We’re proud to announce “Patterns,” the ambitious first official Mixpak release from Swiss artist Wildlife!, to be released May 13th. Although Wildlife! may be best known to the Mixpak audience as a producer adept in exploring the outer fringes of dancehall-tinged club music, “Patterns” is a carefully considered 7-track examination of the principles and constraints of club music. It is undeniably his most uncompromising record to date.
“Patterns” is made up of untrustworthy rhythms, a heavily industrial sound palette and machinic melody evocative of dystopian sci-fi. It is club music broken down into its various components and then deliberately reconstituted into something new. On May 14th, we invite you to experience the record in a physical space: Wildlife! will be translating “Patterns” into an immersive sound installation at SIGNAL Gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The site specific installation is in collaboration with artist collective Nitemind (who have previously worked with Korakrit Arunanondchai and Tim Hecker) and visual artist Jesse Hlebo.
You can pre-order “Patterns” right here.
Murlo recently collaborated with London designer Nasir Mazhar to craft a mix soundtracking Mazhar’s AW ’16 runway show. The Fader commented that the mix “incorporates dark house sonics, fairground rave sounds, and classic grime elements. In short, its a whirlwind tour of London club scene.” Listen below and be sure to check out Murlo’s latest Mixpak release “Odyssey,” out now.
In celebration of his new Mixpak mixtape SECURITY, Gaika performed live on Boiler Room last Thursday alongside friends Kamixlo, Nkisi, Prayer and more. Watch the video above and download SECURITY here.
Mixpak FM 095 is brought to you by Philly-based producer & DJ, DJ Haram. Drawing the dots between her Middle Eastern heritage, her New Jersey upbringing and her current home in Philly – where she promotes the party ATM with NON’s E_SCRAAATCH, lawd knows & Marcelline – DJ Haram’s productions and mixes compound east coast club music with non-western global sounds. Alongside the self-released “Birds of Paradise” and two cuts on a Tobago tracks compilation, she has recently signed to the Discwoman roster.
Her Mixpak FM runs through tracks by kindred spirits from a younger East Coast club scene – Tygapaw, Stud1nt, Kala or DJ Juwan – to icons Rihanna and Cardi B, with plenty of Haram exclusives thrown in.
We’re excited to announce the release of GAIKA’s SECURITY mixtape, which is available now to download for free. Tomorrow night he performs live on Boiler Room in London and sets off on tour for the following month (dates below).