Thursday, December 31, 2015

Ren Mix Collection

Another 'back in the day' post as I clean up the archives. 

The first is the the one that truly started it all. Can't say it's dated and there is no doubt that it instantly transports the listener back to 'that time' but even today it still sounds incredible. 

With the state of electronic music today and the ubiquity (and annoying cheese) of the celebrity DJ it is easy to miss just how revolutionary this mix was.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Sleepy Time

Had the 60 minute version this morning, fading in and out and picking up glorious snippets of the songs on the mix included here. May very well have been the best random 1 Hour Sleepy Time Mix ever.

Best played at a volume just above the threshold of hearing once you have turned off the incessant humming of the computer so that it becomes your background ambient noise.

Nap time.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Switchstance Recordings

Quick one today. The label tags itself as "Quality Grooves Since 2001" and though their output is not frequent, the stuff they put out lives up to their tag line.

Infectious grooves from a highly recommended label.

Free compilation to introduce you 

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Brown Punk

One of Trip Hop's almost mythical heroes and one of reggae's best friends for reaching wider distribution throughout the world team up for an almost virtual (as in quantum field theory) label.

Seems to have had a brief shining moment and disappeared into the void leaving only this compilation in its wake.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

To Each His Own

Side project of one half of this duo. Pure analog. Play loud and dust off the senses.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Cup Of Tea

A Bristol based label riding the wave of the experimental genre-smashing sound collages emerging from the underground that defined music in the mid to late 90s and disappeared as did many labels once the 90s rolled into the 00s and the majors latched on and the spirit of that time sought the underground again. 

Sunday, December 20, 2015


In honor of the holiday season so forced upon us, willingly and without resistance by most.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Depth Perceptions

Originally posted back in 2010 a long out of print edition of 100 copies from a label long gone has been upgraded:


P.S. Thanks TM!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

e to the m to the t

I don't normally associate 'cult' and 'ambient' but so this label has been tagged.

By request.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015


Vinyl rip, just for fun.


Monday, December 7, 2015


By request. Classic indeed.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Morner - Kaisa Remixes EP (2015)

One of my favorite discoveries over the past few months has been the SenseNet label. The artist that goes by morner/mourner appeared on a few of the early compilations followed by actual album releases that really got my interest. There is a melancholy, an aching, a seeking in the music that hooked me right away.

A few of the tracks, including the one posted here, have women's names and the tracks have a certain sadness of unrequited love or longing unresolved that drives them. The remixes here range from drum n bass to dubstep to just about everything in between and they all carry the vibe.

Not free but pretty close. Show some love and dig into the IMMINENT label and prepare for some solid musical discoveries

Friday, December 4, 2015

A Musical Statement

Excited to have stumbled across this one again. Truly incredible podcast/mixtapes originally featured on a Russian-ish website, was looking for it again while reviewing some of the older posts here and realized I had no copies of any of them.

A quick search yielded a blog with all of them updated. Gonna take a while to DL but well worth the time and effort. Thematic in nature these feature treasure troves of music, much of it that I've never heard which renders a new music education with each listen.

Most recent update was March of 2015 so I'm hopeful that more will come. In the meantime, episodes one to current can be found