Happy New Ears 2023

•February 4, 2023 • Leave a Comment

Better late than never. To be fair, this was posted and available since the 2022 holidays, but in stealth mode. Flagship Mix: One Solar Year.

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Full playlist:

Lucky & Easy: Night Rainbows

Gache Bakradze: The Prayer

Lego Feet (excerpt)

Aiwa: Etamorph

Plant43: Pale Staghorn

Echo Delta: 6am 

FSOL: Normality Returns

Martin Schulte: New Moon

MAS2008: Operation Sekter 

Matin: Influencing the Narrative

Monoder: Mole

Nocow: Feels Better (outro)

Sangam: Barren 

Santos: Ke Dolor (Banzai Republic Mix)

FSOL: Transient Empires

Skee Mask: VLI

ISHQ: Nightshade

Golden Baby: Graduation

Carl Craig: At Les 

DJ Metatron: Untitled E3

HKE: Ghost

Leonel Castillo: Arktapes Space Version (1A2) 

Low Orbit Satellite: Propeller

Terekke: Tack

Ohrwert: Sonometric

Mark Ernestus VS Obadikah: April

DeepChord: Driftwood


Wax’n’Cats #404 😼

•February 3, 2023 • Leave a Comment

Main Drain Studios and Peak Time Dance Music label honcho Justin James (aka Dreamlogicc) featured me on his weekly show Wax’n’Cats back in August. It was a decidedly breakbeat and DnB heavy affair.

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Full playlist to come.

Natural Fractal VII

•January 31, 2023 • Leave a Comment

Woodland sunrise mix from the annual DHC meeting. Trees, music, and a shift from darkness to light.

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Full Playlist:

Orb: Pluto Calling (excerpt)

Lou Reed: Satellite of Love

Cocteau Twins: An Elan

Atom: Ground Loop

DeepChord: Sub-Marine

Maurizio: m6

GRIT: Piagga

Octal Industries: Another Day

Francis Harris: Minor Forms (Valentino Mora Underwater Rephase)

Dohnavùr: New Objectivity (The Orb’s Rest and Be Thankful Mix)

Shpongle: And the Day Turned to Night

Curve: Rising (FSOL Headspace Mix)

Amorphous Androgynous: In Mind 

Mixmaster Morris & Jonah Sharp: Waraitake

Jairamji: Elephant Waltz

Illuvia: Nirmala II

Mayko: Pura

Thompson & Nightingale: Cloud Formations

FSOL: Ill Flower

Pink Floyd: Signs of Life

Adham Shaikh & Tim Floyd: Portals (Part II)

Our Lady of the Flowers: Quantum Prayer One

KLF: Elvis On the Radio, Steel Guitar In My Soul

Pub: Summer

Sir Isaac Neutron: Ra’s Beach

Chi Factory: Mantra Part 3 (excerpt)

Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement: Watery Grave

The Orb: Pervitin In Dub + What A Wonderful World

Chuck Person: Eccojams B4

FSOL: Domain

Namlook & New Composers: Russian Spring (part 3)

Otik: Neuron Blossom

Radius: interpolation [eleven]

Murasaki #4

•January 31, 2023 • 1 Comment

This one’s jazzy, classy, & deep… how they like it in the lounge.

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Full Playlist:

Goldie: Inner City Life (version)
Dexter Wansel: theme from the planets
Pharaoh Sanders: Astral Traveling
Banzai Republic: Yess
FSOL: Carlos + Her Face Forms in Summertime
Les Baxter: Voodoo Dreams (Senor Coconut remix)
Lisa Carbon Trio: Showgirl
Santos: Ke Dolor (Banzai Republic Mix)
Mala: Intro + Como Como
Move D: Cacao Facil
StanGetz & Joao Gilberto: Doralice
Atom Heart: Copacabana Palace
Gorodisch: Omaha
Nicole & Andrew J: Melodies
Afel Bocoum, D.Albarn, T.Diabate, Ko Kan Ko Sata Doumbia: Spoons
Mark Ernestus + Ndagga: Simb + Yermande (Kick & Bass)
Flanger: Loose Joints + Galak
Flying Lotus: Zodiac Shit
Burial: Broken Home
Skee Mask: Rev8617
Dials: Morning Light (Nocow Night mix)
Move D + Namlook: Arm Candy

Podval 221028

•January 29, 2023 • Leave a Comment

Here’s another Podval recording from back in October. These mixes are generally more upbeat as podval events are in fact dance parties, but expect passages and segments infused with otherworldly, evocative ambience nonetheless. Full playlist to come. Stream or Download

Podval 220514

•May 18, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Recorded direct from the mixer on May 14th, 2022 as an opening DJ set for Grischa Lichtenberger’s live performance at a secret location in Chicago. Stream or Download.

Full Playlist:

Rhauder & Tikiman: Control
Nonnnimal: Hverfisgata
Waage: W-1
Ben Sims & Steve O’Sullivan: Where’s Burt (Delano Smith Reconstruction)
DeepChord: Amsterdam Remnant 5
Echo Delta: Waking Life
Feral: Heruka 3
Echo Delta: Satelit
Mike Dehnert: Rere
Phantasy: U See That
Aardvarck: Cult Copy 2001 rmx
Kraftwerk: Telephone Call (edit)
FSOL: Tokyo Travel (excerpt)
Simon Hinter: Belly Belly
Woob: Reality Spectrum + Check-In
Flying Lotus: Astral Plane
Sven Väth: Ritual of Life (Spicelab rmx)
platEAU: Purple Passion
Diego: Innerfunk
Ian Pooley: Chord Memory

Saddle Beyond the Stars

•May 18, 2022 • Leave a Comment

c949-918e-463e-93ea-424627f43d51.jpgSaddle Beyond the Stars, the follow-up mix to 2014’s Astral Cowboy:

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Full Playlist:

Biosphere: Dissolving the Clouds
Woob: The Surface
Iminazole: Shoyedo
D.Å.R.F.D.H.S.: Lidandets Lustgård
Monoloc feat Tijana T: No GHSTS
Flanger: Chlorophyll Drop Shot
Autechre: newbound
Arovane: Il_Eth
Richard Devine: Oxin2lin
H.A.T.: Arizona Analyzer
Burnt Friedman: Soundtrack 17
Orb: Battersea Bunches
FSOL: Insides
Hank & Slim: Where Dust Settles
Autumn of Communion: Solar Image (ISHQ rmx)
Lustmord: Silent Night Redux
Woob: Amoeba
Second Nature: Green Paste
FSOL: Garden of Syn
No.Inc.: Hard Time
Rapoon: Ochre
Autumn of Communion: Interval 2
(Green Paste reprise)
Material Object: c33k
ISHQ: Indian Summer
A Small, Good Thing: Godforsaken
Rapoon: The Delta Ends
Max & Harvey: Space Therapy (outro)

Out Now: Phonaut “Prisoner’s Cinema EP”

•February 11, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Phonaut “Prisoner’s Cinema EP”

Psiphon8 (4:41)

Grimnoire (5:39)

Bracewell Probe (6:20)


Out Now: Phonaut “Skymaps EP”

•February 11, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Phonaut “Skymaps EP”

Skydrift Mode (9:52)

Starmaps (7:36)


Cowboy 3: Shootin’ Stars

•January 2, 2022 • Leave a Comment

Volume 3 in the wild west themed series, now a trilogy of mixes. Confused? Please refer to the previous installments entitled Astral Cowboy & Saddle Beyond the Stars. While this is a very organic down-to-earth session, some of these tunes have been with me for decades (Eno, Spectrum, A Small Good Thing, Roy Buchanan) have stood the test of time and whose power has never dwindled. There are also new sounds and spacely-ness mixed in. Expect deep deliverance of big sky vibes, whispering winds, gentle drifters, outlaw ambience, and other images and interludes inspired by the old west. See the full playlist below. And remember… never squat with your spurs on!



Banzai Republic: Gamblin’ Man
The Orb: First Consider the Lillies
Yage: Pygmy
Dub Trees: La Rosa (live while you live)
O Yuki Conjugate: Gathering Shadows
FSOL: Glacier (part 1)
Max & Harvey: Big Amoeba Sound
Eno: Silver Morning
ISHQ: Willow Ways
Chuck Johnson: Brahmi
Spectrum: Quicksilver Glide Divine (Soul Wither edit)
A Small, Good Thing: Drowning Light
Rapoon: Slender… In Clouds
Beatsystem: Alabama
Roy Buchanan: Fly… Night Bird