This week the Crack Mix series reaches its 150th instalment, and as such we’re happy to present one of our favourite crews to emerge in recent years.
As Apeiron Crew, the trio individually known as Mama Snake, Smokey, and Solid Blake have gone from throwing intimate, friends-and-family parties in their native Copenhagen to gigging across the continent as one of Europe’s most in-demand DJ collectives.
Individually, the Apeiron members are equally busy- Mama Snake heads up the rave-indebted imprint Ectotherm alongside Courtesy, whilst Solid Blake releases under her own alias as well as collaboratively with Ctrls as Historical Repeater, and Smokey is in the process of finishing a BA in spatial design.
A lesser crew might put playing out together on the back-burner, but Apeiron can still be found linking up for regular back-to-backs. Speaking about their Crack Mix, they had this to say:
“This mix was recorded at Sara’s apartment in Copenhagen on a Thursday evening before we went out to a party together later that night. It starts off pretty chill but still dark, with a bit of a ‘home listening’ vibe, and gradually works up to our usual club energy level, ending with a classic bonus track. It features a few lovely unreleased bits, including another upcoming Ectotherm release and contributions from friends around the world, from Glasgow to Melbourne.”
Apeiron Crew are participating members of SHAPE– a platform for innovative music and audiovisual art from Europe.
Soft Armour – Coast (Infinite Waves)
Beneath – Seeus (Hotline)
G String – Crystal Dub (Pinkman Broken Dreams)
DJ Monoid – Polly (Unreleased)
Ryan James Ford – Rohmie Sinkt (SHUT)
Hymns – Heinz-Harald Frentzen (Salt Mines)
Szare – Crop Failure (Field Records)
Pearson Sound – Thaw Cycle (Pearson Sound)
Ambivalent – Drag (Enemy)
Patrick Conway – Pegasus (Forbidden Planet)
Historical Repeater – My Face (Herrensauna)
Schacke – A Future Not Materialized (Forthcoming Ectotherm)
Mark Forshaw – Submission (Contort Yourself)
Cube 40 – B1 (Temple Records N.Y.C)
MTD & Tracy – Under (Nachtstrom Schallplatten)
3.14 feat. In Atlas – Red Corners (Unreleased)
DRVG CVLTVRE – My Houz (Pinkman)
Privacy – Nscs (Klakson)
Morphology – Vector Plant (DUM Records)
Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy (Wild Bunch Records)