This is us doing something new. It’s a mix series and it is quite simple. The rules are none and the series is not genre specific nor musically tied down in any way. Here, we ask friends of ours and musicians we find interesting to give us insight into what songs, tracks and sounds that make them tick.
The purpose is to broaden our gazes in a voyeuristic way, to listen with anticipation to what comes next and to get caught up in new strays of music and genres that we didn’t yet know we loved.
This is great and shouldn’t, in line with the Pastor’s general philosophy, get spoiled with many words. Instead we take a seat, we listen, and we drool over all the new tracks and sounds we get introduced to.
For the second installment of our Pastor’s mix series we’ve chosen to move on, not just with composing artist, but also in genre. As it is a rule in the Pastorian religion to always strife to experience new kinds of music, we asked a dear friend to put us in for a treat.
Alca Pwnd is a man of excellence. As a DJ he handles the decks as if they were extensions of his body, and as a producer he creates with such skill that ”perfectionism” is an understatement.
For this volume he took the challenge to heart, went into his den-like studio, and came out with something comprising of equal parts unusual and truly terrific; a whole mix consisting of shelter house. Shelter house here refers to house music with a talk track to accompany the pulsating vibes and basslines, and just as the description indicates it is a very succulent affair.
Not only is it a highly contagious mix, that’ll set even the most stubborn hips in (involuntary?) motion, it is also expertly exectued and cleverly composed. Please make sure you tie your industrial grade bib with double knots and keep your napkin(s) close, as saliva might flow like the rivers of babylon to this one.
We love So Shifty for many reasons. To list them all would be an endless affair, but to name one of them, it would have to be that they’re ever so consistent. From crazed DJ sets and superb mixes to flawless and genre-defining productions; never have these German boys done anything to disappoint. Their brilliant baile-funk heater “Doin’ It” may well be the tropical anthem of the year.
We could think of no one better to see this mix series off to a flying start.
And for this premier volume they’ve put together half an hour’s worth of sun-drenched exhibionistic heat – from dancehall and reggaeton to carnival soca, cumbia and salsaton, and a bit of everything in-between. And there’s even some smoking Swedish contributions in there too, making this mix even more satisfying.
Make sure you soak your ears before you listen, ‘cause this might set your eardrums on fire.