FMB MIXTAPE 98 | RAW SILK

FMB MIXTAPE 98 | RAW SILK

FMB MIXTAPE 98 | RAW SILK (iTUNES)

FMB MIXTAPE 98 | RAW SILK (320 DOWNLOAD)

This week on the podcast series is episode 98, aka Raw Silk, aka Grace and Steph. We caught up with them to ask him a little more about what else they’re up to and about the mixtape…

We played at your afterparty in Camden after seeing the Bicep live show at the Roundhouse. Wow what an incredible show and fun party, those mind-melting visuals…! We spent our sunny May Bank holiday playing at the Percolate Queens Yard Summer party and the Field Day launch event in Shoreditch.

We locked ourselves in Steph’s cave/bedroom for a few days (pissing off her housemates) using her technics, and borrowed CDJs from the BBE Record store where Grace works.

Taking our name from an 80’s disco group, people may assume that’s all we’re going to play. We wanted to steer away from that but still wanted to keep our mix light hearted and fun, similar to our DJ style we hope. We’ve included tracks from friends’ labels and used artists that we really love and inspired us to start collecting and djing…Of course we couldn’t help ourselves and finished on a filthy, Italo-disco banger – a bit of a Marmite track but we love Marmite…

Up next…

This weekend actually marks the one year anniversary of us djing together as RAW SILK. We’re lucky to have a very busy summer ahead, so we’ve decided to keep the birthday party low key. We’ll be doing what we do best – slanging on records at our local Peckham pub, the Gowlett this Friday.

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AVA FESTIVAL 2018

This year’s AVA festival is fast approaching, so we’ve put together a throwback of a few of our favourite FMB podcasts from people playing this year.

You can head here to the AVA website to buy your tickets.

orlagh

FMB MIXTAPE 57 | OR:LA 

FMB MIXTAPE 57 | OR:LA (iTUNES)

TS

FMB MIXTAPE 67 | TIMMY STEWART 

FMB MIXTAPE 67 | TIMMY STEWART (iTUNES)

holly

FMB MIXTAPE 70 | HOLLY LESTER

FMB MIXTAPE 70 | HOLLY LESTER (iTUNES)

 

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FMB MIXTAPE 97 | HAAi

FMB MIXTAPE 97 | HAAi

FMB MIXTAPE 97 | HAAi (iTUNES)

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This week’s mix we invited HAAi, fresh from playing at Birmingham’s Boxxed for our live show a few weeks ago. First up, we found out what she’s been up to recently…

I’ve been playing a lot thru Europe and the uk. Also been in the studio non stop when I’m home. I have just finished my first ep and a couple of remixes that I’m looking forward to getting out. Also have just finalised my dream line up for this year’s coconut beats parties that I can’t wait to announce.

This was recorded at my old home of rinse fm just using cjds and a good old pioneer mixer.

It’s a mix of some of my own tunes and tracks friends have sent me, as well as some tunes that have influenced the ep.

Up next…

Loads of shows over the summer. I’ve also been working on an lp which will come out in the winter. Just playing and making. Hope you like it x

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FMB MIXTAPE 96 | SPEED BOAT

FMB MIXTAPE 96 | SPEED BOAT

FMB MIXTAPE 96 | SPEED BOAT (iTUNES)

FMB MIXTAPE 96 | SPEED BOAT (320 DOWNLOAD)

FMB MIXTAPE 96 | SPEED BOAT (MIXCLOUD)

For this week’s mix, we’re joined by NZ based Speed Boat, aka Eden Burns, who is also one half of the Feel My Bicep signed duo Sandboards. First up, we asked he’s been up to lately…

I am moving to Melbourne very soon so I have been getting ready for that! 

At the moment I don’t have the best DJ kit available so this mix was recorded using Traktor.

It’s pretty much just a club mix full with favourites of mine, there is some new stuff from myself and friends in there too.

I guess the mix has a pretty good summer buzz to it lol.

Up next…

I have a bunch of new music out this year, hopefully play a lot more gigs! I would really like to put together a live set when I get settled down in Melbourne too.

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FMB MIXTAPE 95 | BOBBY ANALOG

FMB MIXTAPE 95 | BOBBY ANALOG

FMB MIXTAPE 95 | BOBBY ANALOG (iTUNES)

FMB MIXTAPE 95 | BOBBY ANALOG (320 DOWNLOAD)

FMB MIXTAPE 95 | BOBBY ANALOG (MIXCLOUD)

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. 

We’re excited for the massive lineup at this year’s AVA Festival, where Bobby Analog will also be playing – tickets can be found here.

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