This week’s top mixes include Actress and LCO live, Raji Rags’ Blade Runner Soundtrack Reimagined and a two-hour Arthur Russell tribute.
Actress and London Contemporary Orchestra Live. A live collaboration between artful techno producer Darren Cunningham, aka Actress, and the London Contemporary Orchestra, at London’s Barbican commissioned and curated by Boiler Room. The performance debuts brand new material released recently as an EP. Watch in full above.
Raji Bags’ Blade Runner Soundtrack Reimagined. Raj Chaudhuri, aka Raji Rags, is a Boiler Room musical cornerstone and quarter of hip-hop collective Livin’ Proof. He reimagines the soundtrack of futurist dream Blade Runner‘s iconic soundtrack, featuring Aphex Twin and Autechre selections. Stream and track listing here.
Nick The Record’s Arthur Russell Tribute. A two-hour long tribute to disco avant-gardist and cellist Arthur Russell from respected Brighton record dealer and DJ Nick the Record. It’s full of unreleased versions and previously unknown material from the artist David Mancuso once described as “Dylan and Coltrane rolled into one”. Stream above, an interview with the artist here.
Ploy Going Deep and Dark. With his next 12″, Unruly, out soon via Hemlock Recordings, Timedance and Hessle Audio artist Ploy “goes deep and dark” in his Fact mix. He begins with Beatrice Dillon’s edit of ‘Footprints in Solid Rock’, selecting tracks from A Made Up Sound, Jimmy Edgar and Point G. Stream and download above, track listing here.
Locked Groove’s Locked Grooves. Via Ninja Tune, this Solid Steel mix features house guru Locked Groove, who recently released on Kompakt’s Speicher series and remixed Sebastian Voigt on Outcast Oddity. “I wanted to play something else than just the stuff I’d play in a club environment,” he explains. “Every track feels like something from outer space to me.” Stream and download above, track listing here.