Michael McKinney still has yet to livestream his DJ sets from his living room.
50. KMRU – RA.740
Otherworldly ambient that bridges moods, styles, and textures with a celestial grace.
49. Jana Rush – Live at New Forms
A thrown gauntlet for footwork mixing: ninety minutes of wildly inventive bootlegs, blends, and belters.
48. F-On – El continuo sonoro que nunca se acaba #1
Six hours of hypnotically minimal techno, shapeshifting grooves, and dimly lit alleyways.
47. Mister Water Wet – Long Train Ride Home
A tangle of pathways that converge on the same horizon; ambient music for wandering thoughts and long nights.
46. DJ Spit – @ Reaktor 2019
An anything-goes 160-BPM pile-up of garbled acid, riotous footwork, and fried-amp hardcore.
45. Moopie & Bayu – 20th March 2020
Heart-on-sleeve IDM filled with quiet joys and plainspoken beauty.
44. Grand River – Dekmantel Podcast 294
Blurry and Reichian minimalism woven into an ever unfurling tapestry of elegant electronics.
43. Brava – SYSTEM Mix 011
Slamming perreo with hyperactive drum programming, breathless mixing, and a revolving door of emcees.
42. Vessel – Crack Mix 362
Bossa nova, MBP, and modern classical melted together and twisted into wholly alien forms.
41. Grant Aaron – RA.738
Ambient music as a deep fog, with churning synthesizers and drums as distant footsteps.
40. The Large – 100% Ragga Garage
The jacking garage and infectious emcee work would be great enough on their own; together, they add up to an hour of nonstop firestarters.
39. FAUZIA – A Love Letter 2 Somalia
A joyous celebration of Somalian radio, packed with ebullient grooves and soaring vocal numbers.
38. Tommasi – 20th May 2020
Spare jazz suited for late nights, broken connections, and unresolvable melancholy.
37. ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ – Sound of Russian Federation
A Polaroid of Russian’s modern electronic scene; a thick fog settling upon alien figures.
36. Wordcolour – NE325
Disorienting in sound and word alike: half-truths muttered endlessly, unmoored electronics, and uncomfortably intimate portraits of paranoia.
35. Nicolas Lutz – Nicolas Lutz at Phonoteque
Unending piles of explosive house, techno, and breaks from a dancefloor don.
34. object blue – Essential Mix
Left-field club stormers that bust Richter scales and span decades.
33. Helena Hauff – Kern, Vol. 5
One of techno’s grimiest mixers throws EBM, electro, and gabber into a paper shredder.
32. Time is Away – Autumn Mix
A warm and lushly rendered slow-motion tumble of folk, jazz, and chamber music.
31. Nina – de Val
Horror-movie ambience; mood music for pitch-black rooms and chattering teeth.
30. Conducta – Kiwi Direkt
A jubilant celebration of new-school UKG’s finest names and sounds.
29. Griffit Vigo – XLR8R 660
Pitch-black and corrugated gqom from one of the sound’s originators.
28. Nadia Khan – RA.710
Slow-motion shimmers, half-muffled patterings, and sun-kissed ambience.
27. Kali Malone – Musiques d’ameublement
Frigid drone and minimalism selections that move with the speed and grace of the setting sun.
26. CCL – Blowing Up the Workshop 111
A fitting end to a famously idiosyncratic series: a sepia-toned scrapbook that lands somewhere between melancholy and celebratory.