FMB MIXTAPE 109 | KIWI

FMB MIXTAPE 109 | KIWI

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This week we have London based DJ and producer Alex Warren aka Kiwi stepping up for mixtape #109. As usual, we asked a bit about the mix & what he’s been up to recently…

Well I’ve just come out of a 12 hour stint in Panorama Bar, so I’m a little hazy, but off the top of my head I’ve had a super fun summer touring, played some really special parties and had a lot of fun. The last few weeks, I’ve been trying to knuckle down in the studio making some new bits and I’ve done a few remixes that I’m super excited about, i through one of them in this mix, not sure its ready but felt right…

In my living room (south east london) I’ve built myself a really nice setup and there really is no place like home, i like to record all my mixes live, for me i don’t think it really translates well when people do them on a computer, i like to hear the mistakes.

I actually didn’t have much of an idea, i had a few beers, i started playing some slower bits warmed myself up,  i ended up playing for a couple of hours i think, but just trimmed the beginning off for you guys to get it down to a bitesize 1 hour. It includes a nice variety of bits, and has a good flow. <3

Up next…

I have an EP on Correspondent coming soon which I’m super excited for and theres a 12” on CinCin with Joe Goddard on the flip. Theres a couple of other EPs signed for next year and I’m also launching a collabs label/party called Crossbreed, then theres a handful of remixes to come before the end of the year. And hopefully loads more gigs! <3

Tracklist:

1) Grace Records – Nenad Markovic 

2) på kryss og på tvers – Rave-enka

3) watch out! (inkswel raw dub) – UglyInk Feat. Charli James

4) House Phone (Random Kraftwerk bootleg) – Unknown

5) Just My Love (Demo) – Umo Vogue

6) Loco Mia (Iro Aka Fucking Edit) – Loco Mia

7) An English ’93 – International Music System

8) Take A Bite Of Brains (DJ Slyngshot Re-Edit) – Wicked Witch

9) Unknown Demo – Kiwi

10) Snappy (12” version) – Erasure

11) Crazed – JV

12) Beat Girl – Skyrager

13) Vicuna – Kiwi

14) Ride on Time (Kiwi Piano Dub) – Black Box

15) Symphony (bnh remix (pitched up)) – Donell Rush 

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FMB MIXTAPE 108 | SEB WILDBLOOD

FMB MIXTAPE 108 | SEB WILDBLOOD

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This week’s episode of the FMB mixtape series comes from Seb Wildblood, one of the driving forces behind South London’s much loved Church, also Coastal Haze and All My Thoughts. Along with a bit about the mix, we found out what he’s been up to lately…

I recently returned home from shows in the US and Colombia, most interestingly ‘Burning Man’ which was quite the experience… Now back home enjoying settling back into a routine, lots of dog walking and I also just bought a coffee machine which is pretty exciting. 

The mix was recorded in my home studio on CDJ’s and Technic 1210’s, it generally takes me a good few takes to record a mix I’m happy with however this one was done in one take, which is a first for me. 

I wanted this to be a true representation of what I’m playing out right now, generally, when I’m thinking about a mix I often fall into the same formula/structure, with this particular mix I wanted to get straight to business. I also have new music to share in the not so distant future so I’ve included some hints as to where I’m at production wise. There’s also a couple of label exclusives thrown in for good measure. 

Up next…

There’s a lot of music on the way, it’s been almost a year since my last SW record so I’m looking forward to getting some new stuff out there. There’s also a bunch to look out for on the labels with forthcoming material on the way from Ciel, Gnork, Julius Steinhoff and more. 

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FMB MIXTAPE 107 | TUFF CITY KIDS & JOE GODDARD

FMB MIXTAPE 107 | TUFF CITY KIDS & JOE GODDARD

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Happy to welcome Tuff City Kids (Gerd Janson / Phillip Lauer) and Joe Goddard on board to our FMB mixtape series this week. As usual, we asked a bit about the mix and what they’ve been up to recently…

[TCK] Been touring quite a bit and managed to finished a new LP called ‘Power’ for Running Back.

[JG] Recently been making a Hot Chip album, eating Kleftiko in Cyprus, eurorack wormholes.

[TCK] We all threw in tracks and mixmaster Joe was the one to bake the cake in London. Basically our latest productions and tracks that caught our attention in the last few months

[JG] This mix was recorded on D’arblay st on the hallowed ground where Blackmarket stood. I tried to put together a bunch of new stuff that maybe somehow represents the sound of our new tune.

Up next…

[TCK] Touring, production and rmxs .. I guess

[JG] Going to Paris to record with Philipe Zdar, going to see Hamilton this evening.

Tracklist:

1. Marie Davidson- So Right (John Talabot Remix)

2. Amy Douglas- Never Saw It Coming (Crooked Man Remix)

3. Selace- So Hooked On Your Lovin

4. Wolfram ft. Haddaway- Thing Called Love

5. Passarella Death Squad- In Heaven

6. Bruxas- Scirocco

7. Flight Facilities- All My Love (Joakim Remix)

8.Lindstrom- Blinded By The LEDs 

9. Bell Towers- My Body is a Temple

10. Paul Woolford- Story of my Life

11. Sworn Virgins- 50 Dollar Bills

12. Nathan Micay- First Casualty

13. Ludwig AF Rohrscheid- Velocity

14. Playr jc 051- Erscheinung

15. Tuff City Kids ft. Joe Goddard- Reach Out (Erol Alkan Remix)

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FMB MIXTAPE 106 | JORDAN

FMB MIXTAPE 106 | JORDAN

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This week’s mix comes from Jordan – one half of The Night Institute, boss of his own Nocturne Music imprint + a regular on the AVA Festival lineup. As usual, we asked a bit about the mix & what he’s been up to lately…

I’m just back from my first visit to Asia last week; I played a few dates in Japan, including a festival at the foot of Mount Fuji – that was all a bit surreal.

The Summer has been pretty manic – in a good way. I’ve continued to run my weekly party, The Night Institute, with Timmy Stewart, which is into it’s third year now and probably the strongest it’s ever been. On top of that, I’ve been playing lots of Irish Festivals, did a great party in London and recorded my first Solid Steel mix too – all in all, a busy summer.

I’ve been really focused on studio work though; taking weekly piano lessons, trying to make it more of a routine. That’s where my head is at now.

I started preparing tracks that I thought would be suitable for a mix for the Bicep blog while I was away for the last two weeks. Japan is a very late night, neon city, so I was finding myself drawn to synth music and chuggers. I wasn’t awake during the day very much. I had a lot of time to myself with the travelling so started piecing a rough arrangement together in Ableton once I got to Madrid Airport, then finished it in my little studio room once I got home.
The goal was to put together a club-focused mix that you can also listen to in the house or in the car. I’ve tried drawing together some of the sounds I find myself going to on a Saturday night with our all-night-long sets at The Night Institute. I tried to create a level of consistency without it sounding like an hour of the same. There’s music by Red Axes, Special Request, Raudive, Blackstrobe, DeeWee records, and an Irish lad called Opus Klein who’s gonna do big things.

I’ve got a release on Abandon Silence coming out in October. I’m also playing their party with Palms Trax & MCDE. I’ve a remix out on Future Disco next week too, as well as parties in Copenhagen, Edinburgh & Dublin. I’m also working on some music for Huntleys & Palmers, which we’re taking our time on, and then hopefully playing as many interesting new parties as possible.

Will try my best to keep the socials up to date with releases and parties at www.facebook.com/jordannocturne

 

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FMB MIXTAPE 105 | OPTMST

FMB MIXTAPE 105 | OPTMST

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Very happy to welcome OPTMST on board to the FMB mixtape series this week. As well as his solo project, OPTMST collabs with Spireview on Age of Aquarius, and also heads the brand new label, Born Sleepy. As usual, we asked a bit about the mix & what he’s been up to…

A month ago a group of us moved into a lab within Vault Artist studios, an old college building in Belfast that’s now been inhabited by a community of over 80 artists. I’ve been spending most of my time there kitting up our space for use as HQ for our projects. Out of the space there’s a few things going on with working towards radio, label and making the space ripe for collaboration/workshops.

Had finished an album earlier in the year with Age of Aquarius but we are taking a break and revisit it later to focus on our own projects with an album of Spireview’s coming in October and some other collaborations going on.  Been herding a gang of talented dudes from here to be a part of Born Sleepy and am getting started with a various artists at the end of September.

We built a stand for the decks recently at the window looking out at the Harland and Wolff cranes that we’re gonna offer to promoters for broadcasting shows, this was the first mix on my own I did on the setup late which was nice. This was done 2 x CDJ2000nxs and a djm 800 over a few hours, splicing together what I liked together in Ableton after.

I’ve been playing mainly chilled bar gigs recently so with this opportunity I wanted to show a side to my sound that I haven’t been sharing. I’m attached to the idea of generative trance states in experiencing music (google it) so think that carrys through into my taste with meditative/psychedelic and emotive sounds across all genres. This is a bit on the tougher side of that, but with harmony.

With the label coming up soon there was a an aim to fit in some Born Sleepy tracks but it didn’t work like that. Only Two tracks from BTU and Fourth Mind made the cut but there will be more popping up soon.

Up next…

Got a busy month ahead with the First release of the Born Sleepy label coming out in September and on the 14th I’m supporting LOR for his album launch with my first live set under this guise.

Music wise atm I’m firstly looking forward to getting some of what’s built up out there on the VA and an EP later in year, outside of that still focusing more on the solo stuff but am looking forward to collaborating more on a project called Virtues with BTU and jamming with Brién in the space! 

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