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Post #17: Beats in Space Radio Show #836 with Mehmet Aslan -Hypnotizing as always

Hello people.

Please meet Mehmet Aslan, as turkish DJ based in Basel, Switzerland, who realizes the perfect fusion of folk and traditional songs with electronic ryhtm. I’m a lot into this ‘East meets West in a club’ thing at the moment; different sonorities finally get to mix with each other and produce new atmospheres never heard before.

Here is a list of labels/DJs/producers you want to check out:

Baris K and his band Insanlar from Istanbul, the duo Red Axes from Tel-Aviv, Khidja from Bucarest, Moscoman from Disco Halal, all the crew from Cairo with Bosaina and Hussein Sherbini representing “KIK” – Kairo Is Koming (read this great RA article here), the guys from Fortuna Records also from Israel and Jannis of Habibi Funk, those last two specializing in reissues from respectively the middle East (notably Israel and Turkey) and Northern Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia). And of course, hailing from Paris, the duo that started it all for me, Acid Arab who is getting bigger and bigger around Europe.

All these people contribute to the development of ‘arabic’ music in Europe and are also attracting european producers in their home countries. Numerous festivals have been created notably in Morocco (Nuits Sonores Tanger, Oasis) and Tunisia (Les Dunes Electroniques) while underground institutions like Boiler Room and the Red Bull Music Academy have put on shows in Turkey and Israel, showcasing the local talents.

I hope you will like this mix and dig deep into these sounds !

Until next time,

Alex

Playlist is here: http://www.beatsinspace.net/playlists/836

Caribou Essential Mix

Post # 15: “Caribou: BBC Essential Mix” – The musical page-turner

From London, Canada to London, U-K, Dan Snaith has been through horizons and styles as diverse as progressive rock, free-jazz and electronic music. Formerly known as Manitoba, and also releasing as Daphni, his bubbling creativity is only matched by his great open-mindedness. Last year he set another milestone in a carrer without fail by recording his first “BBC Essential Mix” which was voted the Best Essential Mix of 2014. Follow us as we take on a two-hour trip through the limitless world of Caribou.

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Post #14: Eamon Harkin And Justin Carter: Weekends And Beginnings – People, party and pastures

Yes yes yes ! My favourite boys from New York City are back with their first official mix CD. Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter, the duo behind Mister Saturday Night, the famed NYC party, have a solid hour of joyful sounds for you to hear, dance and sing along – including some lines about sheeps, in french. So do not wander too far away from the flock, your shepherds of the day will take care of you…

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Post # 13: Nils Frahm Xmas mix 2014 – Perfect is the word

Following the release of his new live album, ‘Spaces’, Nils Frahm truly had an incredible 2014 year, playing numerous concerts and festivals. Now he says goodbye to this perfect year with his ‘Xmas mix’, a delightful hour-long selection of jazz, classical and piano music from a lost era located somewhere between the 30’s and the 60’s. A rare and precious moment.

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Post #12: Todd Terje live @ Øya Festival 2014 – Northern lights go live

In April 2014, after several years of waiting, Todd Terje has finally released his first album, the aptly named “It’s Album Time”. Well, now it is all about show time, and this one comes with special care from the bearded Norwegian: a full live band, including a duet of violins, a viking drummer, a bongo player and some 20 dancers with strings of fairy lights. Wait for it. This is going to be the best thing you will see this year.

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Post #10: “I-F: Mixed Up In The Hague Vol. 1” – To Italo and beyond

Ciao people,

Today I take you on a journey to a country we have not been yet, a land which is often unfairly forgotten in terms of electronic music, a nation being eclipsed by its shiny neighbours: I am talking about the great Italy. UK took the bass, Germany the techno, France the electro and Spain got Ibiza. What’s left for Italy then ? Italo-disco, amigo mio. Let the dutch master I-F guide you via Rimini, Roma and Milano.

I-F: Mixed Up In The Hague Vol. 1 (1999) [Panama Rec. ] (taken from discogs page, click on the image to access)
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Post #9: “The quest for the perfect swimming pool mixtape” featuring Breakbot, Goldroom and Get A Room!

Hello people !

IMG_1029 jpgAs you might have noticed (if not, just take a look outside), summer has finally landed in Europe and is now well established. And I love it. I love sun, I love heat, I love rolling in the grass, I love making sand castles, I love play ing water games in the swimming pool. Wait, a swimming pool ? We need some appropriate music then. But don’t worry: Breakbot, Goldroom and Get A Room! all have the situation well in hand. Sit back, grab a cocktail, put your feet in the water and press play: doesn’t it feel good ?

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Post #8: “The Twelves: BBC Essential Mix” – Don’t stop the dance

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What if I told you that you can play three tracks at the same time and still make it sound amazing. Well, maybe you can’t, but The Twelves sure can. Be prepared for two hours of serious dancing, lyrics shouting and effortless smiling.

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