I just spent ten days in Ohio under deep snow. Living in California, I had nearly forgotten about the power and majesty of deep snowfall. This mix is inspired by long walks across the frozen tundras of Ohio.
Professor Genius / Hassan – Hassan Two
Raime – Exist in the Repeat of Practice
Vangelis / Demis Roussos – Damask Rose
Cub – Cub
Torn Hawk – A Piece of the Storm
Pye Corner Audio – Palais Spectres
G-Man – Track 10
Nathan Fake – Sad Vember
Kahn – Late Night Blues ft Rider Shafique
Carter Tutti Void – V3
Roll The Dice – Bad Tempered
Dino Sabatini – Trance State
Lucy – Vladimir
Powell – Search
Silent Servant – Utopian Distaster (End)
Porter Ricks – Nautical Dub
Moritz Von Oswald Trio – Pattern 4
Seekersinternational – AllWaysDub
Kanding Ray – Wars
Gui Borrato – Mala’ Strana
My friends over at Drip Drop Los Angeles invited me out to play Experimental RnB at their night. I asked myself what Experimental RnB might sound like, and this mix was the result.
RnB is in a period of stagnation, but Rap has been extremely dynamic over the last 5-10 years. Rap has become world-weary and dark: sick of the success, over the fame, but unable to quit. With few exceptions though, RnB has yet to go fully post-apocalyptic. I hope that will change.
My vision of the next wave of RnB is dense, synthetic and adventurous. This mix is almost a tour of how it might sound, from spastic euphoric moments to bleak, icy soundscapes. Many of these tunes are instrumentals, but I would like to imagine them with vocals that have yet to be recorded. I want the next wave of RnB artists to be reared on a diet of Blade Runner, Vangelis, and UK Grime.
NO TRACK LIST – but featuring tunes from S-X, Gatekeeper, Anti-G, Om Unit, Dakimh aka Kuedo aka Jamie Vex’d, Skinnz, Krampfhaft, Fatima Al Qadiri, Jacques Greene, and Rustie. Get at me if you want to know what any of the tunes are.
Thanks to the Drip Drop crew!
Cover art by aaron shinn
“When I Come Home”. Another not-quite-disco edit from MFN. An unclassic tune from a group related to the group who made the mighty ’snapshot’ and ’slide’. This one from the early eighties electro boogie era. Stretched and tweaked for today’s dancefloors.
Made exclusively in Peak – no overdubs, no sampling, no efx.