This mix was somewhat of a departure from my typical live mixes in its arrangement/ tonal considerations. Having developed a slight cynicism towards the current direction of dance music, I chose tracks with little to no regard for genre or BPM, focusing more on tone and intensity. While there are a couple of danceable moments, it’s definitely hard to call this a ‘dance mix’, but more so a collection of tracks that explore the deconstruction of genre and my hopes for the direction of electronic music in the future.
Brisant les frontières et une philosophie fortement basée sur l'idée de collaboration, Joe a réuni des scènes de rap disparates du monde entier, constituant un who's-who de la trap underground. Des noms tels que Freddie Dredd, YVNCC, Julien Andreas, Lord Pusswhip, Onoe Caponoe et the Lost Appeal Crew crachent des vers et établissent des rythmes avec Joe à la barre. Une séquence aventureuse qui a attiré l'attention de TNGHT (Hudson Mohawk x Lunice) - des innovateurs similaires qui ont sorti quatre morceaux de Home Invasion Anthems dans leur très attendu BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix à la fin de 2019.
Across his debut album Home Invasion Anthems and 12" single release Operation Chaos (both on Manchester label, Natural Sciences; home to Galaxian, Sansibar, DJ Seinfeld, Mars89 +++), MJ has been heralded by the likes of FACT, Mixmag, DJ, Inverted Audio and Dummy for his unique sound which brings together street electronics, underground rap, trap, gabber, electro and jungle into an unclasssificable whole. One which pushes against the grain of contemporary music and taps into the unease and anxiety of living in a world on the brink of political and ecological collapse. Breaking down borders, and an ethos based heavily on the idea of collaboration, Joe has brought together disparate rap scenes from around the world, making up a who's-who of underground trap music. Names including Freddie Dredd, YVNCC, Julien Andreas, Lord Pusswhip, Onoe Caponoe and the Lost Appeal Crew spit verses and lay down beats with Joe at the helm. An adventurous streak which caught the eye of TNGHT (Hudson Mohawk x Lunice) - similar innovators who dropped four tracks from Home Invasion Anthems in their much anticipated BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix at the tail end of 2019.
BAD TO THE BONE – BLANK #5 – AUGURY – MUTANT JOE
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