This mix from BBC’s Radio 6 is a telling peek inside the influences, past and present, of two of today’s well-respected young artists — Nicolas Jaar and the Azari & III group. In the duration of the two hour show, Nico and Azari & III are both able to talk through music on which they were raised and newer music that they admire. There are classical compositions, songwriters, indie bands, classic rock, techno, hip hop, and rap — a true fusion of tastes and styles. Listen along and enjoy this unique peek into the minds of these musicians in 2011.
Radio 6 is dedicating part of their May broadcasting to “pioneers,” and as Sasha explains himself in the introduction to this mix, he took his own two hours on air to play some “beautiful music.” This mix will make you feel like you’re curled up on a living room rug next to your favorite speakers or over at Sasha’s home for dinner listening to his choice tunes of the moment. Much like Involv3r, Sasha pays homage to quality indie music of this day and age, highlighting his own progressive spin or that of his army of protégés. There’s even unreleased Involv3r material in here (!) It’s also just inviting to have the man himself whispering quips about his selections into your headphones as time passes along.
It’s exciting to discover artists near the beginning of their peak, which is right where talented newcomer Flume sits. The Northern Hemisphere is starting to take notice after the promising Australian sold out two major tours down under while sitting at #1 on the dance music charts. In addition to Beatport naming him the #2 artist of 2012, he recently played a prodigious boiler room set in London, while his debut album saw an international release on UK label Transgressive Records.
His sound is hard to describe as it’s a convolution of genres from glitch hop to future classic to trap. As the man himself describes it; “I’m going to be playing you a bunch of tunes: some new stuff, some old stuff, basically just a bunch of stuff that I’ve been really into. A bunch of findings from all over the internet, really.” In his BBC Radio mix, you’ll hear nostalgic downtempo edits of everything from Janet Jackson to Yolanda Be Cool to Missy Elliot. His smooth, unique style offers something for all chill house lovers — tracklist after the break.
via: BBC Radio