October 2017 Mixtape

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Full disclosure…. I did absolutely no mixing this month. I just slapped all of the best tracks from this month into a mix at random. It’s the first time we’ve ever made the Monthly Mixtape this way. It’s still the best music from the blog this month, but it’s just in no particular order.

That being said I think a couple of really interesting patterns emerged. It can be jarring at times, but I think it’s interesting.

You decide for yourself.

Learn more about each artist by clicking on the track title in the playlist below. You can also download the whole mix by right clicking on the title of the podcast and selecting “Save As…”

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TNLF 2017 October Mixtape

Playlist


Chillwave Wednesday CXLIV

Chillwave Wednesday 2017

Admittedly, this week’s mix of ‘chillwave’ contains a bit more deep house than usual, but just consider it a sign that summer is over and winter is coming. Enjoy!

Chillwave Wednesday is also available on Spotify.
See all of the tracks posted to Chillwave Wednesday 2017 each week on Spotify here: http://play.spotify.com/user/thenewlofi/playlist/ChillwaveWednesday

Chillwave Wednesday is a semi-weekly shortlist of chill music from around the internet.

See Playlist and read more about the artists


Simon Boswell + Chris Whitten – Zip

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I think this might be the first time that we’ve featured video game soundtrack on the blog. That’s pretty fitting for this particular track as well because it represents the first time a video game producer employed a filmscore composer to create the soundtrack for a game.

The game was called Burn:Cycle and the composer they employed was Simon Boswell (famous for scoring other movies like Phenomena, Shallow Grave and A Midsummer Nights Dream). In the game, you played a computer hacker and small-time data thief called “Sol Cutter” who steals a piece of software at the beginning of the game which accidentally implants the Burn Cycle virus into his head. You then have a two hour realtime deadline to find the cure before Cutter’s brain deteriorates completely. With a premise like that, it was surprising to find out that the game is over 20 years old. And back in 1994 when it came out, the soundtrack concept was also pretty revolutionary for video games.

Simon Boswell teamed up with percussionist Chris Whitten to create “Zip.” It’s filled with 90s era vibes; super hard synth, acid melodies and a driving kick drum. You’re going to find it hard not to bang your head to this one.

Simon Boswell & Chris Whitten – Zip


Fresh Friday Mix: Baba Stiltz

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Today we have an offbeat club mix from Swedish producer, Baba Stiltz. Resident Advisor got a hold of Baba last month for an interview and featured his mix on their podcast. This will be sure to kick off your Friday correctly.

Baba Stiltz – RA.587


Fresh Friday Mix: Nachtbraker

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Today we are featuring the 23-year-old Dutch DJ/producer Nachtbraker on the Fresh Friday Mix.

Earlier this year he released a 4-track EP which launched him onto the deep house scene. It’s filled with a colorful array of sounds and tightly produced percussion. But four tracks is not enough. We needed to get deeply immersed in Nachtbraker’s music. Thankfully we came across this exclusive mix he’s created for a fantastic blog called Stamp The Wax. It’s an hour long mix that gives you a look inside Nachtbraker’s mind. From vibrant jazz to deep brooding house, you get a good ear for the wide range of influences that Nachtbraker pulls from. Get involved!

Nachtbraker – Exclusive mix for Stamp The Wax

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Fresh Friday Mix: Ben Gomori

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Ben Gomori is the man behind the weekly show called “Turned On” where he features one hour of brand new house, techno, disco and electronica. He’s selected some pretty sick tracks on this, the 174th instalment of Turned On.

Turned On #174
(featuring Nachtbraker, Black Spuma, The Mole, Christophe, Shaun J. Wright & Alinka)


See OMYO Live During Blogtober

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#BLOGTOBER 2017 is less than a month away! What is Blogtober you ask? It’s a festival of new music. It’s a celebration of the blogs that curate that music.

In England, The Finsbury Club in London will be celebrating Blogtober by bringing together the best online tastemakers to curate 31 gigs of fresh music for every day in October. The New LoFi has been selected as one of those blogs and we are in charge of Monday, October 16th. We’ve chosen one of our favourite new artists to represent us on the night: OMYO.

Get involved with Blogtober and buy some tickets now.

OMYO – Days With You

OMYO – Lady


Chillwave Wednesday CXLIII

Chillwave Wednesday 2017

Chillwave Wednesday is a semi-weekly shortlist of chill music from around the internet.

Chillwave Wednesday is also available on Spotify.
See all of the tracks posted to Chillwave Wednesday 2017 each week on Spotify here: http://play.spotify.com/user/thenewlofi/playlist/ChillwaveWednesday

See Playlist and read more about the artists