FMB MIXTAPE 235 | FOLD

FMB MIXTAPE 235 | FOLD 

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This week on the FMB Mixtape series, we welcome Rob Glasset, better known as Fold into the mix. Fold is a London-based producer and DJ, as well as owner of FLDIN2, long-standing resident at NTS and he also co runs East London’s Well Street Records. As always, we first caught up with Rob to find out about the mix & what he’s been up to lately…

Recently, I supported Overmono on the UK leg of their world tour. I’ve also been busy finishing off material to release on my newly launched label FLDIN2 – as well as co running Well Street Records with my old friend Sam Fussell.  Add an NTS Radio residency and a full time job of testing water in commercial buildings around London into the mix and it’s pretty mental at the moment.

I recorded this mix in my modest home studio – 2 x technics 1210’s, 2 x CDJ400 + 1 x DJM 250 – 2 channel mixer – apologies to the neighbours.

The main idea behind the mix is #Dubplateseason. Showcasing new and unreleased material from producers that I really rate + my own unreleased material. When I recorded the mix back in January I would say 50% of the tracks were demos or waiting to be mastered. The mix is centred around the current modernist, dark, UKG garage sound. But rather than being akin to the revivalist UKG movement that’s having a bit of moment, I’m more interested in the sounds that are pushing forward into a newer territory altogether. It seems a bit too easy to just replicate an old genre, I feel like progression and experimentation should be at the heart of any new production.

Aside from that there’s also some rare, forgotten gems in the mix as a reference point – bits that I would hear on Force FM as a teenager driving around in my Ford Escort. I also wanted to represent something that would just straight up bang in a club and move a crowd because I enjoy doing that too.

Up next…

Some UK gigs are lining up. Some remixes are on the horizon too. Lots of things are bubbling for Well street Records at the moment. But mostly, I’m looking forward to continuing to work on new FLDIN2 material as I’m really feeling inspired to operate in that space right now. I’ve got about 10 dubs I need to put the finishing touches on and get released.

Tracklist:

  1. Granul – Sade

  2. Pent1 – ??? (Well St Records)

  3. Bloodhound – Point In Time

  4. Coido – Gamma 1

  5. 1TK – Bootroot

  6. XL Regular – XL Boogie

  7. Panix – Rudeboy (edit)

  8. Guigs – Everytime (edit)

  9. HAelix – Essence

  10. Veter3nz – Let It Go (Curry Mutton Mix)

  11. Buckley – ??? (Well Street Records)

  12. Coza – Dis one

  13. Arfa – Real Badman (Bakey Remix)

  14. Royal Flush – Thinkin

  15. Some Treat – Lost in Vegas

  16. JJ Louis – Overdrive (Untitled Mix 2)

  17. Beatfreaks – X Rated

  18. Forward Motion – Badmann

  19. Badboy – Badboy (2Step Mix)

  20.Blaze – Check one ft MC Juiceman

  21. Coza – Para

  22. Fold – ??? (FLDIN2)

  23. SPMC – Inside Looking Out

  24. Arfa – Transit

  25. El b – Bubble (Dub)

  26. Fold – ??? (FLDIN2)

  27. Fold – Billa

  28. Fold – ??? (FLDIN2)

 

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FMB MIXTAPE 234 | KEYRAH

 

FMB MIXTAPE 234 | KEYRAH

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This week on the FMB Mixtape Series, we welcome the DJ KEYRAH, onto Feel My Bicep. She’s known for playing a magnitude of genres with her eclectic approach to her curations blending seamlessly across club and radio settings. She has played at the likes of KOKO, Fabric and XOYO and hosted guest mixes for BBC 1Extra, Soulection and NTS Radio. Let’s catch up to find out about the mix & what she’s been up to lately…

March has been a busy month! I played both my Drumsheds and Ministry of Sound debuts which were super fun. I’ve just launched my new night Misc; so there’s been a lot of planning and preparation going into that, the first date was back home in Birmingham and we’ve got the London play this week (which I’m currently prepping my set for)

I recorded this mix at home on my pioneer controller, in the early hours of the morning (as per usual). I’m a night owl, I feel like all my best ideas come to me between the hours of 12-4am lol

Most of my mixes are a bit of a journey through sounds and this one is no different, it reflects a lot of what I’ve been to lately. I’m actually terrible with genres but I’d say it’s got an electronic-jazzy-house vibe to it mixed with some broken beat and heavy basslines (tried my best).

Up next…

Prepping for a busy summer, this will be my first taste of festival season so I’m quite excited. I’m gonna take some downtime at the start of April before the madness descends, but I’m excited to play Brick Lane Jazz Festivals After Party at Village Underground at the end of the month; it’s a really nice line up and actually my first time playing that venue so I think it’ll be a great vibe.

Tracklist:

  1. Miro – berlioz, Ted Jasper

  2. Doing it Wrong – Drake (Umgido Bootleg)

  3. Snake Jazz – Felipe Gordon

  4. Linked – Bonobo

  5. Say Yes – VanJess, TOKiMONSTA

  6. Makeshift Tourniquet – Vegyn

  7. What Would You Do? – Dames Brown, Amp Fiddler, Andrés (Folamour Remix)

  8. Get 2 Know u – Never Dull

  9. Les Gout – Rampa, Chuala, Keinemusik

  10. The Boy Is Mine – James Mac, Vall, Rosalie

  11. Sunday Showers – Kentphonik

  12. House of Lucien – Close Counters

  13. Frontin K2 Re Edit – Karizma

  14. We Are One – Black Coffee, Hugh Masekela (Original Dub)

  15. Yebba’s Heartbreak – Drake, Yebba (DJ Alone Again Edit)

  16. Something On My Mind – Supershy

  17. Love Dub – Cooly G (Refix)

  18. All This Love That I’m Giving – Gwen McCrae (Broke One Remix)

  19. Dance With Me – DONSURF

  20. Dr Dubz – Shall I Bruk it

  21. When I’m In Your Arms – Joe Vanditti

  22. 93 TILL – Sam Deeley

  23. Bad Space Habits – Seb Wildblood

  24. GAS – Drewbyrd

 

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FMB MIXTAPE 233 | JAMES SHINRA

FMB MIXTAPE 233 | JAMES SHINRA

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This week on the FMB Mixtape Series, we welcome the DJ & Producer, James Shinra, back to Feel My Bicep. He released his ‘Signs’ EP on FMB back in 2019 & has since had a string of releases on Analogical Force, Craigie Knowes and We’re Going Deep.  As always, we first caught up to find out a bit about the mix & what he’s been up to lately…

Last year I released an acid house EP on We’re Going Deep, which was great fun to make. Later in the year I released a few things myself. I put out a few short releases called Meteorites in which I explore a few different styles – for example, number 2 was more dubby than my usual stuff, number 4 was ambient. Out most recently is a more banging electro track called Poppin as part of a new project called Shinra Electro Company. I played some great live gigs at the end of last year too, in Spain and France. I’ve also been DJing a bit – for a long time I just played live, but it’s fun to mix it up and play a wider variety of music than just my own productions.

I put it together in Ableton at my studio at home.

The first 45 minutes are kind of the stuff I like to DJ – a mixture of electro, techno, acid, breaks. Some melodies in there and some harder edged stuff. Some older tracks, some brand new. I had to include a few things – something from Cameo Blush, Client_03 and Datassette (I just love everything they do), something from Scuba’s Digital Underground album (on heavy rotation recently), and something from pq (check out the EP called ‘Proprioception’, it’s wild). For the last 15 minutes I thought I’d just go off into the deep end and throw in a couple of favourite Aphex tracks and one of my more frenetic tracks to close it off.

Up next…

I’m making some more Shinra Electro Company tracks which I’ll put out every so often. I’m also extremely excited to be playing a live set at Houghton Festival this summer. I’ve heard such great things about it so when I got the invitation I was absolutely buzzing for days. Can’t wait!

Tracklist:

1. Cameo Blush – In Cadence

2. Datassette – Partita for Unattended Computer

3. Lazer Sword feat. Machinedrum – CHSEN

4. Client_03 – Unity Candidate

5. James Shinra – Poppin

6. Struction – Kreen

7. The Exaltics – The New Beginning

8. Len Faki – Yantra (Planetary Assault Systems Remix)

9. Aux 88 – Alias

10. Manao – Automata

11. Scuba – Nowat

12. Ctrls – NP Soup

13. Stenny – Onda

14. AFX – oberheim blacet1b

15. The Tuss – Synthacon 9

16. pq – Derby Road

17. James Shinra – Ghost in the Machine

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FMB MIXTAPE 232 | LENGELHAIR

FMB MIXTAPE 232 | LENGELHAIR

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This week on the FMB Mixtape Series, we welcome Brussels-based DJ Marthe Lengeler aka Lengelhair. As always, we first caught up to find out a bit about the mix & what she’s been up to lately…

Lately I’ve been working a lot on building foundations of a future project that will be a space for artistic development surrounding “what makes one feel and express it’ s own unique beauty”.

I’m trying to build a bridge between our sensorial, ethereal and exterior conceptions of beauty and find out if there is a way of sharing this in to a bigger ritual as means of connexion.

The mix was made on a crappy Numark mixtrack at my friend’s house. 😅

In this mix I’ve tried to create soundtrack for a dirty self care ritual in a feverish dreamscape.

Up next…

I’m looking forward to playing at a closing party of an art studio (Au Kalme) , this weekend and a chill sunday dj set at Matinée during Listen! festival here in Bruxelles.

Tracklist:

Minds of Men (S.S.D. Bootleg) – She Spells Doom
病 – ZHI16
Cowbell – Afrorack
Behind the waterfall – Cimo Cell
(Island Birdy) – Howie Lee
Genera – OrangeTone
Lace Panties – Fatima Al Quadri
Perdona me – Master
B2 Pugilist – Symbiosis – Baroque Sunburst
The Unravelling – Night Swimmer
Come Here Boy – MykelOnTheBeat
Pax Clutura – Ploy
Crazy for love (Autechre Remix) – D-Breeze
Depressionfruit (RUI HO 1000 Trip Remix) – Night Swimmer
Mk3tref (Rapacious mix) – Dj Babate X Arca
Polite rudboi – Simo Cell
Pound town (Ase Manual Remix) – Ase manual
hanoi – otomoni
淫口痴女 – Duanger
time is designed to heal – 4416

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FMB MIXTAPE 231 | TARKNO

FMB MIXTAPE 231 | TARKNO

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This week on FMB Mixtape Series, we’re happy to welcome the vinyl-only DJ & music producer, Tarkno, hailing from Australia. As always, we first caught up to find out more about the mix & what he’s been up to lately…

I am currently getting ready to head back on tour in Europe and play some exciting events. This means a lot of packing, organizing and planning has been taking place.

The mix was actually recorded back in my home studio, in Melbourne, Australia during my holiday break. This gave me access to my entire record collection, so I made sure to select some hidden gems that hadn’t made their way into my bag yet. 

The idea for this mix was to play strictly old school tools from my personal collection. All of the records resonate deeply with me, embodying the true sound of underground techno. While the mix has a consistent theme I made sure to include a few staple tracks that I have enjoyed playing out recently. 

Up next…

I have been working on an upcoming liveset / hybrid project that I am excited to bring to events, alongside my records. I have been wanting to find a way to bring original music to the dancefloor without having to press it to wax, so this seems like the next best thing. 

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