FMB MIXTAPE 128 | MANAMI
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For this weeks episode of our mixtape series, we invited up and coming DJ/producer, Manami. Through her own Better Days party and monthly radio shows on Noods and 1020 she’s built up a loyal following in her hometown of Bristol. Now a resident at Mick’s Garage, we’re looking forward to seeing what else she’s got up her sleeves…
I’ve just finished playing the last festival of the summer last weekend at Port Eliot, after many weekends spent dancing and playing in fields over the past 3 months.
It was recorded on my CDJ set up nestled in the corner of my bedroom.
I recorded the mix as a promo mix for the Hammer Hits Tour. I’m joining Hammer on the Liverpool leg with Brame & Hamo, which I’m really looking forward to (tickets here). It’s a slow warm up mix that focuses on warm melodic tones, which slowly makes its way towards a more percussive and bass driven sound, and then ending on a couple of high energy EBM oriented tracks.
I have some lovely shows coming up, including a date at Lakota Bristol on the 5th October with Move D and Dan Shake and of course playing with Hammer at 24 Kitchen Street in Liverpool on the 17th October.
I’ve also been working on my own music. Hopefully more on that over the next year…
Check out all the Hammer Hits tour dates below (tickets):
FMB MIXTAPE 127 | EARTH TRAX
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For this week’s episode, we invited Earth Trax to our mixtape series. With a string of releases on the likes of Phonica Records, Emotional Response and most recently Growing Bin, we caught up with him to find out what he’s been up to lately…
I’m putting finishing touches on my debut album as Earth Trax. It’s hopefully coming out around January 2020 on Shall Not Fade.
The mix was recorded at my flat in Warsaw during daytime, cloudy sky outside. Using a pair of XDJ’s and a simple Reloop mixer. The overall vibe is not that far away from the album, only a bit faster. Blending sentimental club records with more straight-forward repetetive dance music.
Apart from the album, we’re putting together another 12″ for our label Ziemia with Private Press and Newborn Jr. And hopefully there’s a compilation of my ambient music (‘Selected Media 2016-2018’) coming out as well (on Emotional Response).
FMB MIXTAPE 126 | TAMTEN
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Up next on the series we have a mix from Warsaw native Tamten, aka Matt Brzezny. First up, we caught up with him to ask a few questions about the mix and what’s on the horizon…
I’ve been busy playing around Warsaw and Poland generally and working on my new solo EP as well as mixing tracks from an album that I recorded with my best friends Fopa and Ivan Bayor. The project is called House Of Lucy and I hope our album will come out at the end of a year as we plan it. I’m also producing kind of a hip hop album for my long time friend.
It’s a home recorded mix, I wanted it to feel private. It starts and ends with my own productions, I chose very special records that show where I am as dj or what is inspiring me the most right now. I wanted to throw it all in – all time favorites, recent picks and productions from friends from Poland to give it a local context (shout out to Gaijin Blues, Dextre, Mozaika, Mazewski, Brutaż). But I still think it makes perfect sense and tells a good story.
Recently I premiered my live show at the half year’s eve festival we’d thrown with Fopa and Ivan Bayor in my friend’s garden. It’s called Lucyna 2019 and we kind of want to establish a new holiday in Poland – half year’s eve. I’d like to play live much more often and hope I will present it in a public venues quite soon. I have two solo EPs finished and ready to be released, an album in the making, two House of Lucy albums done and many many more.
1. TAMTEN – Sound Of Silence [unreleased]
2. Mr TC – Batucada
3. Get A Room! – Ecuador
4. Dextre – hit the dashboard879 [unreleased]
5. Mazewski – Goblin Disco
6. Munk – The Bolero Bunel (Red Axes Remix]
7. Mozaika feat. Sui Zhen – Drive (dub mix)
8. Jean Luc – Le Sabbat (fixed speed)
9. Udytu Uzelturk And His Male Harem – Kairo (Boris Dlugosch Instrumental Edit)
10. San Giovanni Bassista – Don’t Go
11. Jimi Bazzouka – Poo Poo
12. Gaijin Blues – Puff Puff [unreleased]
12. Untitled Artist – 120
13. Sworn Virgins – Laser Beam
14. Textasy – Highland Park Acid
15. House Of Lucy – How To Body Music [unreleased]
FMB MIXTAPE 125 | A-BODY
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This week on the mix, we invited Bodya Konakov aka A-BODY – Uktranian musician, founder of label ШЩЦ/SHITS and DJ based in Kiev. As usual, we asked a bit about the mix & what he’s been up to recently…
This summer is my summer of love. I’ve met a girl. Played some gigs across Ukraine, Germany and Poland. Made a few parties. Made the label.
I just recorded the mix at home. Sorry, it is so short because I’m preparing for the festival which I make with my friends. Big deal!
This is tracks which I like to play on parties. Happy hour… They are fast and fun.
I’m going to finish the album Selected Rave Tracks, learn to drive and want to travel around the world.
FMB MIXTAPE 124 | LUCID
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This week we invited Lucid for episode 118 of our mixtape series – she is the London-based founder of WXMB 2 and Lucy’s Disco, along with hosting a monthly show on Balamii. As usual, we asked a bit about the mix and what she’s been up to lately…
I have spent most weekends in a field of some sort since end of May. Summer is definitely busy! Last weekend I had a festival Thursday, London gig Friday, a friends wedding in Somerset on Saturday and another festival on Sunday.
Its hard to find time to find new music in the summer but thankfully I work in Sounds of the Universe where I am always hearing new records that come in. I also spent a wonderful 8 hours finding a whole lot of new tunes a couple weeks ago that I’ve been wanting to put in a mix since! It was recorded in the comfort of my own home.
Usually I build a mix around a few tracks I really want to put in it. I like to find the starting track first – one with a nice build up – and then go from there. I am feeling very confident in my sound now and don’t feel like I need to sound like anyone else or follow a trend. I wanted to portray that in this mix!
Look out for my recent (6th August) Brilliant Corners recording which will be out soon. Next you can find me in Berlin playing at Wilde Renate for Marlon Hoffstadt’s party Savour the Moment on the 10th August, then I will be on a short holiday before working with my initiative WXMB 2 on our big end of summer event on the 30th August where we, with 8 other female focussed collectives, are throwing a big party at Grow in Hackney.