Chile's Ricardo Tobar reignites the #PHANTASYMIX series with an hour of unique, psychedelia infused selections. Scroll down for some thoughts from Ricardo about the track selections, music that's been inspiring him lately and his recent release on MUSAR.
Ricardo has spent the last ten years plotting a unique course through electronic music. Beginning with two EPs on James Holden’s Border Community, the sort of records that appeared seeming nowhere to the delight of record stores and music collectors everywhere, the following decade has seen him oscillating, literally and figuratively, to and from the dancefloor. He’s released for labels like Cocoon Recordings and Correspondant, as well as remixing artists such as Phil Kieran, Fairmont and our own Daniel Avery, on a subtle but blistering rework of ‘These Nights Never End’ from 2014.
And while his sound has adapted, altered and evolved, the Chilean artist has always specialised in exploring the overlap between experimental electronica, house, krautrock and the psychedelic strains of shoegaze. As such, he’s the perfect contributor for the latest in #PHANTASYMIX series, providing an eloquent hour of subtle, groovy and somewhat mysterious music, leading listeners down a path through a very personal garden of influences.
Float down stream with the mix above, and let us know what you think of the trip.