Texture Tape 010:
This week’s mix comes courtesy of SNAFU, mastermind of the Neon Soup mix series, and he’s laid down the audible equivalent of cruising through the clouds in an iced out limousine
What were your ideas or plans going into the mix?
I realised recently that I’ve been playing very high energy music almost exclusively (in terms of both recording mixes and just personal listening), so I wanted to tone things down somewhat. I turned to Axel Boman and Kornél Kovács’ label Studio Barnhus which has put out dozens of tracks with the more down-tempo, organic sound that I was looking for. This, along with a number of old favourites from the likes of Erykah Badu, Les Sins and Nu Guinea formed the basis of the mix.
What have been your favourite releases over the past month?
My favourite album in recent weeks has been “Só + 1 Pouquinho” by Barbatuques, a Brazilian group that specialises in body percussion. This isn’t normally something that would even come under my radar, it’s an album I ran into by chance and was super impressed by: it’s an impressive feat in terms of both musicality and physicality. My favourite single from the last month was Paténipiat by Charlotte Adigery (a track included I included in this mix) which just builds and releases its intensity in a way that is perfectly satisfying to me.
The best gig or set you’ve seen recently?
An all night long Objekt b2b Call Super at E1 at the end of last year. With a set that long there’s obviously gonna be plenty of variety but this set was particularly impressive in it’s range (St Etienne to Loefah to SOPHIE) and in the ability of the DJs to just keep building the energy, even when they were already cranking out jungle by around 11PM.
The track you’ve always wanted to play out but have never had the chance?
Bach to Basics by Eat Life – as someone who’s relatively new to mixing in general I haven’t really had any opportunities to play anything as fast or off the wall as this yet (praying for the day).
What would soundtrack your funeral?
“Bang Bang Bang” by Mark Ronson (no crying allowed).
And the tune you’ll still be listening to in 50 years?
“Don’t Interrupt the Sorrow” by Joni Mitchell – a timeless track and certainly not one I could ever see myself outgrowing.
DJ RAFF – Mundo Paralelo
Native Force – Rain
Nightmares on Wax – Deep Shadows (Moodymann Remix)
KiNK – Samodiva
Gila – Trench Cadence
Frank Helby – Tuislangboogie
Erykah Badu – Appletree (2B3 Summer Vibes Mix)
Kraked Unit – The Man With the Drum
Nu Guinea – Disco Sole
Axel Boman & Miljon - Forgot About You (Piano Version)
Paradise Alley – What Road
Francis Inferno Orchestra – Hygiene (My Everlasting Rhythmo)
Charlotte Adigéry – Paténipat
Pedrodollar – Reality World
Julien Dyne – Copernicus
Les Sins - Why