Mixtape 84 by Stevie Whisper

Pills and X’s

INTERVIEW: NADJA PREYER
PORTRAITS: BOOGIE
MIXTAPE ARTWORK: LOVE CURLY

„We got shittons of vaccines from China before everybody else.” Now add a big LOL to Stevie Whisper’s statement to the question, what the authorities in his hometown do to help creatives in pandemic times, and you’ll have a clue about his snotty attitude. Born, raised and staying in Belgrade ever since, the DJ and label head of YES started his musical path in the hardcore scene back in the early zero-zero’s. let me know more

Mixtape 83 by Tim Toh

Tzz tzz tzz and beyond —

Imagine yourself somewhere in the middle of Germany, precisely: the Rhein-Main area. It’s the year 2000 and Chris Liebing is spreading some wisdom: “It’s techno music, anyone can do it. So do I. It’s just the same tzz tzz tzz thing going on and on, right?” When you ask Tim Toh about when and how he got into electronic music, it’s this quote he’s digging out of the depths of his subconscious. let’s go beyond

Mixtape 82 by Garçon Taupe

Kind of an Outsider

Sometimes it just takes one click to know what it’s all about. In Garçon Taupe’s case it’s that click on the play button of his mixtape. First, you’ll hear some twisted analog synth cranking it’s way into your auditory system. Second, there it is: a nasty, dusty, raw kick, probably originating from some vintage drum machine that has collected heaps of dust over the years. get to know more

Mixtape 81 by DJ Maik

DJ MAIK IN HIS OWN WORDS:

“What can I tell!? My mothership and closest friends come together with ‘Solid Rotation’. We started in 2014 with small basement raves and a radio show in Jena, which was broadcasted for 6 years at Radio Lotte in Weimar, before we recently switched to Sphere Radio in Leipzig. Shortly after, the idea to form a label came up, because we didn’t know where to put all the money from the parties. need money?

Mixtape 80 by The Neighbourhood Character

NOT COMPROMISING

Ari Lawrence, aka The Neighbourhood Character, has been steadily researching and creating in Berlin for the past nine years. An enthusiastic producer, instrumentalist, vocalist, and selector, Ari’s practice widely reflects their collaborative spirit. In addition to pursuing interventionist research around politics and praxes of marginalised electronic producers as a doctoral candidate at Goldsmiths College, The Neighbourhood Character is a founder and core leader of Woodwork Collective, an intersectional collective conceived with the purpose to create alternative avenues for socio-cultural mobility, professional self-empowerment, and transnational interchange in creative industries. interview and portraits

Mixtape 79 by JADA

FIRST LANGUAGE BODY LANGUAGE

When Jada talks about her passion, her tone gets a philosophical touch. Like she has spent many hours thinking about what movement means for an human being. Her deeply rooted passion for expressing herself through motion reaches back to her early childhood. At the age of three, the Hamburg-based DJ started dancing. Or as she calls it: imitating the samba dancers from the show collective her mother was part of.
interview, tracklist and download

Mixtape 78 by Reza Athar

”THE SOUNDTRACK OF MY CHILDHOOD“

With our August mix we are proud to introduce Reza Athar, DJ and co-founder of Horizon party series in the Netherlands. Focussing on Persian Funk and Rangarang he brings you back to Iran of the 70s. Please read below the little questionnaire, where Reza gives advice on record collecting and visiting Persia. Even though he is a known figure that played all over Europe he seems to be super grounded and committed to his profession. This exclusive compilation is filled with funky upbeat jams, at times very melancholic due to bluesy sequences. A lot of gems you probably haven’t heard before. One song even has a bunch of gun shots and horse riding noises in it. Which pays due to Mr. Athar’s claim to play „moods rather than genres.“ interview, tracklist and download