This week on the FMB mixtape series we welcome Tom VR, the producer and co-founder of Valby Rotary. As always, we first asked what he’s been up to recently & to tell us a bit about the mix…
It’s the end of January and my new year new me phase has just about faded away at this point, so kinda doing my usual thing! Juggling my music life and work life as per, but also happy as I’m finally cycling loads again after an unfortunate bike theft in September.
I worked on the mix throughout December and January in my front room, on my amazing housemate Harry’s set up. I recorded loads of takes into Ableton and went with my favourite overall mix. I also used an FX delay unit throughout.
The whole mix takes place within a range of 130 – 140 BPM and is dancefloor focused. I wanted to keep it cohesive and go heavy in parts. Plenty of unreleased tunes from me and my friends, and also lots of bassy four-to-the-floor bits that I’m playing atm alongside some older music and a tinge of techno stuff.
I’m finishing up a solo record for the end of the year, putting out a collab with Louf on Valby Rotary (which kicks off the mix), putting out some album remixes, and also I’ll be playing a bunch of gigs with friends of mine over the next few months!
- Tom VR & Louf – Harmonix
- Louf – Crosshatch
- Tom VR – Acheless (2022 Dub Version)
- Al Wootton – Prophecy
- Dorisburg – Gripen
- Aleksi Perälä – Ukmh51900042
- Tom VR – ????????
- Tom VR – Soared Straight Through Me (Midland Remix)
- Normani – Wild Side (Leonce Remix)
- Peach – Galaxy Girl
- The Persuader – What Is The Time, Mr. Templar?
- Shed – That Beats Everything!
- Amaliah – Won’t Stop
- Jeigo – Vision Quest
- MJ Cole – Blood
- Simo Cell – How Do U Turn This On?
- Guava – Libelle (ft Bradley Hutchings)
- INGI – Wrestle Master
- Kush Jones – Boo Jam
- re:ni – Spirits
- Kasper Marott – Sol
- Tah – Porno
- Cop Envy – Rat Break
- Hagan – Waves
- Eartheater – Airborne Ashes (Aleksandir Edit)
- Sijya – Have To Make My Bed