capo Lee – Serious Mic Man (Bakey VIP Mix)

26. Young Muscle – Club Apparitions

27. Rosalia, Rauw Alejandro – Vampiros (Small Crab Edit)

28. The Streets x Mr. Sosa – We All Smile (Edit)

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FMB MIXTAPE 237 | DJ WIGGLES

FMB MIXTAPE 237 | DJ WIGGLES

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This week on the FMB Mixtape series we welcome DJ wiggles, UK Based DJ and founder / curator of the event and mix series ‘Kinetic’. She leans into the soundscapes of dubstep, bass, techno & half time, paying homage to UK sounds, past and present. We first caught up to find out a bit about the mix & what she’s been up to lately…

I started the year off pretty busy & focussed but Aprils been a much needed slower month for me. We recently adopted a rescue dog so a lot of time has been spent on helping him adjust to his new life, and creativity levels have been fairly varied so I’ve tried not to push myself too much. Lots of walks, nature & wholesome activities – getting my fix before the summer & festival season begins.

The mix was recorded at home on 2 x xdj 700s, 2 x technic 1210s and a xone 23. I love my little set up, it’s super cosy – if I could transport my home set up with me everywhere I would, it’s a safe space for me for sure :) Ive also been trying to play more records again, so was really nice to have a bunch of stuff I could play for this.

I’ve had a bit of a rollercoaster start to the year & like many people, been feeling pretty emotionally drained. When coming up with a concept for this, I thought about what bicep’s music (and the platform) had meant to me when I was in my 20s, and settled on something emotional and nostalgic. This mix is in part a fairly raw response to how I’ve been feeling emotionally recently, but also a collection of some of my favourite records which I’ve loved for years and will love forever.

Dubstep can be a super emotional genre but it’s not something I hear out very often, or that I get a chance to play a lot so this felt like the perfect opportunity. This is my favourite kind of dubstep, the late night / early morning rollers which really tug on the heartstrings, tears in the club kind of vibe.

I have very nostalgic memories surrounding these records and it was both a pleasure and a challenge putting them together. I feel like a heavy weight has been lifted after recording this mix, so hopefully this evokes a similar emotion for the listeners.

Sad girl dubstep ✅

Up next…

I’ve got a few London shows over the next couple of weeks, starting with queens yard, planet wax & spanners. I also have my next kinetic event at ormside projects on the 17th with Struction, Jurango & Ryo Kurashina, as well as my Berlin debut at the end of the month before festival season kicks off! Other than that I’m just busy growing the kinetic brand, focussing on launching as a label with our first release due at the end of this year – watch this space!

Tracklist:

1. Djrum – St Martin

2. Mala – I Wait, Part II

3. Congi – Rotation

4. Shackleton – Headcleaner

5. Pinch & Shackleton – Jellybones

6. Pinch – Widescreen

7. Pinch – Brighter Day ft. Juakali

8. Pinch – Elements

9. VOOCOO – Parry Dub

10. RSD – Kingfisher

11. Ramadanman – Blimey

12. Peverelist – Esperanto

13. Djrum – Plead With Me

14. Pangaea – Bear Witness

15. Asusu – Togetherness

16. Pangaea – Router

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FMB MIXTAPE 236 | RUTHLSS

FMB MIXTAPE 236 | RUTHLSS

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On this weeks FMB Mixtape series, we welcome RUTHLSS, a London-based composer, classically trained pianist, DJ and electronic music producer who blends techniques from her vast skill set with electronic and dance music. Let’s catch up first about the mix and what she’s been up to recently…

I’ve been busy finishing lots of music for my debut solo electronic and classical releases, as well as working on some exciting collab tracks lined up for later this year too. I recently played Fabric Room 1 for the first time which was a long held dream of mine and I’m still not over it tbh! I’m spending most days at home enjoying figuring out my new live set and experimenting with lots of out there ideas before the release schedule soon becomes the priority.

I recorded this mix using CDJs at a studio in East London

The idea for the mix came mostly from wanting to include a few of my own unreleased tracks and building a journey from there – they’re all slightly varied in genre but have a similar feeling of simultaneous sadness and euphoria. This led me to approach the mix more like a mixtape of current favourites than a club set, though it does inevitably become more of a club set in the middle :) There’s everything spanning from techno / hardgroove to bass / breaks and some choral elements in there too.

Up next …

More DJ gigs soon and I’m especially excited about this new festival High Lights where I’m warming up before Max Cooper and Kelly Lee Owens.

Other than that I’m continuing with the live set prep, scoring another short film and gearing up for my solo releases. I’m so excited to share the music – it’s been a long time coming!

Tracklist:

1. RUTHLSS – ID

2. Giulia Tess & Lawrence Hart – More Data To Survive

3. RUTHLSS.- ID

4. u.r. trax – Coco Tunnel

5. Joy Orbison – flight fm

6. Splash Pattern – Furnace

7. Doctor Jeep – Push The Body

8. Dylan Fogarty.& Tommy Lewis – Playa

9. Monteagudo – Dj Pipén

10. Dj bluegucci – Off White

11. DJ Gigola – In The Mood

12. DJ Swisherman – Pushin Keys

13. Dylan Fogarty – Track 3

14. CRUSH3d – Brick!

15. R4VF – C.C.L.

16. Malugi & Marlon Hoffstadt – Faster Alone

17. Question Mark – The Birds

18. Vizionn – Run 

19. Pegassi – Yo Yo Yo

20. S.U.N. Project – Statistic (Atmos Ultra Remix) 

21. Mamba – Mayonnaise

22. Paraadiso – Unisono

23. M.I.A. – XR2 (RUTHLSS Edit)

24. Oswald – Faust

25. Ternion Sound – Swiss Army Dub

26. Metrist – Bputch

27. RUTHLSS – ID

28. Overmono – Blow out

29. RUTHLSS – ID

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