This week in the mix is Koboro, the London-born DJ & co-founder of Elicit Records – a new label co-founded by himself & Kessler to champion forward thinking electronic music with an emphasis on giving a platform to lesser-known artists. As always, we first caught up to hear about the mix & what he’s been up to…
There’s been lots of behind-the-scenes work getting Elicit out into the world, which has been in the works since late 2022. After many delays, it was a big relief to officially launch back in October with Eddy’s EP Lunar, which if you haven’t checked out already go do so now (its nuts!!). We’ve also just recently dropped a 12-track compilation and the feedback has been seriously amazing.
In more recent news, we just threw a fundraising party last week for Sudan in collaboration with two amazing labels, Amity Club and SSS, who are run by amazing close friends of mine who happen to also be some very talented individuals. Sudan is currently undergoing a massive humanitarian crisis and I really hope to see more people talking about it.
The mix was recorded in Pirate studios on a set of cdj 2000’s and a djm900nxs2 mixer, not exactly ideal but the home set up is currently undergoing a makeover lol. I had actually borrowed a controller from my friend to get this recorded initially but didn’t bother with it in the end as I still just don’t like the feel of controllers.
It’s definitely a power hour and gets straight to business. Lots of bass and percussion and gets quite deep at times, a pretty solid reflection of the type of music I’ve been enjoying playing in the club lately. The mix features a blend of (mostly) newer and forthcoming music including some unreleased Elicit bits.
Pushing out some of my own music soon on Elicit and maybe finally organising my record collection which I’ve putting off for years now. Also finalising next few releases on the label, we have a busy schedule ahead of us and our plans for Elicit span far beyond music, but I won’t spill too many details now, you’ll just have to stay locked ;)
Ozwald – Von Bossy
Matt Finnegan – Wa Dem Say
Florentino – Sientelo
Portway – 3zN [UNRELEASED ELICIT RECORDS]
COIDO – Minimal Afrobeat
Kincaid – Cephalopod
Bluetoof – Jinx
Kombé – Taarab Fragments
Sloucho – WATCHING US (W. Rory Sweeney)
OCZE – Spinal Waves
Domizako – TTT
False Persona – Headrush
Dual Monitor – Left/Right
Hojo – Tartan
Ekzander – Inte Prata Med Mig [UNRELEASED]
Portway – DEEECON [UNRELEASED ELICIT RECORDS]
Nuevo Prohibido -Pantano Slur [UNRELEASED]
Hekkla – Nano
Dj Loui from Jupiter 4 – Una Causa Un Efecto
Gavnlig – Incident
re-ni – Blame is the name of the game [UNRELEASED TIMEDANCE]
Neida – Halfway
Trois-Quarts Taxi System – Rat
Joey – MidOff [UNRELEASED ELICIT RECORDS]