Plastic Plates is the latest DJ to take on Sole Bicycles’ Fixtape series and the Kitsune-supported Aussie delivers a series of sounds that have us jumping right out of our desks and into a plane, train, or automobile. Summer is just around the corner, festival seasons is at our door, and Plastic Plates’ sunny sounds are just one more reminder of that.
Oliver, the two man production team that recently bestowed upon us their Mechanical EP, have crafted quite the mixtape for Solé Bicycles’ most recent Fixtape. A DJ’s mixtape is an opportunity to operate differently than he might in a club or festival environment, and this one in particular really struck all of the right chords. It’s gritty like French electro, sparkling like nu-disco, and techy-deep all at once. It features some obvious crate-digging (a Gessafelstein track from 2008 among others), but also some underrated treasures from recent months from Djedjotronic, Daniel Avery, Eli Escobar, and Supernova. Click through for a stream, free download, and tracklist.