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#PHANTASYMIX 27: Stranded

Phantasy · #PHANTASYMIX 27: Stranded Hailing from Atlanta, Stranded occupies the position of a genuine musical outlier. “Alienation, romantic rendezvous, 9 to 5 unease, and an apprehension of the future”, are just a few of the topics at the forefront of the recent, self-released ‘Long Dusk’ EP, as well as a previous release on Optimo Music in 2019, ‘Celine’s Dilemma’.Inspired by a lifelong fascination with dance-music centered cities such as Detroit, Berlin and Manchester, Stranded’s own music sits at odds with the soundtrack of Atlanta, where a sprawling scene is traditionally dominated by hip-hop and rap. Stranded’s stellar #PHANTASYMIX takes in...

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#PHANTASYMIX 26: J. Wiltshire

Phantasy · #PHANTASYMIX 26: J. Wiltshire Based in Berlin, J. Wiltshire has been active since 2016, producing a string of sometimes complex, always charismatic and memorable club records that incorporate elements of acid, IDM, techno and electro. These occasional transmissions have appeared on labels such as Hypercolour and his own, memorably titled Super Hexagon Records.For his debut LP released earlier this month, Wiltshire returned to MUSAR Recordings to deliver Resa, “a pure listening experience of ambient soundscapes and forward-thinking sci-fi cuts”, which develops over eleven tracks available on cassette as well as digitally. An evocative soundtrack to an imagined, melancholy...

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#PHANTASYMIX 25: Toshiki Ohta

Born in Japan and raised in the USA, Toshiki Ohta spent his childhood on the move. Arriving in the UK in the late eighties, Toshiki quickly found his tribe amid the heights of UK rave culture, falling deeply for breakbeat rave, jungle and techno.Almost permanently locked to pirate radio stations like Touchdown and Kool FM, a fake NUS card took the 16 year old Toshiki into a hedonistic, progressive world of raves, seduced by the sounds of early jungle at nights like AWOL and World Dance to techno from Laurent Garnier, Billy Nasty and Fabio Paras each playing at the...

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#PHANTASYMIX 24: Jordan

Jordan has been DJing for a long time. More than half his lifetime, in fact. While most of us were studying for our high school exams, Jordan was zipping across Ireland with a roped-in mate, playing all manner of rowdy clubs, often lacking the ID requirements that would typically get him bounced from the door. What’s more, he wasn’t a national sensation with a hit single, he just fucking loved it. Eventually, Jordan walked a Radio 1 competition that saw him play in front of a home crowd of 10000 people in his home city of Belfast. He was sixteen...

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