FMB MIXTAPE 51 | LONDON MODULAR ALLIANCE

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Really happy to have synth shop owners London Modular Alliance providing this week’s mixtape. We loved their recent release ‘Wireless‘ on ARTRecords, which we also recently featured on the blog. As usual we caught up with them to see what they’ve been up to.

“Our first release as London Modular came out in June on ART and we’ve been working on new material. We’re perhaps seen as this live act that has no physical releases. But we’ve got a load of tracks which we will start to push out, A&R is just not our strong point! 

This was recorded at our store, so I guess you could call it a studio mix. We used Ableton to lay down the tracks and added synced elements over the top from our modular systems. All the music is our own material.

We hoped this would be something people could listen to multiple times so we wanted it quite polished. This ruled out a full-on improvised set as these can often spiral into something experimental in a small space with no guidance from an audience.”

Up next…

“We’ve got a number of gigs lined up so there’ll be a fair bit of practice to prepare. We’re also in the process of finding a new premises for our shop. This will be a larger space that we plan to be more of a social hub, bringing in a small, independent cinema, bar, music studios and general event space.”

FMB MIXTAPE 51 | LONDON MODULAR ALLIANCE 

FMB MIXTAPE 51 | LONDON MODULAR ALLIANCE (iTUNES)

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KARIM | PRELUDE

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Been meaning to put this one up for ages now. Straight-up cinematic proper Detroit shit, it will come as no surprise that Derrick May is actually listed as an executive producer on this one. As noted in the press release this track is made from “Finely intricate and wonderfully worked orchestrated sequences and string sounds that take the audience on a voyage through space.”

KARIM | PRELUDE

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RANDOMER | JUJU

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More guaranteed percussive workouts from Randomer that just hit the mark perfectly. This EP on LIES was pretty popular at the time, and it hasn’t left our bag (USB) since. Works with anything techno, breaks, electro, house, ultimate toolage – add it to your belt.

RANDOMER | JUJU

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ENDFEST | FADING TREES

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Part of an absolutely killer release on Endless Illusion, one of my favourite labels of late. Love how foreign this one sounds, like space-age Egyptian music, so cool. Playing this in a club just transports the place to another dimension, amazing!

ENDFEST | FADING TREES

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DIRCSEN | ENCOUNTER

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Some chunky acid techno/house, perfect 6am business…so heavy and deep!

DIRCSEN | ENCOUNTER

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