This week’s mixes include Luke Solomon’s tribute to Prince, Plastician’s wave selections and Barely Legal’s Pretty Weird & Dark mix.
Luke Solomon’s ‘Diamonds & Pearls’ Prince Tribute. Reflecting on how Prince’s death affected him, Classic Record Company boss and Defected A&R Luke Solomon blends “a collection of my personal favourites, overdubbed with loops from different singles, edits that I have done over the years, and interviews I collected”. Stream above, download here.
Plastician’s Biggest New Selections. A live two-hour mix from grime and dubstep pioneer Plastician, presenting the latest from his ‘wave’ scene, blurring the lines between moody synth textures and emotional trap beats. Stream and download above.
DJ Nature’s Wednesday Session. With a discography that spans all the way back to the early 90s when he went by the name Natureboy, Milo Johnson contributes a set of deep and heavy house and techno to the Ransom Note mix series. Stream above, download and an interview with the artist here.
Barely Legal’s Pretty Weird & Dark mix. London DJ Barely Legal, whose mixes on Rinse and 1xtra have brought her great acclaim, launches her own record label Pretty Weird with an exclusive mix of the weirdest and darkest areas of UK-centric “gunfinger music”, aka UK garage, grime and dubstep. Stream above.
LDLDN’s Better Out Than In Mix. “Kool Keith lovin’, Larry David admiring, sunshine-ready selector from Camden Town” LDLDN expertly joins the dots between house, disco, funk and other loose joints via leasurewear brand Copson‘s mix series. Stream above, track listing here.
Seb Wildblood’s Moody and Percussive Sound. Seb Wildblood is the South London house pioneer behind the Church party series and record label, as well as the Coastal Haze imprint alongside good friend and fellow DJ Hollick. His mix for MIXED BY crafts an hour of the moody, percussive and soulful sound that distinguishes Church. Stream above, an interview with the artist here.