News — #PHANTASYMIX Series

#PHANTASYMIX 40: Nadia Struiwigh

Phantasy · #PHANTASYMIX 40: Nadia Struiwigh Nadia Struiwigh has been releasing her emotive, patient electronic music for nearly a decade, including albums for IDM institutions such as CPU, split-twelves with synth legends such as Legowelt and most recently, Pax Aurora, her latest and sublime release on the brilliantly curated Nous K’lear Audio.Pax Aurora is also the name of Struiwigh’s recently announced new community-focused support platform, the natural culmination of an inspiring and open-minded online presence. Far from mystifying the process of electronic music, Struiwigh consistently lifts up the digital velvet rope for new producers, and having moved to Australia before...

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#PHANTASYMIX 39: Ambient Babestation Meltdown

Phantasy · #PHANTASYMIX 39: Ambient Babestation Meltdown Ambient Babestation Meltdown, otherwise known as Rachael Williams, is a true character. Her sets gravitate towards records old and new that pulse with energy, irony and intelligence, a sort of thinking-person’s party DJ, yet far less annoying than that might sound. As one half of DiASKi, alongside Joe Brooke-Smith, she produces sci-fi tinted trippers that will soon emerge on a debut record from DBA, and recently provided some different dystopian flavours to the newly maskless masses at Gala Festival.Williams is also booker at Rye Wax, the Peckham party spot and record store, which...

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#PHANTASYMIX 38: Ricardo Baez

As the founder of Florence’s esteemed party and label, Tropical Animals, Ricardo Baez is surely one of the most seasoned and versatile DJs in Italy. Each week, for ten years solid, Tropical Animals has welcomed some of the world’s finest and rising DJs to it’s rave catacombs on the fringes of the city’s integral student, music and art scenes. Few parties evolve and persist as long as Tropical Animals, and Baez’s sense and integrity as both a DJ and booker are central to its success.Having spent years artfully warming up for or cooling down from sets courtesy of DJs including...

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#PHANTASYMIX 37: Bakongo

Phantasy · #PHANTASYMIX 37: Bakongo Having already released on underground labels such as Livity Sound and Trule, Bakongo has made a serious impact over the past year or two, capturing the ears of dancers and collectors even without the benefit of a sub-heavy dancefloor to showcase his productions, which blend elements of “techno, garage, dub and broken beats’, spun and reinterpreted with understanding and imagination.Inevitably, U.K. Funky is the other key influence on Bakongo’s sound, given that Bakongo is the not-so-secret, more recent alias of Wayne Goodlitt, who has been doing serious damage across the genre under the alias of...

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