March Fresh Mixes!
The second round of fresh mixes (submitted before February 18) has a delicious mix of variety to offer. Though again hitting the stream later than aimed for, they are a great great collection of blended tunes for your aural pleasure! Starting Saturday March 23, they will be rotating on the stream for ~3 weeks.
In the Techno department we have our trusty GLVSS joined by newcomer Dema and a return of Jaime Cereus’s Transporter. Mr. Linden spearheads the house block with a guest mix from California by Jay Cee and a funky mix from returning DJ Skiles. Treehead returns as well with Treasures 6, and our editor’s choice for this month comes completely out of leftfield from Slope. Be sure to check the schedule below to catch your favorites!
All times are PST, repeated over 3 weeks until Sunday April 14
Check all the covers and descriptions below! There’s some delish music coming your way!
Dema – simply techno
Dema is new to the techno scene and started mixing at the beginning of 2018. Her motto: Music is Life. It is the language of the soul. After 7 years of radio broadcasting and a life long artist, she found a new passion for mixing tracks together to create art and has also begun her journey into music production. The raw machine sounds that techno music emanates, mixed with euphoric melodies, allow her to take you on a journey into the depths of her mind and soul.
She brings a simple but solid, stompy blend of different styles of techno to the stream this month, absolutely worth your time to check it out!
GLVSS – Anthologies 8
GLVSS turns techno upside down on this one. A lot of leftfield and some broken-beat tracks find their way into a smooth blend that surprises on the regular.
Jaime Cereus – Transporter 37
Jaime Cereus returns after a bit of a pause with a cathartic mix of dark, brooding, banging techno. Deeply layered with thick analog sounds, it’s a hellish piece of art that lovers of the genre should not miss.
jay cee – The Tech Session 2
Jay Cee’s introduction to House music happened back in 1994 through partying at clubs, afterhours, raves, and underground events. In 1995, he decided to become a DJ. He first started out spinning breakbeats in the mid 90’s, and in 2000, through changes in his musical tastes, began spinning House music. With changes and additions in equipment over the years, from vinyl to mp3, analog to digital, his love for House Music goes on. His style is super smooth and clean while mixing one or several styles in any particular set. The Tech Session is a perfect example.
Mr. Linden – Deep House Music 4
Ahh, our trusty Mr. Linden returns with a deliciously groovy blend of lo-fi and jazzy deep house, trying to ride the edge of deep and dance in this fourth installment of his mix series on CRATE. It’s a keeper!
DJ Skiles – Desert Vibes 2
DJ Skiles returns with a second installment of Desert Vibes, and it’s something different than we’re used to here alright, riding the sharp edge of what can be called subculture electronic music. Glitch and funk are the names of the game for this mix with some breaks and hip hop influences and even a few touches of bass. Feel the funk and get your groove on as this mix moves through 24 tracks in an hour from the Funk Hunters, K+Lab, Krafty Kuts, Fort Knox Five, and a whole bunch more.
Slope – Northleftfield (editor’s pick)
Talk about things coming from leftfield, and Slope aka Andy Skalet hits the spot just right. A dancer at heart with a passion for Techno, Slope comes to DJing from the dance floor. Well-known for his immaculate moustache and generous smile, Andy Skalet is grateful for the northwest techno community and has also traveled far and wide in search of dance floor magic.
This mix stands out in selection and creative ways of mixing largely PNW artists together. Featuring productions from 214 (North Bend), Aos (Seattle), Archivist (Seattle), Decoy (Seattle), Vakuum (Portland), Simic (Seattle), Minimal Violence (Vancouver), D.Dan (Seattle/Berlin), Collin Strange (Seattle), it an ode to the community we as CRATE aim to support.
Treehead – Treasures 6
There is no way of describing Treehead’s mixes without using too many superlatives and repeat the word ‘leftfield’. Treasures 6 is one of those. You’ll have to listen to fill in the blanks here.