FMB MIXTAPE 200 | MASSIMILIANO PAGLIARA

FMB MIXTAPE 200 | MASSIMILIANO PAGLIARA

FMB MIXTAPE 200 | MASSIMILIANO PAGLIARA (iTUNES)

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This week, for the 200th episode of our FMB Mixtape Series, we welcome Massimiliano Pagliara, the Italian-born Berlin-based DJ and producer. First, we caught up with him to find out what he’s been up to lately…

My new album “See You In Paradise” came out end of October on Permanent Vacation. So, I am touring a lot at the moment, celebrating my new baby with dear friends, worldwide. I have also been taking care of my label, Funnuvojere records. The last release just came out, a new EP by one of New York’s finest DJs/ producers, Eamon Harkin. In between all of this, I have been trying to work in the studio on some new tracks.

The mix was recorded at my place . With 2 CDJs and a Taula 4 Mixer.

I started this mix several times. Tried different directions. Normally, when I am asked to record a mix, which is mostly for home listening, I tend to prefer a non – clubby direction. People can hear me as a DJ all the time, right? But then in the end I thought, it’s the end of another special year so I will try and put together some of my favorite club hits from 2022. Which again, wasn’t an easy thing to do with the mix being around an hour long. It was of course impossible to include all of them! But I hope you can get the picture :)

Up next…

More touring, releasing more lovely music on Funnuvojere, finishing some new projects in the studio.

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FMB MIXTAPE 199 | JORDAN NOCTURNE

FMB MIXTAPE 199 | JORDAN NOCTURNE

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Next up on the FMB Mixtape series is a mix from Jordan Nocturne, the Belfast-based resident and promoter The Night Institute. As usual, we fired some questions over to find out a bit about the mix & what he’s been up to recently…

I’ve had a really busy year playing across Europe, in-between dropping releases on Permanent Vacation and Correspondant, plus remixing for Benjamin Frohlich and Cormac.

At home, our party The Night Institute celebrated seven years, and myself and Timmy Stewart are continuing to run our monthly at The Ballyhackamore Working Mens Club. It’s exactly what it says on the tin – an authentic social club with dirt cheap drinks, good people and great music.

I’ve also just relaunched my Nocturne label with a new EP from Alex Virgo, and we have upcoming releases from Perdu and Man Power over the coming months, where we’re continuing to collaborate with Andreea Ilisai on the art.

This mix was recorded at home on Ableton. I like to put a bit of planning into mixes, so unless it’s a live recording, Ableton’s always my go-to. I’ve just moved house, and this is the first mix I’ve done between these four walls actually.

This is an hour of straight up club energy – beatless, acid, electro, italo and trance all in there. It’s how I play at peak time. There’s music here from the likes of Red Axes, Joshua James, Pablo Bozzi & Bryan Kessler.

Up next…

I’m working on a lot of music at the moment. I’ve been working with some amazing vocalists, which is a new challenge for me. They’ll see the light of day at some stage in 2023; I’m taking my time to do it right. I have a special edit that is incoming on Cormac’s Polari label once we get the final thumbs up, plus I’ll be getting stuck into the festive raving season with our Boxing Night & NYE parties at The Night Institute.

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FMB MIXTAPE 198 | FANTASTIC TWINS

FMB MIXTAPE 198 | FANTASTIC TWINS

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For this week’s episode of the FMB mixtape series, we welcome Julienne Dessagne aka Fantastic Twins; the Berlin-based French artist, producer, live performer and label owner (Microdosing). As usual we fired some questions over to find out a bit about the mix & what she’s been up to recently:

Mainly traveling for my live shows and in between working in the studio on lots of exciting projects – a soundtrack for contemporary dance, adding the last touches to my album, finishing an EP, and a new collaboration with Andrei Rusu (1/2 of the Khidja duo)… amongst other things. 

The mix was recorded in my studio in Berlin. My focus has always been on producing music and performing live shows rather than DJing so I have learnt to find my own way of making mixes which isn’t exactly the standard DJ approach. I use mainly Ableton and some outboard effect units. After selecting the music and digitalising vinyls when needed, I put the tracks in a session and do quite a lot of editing, add some layers of my own recorded material or vocals here and there, process some bits through external effects, etc. My mix is ultimately an instinctive assembling of all that and some happy accidents. The idea behind the mix is hopefully to create emotion for the listeners. I personally don’t enjoy mixes that sound like a straight motorway from start to finish. I much prefer to be taken through highs, lows and unexpected turns. I approach mixes in a very similar way to my live sets. For this particular mix, I liked the idea of starting things on what sounds like the fading end of something else. And building anew from there, in full circle. 

Up next?

Some upcoming live shows this weekend in Paris, Prague, a Mexican tour in December, an endless list of projects to finish in the studio, and I’m also looking forward to diving into the visual / art direction research for my new album which will hopefully be released next year.

 

 

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FMB MIXTAPE 197 | DJ HEARTSTRING

FMB MIXTAPE 197 | DJ HEARTSTRING

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Next up on the FMB Mixtape series is a mix from Berlin duo DJ Heartstring. As usual, we fired some questions over to find out a bit about the mix & what they’ve been up to recently…

In the past months touring has probably been the biggest part of our daily life. Even though it can be exhausting from time to time, playing all around Europe has been amazing. Apart from playing we have been using every chance we get to go to the studio to make music and process everything that has happened this year.

We recorded the mix at home. It is definitely a different feeling from playing at a club or a festival. But we still had a good time selecting tracks and making sure that we are happy with the result.

With this mix we wanted to showcase a different approach to our sound. We definitely play more Hardgroove and Tribal inspired music in this one, sprinkled with a healthy dose of unreleased material by us and our friends. The mix demonstrates pretty well what we sound like right now when we are playing – more ravey and more impulsive.

Up next…

We are further shaping our sound and trying out new things. We have so many tracks laying around that we cannot wait to release soon! We are currently setting up everything to give you new music as soon as possible. Keep an eye out for TEENAGE DREAMS.

 

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FMB MIXTAPE 196 | NAILAH HUNTER

FMB MIXTAPE 196 | NAILAH HUNTER

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This week on the FMB Mixtape Series, we welcome Nailah Hunter, the multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Los Angeles. As always, we first caught up with her to find out about the mix and what she’s been up to recently…

First and foremost, I’ve been working on finishing my first LP! At the same time, I’ve been traveling and playing a ton of live shows. It can be a bit hectic all at once, but I’ve really enjoyed getting to know myself as a live performer. It’s exciting to craft new music with the best understanding of how I like to perform live in the back of my mind. 

This mix was recorded in my home studio in Los Angeles, CA.

Recently, we had a record breaking heat wave in LA and it was brutal! It made me think a lot about global warming and how this is the hottest summer we’ve had yet, but they will only get hotter from here. Depressing to say the least! So, I drove all around the city that week seeking refuge from the reality of the weather. I jumped in friends’ pools in the hills, played in my favorite waterfall, waded in the shallows at a few different beaches in Malibu, and each time I made contact with the water I felt a new and particular sense of joy and gratitude for the experience. These songs capture that trouble-less, sunkissed, soaked in bliss sort of feeling for me.  

Up next…

Wrapping up my album, collaborating with some amazing artists from all over the world, and trying my best to stay grounded and grateful in these absolutely bonkers times!

Tracklist:

  1. OHMA – Between All Things
  2. Flying Lotus – Enchanted
  3. muva of Earth – High
  4. Brandee Younger – Tickled Pink
  5. Antônio Carlos Jobim – Andorinha
  6. Claude Lavender – Smooth Succession
  7. Fools – Versitied
  8. esq ape, Uppy – Awave
  9. Floating Points, Pharaoh Sanders – Movement 8
  10. Eddie Chacon – Pleasure, Joy, and Happiness
  11. Marvin Gaye – Flyin’ High in the Friendly Sky
  12. Lily Laskine – Fantaisie Op. 95
  13. Molly Lewis – Miracle Fruit
  14. The Januaries – Chocolate and Strawberries
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