Plastic Platform: C16 Bam Spacey
Magnus Johansson, aka Bam Spacey, has been floating in his typical ethereal manner on our musical radar for quite awhile now - and so it is with a great pleasure that we bring you this latest Plastic Platform mix by the man himself.
Now signed to Ceremony Recordings, the Swede has this year released the marvelous Land EP that you should purchase from Ceremony, but that's enough waffle by us; here's Bam with a beautiful intro of what to expect:
"This mixtape is a trip through all those memories you have of when you were young, your movement through endless, bright nights, and the hopefulness you felt in the comfort of the dark. All those promises you were given by the city, by its lights and its pulsating spaces. It's an homage to all your faded memories of the fields, the streets, the apartments, the bars and the clubs.
An homage to all the people you ever met while wandering around, hoping for someone to take you away. There are tracks here that sound and feel like you're looking at a starry sky from the middle of the road, tracks that taste like sweat in a dimly-lit, run-down basement, tracks that spell the name of that lost love, that special hand in yours so long ago, and tracks that smell like the rain, hitting the city structures in the light of a lamp-post. Those are the nights you'll never forget.
As for the music, a lot of my personal favorites are in there, along with tracks that are there to represent something, a memory, an era, a love or a loss."
- Shed - The Praetorian
- jj - 10
- Purity Ring - Odebear
- Telefon Tel Aviv - Your Mouth
- Pantha du Prince - Lay In a Shimmer
- Sally Shapiro - Time to Let Go (CFCF Remix)
- Visage - Fade to Grey
- Bo Saris - She's on Fire (Maya Jane Coles Remix)
- Trentemöller - Evil Dub
- Osch - Videoral
- Dark Days - Chameleon
- Isolee - Can't Sleep All Night
- Sacred Animals vs Steffaloo - On Fire
- Everything but the Girl - Missing
- Human Teenager - Permanent Skin
Here are 12 tracks that have pretty much opened my eyes to experimenting with my own sound. It's all very inspiring and some were even "game-changing" for me in a sense. I found AGES through a mix hosted by cold-rockin.com, one of my favorite sites on earth, everything about this song is crazy. I really dig the atmosphere and the vocal sampling here and who can resist that intro and outro. [read more]
We're now 6 mixes into our 'Plastic Platform' series, and today we bring you one of the best. In fact, we actually think this is one of the best things we've heard all year, but we expected nothing less from this hour long Sun Araw vs. Heatwave mix. It really is quite incredible. [read more]