Pop Zone: Quinn Christopherson

For this month’s Pop Zone mix, Alaskan singer-songwriter Quinn Christopherson celebrates his father, wedding songs and some proper pop classics

A Love Letter to Algeria: Mixed by Sabrina Bellaouel

The InFiné signee complies a mix of Algerian gems that have inspired her throughout her musical journey

2022 Mix: Mercury

“A magical mix of my favs” is how Mercury describes her year-end set, which spans hip-hop, rap and R&B tracks from Liv.e, MIKE, 454 and more, reflecting the eclecticism of the Atlanta rapper’s own work

2022 Mix: upsammy

“This mix is a combination of murky low-end, tickling melodies and free-spirited micropercussions by some of my favourite producers of this year”

2022 Mix: Haseeb Iqbal

As the year draws to a close, DJ, poet and broadcaster Haseeb Iqbal mines his enviable collection for a mix packed with a plethora of his 2022 favourites

2022 Mix: Strict Face

An end-of-year mix equally suited to the club as it is bike rides or speedy runs, from DJ, producer and NLV Records mainstay Strict Face, shared as part of our 2022 mix series

Sounds of the Belgian underground: Mixed by Movulango

The past and present collide on this specialist mix from DEEWEE signee Movulango

Sounds of Miami: Mixed by Jonny from Space & Sister System

“A mega-mix of influences, styles and pockets that make Miami what it is right now – and captures where we are headed” from Jonny from Space and Sister System

The Unsung Voice: Mixed by Wordcolour

The London-based producer and Houndstooth signee shares a fascinating mix focused on the way the human voice sounds when doing anything but singing

Jean-Luc Godard: Mixed by Soundwalk Collective

The arts lost a giant last week when film director Jean-Luc Godard died aged 91. Here, Soundwalk Collective create a tribute mix dedicated to the director they got to know through his inimitable archive

Experimental sounds from the Czech underground: Mixed by Ancestral Vision

A 50-minute specialist mix spotlighting the unchecked experimentalism bubbling up in the Czech underground. This session comes courtesy of Unizone co-founder Ancestral Vision

Queer Bruk: Mixed by Donnie Sunshine

“This mix represents summer 2022 in London. It’s full of vibrant, high-energy and vibey dancehall, Afrobeats, soca and amapiano.”

bklyn boihood: Mixed by Elosi

Elosi transports us to a peak-time bklyn boihood dancefloor in this hour-long set showcasing the sounds of the NYC party and collective

Queer House Party: Mixed by Harry Gay, Wacha & passer

Wall-to-wall dancefloor bangers from the Queer House Party crew. The hour-long b2b2b session was recorded live at Body Movements 2022

Floorgasm: Mixed by Yha Yha

Our Pride audio series continues with a pacy and seductive set from Floorgasm resident and New World Dysorder collective co-founder Yha Yha

Live from Touching Bass & Eglo Records Dance: All-Night Long Special

To mark the Issue 133 feature, Touching Bass share a five-hour-long marathon recorded in the dance. Featuring Stefan Ringer, Aqwea, Shy One, Born Cheating, Alexander Nut and Errol

Nigerian Cruise Special: Mixed by DJ Cora

Cruise is a party-ready musical movement emerging from Nigeria. Here, DJ Cora – one of rising scene’s stars – takes us on a whistlestop tour through the high-octane sound

Julee Cruise: Mixed by Patricia Wolf

Portland-based ambient artist Patricia Wolf pays tribute to the late Julee Cruise in our latest specialist mix

Diana Ross: Mixed by Rimarkable

A feel-good dose of Diana Ross, just in time for her Glastonbury performance

Ori Deck Special: Mixed by QuinzeQuinze (TA’A_INO)

An hour-long mix celebrating ori deck, the thrilling new sound emerging from Tahiti

Vangelis: Mixed by Prayer

Celebrate the life and works of the Oscar-winning Greek composer and musician with this specialist mix, stitched together by Prayer

Korean Folk Opera and Drama Soundtracks: Mixed by Lucy Liyou

The experimental musician and sound artist taps into their web of influences on today’s Specialist Mix. Pulling from Korean folk opera, better known as pansori, and contemporary drama soundtracks, it’s both a response to the past and a vision of the future

Philip Jeck: Mixed by more eaze

A tribute mix dedicated to the late experimental composer, curated by Austin-based artist more eaze

Mira Calix: Mixed by Kelly Moran

In the wake of Mira Calix’s passing, Kelly Moran curates a special mix celebrating the late artist and composer’s work

Palestinian Hip-Hop Special: Mixed by Julmud

The Ramallah-based producer and vocalist compiles a mix of rap and hip-hop from Palestinian artists

‘Are’are Music and Tunings: Mixed by Gosheven

Gosheven explores the musical culture of the ‘Are’are people of Malaita in this specialist mix

International Women’s Day: Mix tributes to late musical trailblazers

A special crackaud.io takeover dedicated to a trio of late visionaries: SOPHIE, Elza Soares and Betty Davis

International Women’s Day: SOPHIE by Abyss X

For International Women’s Day, Cretan artist Abyss X celebrates SOPHIE’s musical impact and groundbreaking catalogue via a special tribute mix

International Women’s Day: Elza Soares by Lynda Dawn

For International Women’s Day, London-based singer-songwriter Lynda Dawn celebrates the life and legacy of late samba legend Elza Soares

International Women’s Day: Betty Davis by Priya Ragu

For International Women’s Day, rising star Priya Ragu stitches together an exuberant mix built entirely from Betty Davis songs

C-Pop Special: Mixed by Symrun

Join TT signee Symrun on a 50-minute excursion through the realms of C-Pop

Black History Month: Indie Special by Ravyn Lenae

The Chicago-born singer takes a trip down indie memory lane

Black History Month: Drone Special by Oui Ennui

A slow-burning blend of experimental and drone music, compiled by Chicago multi-instrumentalist and producer Oui Ennui

Black History Month: Pop Special by :3LON

The Baltimore-based singer, songwriter and producer curates an hour of lustrous pop supplied by chart-toppers and indie favourites alike

Black History Month: Ambient Special by A Space for Sound

With a focus on ambient and soothing sounds, tune in to hear music from the likes of L’Rain, Beverly Glenn-Copeland and Dyani

Black History Month: Punk Special by Ho99o9

Invigorating and relentless, this mix from Jersey natives Ho99o9 serves as a reminder that punk is, and has always been, Black music

Alvin Lucier tribute – Mixed by Lee Gamble

London-based artist and UIQ boss Lee Gamble pays tribute to groundbreaking composer Alvin Lucier, who died earlier this month, aged 90

Taiwanese music special – Mixed by Prairie WWWW

Taipei-based band Prairie WWWW compile a mix of serene folk, ambient and more by Taiwanese artists such as Meuko! Meuko! and Chen Ming-Chang

Richard H. Kirk – Mixed by Nik Void

Music by the late, great Richard H. Kirk, selected and mixed by Factory Floor’s Nik Void

Notting Hill Carnival Special – Mixed by Kemarr

The east London DJ celebrates the spirit and the sounds of Notting Hill Carnival in this lively 90-track-strong mix

K-Hand – Mixed by Russell E.L. Butler

A tribute mix dedicated to the late Detroit legend, curated by Russell E.L. Butler

Tracks that launched a thousand drum loops – Mixed by Krust

Drum’n’bass and jungle legend Krust takes us back to basics. With a focus on classic tracks containing famous drum breaks, expect music from Kool & The Gang, Les Baxter, ESG and The Winstons

Ghanaian Drill – Mixed by Juls

The London-based producer compiles a mix of hip-hop and drill by Ghanaian artists such as M3nsa, M.anifest and Yaw Tog

T-Pain – Mixed by Jyoty

The London-based DJ and broadcaster celebrates the US star’s musical impact with an exclusive hour-long mix built entirely from T-Pain tracks

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Jon Hassell – Mixed by K-Lone

The Wisdom Teeth co-founder pays tribute to the late composer, trumpeter and “Fourth World” pioneer, Jon Hassell

Haitian roots music – By Lakou Mizik and Joseph Ray

The multi-generational collective and Grammy-winning UK producer pay homage to the revolutionary spirit of Haitian roots music, aka mizik rasin

Leftfield sounds from Africa and the diaspora – Mixed by KMRU

The Nairobi-raised, Berlin-based producer homes in on ambient and experimental sounds from artists like Slikback and Space Afrika

Birthday Bangers – Mixed by Henrie Kwushue

Expect anthemic Afrobeats, soca, bashment and dancehall across this 30-minute celebratory birthday mix

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5K Run – Mixed by Air Max ‘97

A soundtrack for your next run. Warped club sounds, 165 BPM running music, syncopated rhythms and loads more from Oliver van der Lugt

Magic City Classic – Mixed by Speaker Music

DeForrest Brown, Jr. pays homage to the African American tradition of HBCU marching bands in this 30-minute mix

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MF DOOM – Mixed by KeiyaA

Our Issue 117 cover star, KeiyaA, celebrates one of the “greatest artists who ever lived” with a special mix

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The new generation of hip-hop – Mixed by Tiffany Calver

Featuring Pop Smoke, Pa Salieu, Shaybo, Deto Black, SL and more

Joe McPhee live in Zurich – Remixed by Waclaw Zimpel

Polish clarinet player, composer and producer Waclaw Zimpel remixes Joe McPhee’s seminal 1979 performance in Zurich to conjure a rumbling blanket of sound

Daddy Yankee – Mixed by Manuka Honey

London DJ and Daddy Yankee stan Manuka Honey mixes a selection of original tracks, edits and covers by the ‘King of Reggaeton’

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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

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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.

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Andrew Weatherall – Mixed by Timothy Clerkin

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

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Music for Satanic rituals – Mixed by NAKED

An hour of doomed rumbles, hissed incantations and the screams of the damned from Halycon Veil’s NAKED

Japanese video game music – Gaijin Blues

Japanese video game music – Mixed by Gaijin Blues

Gaijin Blues blend together some of their favourite Japanese video game soundtracks, which form the inspiration for their debut LP, Gaijin Blues II

Bleeps from the vault – Mixed by Jerome Hill

Rave veteran Jerome Hill looks back on his formative years with a slamming set of breaks, hip-hop and electro

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Heavy dub – Mixed by ZONAL

The Bug and JK Flesh, aka ZONAL, are true disciples of dub’s physical force. We’re delighted to present their dubbed and screwed mix. Take off your headphones and turn this up loud

Brazilian groove – Mixed by Black Jazz Consortium

Returning to his original Black Jazz Consortium moniker for the first time in five years, Fred P delves into the rhythms of Brazil for this show, as he did on his recent Evolution of Light LP released on Perpetual Sound. A timeless master delving deep.

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Ballardian dreams – Mixed by Richard Fearless

Richard Fearless of Death in Vegas evokes the industrial hellscapes of science fiction author J. G. Ballard, for this cold but alluring mix

Diva house – Mixed by La Neve

La Neve makes ’90s handbag house’ in the vein of the great dancefloor queens of the era. Her mix for us is an ode to the peerless sultry house vocalist: Kim Cooper, reminding us all of the power of the diva in the dance

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Holographic post-pop – Mixed by yeule

Focused on those teasing at the limits of pop’s potential, yeule demonstrates the artistry she admires: SOPHIE’s neon crunch, Sega Bodega’s future r&b and A.G. Cook’s bubblegum-experimentalism

Sounds of the Belarusian underground – Mixed by Morgotika

A deep, hypnotic mix, using tracks made only by Belarusian artists

Cover tracks – Mixed by Bullion

When it comes to covers, no-one knows their onions quite like Bullion. Like the best covers this mix strikes the perfect balance between a sense of humour and the joy of performing one of your favourite songs

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Sexorcists – Mixed by Brooke Candy

Brooke Candy’s latest album, Sexorcism, is reclaiming female sexuality in the most candid, certain terms with neon ultra-pop beats and an all-star cast of collaborators framing her singular vision. Here she picks her favourites by those peers

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Soulful rollers – Mixed by Jamz Supernova

1Xtra DJ and Future Bounce head Jamz Supernova gets deep into the syncopation, soul and swing of broken beat

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

Cramming an enormous number of tracks into just under 40 minutes, the twisted LA noise rappers cycle through gnarled beats, cold, cascading melodies and all manner of depraved rhymes. Happy Halloween

A history of UK garage – Mixed by DJ Spoony

DJ Spoony brings us an exclusive mix of UKG past and present, a love letter to the grooves he’s dedicated his life to

UK Funky – Mixed by Bamz

After a brief flirtation with the mainstream, UK funky looked to be consigned to history at the start of the decade. As a whole new generation of producers and DJs emerge inspired by the genre§1, we asked one of them, Bamz, for this primer into one of the UK’s most irresistible sounds.

Choose your own adventure – Mixed by Gloo

This mix invites you to jump to certain time-codes based on your decisions, leading you on a sonic journey through a bubblegum-pop labyrinth. Play your cards right and unlock a prize

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Soundtracks – Mixed by SØS Gunver Ryberg

Made up of tracks set to both real and imagined films, SØS Gunver Ryberg supplies a set that ebbs, flows and crashes with evocative power

Freedom in jazz – Mixed by Leroy Burgess

Boogie and soul legend Leroy Burgess stitches together the finest jazz cuts

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Pride and Guilty Pleasures – Mixed by Ms Lanji (Hungama)

The fashion and art curator behind Hungama selects an hour of Bollywood-inspired guilty pleasures

Lana Del Rey – Mixed by Luke Sutton

For her birthday, Crack’s own Luke Sutton leads us through every shade of Lana Del Rey’s work

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Gil Scott-Heron – Mixed by Barry Adamson

A tribute mix to the great American poet and singer, on the eighth anniversary of his death

The new sounds of Medellín – Mixed by Jonny Crow

Rolling hip-hop, funk and reggaeton from the Colombian city

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Kim English – Mixed by Graeme Park

The pioneering house selector pays tribute to the late US singer

Scott Walker – Mixed by Helm

The PAN affiliate pays tribute to the late icon with a specialist mix

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Talk Talk – by Rachel Grace Almeida

Celebrate the life and legacy of Mark Hollis with this specialist mix featuring Talk Talk’s best tracks

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Fresh starts and broken hearts – Mixed by sega bodega

A special Valentine’s Day mix featuring nostalgic TV shows, Ryan Gosling, Dido and more

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Chinese traditional music – Mixed by Howie Lee

Featuring folk, classical music and singers from the socialist period of the 60s and 70s

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Best of Aphex Twin’s SoundCloud dump – Mixed by EOD

The Norwegian producer forms a mix from the mountain of tracks Richard D. James posted to the internet in 2015

Sounds of the Russian underground – Selected by Philipp Gorbachev

The Russian-born DJ and producer explores freedom – creative and otherwise – in post-Soviet Russia

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Italian Dance Wave – Mixed by Franz Scala

The Slow Motion label head compiles a mix of Italo, acid and new wave by Italian artists

Early 90s Techno Essentials – Mixed by IDA

The Glasgow-based Finnish DJ and promoter curates an hour’s worth of heaters

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M.I.A. – Mixed by NAINA

The Beats 1 DJ celebrates the Sri Lankan rapper’s musical impact with a specialist mix built entirely from M.I.A. tracks

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Mac Miller: Mixed by Jesse Fairfax

In the wake of the rapper’s passing, music journalist and hip-hop scholar Jesse Fairfax curates a 50-minute mix celebrating his work

Iranian Pop 1950s-1990s – Mixed by Maral

The LA-based producer turns in a decade-spanning timeline of Persian pop music, tracing how the sounds have changed over years of revolution and westernisation

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Grace Jones – Mixed by Barbie Bertisch

To celebrate Grace Jones’ birthday, we tapped The Lot’s Barbie Bertisch to create a tribute mix that delves deep into the icon’s back catalogue

The Unheard Sounds of the Dutch West Coast – Mixed by Cosmox

A 75-minute mix celebrating the unchecked experimentalism The Hague scene is known for, featuring unreleased tracks and obscurities