Mixtapes of the Week #19:
Eclectic electronica, pop & techno!

We have selected three mixtapes that are rather different from each other but have two things in common: they are all awesome and they cannot wait to be played!

 

Drowned in Sound is a UK-based music website/community/label founded by Sean Adams in 2000. They are focusing on a variety of quality sounds from electronic music to pop and rock (and oh, so much more!), and they have published interviews with everyone from Björk to Paul McCartney. If someone knows what’s the hottest music out there, @seaninsound is your man. He created a special mixtape for you to dig in – highly eclectic and full of surprises. Let yourself swoon over this excellent selection!

Featuring: Banks, Janet Jackson, Four Tet, Nine Inch Nails, Nicolas Jaar

 

We have to admit: @the_evangelist has converted us to faithful followers by preaching excellent stories with his mixtapes. He blends tracks we would’ve never dreamt of being mixed together (Ennio Morricone and Starboy? Wow!) and he does it in the most captivating way. He also brings the most out of Pacemaker, chopping up and repeating tracks has never been more fun.

Featuring: The Weeknd, ZAYN, Kiiara, M.I.A., Major Lazer

 

Cheers to @billionbeatz for creating this epic sonic journey through the realms of techno and tech house! It’s delicate and candid, raw and melodic at the same time with dream transitions that teleport you straight to a dark, underground club where no one can guarantee what comes next.

Featuring: Dave DK, Kölsch, Audiofly, Dominik Eulberg

Calling All Lovers & Haters!
Let’s Make Valentine’s Day Great Again

It’s that time of the year again: Valentine’s Day! You might be knee-deep into roses and chocolate or just waiting for this annoying day to be over… either way, why not express your feelings with a mixtape? Purely 🧀 and 💦 !

Create a mixtape for your better half, your chihuahua, that noisy neighbour, that cute girl or boy in school, for your favourite user on Pacemaker or just create it for @emoke, our Community Manager. (I love mixtapes but I don’t like Valentine’s Day too much, cheer me up!)

Here is some inspiration for starters:

1. Click on the mixtape below.

2. Add/remove tracks to remix it and make it yours.

3. Post it in the community, hashtag with #ValentinesDay & share it via iMessage, Facebook and Twitter!

Unleash all the love and fury, we cannot wait to listen to your mixtapes!

 

 

Mixtapes of the Week #18:
Sweet House Rhythms

Mixtape Goals for the Weekend! 

#deephouse #club #party #electro

What’s the hottest in the ever so colourful world of deep house? @shisharka knows the answer. The ‘Nu Nu’ series is a carefully selected and mixed collection of deep and tech house tracks, infused with lush vocals and electro grooves. Here’s one of our favourite mixtapes from the series, your weekend treat!

#deephouse #laidback #edm #spinninrecords

@srankfinatra is probably one of our most prominent users in the community. You often see his infamous club mixtapes in the Hot Feed and it does not take too long to cash in all the well-deserved likes on his perfectly synced creations. Take a trip to the deepest depths of house music with one of his last mixtapes and be his 101th follower!

#house #oldschool #rhythm #party

@stacobo is one of our many users who deserves to be more in the spotlight. One of his latest mixtapes is absolutely supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (yes, that’s the word!), the ultimate energy bomb for a successful Saturday night. Disco and house bae, there’s no time to waste – you gotta stay true to the beat!

 

Stay inspired, keep your mixtapes coming – next week it could be your turn!

Mixtapes of the Week #17

This week we have a smashing guest mixtape by Dirty Disco Radio and two gems from the Pacemaker community filled with tech & deep house. Dig in!

Dirty Disco Radio is the weekly podcast of Kono Vidovic – DJ, producer and radio host from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Showcasing the finest deep house and nu disco sounds, Dirty Disco Radio recently celebrated its 200th episode. The latest show was created in Pacemaker so you too can savour Kono’s excellent music taste. Carefully selected deep house tracks, neatly packed and mixed in two hours. He is not only a good storyteller when it comes to music but also when it comes to being interviewed. While you’re listening to his mixtape, read our conversation about discovering, curating & enjoying music.

 

We couldn’t be more grateful to have @provocateur with us. You should closely follow him, especially when the weekend is closing in – he’s providing the perfect soundtrack for your parties. This session is the perfect combination of tech and deep house, mixing up past and future, glancing back to Daft Punk and lifting up labels like Toy Tonics and Closer to Truth. Not a dull moment in here!

 

Hey @rawdog1969, Detroit called and they want their vibes back! This energetic mixtape evokes the most precious sounds of the legendary Detroit house era. The twist about it is that it’s filled with a pinch of nostalgia and a bunch of recent releases (Detroit Swindle, Bicep, Nhan Solo, Borrowed Identity, Coeo) that remind us of the golden era but still are hot and crispy, just like deep house should be.

Weekly Mixtapes #16:
Kitsuné & Deep House

This week Kitsuné is back with a guest mixtape created by Los Angeles-based artist Allen French and we’re back with two superb deep house mixtapes from the Pacemaker community.

 

Allen French fuses the finest sounding electronica with tribal beats, Latin grooves and deep bass. His signature sound shines through his mixtape he created from the Kitsuné Hot Stream playlist. If you’re curious to find out more about him, read our interview. If you want to catch some Kitsuné artists live, check out the Kitsuné European Tour – good vibes might come to a club near you. 🍒

kitsunehotstream: Kitsuné Hot Stream #2

 

With this selection, @withaph has created one of the smoothest and most rewarding deep house mixtapes you will hear all year. A stellar selection of dubby synths, pulsating beats and deep rhythms by the likes of Leon Vynehall, Maceo Plex, Moderat etc. You’ve got 2 hours to get deeper. We dare you! 👊

 

All we know about @stanfitz is that he lives in Cologne, Germany, he enjoys his life and makes absolutely smashing deep house mixtapes. It’s really difficult to pick a favourite from his mixography but here’s a selection that moves your body and relaxes your mind! Check out his profile and follow him for more earcandy! 🍬👂🏼

Weekly Mixtapes #15:
Watch The Hype 💥

Welcome Watch The Hype! London-based electronic music curators share their first mixtape on Pacemaker. We’ve also selected two mixtapes from the community that take you on a special trip around the world.

We teamed up once again with online underground electronic music magazine Watch The Hype – this time we are proud to share their very first Pacemaker mixtape with you. The London-based curators are dedicated to focusing on forward-thinking artists, constantly supporting the latest and best in electronic music. If you want to find out more about them, check out our interviewThis exquisite selection features some of the finest dub techno and dub reggae tracks by Moritz von Oswald, Rhythm & Sound, Pablo Bolivar, Claro Intelecto etc. You’re in for a special treat! 🍬

Whenever @tefoden posts a new mixtape, an unknown world opens up full of mysteries. This time he tells us a weird and beautiful folk story with a distinctive musical tapestry inspired by the afro-electro soundscape. Exploring a culture by its sounds gives a unique space and experience to the listener – a clash of African and electronic elements, highly eclectic, very percussive and extremely recommended.

 

If the previous mixtape was eclectic, @dreadslevin’s debut selection sets the bar even higher when it comes to blending sounds, genres, cultures and moods. Oriental bass, jazz-hop, deep house, electro pop, hip-hop… did we miss anything? You have two hours to immerse yourself in a parallel universe that sounds familiar but fascinating and strange at the same time.

Weekly Mixtapes #14:
Ladies Takeover – 3 awesome mixtapes by 3 awesome women

This week we have selected three awesome mixtapes by three awesome women from the Pacemaker community. You’ve got deep chill vibes, groovy house rhythms and some real good hip-hop to discover!

@pien has a refreshing collection of mixtapes, she’s curating the finest of everything. Let it be trap, deep house or hip-hop – you get a special treatment if you tune in. One of our favourites is this laidback chill selection with deep vibez, capturing a wide range of genres from Jamie xx to Frank Ocean. Take a deep breath and inhale these soothing sounds! 😌

@menard_danielle recently started creating house mixtapes and this is where she seems to have found her true calling! Her latest beat collection consists of carefully selected groovy rhythms that lead you to an exciting place spiced up with deep, electro and tech house. With constantly two tracks playing simultaneously, this is your ticket to all the wild parties this weekend! 💃

In her second mixtape, @mikaelapeach rolls up some of her favourite evergreen hip-hop and rap tunes. It’s not only a dope heavyweight selection with straightforward transitions but also a smooth ride through the legacy of legends like Aaliyah, 2Pac, MF DOOM, Joey Bada$$ and OutKast. Peachy!

Stay inspired, keep your mixtapes coming – next week it could be your turn!