This post is inspired by me recently looking through my Cowon D2 player at all the mixes that I listen to that never get deleted. It's in no specific order and I'll try and include links where possible.
ADMX-71 - Electric Deluxe Podcast 043
Techno legend Adam X dons his experimental ADMX-71 guise and drops a monstrous 2hr 30 min podcast for Electric Deluxe. This mix opened up a lot of artists to me and introduced me to lot of styles I'd never heard before. An essential lesson in darkness.
Graphite North - Unseen Selector Volume 10
I've been following this blog for a while, since I *think* it was linked to me via Chris over at mnml ssgs. Anyway, this mix blew me away on first listen, and it still does.
Neel - Smoke Machine Podcast 058
This set is the epitome of everything I love about techno. It has it all. From the deep hypnotic, to the dubbier sounds and right through to drum machine workouts. Absolutely brilliant.
Jonas Munk (Manual) - Dreamy Sounds From Odense
Manual is a serious talent I got hooked on after hearing his Azure Vista LP back in 2004, possibly 2005? Anyway, this mix is exactly what he's all about. Recorded for ASIP's isolatedmix series, it's a hour long selection of lovely droney guitar and shoegaze vibes from him and artists from Odense, Denmark.
bvdub - Waiting For The World To Go By
This was the first mix recorded for the now defunct mnml ssgs blog. It has helped me through some dark times and it just holds a special place in my heart for the way it's put together. It features some of my fave artists and a ton of new stuff that I'd never heard before. Possibly Brock's best mix he's ever done, although I'm sure he'll disagree with me!
Herd - Mantis Radio / Headphone Commute (joined together)
Herd may well be the second coming of FSOL. His style is just that which made Lifeforms and ISDN such amazing LP's. He combined both these great mixes into one big one, and it's definitely worth an hour and a half of your time.
Slipmatt - 88-89 Mix
I had to include this. It's a total history lesson for those that weren't there, and a throwback to those that were. This stuff is the very roots of where we are today in my opinion. Early rave, breakbeat, acid house, you name it. The veteran hardcore DJ has it covered and mixed expertly.
Dak - Minimal Techno Mix 1
Even though the title say minimal techno, this is a heavyweight dub techno selection, featuring all the names you'd expect. Plenty of Maurizio, DeepChord, Porter Ricks and Chain Reaction label stuff. This was the first mix I heard full of dub techno and set the bar pretty high.
Convextion - Live PA @ Faktion, Manchester 25-04-08
Gerard Hanson drops a live set full of his Convextion and E.R.P tracks and it's an absolute aural treat. His knack for producing 'atmospheric electro' is in full evidence here. I can't recommend this mix highly enough.
ASC - Secret Thirteen Mix 039
I've included this one not because I did it, but because it's full of amazing music that I don't hear many other places. I had the chance to really go deep with this one and present a collage of sounds that deserve your attention. It's probably one of my favourite mixes I've done in the last few years.