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Some sort of sad techno, tropical hell. – Tiny Mix Tapes

A weird, ambient, noise take on trap. Profane and hypnotic. – Queen City Sounds and Art

Side 1 of the mix that Portland, OR artist Wifehood compiled for us! More mixes/playlists in our archives.

A cellphone rings. You don’t answer or you do. It doesn’t matter. The call was made by someone, something, outside yourself. It interrupts even if the call is expected. This constant buzz and wail that comes out of these rectangle we worship dominates the moment. The year is now 2020 and we’re lost as we ever were.

This mix, entitled THE HELL WE’RE IN/THE FUTURE, is a Bipolar look at how it already has happened here, and what dreams may come. Divided into the chaos of the moment and the daydream of the in between, the mix bends the corners of reality for two straight hours. Most genres are touched upon but they interact through technology the same way we call and wait for each other. Not pushing or screaming, but like playing phone tag with an old friend. Softly crashing into their loving waves. Calling is what ties the first half together. Waiting is what bonds the second. Surviving the chaos of THE HELL WE’RE IN doesn’t promise THE FUTURE. But the clairvoyance of disseminating the explosions of the present will certainly make the next step more enjoyable. The two sides of the mix are both one in the same, and independent entities.

The first side, THE HELL WE’RE IN, is an attempt to capture the chaos and misunderstanding running rampant in the world right now. It constantly fluctuates between the poles of intensity. Moments of pure joy and hope are interrupted by walls of noise. Voices dissolve like volatile substances and echo out in a way that replicates our collective social lives in 2020. There’s a calm stream, fertile in inner self, that shows up throughout this side of the mix. It centers the listener in something they want to feel, not what they are forced to feel. But the rest is bad vibes and confusing torrents. It adheres to some Lynchian form of dream logic where the sounds do not dictate the next sounds but instead what would naturally happen while sleepwalking. The fever dream that is this year feels close to home with this mix, you want to find inner peace and escape the void, but day after day you are beat down by the elements and those who abuse this shared space. Love spiked strychnine, at an empty party. By the time you escape your vision is focused wholly on the hope for the future.


Tracklist

Nick Hook & DJ Earl – Mood Right Now (Fools Gold)
Ana Roxanne – In A Small Valley (Leaving Records)
Jon Bap – You Be You (Dolfin Records)
Vegyn – Positive Nightmare (PLZ Make It Ruins LTD)
Uniform & The Body – Day of Atonement (Sacred Bones)
Fire-Toolz – {Screamographic Memory} (Hausu Mountain)
Maya Songbird – Harmony (Self Released)
Meitei – Ike (Métron Records)
Abdu Ali – No, I Ain’t Doin’ Dat (Self Released)
Josephine Wiggs – The Soft Stars That Shine (The Sound Of Sinners)
Butch Dawson – Arcade (Basement Rap)
Dreamcrusher – Reykjavik (Self Released/Fire Talk)
dog in the evening – Depth 1992m (Patient Sounds)
Ghostie – Bug Limpin’ (Feat. Fonlon) (Self Released)
Yoshiaki Ochi – Ear Dreamin’ (Wacoal Art Center / Newsic) – also appears on Kankyō Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990 compilation (Light in the Attic)
SB The Moor – Hear: I Stand (Ronin Records)
Dave Bixby – Drug Song (wreckingballwreckords)
Dean Blunt – Predator (World Music)

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