10 Essential Shows from 2019

Four months on from the launch of, Crack staff pick 10 shows we’ve returned to again and again.

Crack Mix 300: Call Super

One of the most compelling artists in electronic music demonstrates his playful flair for our landmark 300th mix.

Turbo Island’s Batter Bits #1

Psychedelic shanties, warped snippets of spoken chatter and infectious pop all converge for this brilliant collage of a nonsensical essence of Britain.

IEL / LUZ #2

Bright but characterised by a sense of restrained power, R4R founder and resident Luz draws for dubby textures and syncopated rhythms for their second show as resident.

Hyperdub Takeover: Proc Fiskal

The Scottish experimentalist mixes almost entirely with his own music, skipping and sputtering through warm, glistening synths and chirruping patter.

Maricas #2: Violet

Catalan crew Maricas call on Naive honcho Violet for their residency, who drops skippy batida rhythms, bouncy garage and dubstep, with hardly a 4/4 beat in sight.

Halloween horror(s)core special – Mixed by clipping.

Cramming an enormous number of tracks into just under 40 minutes, LA noise rappers clipping. cycle through gnarled beats, cold soundtracks and all manner of depraved rhymes.

Live at Field Maneuvers: Shanti Celeste

The Peach Discs honcho helmed one of the most raucous dancefloors at Field Maneuvers 2019, a set we were delighted to share.

Domino #2: SASAMI

SASAMI toes the line between fragility and blistering power with this two-hour odyssey through her influences.

Crack Mix 323: Sybil

“Darkness before dawn… a strange dream far from home. An alien vortex. An imaginal realm.” Sybil shows why she’s one of the most exciting DJs around with this mix of tough textures and euphoric release.

Sunday Mix: Maria Somerville

Inspired by Irish writer and mystic John Moriarty, Maria Somerville’s Sunday mix evokes the dreamy desolation of the Irish wilds.