Discovering 10 top-notch sets from 2017
Online mixes are now more ubiquitous than ever, allowing curious fans to check out banging performances from everyone from Skrillex to Ben Klock without having to leave their couch, buy a ticket to Ultra, or get past Sven at Berghain. This year, the internet was packed with countless top-notch sets, and today, we bring you 10 of our favorites. Whatever you use them for, turn them up.
05. Function – Berghain 07
Endless waves of publicity have been washing over Berghain in recent years, but its fortress-like walls have not cracked under these swells of mainstream popularity. Still, setting the bar for underground clubbing perfection is a herculean feat—one that demands that the club’s resident DJs hit the mark night after night without slipping.
04. Lil B x Chance the Rapper – Free (Based Freestyle Mixtape)
After topping our 2013 list, Chance the Rapper returned in 2015 with two solid releases. Both featured Chance toiling out of his comfort zone, but it was “Free (Based Freestyle Mixtape)” that made the uncomfortableness actually audible. And it was no surprise.
03. Autechre – Dekmantel Podcast 035
Autechre don’t often do free mixes, but when they do you know it’s going to be special. This Dekmantel mix finds the Warp duo heading back to their roots with a sequence of dusty electro records, a reminder that even at its most pensive their music is forever tethered to the club.
02. Jubilee – Music To… Send late night drunk text messages that you will later regret to
This week, a great and empathic mix comes from the mind of Jubilee, the raised on a diet of Miami bass, southern rap and Gloria Estefan, DJ/producer and radio host. Part of the @Mixpak crew, the Brooklyn based record label, created by Dre Skull and home of Popcaan, Jubilee likes music that gives both joy an anxiety, a mix that works perfect for the club, to drive your experience on the dance floor to another level of fun, until the daylight comes out and you end up sending texts that you wanna forget later on. Whether you are on Miami, Brooklyn or Mexico City, press play, and let Jubilee show you the way to an endless night.
01. Juliana Huxtable Weird Magic Mix: The Awakening
New York scene leader Juliana Huxtable presents a dark-n-stormy club epic where nu-metal remixes, Slugs-Fade club constructions and Star Wars / Dragon Ball nostalgia fight claustrophobia.