‘I kinda wanted at first to head for this chill, ‘summer is here!’ vibe but I have this odd tendency of just jumping from one mood and genre to another when listening to music… And I guess you can kinda hear it in the mix… Nevertheless, I feel it’s dominantly summery! If it was a rainy summer, at least.
‘There’s a bunch of tunes ranging from ambient downtempo to darker beats, and also the most genius song of last year, JJ’s ‘Still’. It’s amazing! I’ve been listening to a lot of Sleep Party People (pop-electronic-focused Danish 6-piece led by Brian Batz) lately; I love their visuals, bunny outfits and the music obviously, which sounds a bit like Cocteau Twins + The Flaming Lips.
‘I love Finnish ambient, so I really needed to throw in songs by Paavoharju and Hannu in the mix. It’s hard to explain what makes them so special, but I just feel like Finnish ambient has got this complete own feel into it. If I wasn’t so computer-oriented, I’d love to go for this organic folk-approach that Hannu does so excellently.
‘I also put this Albert Swarm demo called ’I Brought You Flowers’ in there. It’s quite different from my normal work with this minimal techno vibe. I took a 5-year old guitar demo and messed around with it completely, also incorporating this ghostly opera singing style I love. This track is still on the works and next time it surfaces it might sound quite different, who knows…’
Paavoharju - Alania
Albert Swarm - I Brought You Flowers
Sun Glitters ft. Sleep Party People - Alone
Hannu - Sumu
Sleep Party People - Chin
Szare - Red Desert
JJ - Still
Broke For Free - Quit Bitching
Young Magic - The Night in the Ocean (Albert Swarm Remix)
Ulver - Limbo Central (Theme From Perdition City)
Albert Swarm - Recurring Dream (:papercutz Remix)
Toe - New Sentimentality
The Flashbulb - Telescopic Memorial