Crack Mix 477 artwork featuring Moktar

Moktar

Captivating rhythms, “Arabic flavours, and percussive swings with some melodic basslines” come together with nimble mixing across this club-primed set from fast-rising producer Moktar

Maral

On her shapeshifting Crack Mix, Los Angeles artist Maral takes a look back at the different realms she’s explored as a DJ and producer over the past decade, turning in a recording that encompasses her varied interests

James K

“Go on a trip to get lost” with the multidisciplinary artist and Incienso signee

Paramida

The Berlin-based DJ, producer and Panorama Bar resident turns in an emotional and era-spanning set saturated in psychedelic hues

Jorg Kuning

Start your day off on a “dubby, bleepy, bassy and psychedelic” note thanks to Welsh producer Jorg Kuning and his utterly compelling Crack Mix

EMA

Dancefloor wobblers from the Dublin selector and Woozy label founder

Marie Davidson

The Montréal producer charges through muscular electro, hard techno and full-bodied EBM on this thrilling addition to the Crack Mix series

Edge Slayer

Edge Slayer shares “a sonic journey through time, space and genres” featuring tracks from Mariah Carey, Ivorian Doll, Frankie Knuckles and Kylie Minogue as well as her own productions

Hagan

Sounds to move the dance from British-Ghanaian DJ and producer Hagan. Shared ahead of his debut album ‘Textures’, which lands on Friday (7 October), this one’s packed with “smooth cuts and contagious grooves”

Gábor Lázár

The Hungarian producer and Planet Mu mainstay comes through with a succinct blend of unreleased tracks and music from his most recent album, ‘Boundary Objects’

Porij

Eggy, the lead vocalist of Manchester-formed band Porij, shares a rave-tinged set for post-club adventures on the night bus

Perera Elsewhere

Weighty, meditative and fit to blast a hole out your speakers, Perera Elsewhere’s bass-heavy Crack Mix is a fine reconciliation of her wide-spanning influences

Kuedo

A “taut and rhythm-driven set” from the UK producer cut from the same cloth as his ‘Infinite Window’ LP for Brainfeeder

Marie Malarie

East London DJ and Homodrop and Happy Endings resident Marie Malarie swings by with a ravey Crack Mix ahead of their appearance at Field Maneuvers

Rubi

A suitably cosmic Crack Mix from the self-proclaimed “planetary nomad”

DJ Cuddles

A longtime favourite steps out under a brand new alias. This is DJ Cuddles (a.k.a. Mr. Mitch) with his Crack Mix debut

Pretty Sneaky

Pretty Sneaky’s Crack Mix is every bit as freewheeling as the mysterious project itself

DJ Wawa

A sunny afternoon pick-me-up from the Brooklyn-based DJ, producer and Hit Factory Records co-founder

Amaliah

Take a trip with one of London’s rising stars

Kamma & Masalo

The Brighter Days duo dig through their record crates for this mix of sunny house music both old and new

Toribio

The New York-based vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and DJ touches on the array of genres that make up his musical genetics on this shapeshifting Crack Mix

Bitter Babe & Nick León

Bitter Babe and Nick León jump aboard crackaud.io with an hour of high-energy club music, Venezuelan raptor house and hard drum rudeness

Tom Trago

Sunny escapism from the esteemed Dutch selector

Tomu DJ

A dreamy and originals-filled mix from the California-based producer

MBODJ

Atmospheric sonics give way to murkier textures and intrepid rhythms in this mix from Jokkoo crew member MBODJ

Sansibar

The Finnish producer swings by with a “heady and heavy mix for summer nights”

Commodo

From Chynna to Boofy via Eartheater, the elusive producer highlights just some of his musical touchstones on Crack Mix 450. Absolutely essential listening

Prospa

The London duo dial in a slamming mix for buzzing dancefloors

Chloé Robinson

Techno wobblers, breaks and a whole load more from the seasoned selector and Pretty Weird label boss

TSVI & Loraine James

The London-based producers and ‘053’ collaborators take us on a journey through “pop and beyond”

Phillip Jondo

The Salon des Amateurs resident tears through experimental hip-hop and other bass-heavy excursions in this unpredictable mix

Ariel Zetina

Kickstart your week with this slamming set from Chicago’s Ariel Zetina

Stem

Breakneck footwork, eerie ambient and Afro-Caribbean rhythms converge in this high-impact set from Stem

ELLLL

Join ELLLL on a tour through percussive wobblers and off-kilter club music from around the world

Soraya

The Truants founder evokes peak-time dancefloors and cavernous spaces with this unrelenting set of techno, electro and kinetic party fuel

Prettybwoy

An hour of dancefloor ammunition and expeditious selections from the SVBKVLT mainstay

Sara Dziri

A “deep and percussive mix made for a darker peak-time” from the Not Your Techno founder

Alai K

“This mix is for listening and dancing. Sit, stand or dance, let me take you for a ride”

Kedr Livanskiy

Kedr Livanskiy conjures the “speedy approach of spring” with today’s Crack Mix, which features Mssingno, Filter Dread, Escha and more

Club Fitness

A peak-time offering from Canadian selector Club Fitness, inspired by the upcoming spring season

Tama Gucci

Shake off that Monday feeling with Tama Gucci’s breakneck blend of sultry club bops and pop reimaginings

Jana Rush

A heady mix of footwork, featuring tracks from DJ Manny, DJ Clent and more

Only Now

Only Now makes heavy, hypnotic and globally-informed dance music. His Crack Mix serves as an excellent primer, pairing the Bay Area producer’s own work with tracks by the likes of NKC, DJ Polo and Wukir Suryadi

Kikelomo

Percussive sounds inspired by the DJ’s time spent in Ghana

Secretsundaze

Giles Smith and James Priestley usher in the new year with an all-vinyl Crack Mix packed with body-moving sonics

Toshiki Ohta

The London-based DJ embarks on an adrenaline-fuelled trip through breakbeat, hip-house and more. Expect tracks from Laurent X, KC Flightt and Modeselektor

Ploy

The London-based producer brings the heat with a mix that “embodies and represents” the inspirations behind his latest EP, ‘Rayhana’

Studio Barnhus

Axel Boman, Kornél Kovács and Petter Nordkvist swing by with a set of winter warmers just in time for Christmas

Rainy Miller

Rainy Miller

A fitting mix for drizzly days and diminishing daylight. Featuring the likes of Bladee, AYA and Iceboy Violet, Emma DJ, Kelman Duran, Evita Manji and more

STILL & Ecko Bazz

PAN artist STILL and Kampala-based MC Ecko Bazz tear through UK rap and drill in this frenetic mix

Bored Lord

An ecstatic and body-moving entry from Oakland-based DJ and producer Bored Lord

Strict Face

An hour of dancefloor fuel from the Adelaide producer

Angel-Ho

A lively blend of club thrills and original pop bops from the Cape Town musician and creative director

SIM

A pulsating entry from Montréal producer and Nervous Horizon affiliate SIM

Lee Gamble

80 tumultuous minutes of pulsing club selections

SHE Spells Doom

Hazy selections and drum-heavy cuts coalesce in this mix from Zambian producer SHE Spells Doom

Unlimited Soul

The South African producer dials in a club-focused mix inspired by the “energy, mood, vibe and emotions” of amapiano

Sputnik One

The Dublin-based DJ and Wisdom Teeth signee throws down an hour of weighty club sounds, celebrating the return of gigs and nightlife

Tim Reaper

An incendiary mix from the London-based jungle trailblazer

Cora

A storming set from Chengdu-based DJ Cora, featuring tracks from Donato Dozzy, Blawan, Caterina Barbieri, Nene H and more

Alya L

The Bristol-based selector dials in a mix of emotive club sounds and basement party fuel

Rey Sapienz

An adventurous, all-originals mix from the Hakuna Kulala mainstay

DJ Plead

Jarred Beeler slows down the tempo with a mix that reflects his lockdown listening habits

Iglew

An all-originals Crack Mix comprised of lockdown oddities and newly released tunes

Kamikaze Space Programme

The Berlin-based producer serves up a helping of techno, drum’n’bass and experimental electronics for our latest Crack Mix

Closet Yi

Closet Yi

Don’t expect any easing in with this one. The Seoul-based DJ selects Karima F, Moody Boyz and Blu Terra for her entry into the Crack Mix series

Crack Mix 399: Mary Lake

A woozy slant on techno and electro

Mueran Humanos

Mueran Humanos

“The mix plays with a tension between claustrophobia and the longing for freedom”

Kasra V

Kasra V

The Iranian DJ delivers a high-energy dancefloor-focused mix

Crack Mix Ifeoluwa

Ifeoluwa

New York-style drill, leftfield techno and Turkish post-punk from the multidisciplinary artist

Siete Catorce

Siete Catorce

A lynchpin of the Mexican underground club scene, Siete Catorce turns in a bass-heavy mix with traditional Latin rhythms

Interstellar Funk

Gorgeous synthwave music and sci-fi-esque backdrops from the Amsterdam producer

Monster

Monster

Oramics collective’s Monster mixes pacy pop edits with infectious club selections – all stitched together with velocity and urgency

Phase Fatale

Phase Fatale

Icy no-wave and gritty industrial textures from Hayden Payne

SWARVY

Philadelphia-via-Los Angeles producer SWARVY delivers a set of breezy beats and melodic bops, evoking dusty, hot summer evenings

Nazira

Nazira

Almaty’s finest and R4R resident Nazira delivers a concussive set with no shortage of ebb, flow and melody

martyn bootyspoon

Martyn Bootyspoon

Martyn Bootyspoon goes in for a 2-hour session of body-moving club tracks and joyous party fuel as his Lickety Split EP drops on 2 B Real

Meth Math

Dark and sludgy reggaeton merchants Meth Math turn in a striking blend of day-glo summer sounds to accompany their twisted experimentalism

Tomás Urquieta

Dark, glacial and suspended in stasis, Tomás Uruieta’s mix further explores the moods and textures of his own productions, and teases releases from his new label, Filiae

Steve Spacek

Composed solely of his own productions, Steve Spacek’s mix moves through house, Afrobeats and dub and broken beat concoctions

Adiel

Adiel

Italian dub techno luminary and Danza Tribale label-head, Adiel, pulls you from your feet in mesmeric fashion with this gorgeous and weightless mix

Andrea

Andrea

One of Ilian Tape’s most prolific and singular artists, Andrea blends rugged textural cuts with kaleidoscopic IDM and foot-stepping breakbeats

Vessel

Vessel

Using bossa nova as a basis, Vessel delivers a both a gorgeous and unsettling Crack Mix

Pinch

Pinch

Bristol’s dubstep linchpin and legendary producer, Pinch dubs a selection of his own tracks for Crack Mix 361

Errol

With Touching Bass turning five this year, founder Errol guides through a meditation on the soulful club sounds that define the beloved South London party’s dancefloor

Ghost Phone

Bristol-based label Ghost Phone present a collection of tracks, exclusive edits and upcoming releases, mixed by founder Sean Kelly

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Tom Blip

Blip Discs founder, Tom Blip delivers a mix in three chapters, jumping from 100bpm steppers to ultra-fast celestial wig-outs and back to hard-edged dancehall-leaning club tracks

Avernian

Avernian

US-via-Manchester DJ Avernian throws down an hour of swung beats and galloping hard drum

Jun Kamoda

Jun Kamoda

Japanese beatmaker Jun Kamoda delivers 45 minutes of his own productions from 2019: an unruly stomp through his effervescent sound

Stellar Om Source

Stellar OM Source

Stellar OM Source wrings maximum emotion from this rollercoaster ride through different moods and sonic structures

Tilly

Tilly

Noods radio resident and Bristol DJ Tilly steps up for the latest Crack Mix, serving up a collection of wonky but glamorous mid-tempo steppers

Odete

Odete

Lisbon DJ and producer Odete delivers a tumultuous odyssey through crashing club sounds and RPG soundtrack motifs

Liv Ayers

Liv Ayers

Rhythm Sister’s Liv Ayers offers a slice of sunny escapism with an hour of fibrous rhythms and breezy grooves

Sui Zhen

Melbourne artist Sui Zhen delves into rumbling electronica and dubby downtempo beats, bookended by some soothing choral tracks chosen as a sonic “sage cleanse”

J Rick

J Rick

Essie Gang’s J Rick explores the various radiant moods that make up his style, one of the most singular in UK rap and beyond

Telfort

Telfort is an integral part of the dance music scene in Edinburgh. Here he probes at the confines of house music with fluctuating intensity

Miss Jay

Miss Jay

Amsterdam DJ and OOST resident Miss Jay builds a set around dubstep and melodic techno that evokes cavernous spaces and a high-definition immediacy

John Gómez

John Gómez

John Gómez gets deep and introspective in this wide-ranging set

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Locked Groove

Belgian techno and trance producer Locked Groove steps out of his comfort zone for an irresistible blend of synthpop, krautrock and EBM from Belgium and the Netherlands

Anetha

Anetha

Rising French artist Anetha serves up a slice of galloping techno that’s at once growling, gnarled and strangely meditative

Jacques Greene

Lush, verdant beats from Canadian LuckyMe veteran Jacques Greene

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DJ Fart in the Club

Melodic techno sits alongside rolling 2-step, garage and broken club beats in DJ Fart in the Club’s Crack Mix

Leisureware

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

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

Wallis

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

Moxie

Moxie

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

Plaid

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

Beatrice Dillon

Beatrice Dillon

Beatrice Dillon steps up with a mix of frantic breaks, dancehall and beyond in her Crack Mix

Cera Khin

A rising star in hard techno serves up a lesson in mixing the stomping with the cinematic

Ciarra Black

Ciarra Black

Ciarra Black delivers an infectious barrage of weapons-grade dance music, demonstrating why she’s beloved in dark clubs on either side of the Atlantic

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Toma Kami

Parisian DJ and producer Toma Kami settles into a murky rhythm in his Crack Mix

Wire

One of the most towering institutions of 20th and 21st-century guitar music, Wire, weave together their favourite tracks for this warm, enchanting set

PTU

An hour of IDM, industrial and galloping techno from the Russian duo

ziúr

Ziúr

Abrasive, hard but never unpleasant, the music Ziúr favours as a producer and a DJ demands listeners challenge themselves. Her Crack Mix is no exception

Christoph de Babalon

Having spent decades inspiring terror in everyone from Thom Yorke to Demdike Stare, Christoph de Babalon rings in the new year with a selection of dark and twisted beauty.

Elkka

femme culture founder Elkka evokes the otherworldly release of techno’s fundamentals with this lush, warm set of classically-minded dancefloor bombs.

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Levon Vincent

One of the most prolific producers of the last two decades strips it back to the body-moving fundamentals

System Olympia

Slow Motion’s System Olympia channels a deep love of Italo, boogie and disco energy for this criminally fun hour of party bangers

Sally C

Berlin-based DJ Sally C throws down a storming set for this one-take session

patten

Multi-disciplinary artist patten races through IDM and bass, adding hints of grime, techno and garage along the way

rachel noon

Rachel Noon

Unter resident Rachel Noon slams out “a fast-paced blend of playful and uplifting cuts, infused with retro-rave sensibilities without getting lost in sentimentality”

Sybil

A peak-time blend of tough textures and euphoric release from the SIREN co-founder

Neinzer

Neinzer’s Crack Mix is an exercise in restraint. The structure feels deliberate and considered and the sounds balanced between aquamarine twinkle and weighty thwack

Sentimental Rave

Sentimental Rave

Ahead of her upcoming appearance at Schiev Festival, Sentimental Rave delivers an uncompromising set of gut-wrenching plunges, growling rumbles and full-on thunder

Myako

Myako

Myako’s sets largely mine the breaks of UK club tracks and the rhythms of dancehall. Here, metallic clangs and crystalline twinkles cut through the bassy depths for a balanced journey through her vivid landscapes

Ryan Elliott

Ryan Elliott

Elliott’s Crack mix is slick and functional, with a groove that grips from the outset and doesn’t let go. Techno purism just in time for the weekend.

mairo nawaz

Mairo Nawaz

One of our favourite up-and-coming selectors spins celestial acid and electro in this swaggering set

kerrie

Kerrie

The DBA artist lays down an hour of tough, well-oiled club tracks ahead of her debut EP

object blue

London-based producer object blue straddles the line between function and experimentation in her Crack Mix

paranoid london

Paranoid London

Analogue wizards Paranoid London step up with this tough, sleazy hour of acid, house and techno

Troy Gunner

Berlin-based producer and DJ Troy Gunner is the latest to grace our flagship Crack Mix series. With intricate texture and slamming percussion, there’s a unique deftness at work here

Lurka

Lurka

Weighty jams from Bristol stalwart Lurka

Philipp Otterbach

The long term Salon des Amateurs resident gets deep and euphoric for 90 minutes

Galen

An “Acid Summer” mix from the Sunset Sound System founder

Shelley Parker

The London DJ, producer and composer delivers an hour of moody cuts for the rave

Kelly Lee Owens

The Welsh producer turns out a short and sweet collection of idiosyncratic techno

Jamie Tiller

The esteemed digger spins a tight selection of rubbery beats and oddball sounds

Sugar

Fast and hard big-room techno from Copenhagen’s DIY polymath

Simo Cell
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Simo Cell

Simon Aussel explores increasing speed and endless growth for this concept-driven entry

CCL

CCL

The Seattle DJ celebrates dynamic queer club spaces on her entry into the series

Minimal Violence

Minimal Violence

A frenetic maelstrom from the hardcore experimentalists

Oceanic

Oceanic

Breezily melodic tracks and crashing breakbeats from the De School resident

Cashu

Cashu

Floor-focused selections from the São Paulo underground

Alison Swing

Languid textures and peak-time rave bangers from the Dig Deeper LA co-founder

Breakwave

Heady sound design and off-beat techno from the rising selector

Olivia

Drexciyan electro, EBM and simmering acid from the Unsound resident

Nosedrip

Moody, chugging drums and whispery atmospherics from Belgian selector Ziggy Devriendt

Kampire

Kampire

The Ugandan selector turns in an ecstatic mix featuring Slikback, U-ZET, Dismantle, Epic B and more

Denham Audio

80 minutes of Steel City hardcore from the Sheffield trio

Changsie

UK bass and hardcore via Shinjuku from Tokyo selector Changsie

Bintus

Power Vacuum’s head hitter goes from 80s hip-hop to acid-drenched rave chaos

Divoli S’vere

Divoli S’vere

Ballroom heat from NYC via Atlanta

Philipp Schultheis

Energetic dancefloor picks from the Berlin selector

Parris

The London producer weighs in with a slice of pop perfection. Featuring Rihanna, Charli XCX, Frank Ocean and Justin Bieber

Character Collapse

Neck-snapping selections from Natural Sciences HQ

Ellen Allien

Ellen Allien

A two-hour adrenaline rush through muscular rave and bunker techno from the BPitch Control boss

re:ni

re:ni

UK techno, dubby breakbeats, acid house and a whole lot more from the London-based selector

Basses Terres

Fever-dream dub excursions from the faceless French producer

Dan Curtin

Drifting, stargazing pads and jazzy inflections from the Berlin-based producer

Pariah

The Scotland-born producer signs off on a banner year with a buoyant mix of club-centric sounds

Danielle

Eclectic club cuts from one of Bristol’s finest selectors

Penelope Trappes

A deeply emotive listen from one half of The Golden Filter

Denovali

Exploratory ambient from one of the finest independent labels out

Leif

Leif

Dreamy ambient, psychedelic techno and rattling broken beats from the Freerotation resident

iona

iona

A dynamic, diverse excursion from the London selector featuring Aphex Twin, Errorsmith, DJ Bone and more

SPFDJ

Hard, fast, and totally nails techno from the ascendant Berlin selector

Oliver Coates

Oliver Coates

The London-based composer and producer paints a wintry portrait of a stint spent recording in Scotland

Moody Mehran

Moody Mehran

The Iranian-born, Rotterdam-raised selector comes through with hypnotic mix of gritty techno and 80s new wave

Deena Abdelwahed

Deena Abdelwahed

The Tunisian DJ-producer delivers a complex, hyper-rhythmic excursion

dBridge

dBridge

dBridge explores the prominent influence of drum’n’bass on other genres through his Crack Mix

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Schacke

The Copenhagen DJ pushes the limits of fast techno

Justin Aulis Long

Justin Aulis Long

The Chicago veteran explores the mutant corners of the dancefloor

Minor Science

Minor Science

The Whities affiliate delivers an adrenalised set fine-tuned for the dancefloor

Facta

Crucial listening from the Wisdom Teeth boss

Kate Miller

Kate Miller

The Berlin-based selector delivers an intense and mutative mix

Afrodeutsche

Afrodeutsche

Henrietta Smith-Rolla steps up with an excursion of mutant techno and electro

Kahn & Neek

Kahn & Neek

“An array of different music we’re into, alongside some of the dubs that are currently in our record bags”

Ciel Mix

Ciel

A hazy, bright and weightless mix from the Toronto selector and Discwoman affiliate

Noodles

Noodles

70 minutes of warm, rolling, sample-laden jungle, courtesy of the Groove Chronicles co-founder

Darwin

Darwin

Take a trip with one of Griessmuehle’s very best

Joe

Joe

A collection of oddball disco and percussive house jams

Jasmín

Simmering selections from a rising star on the Amsterdam scene

Mark Archer

Mark Archer

A neck-snapping ride of hardcore, rave and breakbeat from the man behind the day-glo mask

Grandmixxer

Grandmixxer

The veteran grime producer delivers 51 minutes of heat

CEM

The Herrensauna co-founder delivers a charged up mix that’ll get the blood pumping

Jay Glass Dubs

Chilling, spacey ambience and cosmic dub from the Athenian producer

Pessimist

Pessimist

The Blackest Ever Black affiliate turns in a mix populated entirely by his unreleased productions

Steffen Bennemann

Eyes-down selections from the Nachtdigital linchpin

DJ Python

DJ Python

The New York DJ delivers a languid mix of mutant reggaeton, low-slung house and slo-mo rhythms

Crack Mix 217 – Mark

Mark

The Unterton and A Colourful Storm affiliate elaborates on his dark and slanted vision in this hour-long mix

K4CIE

K4CIE

Featuring cuts from Loski, S-Type, Headie One, Nicki Minaj, Rae Sremmurd and more

Violet

Violet

The Rádio Quântica co-founder turns in an excursion that has little regard for genre constraints, leaning into ambient techno, acid and house

DJ Richard

DJ Richard

Whilst gearing up to release his second album Dies Iræ Xerox, the Providence-based producer took a break from producing beats to craft a mix of dark guitar melodies

Gatto Fritto

Gatto Fritto

The UK producer brings his genre-free approach to the 210th instalment of our Crack Mix series

10 Mixes You Need to Hear This Month

From Carla dal Forno covers to Portuguese club cuts and the genius of Grace Jones, these are the mixes on heavy rotation this month

Terekke

The L.I.E.S and Music From Memory affiliate lays down an hour of sunshine music

Begin mix

Begin

The producer turns in a languid hour-long mix of disco, Balearic and Adriatic cuts

Sharda

Sharda

Hot off the release of his debut EP, the elusive artist turns in a hour-long mix coursing through UKG, garage and house at light speed

Giant Swan

This mix is not for the faint of heart.

Bokeh Edwards

African Head Charge, Kinlaw and Young Echo feature in an exclusive mix from the Bokeh Versions head

Gramrcy

Hardcore chaos from one of our favourite selectors

Sunil Sharpe

Searing electro and acid from the Earwiggle label boss

Dane

The revered Edmonton DJ and Common Edit label boss turns in a colourful mix, perfect for warm evenings

DJ Lag

The gqom pioneer brings futuristic sounds from the Durban underground – best played loud

Helena Hauff

Helena Hauff

A 60-minute voyage through extraplanetary electro and muscular acid house from one of the most compelling DJs out there

10 Mixes You Need to Hear This Month

From re:ni to Ciel and LOFT, here’s our 10 point guide to the mixes you need in your life right now

LOFT

LOFT

The Björk-approved Mancunian producer reaches for a wiggy selection of tracks, stitched together for sonic catharsis

FaltyDL

Andrew Lustman expertly drifts through sounds and styles on Crack Mix 196

Peach

The ascendant selector turns in a genre-defying mix of loose, atmospheric shapes and abstractions

Ryan James Ford

Having made his production debut on Marcel Dettmann’s label, Ford dusts off the darker crates in his collection for this exclusive Crack Mix

Pinch & Riko Dan

Tectonic label head Pinch turns in a dubplate-heavy mix of mutant, forward-thinking bass music, complete with Riko Dan on mic duties

Khidja

The rising duo turn in an hour-long excursion of raw body music for basement dancefloors

Pional

The Spanish DJ and producer turns in a set of mind-expanding disco

Maoupa Mazzocchetti

The French-born producer turns in a shambolic, warped and wildly fun take on club music

Nabihah Iqbal

“I just wanted to make this fun”

Semtek

The Don’t Be Afraid label head turns in a rich tapestry of beatless, textural pieces and rolling techno

Kiddy Smile

Category is: dress-to-sweat trax and ballroom bone-rattlers from a Parisian icon

DJ Lycox

The Príncipe affiliate delivers a colourful, high-energy injection of soca rhythms, grimey synths and scattershot vocal samples

Jasss

The Berlin-based sound artist turns in a future-facing mix, drawing on wiggy electro, growling halfstep, breaksy IDM and boom-bap house

Mixes / 22.09.17

Red Greg

Red Greg is a selector with a collection that allows him to zoom in when…

Mixes / 07.09.17

Tasker

For Crack Mix 165, the Whities head, NTS DJ and sometime Boiler Room host lays down a deep and varied mix for over an hour

DJ Sports

A timeless and classy blend of house and jungle from Regelbau’s DJ Sports

Mixes / 25.08.17

Ross From Friends

The South London DJ spins 52 minutes of verdant textures, emotive hooks and lush beats

Mixes / 17.08.17

Amy Becker

The London DJ tears through hyped up afrobeats, drill and bass

Five Mixes You Need to Hear This week

Five mixes that will frankly make you a better person

Powder

Plush, laid-back house & techno from one of the scene’s rising stars

Five Mixes You Need to Hear This Week

Here’s what the last week sounded like according to Bullion, Minor Science, Hustekat, Harri and DJ YAZI

Mixes / 03.08.17

DJ YAZI

Lush meandering ambience, undercut with Tokyo dread

Five Mixes You Need to Hear this Week

The best of what was run and spun this week

Mixes / 25.07.17

The Carry Nation

Heady, hi-octane house & techno straight from NYC

Mixes / 21.07.17

Alienata

Blistering techno and pitch-black electro from the Killekill mainstay

Mixes / 20.07.17

Alex From Tokyo

Technicolour funk, soul, and boogie from the globetrotting selector

Five Mixes You Need to Hear This Week

Take control of the aux.

Volvox

Rolling electro, tunnellistic techno and caustic acid from the Discwoman lynchpin

Mixes / 30.06.17

AZF

Leftfield techno, hardcore, and dragged-out acid from Paris’ finest

Mixes / 18.05.17

Session Victim

Sunshine music from one of house music’s most likeable duos

Machine Woman

‘100% Loop Packs, 100% Presets, 100 BPM’ from the enigmatic producer

Mixes / 06.04.17

Credit 00

This week’s Crack Mix comes courtesy of Leipzig native Credit 00. Having established himself through…

Mixes / 23.03.17

Nan Kolè

Future sounds from Durban

Mixes / 23.02.17

Uli K

A fittingly inscrutable introduction to the Bala Club universe

Mixes / 16.02.17

Charles Drakeford

Stellar selections from the FTD boss

Mixes / 14.02.17

The Golden Filter

Agony and ecstasy via Patrick Cowley and Muslimgauze

Mixes / 09.02.17

Ø [Phase]

Glacial techno from the UK producer

Mixes / 02.02.17

Bjørn Torske

Charming, danceable, and wigged-out in equal measure. The Norwegian originator steps up

Mixes / 27.01.17

Samo DJ

Party music from Stockholm’s finest

Mixes / 12.01.17

DJ Taye

Breakneck footwork from the Teklife veteran

Mixes / 09.01.17

Resom

The ://about blank mainstay steps up for the inaugural Crack Mix of 2017.

Mixes / 15.12.16

Ash Koosha

With the release of his widely-acclaimed second album, it’s been a big year for Tehran-born, London-based…

Mixes / 08.12.16

Cass.

Atmospheric ambience from the Emotional Respone alumni

Mixes / 24.11.16

Romans

Gunnar Haslam and Tin Man dedicate their Crack Mix to Mika Vainio

Mixes / 17.11.16

Borusiade

Bracing selections from the Cómeme affiliate

Mixes / 10.11.16

Matthew Styles

As a noted engineer responsible for mastering at a breadth of powerhouse labels including Ostgut Ton…

Saoirse

A lush and restrained affair from the London-via-Ireland selector

Pangaea

A whistle-stop tour through cutting edge techno from one of the UK’s very best

Mixes / 22.09.16

Traxman

For the uninitiated, Traxman is the moniker of Chicago native Cornelius Ferguson, a pioneer who…

Mixes / 16.09.16

Decka

Our latest mix comes fresh from techno newcomer Decka. The Bristol producer’s sub-driven sound channels…

Mixes / 01.09.16

Ben Sims

The UK techno veteran spins dub, reggae, and roots

Mixes / 19.08.16

Sassy J

IIdyllic late-Summer listening from multi-talented Bern selector Sassy J

Murlo

Squelchy, hi-fi and completely addictive

Mixes / 27.05.16

Madam X

Grime, bass, and a healthy generous helping of curve balls from the Kaizen boss.

Mixes / 20.05.16

Marvin & Guy

A fantastically odd trip through Italian B-movie horror soundtracks from Marvin & Guy.

Karen Gwyer

Noisy, textural techno from one of the UK’s finest leftfield producers

Mixes / 31.03.16

Or:la

With few hard-copy releases to her name and a refreshing indifference to self-promotion, Or:la’s career…

Mixes / 04.03.16

Lakker

It’s been almost a decade since Dara Smith and Ian McDonnell released their debut album…

Mixes / 18.02.16

Jasper James

James’ contribution to the Crack mix series navigates skillfully through different shades of booming, textural house – a testament to the well-deserved hype

Courtesy

By turns gritty and cosmic, sparse and claustrophobic, Najaaraq Vestbirk’s deft 60-minute workout is an unearthly trip through Copenhagen’s underground

Mixes / 07.01.16

Slimzee

Slimzee flits through a rapidly-mixed selection of sinister dubs and frosty instrumentals to devastating effect

Mixes Of The Year 2015

We choose the mixes we just couldn’t stop returning to in 2015. Here’s to the selectors

Mixes / 11.06.15

Henry Collins

This year Planet Mu celebrate 20 years of surviving as an autonomous record label; that’s…

Hodge

Hodge wastes no time getting started

Mixes / 16.04.15

Gnod

The Manchester collective deliver a medley of uncompromising obscurities

041 – Visionquest

Crack Mix 041 is an hour-long insight into the sound people can expect at one of these shows. Starting with broad 4×4 house rhythms, the mix gets progressively headier and more complex as it winds on.

Anja Schneider

Crack Mix 040 is a special offering from one of Germany’s most revered females, Anja…

039 – Psychemagik

Cosmic disco duo Psychemagik have thrown their hat into the Crack Mix ring in seriously impressive fashion.

The Invisible

DIMENSIONS FESTIVAL SPECIAL At the end of this summer, Dimensions Festival is set to make…

Dam Mantle

Dam Mantle has long been a producer we at Crack have revered, not least for his varied and original production talents, but also for his intelligence, music knowledge and his ability to condense the music scene with a awesome common sense and outgoing approach.

Artifact

Pitch shifting, hypnotic and reeling with pace changes and variation, the constant in the mix might be the consistency with which it moves and warps from one contrasting rhythm to the next. A stunning introduction to an exciting new artist.

035 – Greeen Linez

On Greeen Linez’ Crack Mix the duo fire through funk, disco, slow jams and soulful moments, even making space for a bit of Goldie at the end. The mix marries the old and the new in a 23-track whirlwind that sounds as effortless as their music.

Jef K

A varied and versatile talent, this exclusive mix for Crack displays this master of snaking, sensual house in all his glory; depthy grooves, slo-mo grinds and intoxicating basslines merge together in Jef K’s signature, consummately skilled style.

Footprintz

Canadian live duo Footprintz bring you the 32nd Crack Mix, displaying an eclectic mixture of tastes and influences, delivered via a deluge of seductive grooves.

Ewan Pearson

Ewan Pearson has established himself as one of the most respected DJ/producer/remixers in the UK. His thoughtful and intelligent nature is reflected in so much of his output, and that’s undoubtedly the case with this Crack Mix offering.

Duke Dumont

Duke Dumont’s Crackcast takes us into wild electronic territory with full-fat flavours. Featuring a selection of bass driven house and warped electronica to more straight up flavours, the mix is heady and fast-paced, offering the listener very little in the way of let-up.

Deadboy

Deadboy has crafted a mix showcasing a cross-pollination of urban flavours that could only be found from producer coming straight out of South-London.

Navid Izadi

Having popped up on Denis Kurtzel’s second album earlier this year, and with a string of releases lined up on Wolf + Lamb, Navid Izadi clearly keeping exquisite company. One song from those EPs features on a Crack Mix offering which will set your week off to a hell of a start.

Hello?Repeat

In anticipation of their Fabric Room 3 takeover on September 15th, the duo showed us exactly why they’ve become such revered individuals with this superb mix.

The Organ Grinder

This intriguingly-monikered Cardiff figurehead, who goes by the almost equally impressive name of Cayne Ramos by day, has become the latest contributor to our mix series.

Juju And Jordash

Israeli duo Juju And Jordash have created a psychedelic house music odyssey that bubbles and burns along with a degree of intensity that gives the mix an almost filmic quality.

Alfresco Disco Pt.2

This second instalment sees Alfresco residents Justin Gettings and Tom Hodgson going toe-to-toe with another downright mouth-watering dose of celebratory disco and low-slung house vibes.

Alfresco Disco Pt.1

In celebration of their summer celebration – Welcome To the Sambadrome – we are hosting two mixes showcasing the sound of Alfresco. The first one comes in the form of resident Credible.

Auntie Flo

Crack feature star Auntie Flo’s mix for Crack can certainly be branded the most exotic to date. World music percussion and tribal rhythms shuffle up against funk and house groove lines to generate an insatiable party atmosphere.

Sei A

The latest mix for the Crack Mix series sees full-fat techno make a welcome return. Having secured himself an album deal on Tiga’s Turbo label, a staple specialising in the more uncompromising strand of the genre, Glaswegian Sei A has taken the bull by the horns.

Maria Minerva

A schizophrenic collection leaping between hazy disco, bubbling funk, bassy clatter and 80s melody, the common thread is a sublime illustration of the 100% Silk ethos, using individual and uncompromising means to make people move. We hope you’re as beguiled as we are.

Justin Martin

The natural heir to Claude Von Stroke’s Dirtybird crown has been stepping out on his own of late with a brand new album called Ghettos and Gardens and this a new direction in sound illustrated quite superbly in this varied mix effort for Crack that showcases him in a considerably revamped guise.

NZCA / Lines

NZCA/Lines’ contribution to our Crack Mix series is very much a ‘mixtape’ as opposed to a mix. It’s also a glimpse into what you can expect if Michael Lovett is ever put in charge of the playlist at your house party.

D/R/U/G/S

D/R/U/G/S’ Crack Mix 016 is a special entity indeed. Straying far from the traditional mix remit, Callum Wright’s hour-long selection is entirely compiled from rare, unreleased and original production material.

Will Saul

Will Saul’s offering for our Crack Mix series catches him in his element, recorded live at his set at No Sleep in Glasgow.

Crazy P

Crazy P’s Crack Mix compiled by Ron Basejam takes you deep into the mid-morning. Imagine a Glastonbury coffee shop in the early hours with misty eyes and gorgeous slowed down cuts, with soft piano lines and soothing beats.

Waifs and Strays

It’s a mix for purists and newcomers alike with its catchy hooks and addictive melodies. A suitably upbeat way to step into 2012, Waifs And Stray’s top Crack’s tips to continue the current swathe of Bristolian house producers who are currently helping the define the genre.

B Bravo

It’s a stunning listen which transports you straight to his baking California streets. A superb mix of smooth R’n’B vibes with a good helping of contemporary funk and a strong eye on keeping bass levels peaking.

Joker

Joker is the hottest property in UK bass music right now. We got to know the man himself over a jovial afternoon ping-pong session, and he was nice enough to not only invite us round for a chat, but also put together this stellar mix. It’s 45 minutes of ghetto clang magic that we haven’t been able to turn off.

Doc Daneeka

An atmospheric and varied collection moving seamlessly between stripped-back, minimal beats, melodic house vibes and soulful vocals, the Doc is keeping Crack mix standards sky high.

Kowton

An eclectic DJ, but with a bolstered music knowledge through his work in Bristol’s record mecca Idle Hands, and a strong attention to quality, selecting Kowton to compile a Crack Mix was a simple choice. His mix is a 45 minute ride through some of the most credible strains house music has to offer.

Cairene

London based producer Cairene knocks out a delicious mix spanning a wide spectrum of contemporary…

Hyetal

With a loose house flavour running through the middle of it, but with some incredibly brooding, atmospheric, synthesised touches giving the mix real depth, Hyetal’s contribution to the series represents the diversity characterising a modern producer’s record box.

Claude VonStroke

For Crack’s fifth mix in the Crackcast series we struck gold with Dirtybird Records boss…

Furesshu

For our fourth installment of the Crackcast mix series, Furesshu delivered a mix from his studio down the road, but very much rooted in Berlin and particularly Berghian’s strand of uncompromising and upfront techno.

Jay Sanders

Having played alongside some of the biggest names in the scene, Jay continues to champion groove filled house music and stripped back techno.

Futureboogie

The Futureboogie boys provided Crack with the second installment im our Crackcast mix series back in October last year with this hour long tour of house and disco wizardry.

Julio Bashmore

Bristol’s breakthrough producer gave Crack a ride through his take on house music back in August 2010 with this superb mix