Here are the 20 mixes we enjoy the most in April. From ambient to peak time techno and everything in between. Prepare yourself for a beautiful journey.
Dorisburg - Honcho Podcast Series 39
Alex Berg, better known as Dorisburg is one of our favorite producers. Stockholm’s finest never disappoints with his production or live performances. This mix is the mix of both worlds; it’s a recording of his live set including some of his old tracks, new material, and magic that happens during the live performances. The mix has been and will stay on repeat for some time in our Lab. Treat yourself with something special.
Powel - Mezcla 47
Powel is back with yet another beautiful music tale. The mix was made for NYC/MEX based music collective and record label, Akumandra and it’s everything that we like about Powel. It’s deep, it has that recognizable organic touch by Powel with a next level track selection.
Davis - DGTL Podcast #47
Ahead of his three appearances at the DGTL festivals this year (Amsterdam, Sao Paolo and Barcelona), In Their Feelings label boss and one of the Brazilian most talented producers, Davis made this fantastic dark, deep and trippy podcast. After the mesmerizing opener by Edward, mix slowly unfolds into a trippy voyage that touches corners of break beat, techno and acid.
Dominik Eulberg - Weis der Kuckuck
Dominik Eulberg’s mixes are always among the best ones that are being released online. His attention to details when layering carefully picked tracks and story that those tracks when put together tell is just astonishing. His latest ‘Weiß Der Kuckuck...’ mix is no exception. Elegant music tale that slowly unfolds into a pleasant journey that will make you go back and listen to it again and again.
Job Jobse - XLR8R Podcast 484
Job is one of the usual suspects at our FictionLab. A resident of arguably the best club in Amsterdam, De School, made a new podcast for our friends at XLR8R. This mix goes places but never leaves that feel-good feeling which we truly enjoyed listening to this music voyage.
Marcus Worgull - Muting The Noise Boiler Room
April brought us two fantastic Boiler Room sessions, Muting The Noise and Maeve takeovers. Hours of mind-bending mixes by some of our favorite artists, like Marcus Worgull, Jimi Jules, The Drifter and Mano Le Tough to name few. Marcus Worgull played his recognizable style made of the perfect balance of old beauties, fresh new stuff, and music from the future.
Pablo Bolivar - Dance Trippin Mix #478
Seven Villas records, head honcho, Pablo Bolivar had his KaterBlau appearance in February this year and we finally have an opportunity to have a ‘taste’ of how it was that night at one of the most popular Berlin’s nightclubs. Amsterdam’s dance music platform Dance Trippin’ published the live recording of Bolivar’s set, which is groovy, housey and has that Pablo Bolivar’s organic touch. We can just imagine how it was at KaterBlau when these fantastic tracks hit the dancefloor.
Sandrino - The Ransom Note Mix
Sandrino is one part of duo Frankey & Sandrino, whose popularity sky rocketed in last couple of years thanks to exceptional releases on labels like Mule, Innervisions, Kompakt and Drumpoet Community to name few. In last couple of months we had pleasure to enjoy in live recordings of this mighty duo which were expectably groovy peak time sets, but this months’ spot in our list of 20 mixes that we enjoyed the most Sandrino deserves with this beautiful laid back mix which can be pleasantly consumed while lounging at your home, nice car ride or your morning commute. We are delighted that we’ll host Sandrino at our first boat party of the season on June 17th. His melodic groovy style that is always spiced with beautiful percussions and organic feel will for sure be a perfect companion for sunset over NYC!
Jimi Jules - IV Podcast 2017
After super successfully album released on Zukunft Recordings, Swiss maestro, and Watergate resident, Jimi Jules put himself shoulder to shoulder with industry leading producers. Recent Innervisions’ compilation ‘Secret Weapons part 9’ brought us new track by Jimi Jules, and for us a definite highlight of the whole package. In the light of that release, Jimi made the latest IV podcast. The Mix has IV stamp all over it. It’s dark, melodic, groovy, with recognizable tribal IV touch.
Neil Flynn - Playdate Sessions 003
A few weeks ago, Neil Flynn, the member of Lossless label family, came back to NYC for another Playdate party. Both parties that Neil played for our friends from Playdate will be remembered as one the Playdate’s finest ones. While he was in NYC, Neil recorded the mix as a part of newly founded series Playdate sessions. Talaboman, Frankey & Sandrino, SBTH, and DJ Koze among others will brighten up your next 1 hour!
JMII - Liquid Youth Podcast Series #008
Juan Miguel Bassol better known as JMII is yet another talented artist from fantastic Hivern Discs palette. We feature JMII’s work regularly on our page and always look forward to hearing when something new pops up online by him. This time we have dark hypnotic, often times ambient and low tempo mix, exclusively made for Dutch music platform Liquid Youth.
Pional - Lights Down Low 007
One of the Hivern Discs finest, Pional, visited west coast in March for Light Down Low party where he played alongside Bunker’s Mike Servito. This is the live recording of his set, which is a pure eclectic bliss. From house to techno through disco and Balearic with tracks by Roman Flugel, Ricardo Villalobos, LCD Soundsystem, Underworld, Marc Pinol and unreleased gems by John Talabot this mix is fun to listen!
Mano Le Tough - Maeve takeover Boiler Room
Maeve is record label based in Berlin whose work we continuously support because of their forward thinking approach to music that they release and even more important because everybody involved in the label is great human being and great music lover. A few weeks ago Maeve had a takeover of infamous Boiler Room and it was such a treat. Maeve co-founders Mano Le Tough, The Drifter and Baikal were accompanied by legendary Isoleé who recently released phenomenal Pisco EP on Maeve. When Mano Le Tough took over, he continued where The Drifter and Isolee left the crowd. Mellow and deep atmosphere throughout the mix with tracks by Fred und Luna, Solar, Kornel Kovacs, Hunter/Game and some unreleased gems by Mano himself and Roman Flugel will keep your attention until the end of this beautiful journey.
Fred und Luna - Christallization #186
Kristijan Molnar continues with bringing phenomenal artist to his Christallization radio show. For the latest episode of Christallization, he welcomed Rainer Buchmüller better known as Fred und Luna. German artist who made an instant impact with releases on Innervisions and his phenomenal LP on the newly founded label by Frank Wiedemann – Bigamo, delivered this mind-bending mix which is inspired by the sound of 70’s and 80’s synth and electro pop all packed in 2017 wrap with a Fred und Luna stamp! We look forward to hearing what’s new coming from Fred und Luna.
Gilles Wasserman - Vitrina Radio Show #1
One of FictionLab residents, Gilles Wasserman made the first podcast for the newly started radio show for our friends at Vitrina concept from Sarajevo. Expect some really interesting guests on this page in following months. The mix is in recognisable Gilles' style, deep and captivating that goes through a hypnotic journey through genres, from deep techno to house to breakbeat.
Rancido - Trail
Thanks to a palette of super talented producers like Rancido, Hyenah, Culoe De Song just to name few afro and a tribal house is going through a real renaissance in last few years. We’ve written about Rotterdam’s Rancido in some of our previous post, and he’s back to FictionLab with this delightful voyage of the finest afro house. Low tempo but always groovy and interesting this mix can be listened many times without getting boring.
Superpitcher - Groove Podcast 101
Hippie-dance co-founder and one-half of Pachanga Boys, Superpitcher has been having a very busy year so far. Besides touring the world regularly, he decided to release his 24-track album throughout the year with releasing 2 tracks each month. So far most of the tracks released are 15min+ long, often down-tempo but that’s nothing new when it comes from this super talented German producer. This mix is in a similar style, slow, in most of the times ambient and with no actual beat but very pleasant for listening at home. Ending it with a 20min ambient remix of Joakim’s track On the Beach is a real cherry on the top.
Manamana - Modular Podcast #014
Manamana is the fantastic duo of map.ache and Sevensol. Two-thirds of the trio that successfully runs one of our favorite record labels, Kann records from Leipzig, Germany. Ahead of their gig at the Nachtdigital festival, Manamana made this exclusive mix which is such an amazing deep journey with tracks by Kornel Kovac, Tevo Howard, Solar, and others.
Mattheis & Oberman - Bar Radio #1
When label boss of one of our favorite labels, Nousklaer Audio, and one of the labels most prolific artists join forces it sounds like this. For the first episode of Rotterdam’s Bar Radio, Oberman and Mattheis split duties and delivered this truly gorgeous mix of non-club but beautiful electronic music that touches many genres and never leaves listener bored.
Tammo Hesselink - Nous'klaer Radio #13
Our techno dosage for this month comes from Nousklaer Audio’s new recruitment, Tammo Hesselink. According to label’s post, we can expect a release on Nousklaer Audio by Tammo in the near future, and as a preparation for it, Tammo made this podcast in a beautiful ethereal techno style!