FMB MIXTAPE 47 | SANDBOARDS

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Sandboards are two young guns from New Zealand who did a good job warming up for us when we played over on their shores last year. We are excited to share new music from these later this year, more news to follow in due course. As always we asked them a few questions.

We have pretty much just been working on tracks flat out!

We would love to have a cooler answer for this but the mix was recorded on Serato in the comfort of Toms room.

Its really just a bunch of tracks we are feeling/want to share. We made a conscious effort to include some New Zealand talent.

We are currently waiting on our debut release test pressing on Cold Tonic  records. We have a bunch of cool releases planned for this year and cant wait to share them with the world. We have a few local gigs lined up but nothing major at this stage.

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FMB MIXTAPE 46 | NATHAN JONSON

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This mixtape comes courtesy of Canada’s Nathan Jonson, known for his production and DJing talents over the last decade as Hrdvsion, with releases on the likes of Rinse, Wagon Repair and International Deejay Gigolo. 

Now performing under his birth name, Nathan continues to excite with his innovative and striking sound. As always we got in touch to see what he’s up to…

“Just this past week I moved to eastern Canada. I am originally from the west so it’s quite exciting. Like a whole new, but somehow still familiar, country.

I began working on the track listing while still in Germany, and mixed it all in the basement of our new home in Canada. I haven’t had carpeted floor under my feet in a long time as all of my apartments in Berlin had hard wood floors. I’d like to think you can hear the comfort coming through in the mixes, and the hard wood in the track listing.

This mix is all about travel, whether it’s by car, train, bus, or plane. Gliding from one place to the next.

There are a couple records lined up at the moment. A pair of ambient songs coming out on lo bit landscapes and another more electro duo I wrote in Utrecht last year at Stekker Studio coming out with 20/20 Vision. Both were made possible by Sonar Traffic’s extreme generosity. Rumour has it there might be a couple remixes on it as well that I’m quite thrilled about. Not too much else at the moment though musically….mostly just writing with each song containing even more melodic content than the last.”

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FMB MIXTAPE 45 | BRAME & HAMO

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Irish boys currently residing in Berlin: Brame & Hamo have just been announced for the Boiler Room at AVA Festival, ahead of that they have turned in a mix for our podcast series. Check the AVA Festival Boiler Room Line up here and get your tickets here.  As usual we fired some questions over to them:

“Lots of gigs recently, we played in Colombia a couple of weeks ago. That was nuts, Tiarnan got really sick though after eating a sketchy burger. that put studio time on hold for a while haha.

We recorded it in Hamo’s bedroom on two technics and some borrowed Cdj’s (for the youtube rips).

We wanted to share some of the records that we listen to at home as well as some records that we have been playing out recently. Lots of new stuff from friends too.

At the minute we are working on our album, hopefully that should come out later this year. Also we are doing Boiler room at AVA Festival in Belfast in June, cant wait for that!”

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FMB MIXTAPE 44 | DAVE HARVEY

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Dave Harvey is a bit of a behind the scenes don.  Outside of heading up Futureboogie, he programs Love Saves The Day in Bristol, Glastonbury Wow Stage (expect an exciting announcement in the coming weeks) and having been a central part of Garden Festival in Croatia he’s now set up Love International , where lots of our favourites will be spinning this summer. We play the hand over Barbarella’s party on Wednesday 1st July tickets for that specific party here.

There are still some festival tickets available here and you can see the whole line up here.

We caught up with him to hear what he’s been up to:

“Just got back from a site visit to the Garden Tisno, the site of Love International  -working out the new Olive Grove stage set up and how we get a bigger rig into the woods for the sunrise sessions!

The mix was recorded at home, with a single skinner and some beer –  on my E&S 400 – can I still say I’ve got a rotary or is that not the done thing nowadays, I can’t keep up.

It’s a Love International inspired mix so I had lots of ideas about what to do – something clever and Balearic/Adriatic, something with all the artists playing – lots of ideas – but ended up being a load of tunes I am playing at the moment with a few oldies chucked in for good measure. It’s a bit loose at points but then I am I guess.”

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Up next…

“Alongside a whole host of releases for Futureboogie, we are ramping up for all the summer madness – Love Saves The Day, The new look Wow at Glastonbury, Love International of course, and putting together a new and very  exciting event in Bristol in late summer, watch this space as that one is gonna be interesting.”

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FMB MIXTAPE 43 | SHINRA

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Shinra came onto our radar last year with his Ball & Chain Ep. Excellent well rounded release and we cant wait to hear what he has got coming up next. As usual we got in touch and fired some questions.

“Late last year I was proud to release a 12” EP on Null+Void recordings, which got a great reception. It caught the attention of some fantastic DJs and producers, including Bicep – I’ve been really inspired by the feedback it got. I’ve also had a track out on InFine Music and just had a remix released for Chevron on Balkan Recordings which has gone down well.

The mix was recorded at my studio in North London using Ableton Live, pretty standard setup.

The main themes of the mix are braindance, acid, and electro – the kind of music I love to listen to and produce. I wanted a mix that starts off fairly laidback and melodic, which then moves through the gears to some faster paced dancefloor electro (the kind I’d play in a club DJ set). Lots of analogue wonky synths and snappy drums. I’ve finished off the mix with a track from Dwaalicht (aka Wisp) off his recent EP on Analogical Force – it’s my favourite release of the last few months.”

Up next…

“I’m putting the finishing touches to an EP of braindance/acid for a really great label which got in touch a couple of months ago. I haven’t submitted it yet so it’s not ready to announce, but I’m excited about it. After that I’m intending to work on a potential follow-up release for Null+Void. I’ll probably squeeze a couple of remixes in too. Lots to look forward to!”

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