We’re proud to announce our latest Mixpak merchandise, two brand new T-shirts that are ready to pre-order now. First up (above) is a Schlachthofbronx-influenced design from Jamaican artist Robin Clare (you can also head here to read an interview with her by our editor).
The second design (below) is an all new Mixpak logo tee, and was designed exclusively for Mixpak by Baltimore artist & musician Brian Blomerth (aka Narwhalz (of Sound)). The tees are only available right here through our site and will be limited so grab one up on pre-order right here at our store. (Sizes S-XXL and shipping estimated for 2 weeks).
Melé’s brand new EP, Starlight, drops right here on Mixpak records on Tuesday September 13th. XLR8R are exclusively streaming the EP as of today, get over there to hear all four tracks in full before they drop. Stay tuned for more exclusives.
Portland based electro duo Glass Candy has just released a pair of singles, “Warm in the Winter” and “Beautiful Object” on Italians Do It Better. The two tracks combine driving drum-machine percussion, house piano jabs and cool bass synths with sweet, New Romantic style vocals. Glass Candy sounds a little like Yazoo if Yazoo had started making music today instead of in the early 80′s. You can grab the tracks here.
This one is the first of three parts from the BBC’s 70s arts program, Aquarius, focussing on the newly-emerging reggae sound in London. There’s footage of Delroy Washington, Notting Hill Carnival, record stores and the ‘travelling discotheques’ aka soundsystems.
Grime producer Darq E Freaker got a well deserved 30 minute mix in on 1Xtra last week, showcasing 17 of his forward thinking tracks alongside the only song not by him on the mix, Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep’. High energy all round.