It’s in full Spring here in the California North Valley and being outdoors before it gets 115 degrees is whats its all about. Some really amazing music going on as I gravitate to groovy, rhythmic abstractions and shuffly acid tracks. Here are my top 3 mixes in no particular order.
RA.253 Podcast – Adam Marshall
One of my favorite producers and owner of the consistently awesome Canadian record label New Kanada. This mix is a great example of the type of dynamic, analog, percussive and varied sound that Marshall champions. Fresh and uncompromising!
The CONDUIT // 020 – John Tejada
John Tejada is our hero of quality techno coming out of the US West Coast and this mix of Palette Recording tracks cements that role. Detriot influenced, with a jackin beat, and some acid thrown in, this is the best type of machine groove I can’t resist.
U&Acast03 – Bird Cage
Untitled & After are a very unique label out of San Francisco that I’ve been following for a while. Emotive, beautiful, deep and lush describes this incredible podcast from japanese producer/dj Bird Cage. Mixed and compiled shortly after the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, this mix is truly moving and heartbreaking in it’s depth.