For the first episode of 2022, we welcome Melbourne-based DJ Bella Claxton to our mixtape series. We’re looking forward to hearing about the mix & what she’s been up to recently…
It is currently the 29th of December 2021. Any other year I would be out with friends treating myself to the random time of year that is between Christmas and New Years, but instead, I am in my apartment in Melbourne trying to avoid covid before I play my first festival set at Let Them Eat Cake NYD. However, it has provided me with plenty of time to prepare for LTEC and record this mix.
I recorded this mix on my personal set of 2000NXS2 and DJM900NXS2 and trusty Tascam DX-40 in my apartment overlooking the Melbourne skyline.
Over the past 3 months, I started listening to a lot of heavier/rave techno coming out of Paris, Kyiv and Berlin. I am always deep diving on Boiler Room, being able to have a peek into some of the best dance floors in the world really makes you want to pack up your bags and fly over to Razzmatazz. Since I can’t get anywhere near there anytime soon, looking from afar and getting as my track ID’s as possible will have to get me over until then. The tracks I have curated in this mix are all tracks I have found recently in the niche corners of Bandcamp and in the endless scrolls of Youtube comments. I want this mix to feel like you are in a dark club with your friends abroad.
By the time this comes out I would have just played Let Them Eat Cake on NYD. 2022 is shaping up to the best yet, early in the year I will be playing Hype Hype, an event curated by me with the team at Novel to bring the euro sounds I love so much to Melbourne dance floors. I will also be heading to Sydney to play Nights Light This alongside some huge names including Ben Klock & Stephan Bodzin.
- London Pirate Radio Advert – Ravers Dateline
- Tommy Holohan – Subaru Impreza
- The Prodigy – Timezone Bomb
- Amazingblaze – Clubmate
- Jonathan Langstraat – 90’s Renegade
- AMRTÜM – Money Man
- Shacke – Like That
- Asquith – Set The Trap
- D.Dan – OOOO
- X CLUB – Beta Rays
- Julian Muller – Juicy
- Trance Wax – Trance Wax 5 (NTBR Edit)
- Not Even Noticed – Part Of Your Love
- Sjush – RAW
- FJAAK – Back In The 70s
- Ismus – Stratosphere
- KRL MX – Extravadance (94 Hot Mix)
- Blicz – Catharsis