Merry Mixtapes

If you’re on a trip to your family, this could be your last minute chance to fill up your iPod. We had a couple of merry mixtapes last year, and thanks to an all-week laziness there’s enough good stuff to share with you.

The Crazy Birds have posted a Rush Hour mix by Cool Chris, celebrating the label that just won a couple of awards for the best label of 2010.

This year meant a strong move forward for James Blake, who after a strong series of EPs got an album coming out early 2011. He also played a fine DJ set at the Boiler Room this week, make sure to download that one!

More new music to be expected in 2011 comes from Spacek’s Morgan Zarate, who got an 12-inch on Hyperdub in the making. He also layed down a mix for Andrew Meza’s BTS Radio.

Radio 1’s Gilles Peterson met with one of his musical heroes, jazz pianist and synthesizer genius Herbie Hancock. Listen to what they’ve been up to on the Worldwide Podcast.

Lastly, I got three dubstep mixes for you. The first comes from Peverelist for Futureproofing, the second is the new XLR8R podcast by Oneman, and the third is a promo by Pariah for the NYE party he’s playing at.

Update Also have to mention Fulgeance’s guestmix, which was posted today a year ago. Never growing tired of that one!

Pariah – Fabriclive Promo Mix

With the follow-up to his brilliant Detroit Falls / Orpheus out soon on R&S, young Londoner Pariah will play at Fabric on Friday next week. This is his promo mix to get you into the mood.

01. Redshape – Mucky Bones
02. Office Gossip – Var II
03. Untold & Roska – Myth
04. Breach – Fatherless
05. Steve Poindexter – Work That Motherfucker
06. Model 500 – Huesca
07. Braiden – The Alps
08. Pariah – The Slump
09. Four Tet – Sing (Mosca Remix)
10. Joe – Claptrap
11. Unknown – Unknown
12. Ramadanman – Work Them
13. Superisk – Find Your Way
14. Big Shot – Untitled
15. Aaliyah – R U That Somebody (Brenmar Windy City Mix)
16. Drexciya – Digital Tsunami
17. Oneohtrix Point Never – A Pact Between Strangers

You can download this mix over at SoundCloud, make sure to read this article on the Fabric blog as well. For more, you can always go back to the Pariah mixtape on Sonic Router.