FMB MIXTAPE 95 | BOBBY ANALOG

FMB MIXTAPE 95 | BOBBY ANALOG

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For this week’s episode of our mixtape series we invited fellow Belfast selector, label owner, promoter and producer, Bobby Analog. As per usual, we asked what he’s been up to lately…

Just the usual stuff, being reclusive hiding from sight in my little home studio, recording this mix and creating video previews for my next record from old stock footage I found online. I’ve been lucky to play some fun parties at the start of the year and been working hard to get the third Body Fusion record out which is released next month plug, plug, plug…  

I did the mix on my 1200’s, CDJ’s & Allen & Heath on the 3rd floor of the Analog household (we live in a terrace house). I took my standard process to put the mix together, I spent a week compiling then spent a few days getting the transitions I wanted and recorded it a few times til I had a take I was satisfied with and I drank lots of herbal teas throughout the whole process and took videos of my cat.    

Initially I was intent I was going to make quite a deep Detroit house mix but as I got to mixing my brain decided it wanted to dance so I made what I would consider a bit of a classic dance mix. There’s a lot of old American stuff from UR, Nu Groove, Peacefrog, Dance Mania, a few Italian House boyo’s plus a couple of Eighties weapons launched in the mix. As the mix progressed I decided I wanted it to have a somewhat raw aesthetic that’s why some of the mixes are a bit loose, nothing to do with my mixing.

Up next…

I will be continuing work on new tracks, I’ve spent the last year amassing a nice collection of synths and I recently picked up a Roland R8 so I’ll be spending a lot of time with them. I’ve been working on a lot of stuff recently which has moved away from the sample based stuff that people know me for and I want to try and get that to a place that I am happy with then I will be setting up another label for that side of things, who knows I might even release some other people’s music too, probably not though. 

I’m learning to play Piano at the minute so 2019 live Piano set, keep your eyes peeled for that one. 

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FMB MIXTAPE 94 | ADI TOOHEY

FMB MIXTAPE 94 | ADI TOOHEY

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For episode 94 of the mixtape series, we invited Sydney’s Adi Toohey – the DJ x teacher x weekly host on FBi radio’s Saturday Sunset slot. Adi also supported our recent tour in Ozz at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory so we thought it was a good fit for this week’s podcast! As usual, we asked her what she’s been up to recently…

For the past few months I’ve been living the double life of a DJ and high school teacher. It doesn’t leave much time for chilling out, but the kids and gigs are both very rewarding in their own ways.

The mix was recorded in my living room in Redfern on 2 x Technics, 2 x CDJs and my beautiful handmade Lucia mixer from Condesa Electronics.

I tried not to get too serious with it, which is why there’s a bit of hip house and UKG in there. It’s a pretty accurate representation of the music I’ve been playing in the club lately, including the warm up set I played for you guys in Sydney earlier this month. Keep an ear out for Aussie producer EDEN777’s refresh of the Peech Boys coming in around the 7 min mark.

Up next…

In the near future I’ll be playing around Sydney and continuing to organise Rimbombo parties with the Ken Oath Records boys, our next one is with Anton Klint on April 6. I’m headed to Japan for a dig in June and hopefully off on another Euro jaunt if all the pieces fall into place!

 

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FOUR TET | OPAL REMIX

We are over the moon to announce that Four Tet has remixed ‘Opal’ from our debut album. You can listen in full and pre-order the 12″ here.

 

 

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FMB MIXTAPE 93 | CORMAC

FMB MIXTAPE 93 | CORMAC

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For episode 93 of our Feel My Bicep podcast series, we’re stoked to welcome Cormac, who recently played with us at our FMB event in Belfast & has become a regular guest at Panorama Bar since leaving the WYS! Sunday night parties at fabric. We caught up with him to find out what he’s up to at the minute and a bit about the mix…

Recently I’ve taken a step back from production and am concentrating on DJ gigs, I’m really enjoying it.

I’m on holiday in Mexico for a few weeks, so I recorded much of my record bag back to WAV before coming here. I’ve arranged things in Ableton mostly which isn’t my usual way to record. Usually, I record at home on my decks. 

Track selection is first and foremost, I have to share what I’m excited by. How they are arranged is a close second. as I recorded in Ableton I was a bit concerned that things become too linear sounding, too clean.. so some mixes, arrangement are quite dynamic. listening back, the selection I guess is a bit of a nod to electro, and personally, i can’t go in that direction without some connection to something Italo sounding, so that vibe is there also.

Up next…

Travelling around Mexico for another week and then back to gigs. already looking forward to Blitz Club in Munich , Disco Zwei in Mannheim, Ankali in Prague and then back to Panorama Bar in April .

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FMB MIXTAPE 92 | LAKE PEOPLE

FMB MIXTAPE 92 | LAKE PEOPLE

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This week we welcome to the decks the Leipzig and Berlin based producer Martin Enke aka Lake People. As usual, we caught up with him to ask a few questions about the mix and see what he’s been up to…

This mix was recorded in my studio, with my usual Live Setup, plus two analog synthesizers (Juno106, Prophet 600)
recorded in Ableton Live.

It has a lot of tracks from my latest album, which was released on Mule Musiq in June 2017. I liked the idea to create a club orientated dramaturgy with almost the same tracks. The tracks itself have a different dramaturgy, as well. More energetic I feel.

Up next…

I’m spending a lot of time in the studio right now and I’m about to finalize 3 new EPs through 3 different aliases. Of course a new Lake People EP, but also a new Llewellyn (www.facebook.com/llewellyn.music) on Riotvan and my debut EP under a brand new project called ‘Amrint Keen’ (www.facebook.com/amrintkeen). It just got released on Uncanny Valley 3 days ago. It feels great to finally make the step to be able to channel all my output. 

Lake People might get deeper again in the future. 

Llewellyn is more House, Disco, Wave.

Amrint Keen is gonna be more raw, broken and experimental.

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