Texture Tape 018:


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Irokee is at the helm for this week’s tape, which takes us all the way to Bari, Italy. The beginning of the mix exudes ocean-floor murk, before this dark, cavernous ambience transforms into something much more bassy but just as ominous.

What were your ideas or plans going into the mix?

I always try to create a story with the sounds of the moment when I’m mixing. Before the set I like to have my ideas clear on that and always add the right amount of improvisation. In the first part of the mix I played a few tracks from the compilation album Configurations / Deployment from Light Sounds Dark and a few white labels. I like the mentality of these guys who only really print unofficial releases, and most of those are unknown artists with untitled tracks. They only release the highest quality experimental, industrial and dark ambient as well: everything I love.

What have been your favourite recent releases?

A recent release which I really love is Jac Berrocal, David Fenech & Vincent Epplay’s album Ice Exposure. 

Is there a show you would love to go back in time and experience?

I would love to go back to the B3B in london: Ben UFO, Objekt and Call Super. It would’ve been such a great music experience. Experimental, dub, dubstep, UKG, DnB, jungle and techno without boundaries.

How do you organise your music?

I usually organise my music by genre, when this is not possible I would organise it by sounds or “set moments”.

A track you’ve always wanted to play out but never had the chance?

Trigger Finger by Zuli.

Your dancefloor saver?

Surely, it’s Elements (Daniel Ruane ‘Biotic’ Recycle) by Tropical Interface.

Your favourite club?

Tresor in Berlin.

The soundtrack to your funeral?

The Word II by Shigeo Sekito.

And on a lighter note, the tune you’ll still be listening to in 50 years?

I’ll be listening to Jamiroquai’s Music of the Mind forever.