Best Mixes from February 2016

Without a doubt, February has served as the launching sonic pad for Spring showcasing many stellar and inventive sets from Hyenah, Stephan Bodzin, Eagles and Butterflies, TSEPO, Ryan Davis, Alex Niggemann, Agents of Time, Manuel Tur and more. Mixes are listed in no particular order.

Hyenah – Future Star Mami Wata Mix

Enigmatic producer Hyenah, who’s hypnotic and seriously addictive “Mami Wata” EP was recently released on Objektivity imprint, put together an elegant and smooth mix featuring artists’ authentic sound and style. Here is what Hyenah had to say about producing this mix:“This mix was mainly inspired by my latest tour in South Africa. There are a few classics that just fit the vibe perfectly, a few forgotten pearls that I feel are very much worth getting heard again and a few new tunes that did not gain the attention in Europe that they deserve”. 

Sandrino – Live at Klub 20/44 (Belgrade)

Lose yourself in this mind-bending, slightly tribal set by a German producer and tastemaker Sandrino recorded live at one of our favorite underground clubs in Belgrade. 

Stephan Bodzin – BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix 

Making his BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix debut, German techno maestro Stephan Bodzin delivers a two-hour synth heavy dark and powerful set featuring his own original productions and artists like Marc Romboy, Victor Ruitz, Pan-Pot, DJ Tennis, Alex Niggemann, just to name a few. 

Track List: 

Luna Semara – Mustafa [Herzblut Recordings]
Alex Niggemann – Convection [Aeon]
Gardens Of God – Ghost [White Label]
MA – Untitled [White Label]
Pan-Pot – Sleepless (Stephan Bodzin Remix) [Second State]
Patrice Bäumel – This World [Correspondant]
Hunter/Game – The Path [Kompakt]
Rodriguez Jr. – Mistral (Stephan Bodzin Remix) [Systematic]
DJ Tennis – Chirality [Life & Death]
Stephan Bodzin – Untitled [White Label]
Shadow Movement – Lies [D.O.C.]
Locked Groove – Scherzo [Locked Groove Records]
Stephan Bodzin – Powers of Ten [Herzblut Recordings]
Stephan Bodzin – Singularity (Fur Coat Remix) [Herzblut Recordings]
Shall Ocin – Iso [Ellum]
Stephan Bodzin – Wir [Herzblut Recordings]
Luna Semara – Yul Brynner [White Label]
Victor Ruiz – Soul Seek [Sprout]
Marc Romboy – Simi (Agents of Time Remix) [Systematic Recordings]
Stephan Bodzin – Atlas (Adriatique Remix) [Systematic Recordings]
Stephan Bodzin – Outro [White Label]

Eagles and Butterflies – Muting The Noise

English born, LA based producer Eagles and Butterflies brings his deep and emotion-infused atmospheric sound to Innervision's distributor Muting The Noise. It’s a beautiful installment from an incredibly talented producer. 

Krink - Next Monday's Hangover Podcast

Powerful mix by German producer Krink showcasing his spectacular mixing talent with an hour of gorgeous dark with twist music.

TSEPO - Data Transmission Mix of the Day 

Jan Van Der Lugt is a talented electronic music producer who recently emerged in the underground scene of Amsterdam under the name of Tsepo, which means ‘Hope’ in South African. In his native Netherlands he gained recognition for superlative DJ sets resulting a residency at Trouw until its closure. 
This stunning set was recorded for Datatransmission’s Mix Of The Day series featuring Tuff City Kids, Dorisburg and many more deep and groovy hand picked tunes.

Ryan Davis – February Podcast 

This elegant, deep with affluent melodies mix is coming from German producer Ryan Davis who has been making waves in the electronic music scene, since 2006. Here is what producer had to say about this podcast:
 “This year’s first podcast needed a bit more time than expected, though I guess the time was worth to wait. I got 5 songs of mine in this, 4 of them unreleased and a special live version of Calendula, which I originally produced with Microtrauma. Also in here is the premiere of the upcoming main track "Sail" taken from the next Klangwelt release by 1979 and the premiere of We are all Astronauts "This Too Shall Pass". Several Edits and cuts of the other songs included are waiting to unfold to your ears during this journey from listening to club tunes. Thanks for tuning in and I am happy for each of your comments, shares and reposts even I can’t react on all”. 

Track List:
01. Ryan Davis - Beyar (Out Soon on Anjunadeep)
02. Revell - Absurdum (Ryan Davis Subconscious Mind Rework)
03. Andre Lodemann - Going To The Core (Dave DK Remix)
04. Cubicolor - Falling(Robag's Uppa Baash Remix/RD Recut) 
05. 1979 - Sail (Out 29.02 on Klangwelt)
06. The Sight Below & Chaos - Conversazioni Stellari (Kyoto Mix)
07. Ryan Davis - Undine (Out Soon on Anjunadeep)
08. Ryan Davis l Microtrauma - Calendula (Ryan Davis Live Version)
09. Ryan Davis - Unsigned Unfinished Draft
10. Stephan Bodzin - Sputnik (Dominik Eulberg Remix / RD Edit)
11. Someone Outside – Underworld
12. Howes - Overveen (RD Edit)
13. We Are All Astronauts - This Too Shall Pass

Alex Niggemann – Rinse FM Podcast

This stellar and very informative podcast produced by Alex Niggemann for Rinse FM radio station with a focus on new releases and upcoming music from AEON, My Favorite Robot, Soulfooled and many more.

Agents OF Time – Clush DJ Mix

Italian trio Agents Of Time has taken the underground music world by storm with their powerful analog sound along with their unforgettable stage presence. This brand new Clush Mix showcasing an amazing progression and endless talent of this mighty trio. 

Manuel Tur – Phantom Ride (Essen)

Extremely talented German producer Manuel Tur never fails to keep it inspirational, emotional and incredibly groovy. The first three of six hours his beautiful DJ set was recorded at Phantom Ride in Essen earlier this year.

Denis – Christallization Radio Show

A superbly crafted mix of deeply saturated soulful tracks is coming from a talented Vienna-based DJ, Denis, who takes the listener on a goosebump-inducing journey. 

Clint Stewart – Space Safari

Berlin-based Clint Stewart has built a reputation for his widely creative minimal techno DJ sets and gorgeous productions. He delivered a masterful set that is powerful and enriching.

Track List:
Clint Stewart - Reprise Number 7 - 
Dance Spirit - In Between Spaces – Rebellion
Fort Romeau - Facing The Sea - Live At Robert Johnson
Energy 52 - Cafe Del Mar (Ricardo Villalobos Remix) - Garage Recordings
Kobosil - To See Land - Ostgut Ton
Inigo Kennedy - Requiem (Efdemin's Journey To The Stars Mix) – Token
Ben Klock - Sirens - Ostgut Ton
Micheal Klein - Outer Shell - Second State
Daniel Bortz - Don't Forget Your Sword – Pastamusik
Mathias Schober - The Set Of Rules (Main Mix) – Lossless
Heiko Laux - Dry Me – Klockworks
Etapp Kyle - Sakura – Klockworks
Locked Groove - Dialogues - Locked Groove Records
Anis Hachemi - Mirage (Patlac Remix) - Casual Lab
Jimi Jules - Hundeblick - Watergate Records
Ripperton - At Peace feat. Christina Wheeler (I:Cube Tape Mix) - Green

Akioki – Te Dans Oslo

Serbian duo Akioki has always captured us with their powerful music, imagery and style. Together with Petkovski and DJP, they run an independent music label Soul Print Recordings that explores and defines the genre of deep house in all of its varieties.  
This splendid mix, recorded as a podcast for one of the best Norwegian club ‘Jaeger’, represents Akioki in their best, immaculately blending rare tracks that can be classified as a true deep house.  

Nature Of Music – SoundPark Playground

Toronto based duo, Nature of Music, brings their elegant and sophisticated sound to fantastic boutique audio journal SoundPark.  Here what SoundPark is intend to say about this mix: 
“ There are three principle components to the work of Toronto based Duo, Nature of Music. There is a sense of patience that their music exudes that really allows their sound to ‘breathe’ in the framework of their sets and their production work. Strings play out, the delays roll off into the distance, and the reverb swells and holds you.

Patlac - Live at Watergate 02.06.2016

Genuinely engrossing set by German producer Patlac recorded live at Watergate club in Berlin. Excellent selection of deep and melodic tunes to explore and enjoy.

Jonas Rathsman - ELEMENTS Mix Series Episode III

ELEMENTS is a new bi-monthly mix series curated by Jonas Rathsman featuring exclusive unreleased music from some of the undergrounds most exciting acts. 

Simon12345 & The Lazer Twins - Root
Steinklopfer - I Never did it
Gab Rhome - The Space Trade
Rodriguez Jr. - Mistral (Stephan Bodzin Remix)
Jean Claude Ades - Out Of My Head (Martin Roth remix) 
Pablo Bolivar & Dactilar - The Hum
Andy Bros - Essenza
Casino Times - Lost in Time
Eduardo De La Calle - Anima Animus
Jepe - Ktmn (No Lights MIx)
Chi Thanh – Headhunter
Jonas Rathmans – Cobalt
Axel Bower - I’m Watching You from Behind


Human Machine – The Sound Of Connaisseur

Italy’s greatest Techno auteurs, Humane Machine are creating a melting pot of sonic arrangements, sound and emotions.

Of Norway – Departure From The Norm on Frisky Radio

Norwegian duo, Of Norway, brings their electrifying melodies and intelligent sound to Frisky Radio with the launch of the new “Departure From The Norm” Frisky Radio Show.

Track List:
Amentia - Serpent – AMSELCOM
Blackbelt Andersen - Langniappe - FULL PUPP
Nightmares on Wax - Aftermath - WARP RECORDS
Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts - You Lost it – FREERANGE
Clevleand - Mercury - HIVERN DISCS
Chez Damier - Chez A. Untitled – KMS
Metro Area - Miura – ENVIRON
Romathony - Too Long (Detroit Swindle remix) - GLASGOW UNDERGROUND
X-Press 2 - Testify - SKINT RECORDS
Of Norway - Blackened fez - DARKROOM DUBS

Talk & Smoke – Bade Podcast 004

British Label Bade Records co-founders Talk & Smoke continue the Bade Podcast series with another sultry, futuristic and groovy podcast spreading their wings and venturing into new territories. A stellar mix from start to finish. 

Gabriel Ananda - Live at Kater Blau 02.12.2016

One of the most prolific producers from Cologne techno scene delivers this groovy, funky techno set at one of the best underground clubs in Berlin.