Our list of the mixes that we enjoyed the most in the month of June is here. Enjoy mixes that are perfect for chilling at home, mixes that highlight what's new and upcoming in the electronic music world, afro house mixes, dance floor ready mixes and of course healthy dosage of techno.
Chaos in The CBD - XLR8R Podcast 496
Two brothers hailing from New Zealand, now residing in London, Ben and Louis Helliker-Hales, better known as Chaos in the CBD have been our favorites for some time. Their minimalistic and tribal influenced house music style has become a signature one, but for this mix, we have something more relaxed and downtempo. As the duo mentioned in the interview with XLR8R, they rarely have a chance to play downtempo and warm-up type of sets, so this was a perfect opportunity to present their ‘other’ side to their fans. A magnificent laid back episode from Chaos in the CBD is perfect for hot day chill out.
Dntel - Dream Chimney *Mix of The Week #173*
Jimmy Tamborello aka Dntel is a Californian electronic music artist who’s been known for his downtempo work since the ’90. Dntel also had a couple of great releases on DJ Koze’s Pampa Records. Dream Chimney, a music blog for San Francisco asked Dntel for an exclusive mix and as a result, we got a wonderful one-hour music tale that is influenced by ‘80s synth pop. Most of the tracks in this mix are pitched down and edited specially for this mix. Great mix for a chill time at home with your friends.
Underworld - Jumbo (Rob Rives & Francois K Prelude)
OMD - Joan Of Arc
Colour Box - Tarantula
Air Miami - Afternoon Train
Virginia Astley - A Long Time Ago
Durutti Column - Florence Sunset
Donato Dozzy Plays Bee Mask - Vaporware 01
Eighth Wonder - I'm Not Scared
Vanity 6 - Make-Up
Front 242 - Deceit
Meat Beat Manifesto - Helter Skelter
Men Without Hats - I Got The Message "Special Extended Remix"
Cocteau Twins - Lazy Calm
Enya - Caribbean Blue
Harold Budd - Afar
Stina Nordenstam - Crime
Kiani & His Legion - Christallization #191
The rising Belgian star, Thomas Neyens aka Kiani & His Legion has a couple of very successful releases on one of our favorite labels, SoHaSo. Thomas recently released a mini LP – a 6-track release named ‘Lima.Oscar.Victor.Echo’ on SoHaSo. The LP was a huge success and tracks from it can be heard in many DJ sets. His latest mix for Christalization Radio Show is a unique one-hour podcast that reflects Thomas’ broad music knowledge and ability to deliver original and interesting mix. It’s one of our favorite mixes that we listened to last month
SBTH - Castello Festival Radio Show 007
Our dear friends, Lossless label bosses, SBTH made a fantastic laid back music tale ahead of their appearance at Castello Festival, a boutique festival in Germany that takes place in the beautiful castle in the middle of nowhere during the first weekend of September. Mathias and Thomas made a mix that will be on a repeat for a long time. A musical enjoyment at its best.
Masaya - Atakama Deep Radio Show
The lady of the moment in the electronic music circus, Claudia Ayala aka Masaya, has released an impressive LP via Chapter 24 records earlier this year. Mammoth remix package of her LP features some of the most wanted and most talented producers like Ripperton, Love Over Entropy, Patrice Baumel, Paul Nolan, Neil Flynn, and Patlac among the others was released a few weeks ago and it’s been on heavy rotation by the vast number of DJ’s around the world. Masaya also successfully runs a weekly radio show called Atakama Deep on prestigious Swiss radio station, Couleur 3. The radio show features music that Masaya likes the most at the moment, and it ranges from ambient to hip-hop to all angles of electronic music. It’s a great listening material for your daily activities. By the title of the podcast, this is supposed to be the very last episode of Masaya’s radio show. For previous episodes go to Masaya’s Soundcloud page and enjoy a very cool selection of music.
The Drifter - ZeeZout Podcast 028
The special guest for our next Fiction Sunset Cruise on July 15th, Maeve co-founder, The Drifter made an exclusive mix for electronic music platform from Amsterdam, ZeeZout. The Drifter’s broad music knowledge gives him ability to deliver mixes that cover different areas of electronic music and it’s always interesting to listen what the Maeve label boss has up his sleeve. This time The Drifter goes into a more Kraftwerkesque type of mix, and we loved it. The mix never lacks excitement and groove and brings a breath of fresh air into a world of cloned podcasts.
Jennifer Cardini - Carhartt WIP Radio June 2017
Correspondant label boss, a super talented DJ and producer, Jennifer Cardini made a powerful mix for Carhartt Work in Progress radio show. Eclectic and groovy, the mix represents everything we like about Cardini’s style. You’ll hear various styles of electronic music in this mix, probably some that you didn’t know exist and that’s the beauty of it. Forward thinking music by the queen Cardini.
Gerd Janson - Pitch Perfect 003
Running back label boss and one-half of Tuff City Kids, Gerd Janson is for sure one of the most unique and most talented artists in the electronic music scene. Gerd’s music versatility allows him to play parties that are diametrically different. From happy disco parties to dark techno warehouse parties, Gerd certainly knows what to play. We had the luck to enjoy Gerd’s sets multiple times and every time he left us in awe. For this month’s list, we have 3+hours of Gerd’s mix recorded in Victoria, Australia where he played Pitch Music & Arts Festival. It’s a feel good mix that is very enjoyable listening.
Benjamin Frohlich - DHA Mix #292
Permanent vacation co-founder, Benjamin Frohlich made an exclusive mix for popular music platform Deep House Amsterdam recently. The mix couldn’t go unnoticed by the FictionLab crew, especially because Permanent Vacation is one of our favorite labels, and Benjamin’s DJ style is not much different than the style of his label. The track list features some of the FictionLab’s usual suspects like Fort Romeau, Tuff City Kids, Pional and more.
Dana Bergquist & Pedder G – Your Love ( Benjamin Fröhlich Remix )
Moscoman – Just Across The Nile
Argoman – Chimicalissimo
Kempe – Sentimental Idiot
Red Axes – Eastern Crown
Margot – Moderno
Pional – Old Ceremony
Fort Romeau – C.E.M
Tuff City Kids with Joe Goddard – Tell Me ( Benjamin Fröhlich’s Short Trip Version )
Redshape – Shift
Halvtrak – Cold Blow ( Chinaski Remix )
Talamanca System – The Past Is The Future ( Trance Mix )
Benjamin Fröhlich – I.A.M.B.D
Massimiliano Pagliara - Oddcast 3
Oddcast, a podcast series by 'In Their Feelings' label bosses Davis and Zopelar continues with presenting unique and very interesting mixes. This time we have a fabulous Italian producer, Massimiliano Pagliara who released on labels such as Live at Robert Johnson, Rush Hour and Uncanny Valley just to name a few. Massimiliano’s mix is a dark, acid-influenced techno voyage that keeps listener’s attention with its intensity and immaculate track list.
Nuno Dos Santos - MFR Crossing Wires Podcast 008
My Favorite Robot’s podcast series – Crossing Wires, welcomes SoHaSo label boss, Nuno Dos Santos for their latest episode, and in the light of his latest EP on My Favorite Robot called China Queen EP that was released in May. As we got used to when listening to Nuno’s mixes, Nuno goes places, places that we really enjoy listening. It’s a genre-bending mix that introduces us to fresh and innovative sound, the sound of future.
Dominik Eulberg - Der Ziegenmelker
The German maestro, who is often included on FictionLab’s best mixes lists, Dominik Eulberg is back with yet another gorgeous music tale. Dominik has that ‘secret ingredient’ when he makes DJ mixes that put a special flavor into almost every mix he makes. Rather it’s immaculate track listing or flawless mixing skills, Dominik’s mixes are always very pleasurable to listen. This mix is no exception as well. It’s arguably one of the best mixes we listened to this month.
Rafael Da Cruz - Compost Black Label Sessions #418
Rafael da Cruz, a Cologne-based producer and DJ is behind the latest episode of Compost Black Label Sessions. Rafael and Compost have collaborated together in the past. Two of Rafael’s EP’s so far have been released through German’s powerhouse, Compost Records. The ‘Rex’ EP was particularly successful and gained support from the likes of Âme, Dixon, Sandrino just to name few. This mix is a perfectly blended music tale made of fresh and forward thinking music featuring tracks by Marvin & Guy, Mano Le Tough, The Das, Jonathan Kusuma, Dino Lenny, and others.
Fabian Dikof - BWR Podcast #06
Fabian Dikof is one of the main forces of Andre Lodemann’s Best Works Records. Being taught music production by the label boss himself, Fabian has grown into a respectable producer over the years. His latest mix is exclusive for BWR podcast. The mix slowly unfolds with a beautiful intro and pitched down remix of J.E.N and hypnotizing Jimi Jules, only to develop into a vocal driven dance floor mix.
Hyenah - Rise Radio Show vol.16
The artist who leads afro-house renaissance, Hyenah, is back with the latest mix for the Rise podcast. A few weeks ago Rise officially became a record label – Rise Music with the first release of one of the Rise family members, Floyd Lavine. The mix showcases what’s new and what’s hot in the afro house genre. It’s happy, feel good mix driven by immaculate percussions.
Karmon - Mix June 2017
Dutch artist, Karmon, has been part of the Diynamic family for years. His affectionate style in production gained him support from DJ’s and fans around the world. Karmon made a new mix in June and it’s filled with tunes that will rule the dance floors this summer. From Frankey & Sandrino, Denis Horvat, and &me to Tennis and Prins Thomas, this mix is certainly a great package of what’s hot at this moment in the clubs around the globe.
Khen - Pareidolia
Architectural - Surreal Restaurant
Frankey & Sandrino - Solaris
Dj Da, Mark Evemport - Republic Road
&ME - Avalon
Denis Horvat - Bruto
Amandra - Risque Papantla
New Jackson - Jam on Summer
Simple Symmetry - Plane Goes East (DJ Tennis Remix)
Dinky - Blind (Prins Thomas Dub)
Moscoman - Imagine Life
Evans - Subtle Difference (Jos Eli Remix)
Pisetzky - Just This podcast 005
Fabiano Valli better known as Pisetzky is an Italian producer and DJ who has released music on labels such as Just This and Last Night on Earth. In the light of his recently released full-length LP named ‘Tears of a Rough Machine’ via Just This, Pisetzky made this mix as a part of Just This podcast. Dark, melancholic techno is the best way to describe this mix.
Locked Groove - SoHaSo Podcast 22
Yet another super talented artists from SoHaSo roster, Locked Groove found his way to our list this month. A Belgian-born, Berlin based producer also released on labels such as Permanent Vacation, Hotflush, and Afterlife to name few. For one of our favorite podcast series – SoHaSo podcast, Locked Groove delivered a mesmerizing melodic techno episode. For the fans of raw techno spiced with driving percussions, this mix will be pure enjoyment.
BNJMN - Slam Radio 245
Berlin-based Brit, BNJMN is known for his sci-fi-ambient techno style. His releases on acclaimed labels like Rush Hour, Delsin and Tresor gained him recognition from fellow producers and music lovers. This mix is exclusive for Slam radio show; radio show of legendary duo from Glasgow, Slam who defined techno music in the ‘90s. The mix is an hour long big room techno escapade filled with the all little details and haunting melodies in a background that make all the difference.
Agents Of Time - Live @ Mosaic, Ibiza 05.30.2017
Italian trio, Agents of Time has taken the world by storm with their uplifting trancey techno in recent years. Being regulars at Maceo Plex’s parties allowed them to present their music to a broad fan base. This recording is from their last set at Pacha Ibiza where they played as guests for Maceo’s Mosaic night. It’s an energetic one-hour techno voyage spiced with a fair amount of trance-like elements.