Mixpak x Tryna Function: January 22nd

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Next week in Brooklyn, we bring DJ Nate for his NY debut! As well as Rinse’s grime expert Sir Spyro, with Jammz on the mic, Berlin’s Kablam, and a live performance from DJ Lucas & God’s Wisdom.

Get tickets here, Facebook event here.

Murlo – Cascade Premiere

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We’re psyched to announce the second offering from Murlo’s upcoming release, Odyssey, entitled “Cascade” — stream it below, or head over to Spin for the premiere. If you missed it, check out the lead single “Moodswung” and keep it locked for Odyssey‘s release on November 6th.

Mixpak FM: Lil Jabba

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Mixpak FM 088 comes from NY-based producer, DJ and painter, Lil Jabba. Though known predominantly for his explorations in footwork, Jabba is a versatile producer with an impressive back catalogue, including a full length album on Local Action, and a second now in sight. His Mixpak FM brings forth the sounds and influences from his latest EP, Keep, that broadly takes its cues from rap, grime and jungle. A near cinematic experience – in places beatless, in places frenetic – it melds his own material with tarraxo, grime, Young Thug and Aphex Twin. You can subscribe to Mixpak FM via iTunes, subscribe with an RSS reader from the Mixpak FM site or download this mix directly.

Download – Mixpak FM 088: Lil Jabba

Tracklist below »

Mixpak FM: Rushmore

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Mixpak FM 079 comes from UK producer & DJ, Rushmore. As a co-founder of (and resident at) one of London’s most exciting club nights, House of Trax, Rushmore has carved out a much-needed niche: booking international underground club legends and new artists, without compromising on arguably the most important thing – dancing. After playing host to DJ Sliink, Paul Johnson, Slimzee, Tyree Cooper, Spooky and more, House of Trax made an organic move into recorded music & clothing with Trax Couture, now four white labels in.

His Mixpak FM mix is a mirror of the label’s endeavours – tracing the dots between new UK sounds, raw energy from the US underground of Baltimore, NYC and further afield to the dembow-inflected offerings of Mexico’s NAAFI, not to mention his own productions and remixes.

You can subscribe to Mixpak FM via iTunes, subscribe with an RSS reader from the Mixpak FM site or download this mix directly.

Download – Mixpak FM 079: Rushmore

Tracklist below »

Dre Skull on RBMA’s 1UP: Cart Diggers

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Dre Skull recently headed down to Tokyo for this year’s Red Bull Music Academy, and while he was down there had the chance to revive classic video game music with Branko and Mumdance. Head over to RBMA’s website to hear the trio pay homage to Streets Of Rage composer Yuzo Koshiro, mixing mixing kuduro, ragga, and grime.

Mixpak FM: Prettybwoy

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Mixpak FM 077 comes from Japanese producer and DJ, Prettybwoy. Since the inception of Mixpak, we’ve always had some connection with the Japanese scene (our whole blog was translated into Japanese at one point) and have covered some points in Japanese grime, and of course not forgetting our release with Hard Nips.

While the sound of grime has notoriously not been particularly well exported or translatable, Japan looks to be the biggest (but still very small) scene outside of the UK, with a number of MCs and DJs inspired by the genre. Having followed UK club music for a long time, Prettybwoy has been steady representing the sound of UKG, 2-step, bassline and grime in Tokyo for the last 10 years, running the nights ‘Golly Gosh’ and 444-1 Tokyo. Things have come full circle for Prettybwoy lately, with his productions being featured on EZ’s Kiss FM show and on the Big Dada “Grime 2.0″ compilation.

His Mixpak FM runs through sounds from like-minded Japanese artists – DoubleClapperz, Carpainter, Duff, 1Ta, Ena, 100Mado – as well as tracks from UK contemporaries.

You can subscribe to Mixpak FM via iTunes, subscribe with an RSS reader from the Mixpak FM site or download this mix directly.

Download – Mixpak FM 077: Prettybwoy

Tracklist below »