Posts by Theo Kotz (@theokotz)

Honey Soundsystem

Honey Soundsystem Records #5: Jackie House

As Honey Soundsystem’s crackaud.io residency draws to a close, founder Jacob Sperber delivers a classy mix of deep, hypnotically driving house music

Venetta

Live at New Forms: Venetta

We launch a new series of recordings from Vancouver’s New Forms Festival with a set by local stalwart and Nuzi collective co-founder, Venetta

Loraine james

Made by womxn – Mixed by Loraine James

Loraine James picks an all-star cast of womxn making future-facing club sounds for her International Women’s Day mix

Sounds of the Czech underground – Mixed by dMIT.RY

dMIT.RY – head of the label Neo Violence, resident at Rinse France and booker at Groove Bar in Prague – compiles some of the finest tracks coming out of the Czech Republic

Leisureware

Join The Occasional Feel-Good’s Leisureware as he explores the sultry, strange corners of balearic house, new wave and boogie

studio ghibli

Studio Ghibli – Mixed by Ciel

The gorgeous simplicity of the Studio Ghibli universe shines through in this immersive mix compiled by Toronto-based Ghibli buff, Ciel.

smokey

Courtesy Curates Kulør #3: Smokey

One of Copenhagen’s finest, Smokey, steps up for Courtesy’s Kulør residency. Hold on as the former Apeiron Crew member plunges into a frenetic whirlpool of heady drum’n’bass

10 mixes you need to hear this month

Our selection of mixes for March includes industrial book clubs, mammoth club sets, good old fashion radio shows and acid-rave shell-downs

Darker Than Wax channels the spirit of jazz on dancefloors across Singapore and NYC

Co-founder Dean Chew, aka Funk B*stard, chats about the label’s globally-minded ethos and their new crackaud.io residency

Andrew Weatherall

Andrew Weatherall – Mixed by Timothy Clerkin

Music by the late, great Andrew Weatherall, selected and mixed by his friend Timothy Clerkin

Sunday Mix: Sam Fawcett

Join Sam Fawcett on a tour of his favourite psychedelic disco sounds from around the world

Laksa

One of the brightest lights in UK techno comes through with a masterclass in mixing club-focused tracks. Left turns and rhythmic surprises aplenty from Laksa

Taraval

Caribou Curates: Taraval

Recorded on four decks, Taraval’s mix is made of thumping techno and cosmic sustain and release. Almost nerve-wracking in its intensity, this is just what your Friday needs

DJ Tennis Selections

Selections: DJ Tennis

“Psychedelia meets electronica” in this playlist selected by Life & Death honcho DJ Tennis

India Jordan

Caribou Curates: India Jordan

Local Action’s India Jordan dials up the energy with this fast-paced selling of house, footwork, garage and jungle

Brandon Hocura

Caribou Curates: Brandon Hocura

As we reach the mid-point of Caribou’s week-long takeover, childhood friend and Seance Centre boss Brandon Hocura takes the reins for a mix evoking their formative years in Ontario

Caribou Curates: Cosmic Tom

Caribou’s takeover of crackaud.io continues with a blend of rocksteady club sounds from Cosmic Slop founder, Cosmic Tom

Caribou Curates: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

LA-based Buchla specialist, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, kicks off a week of Caribou-curated mixes with a set of rippling synthesis and favourites from further afield

Emma-Jean Thackray

Sunday Mix: Emma-Jean Thackray

South London jazz luminary Emma-Jean Thackray takes control of your Sunday with a selection of tracks from Don Cherry, Miles Davis, Vels Trio and more

WNCL

10 Years of WNCL Recordings: West Norwood Cassette Library vs LMajor

For the first in a new series of head-to-head clashes in celebration of 10 years of WNCL Recordings, West Norwood Cassette Library takes on LMajor for a masterclass in breakbeat-driven party music

Wallis

Upperberry resident Wallis reveals her softer side with her Crack Mix, which only goes to show how hard she usually plays

SVBKVLT #1: Swimful

The producer kicks off the Shanghai label’s residency with glacial, hi-definition beats, dancehall, metal, UK drill and more

Hatis Noit

Erased Tapes #3: Hatis Noit

Hatis Noit blesses us with a meandering mix of floating compositions and folk singing from across the world

Moxie

Moxie

Long-time NTS resident and On Loop honcho Moxie pays homage to the warm-up set with this dubby, soulful mix

Sunday Mix: Nicolas Godin

Nicolas Godin, formerly of Air, eases us through Sunday afternoon with a blend of his own work and favourite tracks past and present

Siroj

Dutch R&B – Mixed by SIROJ

Dutch producer SIROJ mixes tracks from R&B and hip-hop artists from the Netherlands for this specialist mix

Plaid

IDM veterans Plaid present Hans in the Air, a blend of ravey techno and Hans Zimmer compositions

Night Slugs

Night Slugs #1: Leonce

Night Slugs kick off their crackaud.io residency with an energetic blast of high-definition dancehall and R&B from Atlanta’s Leonce

YACHT

DFA #1: YACHT

As we launch our new residency with NYC institution DFA, YACHT supply a selection of their favourite rubbery synth and spiky post-punk tracks

Peach Discs #5: Golesworthy

Peach Discs bring their residency to a close with lush, emotive house from long-time affiliate Golesworthy