For this week’s episode of the FMB Mixtape Series, we welcome Aleksandir, the Istanbul-based DJ and producer, with a mix of 100% unreleased material from Aleksandir and friends. As always we asked what he’s been up to recently and to tell us more about the mix…
Mostly staying in and doing my best to keep my body and mind healthy, cooking lots, spending time with loved ones, watching good movies. Since the release of my album ‘Skin’ in December, I’ve been struggling to start making music again, so I’m trying to find inspiration in the little things.
The mix was recorded in my home studio in Istanbul on a sunny Monday afternoon.
The mix features only unreleased and forthcoming music. Most are from close friends I’ve made through releasing music and running my label Artesian Sounds, some are from people I’ve met through the aim of sourcing music for this mix. I think one of the biggest privileges of a producer, deejay or label boss is access to unreleased music. I’ve always found the idea of unreleased music mixes extremely exciting, being half a step ahead of the game and giving listeners the chance to hear sounds they’d otherwise not be able to, meanwhile supporting friends and colleagues.
Some remixes I’ve done and some remixes of my own tunes coming up. And lots going on with Artesian Sounds this year.
Not much on the production front at the moment. And although I haven’t played a single note of it yet I feel as though there’s another album in my future. These last weeks I’ve decided not to struggle with this writer’s block but to embrace this period of peace, I have a feeling the inspiration is right around the corner.
Cicada Ensemble – Buchla & C7
96 Back – RJam For Harp
Off The Meds – Bheka Mina (Aleksandir Remix)
Roy Blues – Pulsar
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Scissorwork – Identity Crisis
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Aleksandir – Prado (Cameo Blush Remix)
Matt Finnegan – 44
Will Lister – Time Piece
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Aleksandir – Skin & Mind (Tom VR Remix)
Aloka – Inta
Laurence Guy – I Know You Feel Sad