Each week, FACT trawls through the untamed world of free mixes, radio specials and live blends so you don’t have to.
This week, Lorenzo Senni inspires euphoria with a selection of trance build-ups that inspired his recent Persona EP, Sega Bodega makes the Bomfunk MC’s cool again and Beat Librae showcases her heady, dub-tinged techno.
There’s also a mix from the UK-based gal-dem zine, jackin’ house from Clone boss Serge and two hours of neo-classical from Sicario composer Jóhann Jóhannsson. Dive in.
The Making of Persona
Nobody knows trance like Lorenzo Senni, and here the Warp artist shows us the inner workings of his musical mind with this mix of music that inspired last year’s Persona EP. Mixing the best bits of everything from commercial EDM and the sounds of Darude’s ‘Sandstorm’, this mix proves that you can get high without drugs. Just don’t expect any drops.
Outlook 2017 Mix Series #2
Gal-Dem’s trilpill reps the UK underground with a mix that packs in everything from garage and grime to dancehall and bassline. Kicking off with Dawn Penn’s ’You Don’t Love Me’ (No No No) and folding in tracks by Giggs, General Levy and more, it’s a party-starting blend that doesn’t let up.
Hot on the heels of his Ess B EP for Crazylegs, rising club artist Sega Bodega lands on the i-D mix series for 40 minutes of edits and originals. As well as tracks from Staycore’s Dinamarca, Kid Kishore and lo-fi Lisbonite DJ Fatigado, expect VIPs of Halcyon Veil artist Celyn June, Arca and Bomfunk MC’s 1999 classic ‘Freestyler’. Bonkers, but brilliant.
Truancy Volume 170
Keep this one stored up for when you next require a moment of peaceful immersion, as Kansas-born, New York-based Beta Librae has the perfect recipe. She draws for sparse, fluid house from the deepest depths on a two-part mix that combines her own productions (in the first half) with some of her recent influences, and it’s heady, soothing stuff – perfect for a dazed walk through the city or an late night/early morning session.
Electronic Explorations 461
There’s still seven months to go until we can hear Jóhann Jóhannsson’s Blade Runner 2049 score, but we can at least tide ourselves over with this mix for the Electronic Explorations series. There’s music from fellow soundtrack composers Michael Nyman and Ennio Morricone, but also avant-garde sounds from Morton Feldman, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Greek chamber music trio Mohammad. Perfect for a quiet Sunday morning.
Clone Jack For Daze @ Sónar 2015
Clone is 25! The bossman Serge celebrates one of the greatest dance labels in history by sharing his Sónar mix from 2015, and it’s a jackin’, smackin’ spectacular of broken booty shakers and four-to-the-floor filth from DJ Deeon and the like. Wallflowers stay home.