By no means is this a definitive list, but it is a list of the 10 best mixtapes we’ve heard in the last eight months or so. There’s plenty to love here. Do tell us if we’ve left anything out.
- Four Tet Essential Mix
Features: Kieran Hebden doing what he does best – playing the best out-there electronic music out there, including Floating Points & Joy Orbison.
- The Magician – Magic Tape One
Features: Stephen Fasano introduces his new solo project post- Aeroplane and makes a mark with this funky disco mix.
- Mike Scott’s Orchestral Pop Fantasia State Mix
Features:” The point where the two worlds of pop and classical crossover, via a series of well known tracks, obscurities and mash ups. “
- Autechre FACT Mix
Features: “An unpredictable, kaleidoscopic affair, rooted in sinuous leftfield hip-hop but with bursts of tremulous ambient electronics, techno, hectic breakbeats and, at one particularly memorable point, metal.”
- Alex Metric August 2010 Mix
Features: An hour of solid dancing: Phoenix, Mystery Jets, Holy Ghost!, Tracey Thorn, Boys Noize, Orbital, Kele, Jamaica.
- The XX’s Jamie Mix for Colette
Features: A dubstep-leaning mix compiled for upmarket Paris fashion label Colette.
- The Gaslamp Killer – Gaslamp Killers mix
Features: Old school hip-hop breaks, Radiohead, Company Flow, The Prunes, Pete Rock, Broadcast, Arsonists, Peanut Butter Wolf, GraveDiggaz & Quantic.
- DJ Tu-Ki - Pre:Seed
Features: An Irish-made mix from Choice Cuts regular. “..pays particular homage to old skool electro and hip-hop, much of which lay the foundations (and samples) to an emerging rave and dance scene – which are also represented on this 80 minute voyage.”
- Aeroplane 500th Essential Mix (Live from Circus Liverpool)
Features: A celebratory mix featuring Aeroplane, Friendly Fires, Flight Facilities, Human League, Goldfrapp and Les Rythmes Digitales.
- Glasser – FACT Mix 174
Features: “A perfect introduction to what makes this preternaturally gifted new artist tick.”