AIAIAI Mix 004: Nick Hook

AIAIAI Mix 004: Nick Hook

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The fourth contribution to the AIAIAI mix series sees restlessly prolific NYC-based producer, Nick Hook, take us through a frantically paced tour de force of seismic genre shifts. Spanning exhilarating footwork, future jungle, raw 808isms, thoroughly banging techno as well as his own edgy productions and collaborations, AIAIAI Mix 004 includes Machinedrum, DJ Rashad, Canblaster, Young Thug, A-Trak & Cam'ron, Claude Speed, Bok Bok and a general sense of unpredictability.

AIAIAI Mix 003: Jacques Renault

The third installment in our mix series comes from New York renaissance man Jacques Renault who’s cooked up a potent, varied and intoxicating brew of thumping house music and up-tempo dance floor curveballs. Recorded live and packing just the right amount of drum machine-fetishism, ethereal piano, timeless horns and bouncy percussion to keep you revisiting the selection time and time again, the third edition in the AIAIAI Mix series is an hour and 42 minutes in the company of a man who quite clearly knows what he’s doing.

AIAIAI Mix 002: Kasper Bjørke

The second edition in the AIAIAI Mix series comes from producer/DJ/ Danish dance music don Kasper Bjørke, one of the most interesting, talented and iconic figures that contemporary Copenhagen club culture has cultivated over the last 10 to 15 years. This excellent contribution sees the seasoned selector sticking to his eclectic guns while finding a renewed, forward-looking focus that includes tracks by Pional, Daniel Avery and The Emperor Machine, among many other dark and atmospheric anthems.

Glenn Astro's AIAIAI Mixtape

Glenn Astro's AIAIAI Mixtape

Hot on the heels of his recent Boiler Room appearance, Tartelet Record’s rising, Essen-based signing Glenn Astro found the time to make us a mixtape chock-full of dusty, trip hop-y beats and electronic soul (with a bit of Discovery-era Daft Punk thrown in for good measure), which celebrates the release of his new EP. Yes indeed, Glenn Astro’s AIAIAI Mixtape might very well be your doorway to obtaining that coveted weekend mojo.

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Tomas Barfod's Unga Bunga Mix

Tomas Barfod's Unga Bunga Mix

It's actually been waaaay to long since we featured our old friend and TMA-1 collaborator Tomas Barfod on the blog - which is why a fresh Souncloud update from the Great Dane couldn't have come at a better time. In this mix that he created for Danish national radio show Unga Bunga in early 2013, he once again demonstrates his unparalleled ability for balancing mood and texture with rythm and beat. It's one of those melancholy-yet-uplifting selections that just might have you dancing with tears in your eyes, as the song goes. Failing that, listening to it while enjoying a good cup of coffee and looking at the falling snow through your window, should get you good and ready for 2014.

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Waze & Odyssey – Warehouse Project Mixtape

Waze & Odyssey – Warehouse Project Mixtape

This Friday one of our favorite house music duos will be playing at the Warehouse Project in Manchester. If this mix is anything to go by and you're the kind of intelligent individual who decides to go, you’ll very likely be down on your knees praying to the Dark Lord of House when Waze & Odyssey hit the wheels of steel come Friday.

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AIAIAI x Future Disco Radio 009

AIAIAI x Future Disco Radio 009

Future Disco Radio supported by AIAIAI once again provide upfront sounds from the world of disco, house and everything in-between. This week’s show is presented by Sean Brosnan and features music from Omar S, HNNY, La Fleur as well as a special guest mix from The Revenge recorded live from Space Ibiza.

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Moderna Mix for Modularfield’s Aircast

Moderna Mix for Modularfield’s Aircast

Ghostly International’s ever dependable Missy Livingston AKA Moderna steps up and delivers a choice selection of ethereal melancholy, sun-bleached disco and atmospheric techno. If you need a soundtrack that provides the aural backdrop to driving into a radiating, orange sunset with your best friends, look no further.

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AIAIAI Mix 001: MikeQ

AIAIAI Mix 001: MikeQ

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The first contributor in our new mix series is label boss, Fade to Mind artist and skilled DJ, MikeQ, who has crafted a bouncy ballroom odyssey that’s all about the dance floor and full of tasty, cutting-edge suprises. It may be Monday, but we get the distinct feeling that this mix transforms everything in its wake into full-on Friday.

Spoek Mathambo's Escape from '85 Mixtape

Spoek Mathambo's Escape from '85 Mixtape

South Africa's bestest most dopest producer/rapper/designer unleashes a rad new mixtape that pays homage to his birth year and comes with an 8-bit video game. Listen to the mix tape, play the game and enjoy your weekend. Starting: now.

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GhostlyCast #48: Fort Romeau – Spectres of Summer Mix

GhostlyCast #48: Fort Romeau – Spectres of Summer Mix

Ghostly’s Fort Romeau comes up trumps with a summer-y mix that provides the aural equivalent of a giddy teenage stroll beneath the iridescent lights of an amusement park in June. If you’ve no idea what the hell that means, we can assure you it means warm, imaginative and thoroughly inviting disco and house that has a bliss-inducing, anticipatory vibe about it.

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Discobelle Mix 002: Teki Latex

Discobelle Mix 002: Teki Latex

Our with-it Swedish pals at Discobelle hook up with Sound Pellegrino’s mighty Teki Latex for an exclusive mix full of uncompromising, dubby, industrial dance floor mayhem from the likes of Kowton, Pearson Sound, MikeQ, Edmx and Truss. Teki - who happens to one of the original TMA-1 testers - goes in hard with a mix that hints at angular new dance music genres. Give it a spin and tell us what you think.

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New Genre Alert: An Introduction to Zouk Bass

New Genre Alert: An Introduction to Zouk Bass

For those of you interested in keeping up with emerging sub-genres of the bass world... For the rest of you it's perfectly fine to stop reading now.

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Mix of the Day: Giles Smith / Panorama Bar DJ set

Mix of the Day: Giles Smith / Panorama Bar DJ set

The founding father of the legendary London club night, Secret Sundaze, recorded a three-hour set when playing Panorama Bar some weeks ago. A classy set ranging from deep Afro inspired tunes to Chicago, Acid and back again. Lots of hidden gems in there and well worth a listen...

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Gone Surfing

Gone Surfing

I’m taking time off to rehabilitate, thus no article today. However, I have prepared a little mix that I hope you will enjoy... See you next week!

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Discobelle Mix for AIAIAI

Discobelle Mix for AIAIAI

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- just what you need to spice up an otherwise grey and cold Monday in Scandinavialand. Swedens finest cook up an impeccable selection of tech-house, covering a sizable territory from French Fries to Giorgio Moroder.

New Levon Vincent Mix for Little White Earbuds

New Levon Vincent Mix for Little White Earbuds

Oh Levon. Is there any better way to enter the new year than with a mix from your hand? Back in 2010, you and the now defunct mnmlssgs blog rang in the new year with an exquisite mix of house and techno of the finest kind. Now, you're doing it all over again!

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Tomas Barfod’s TMA-1 Studio Mix

We’ve been pestering our old pal, Tomas for a mix for a while now and lo and behold it’s finally here! The DJ/producer/drummer’s first mix for us is an intense, deep and ethereal affair that will transport you to timelessly grandiose places of concentrated bliss. Mixed on the TMA-1 Studio, Tomas proves - once again - that you don’t always have to shout to get heard.

Cosmic Kids Ambient Mix

Cosmic Kids Ambient Mix

Remember that 'SUP Magazine/Cosmic Kids post we ran a few weeks back? There's more to that story. More specifically an excellent desert-inspired mix by those star-gazing Cosmic Kids. Let your weekend fade into sweet, sweet oblivion courtesy of the Cosmic kids ambient mix. Take it away, Ron.

Dances With White Girls AIAIAI Mix

Dances With White Girls AIAIAI Mix

His name is Dances With White Girls and he made us a mix. That’s all you need to know, really. But, in the name of general inclusivity and spreading the good DWWG word, we can tell you that he’s an NY-based producer/DJ/rapper, that he releases slammin tracks on Plant Music and Throne of Blood and that he presumably likes to dance with white girls. Don’t we all?

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