Inverted Audio is a London/Berlin based online music magazine launched in 2009 to spotlight electronic music culture in a personal and detailed fashion. The IA MIX Series invites the very best of the electronic music community to share a wealth of shapeshifting sounds. https://inverted-audio.com
IA MIX 377 Robin Félix
INTERVIEW + TRACKLIST > https://inverted-audio.com/mix/robin-felix
Swiss producer Robin Félix (@felixfelixrobin) steps up to deliver the 377th edition of the IA MIX Series, interweaving a multi-rhythmic mix of textural ambient, breakbeat, IDM and experimental electronica.
Based out of the Swiss town of Biel/Bienne, Robin Félix is a self described audio naturalist, employing found sounds as the basis of his productions upon which he implies a strict rule to use at least 80% of field recording in his music. He then twists, skewers and manipulates these sounds to create the most mesmerising of sculptural sound-fields incorporating swirling radial ambiance and intricate drum work.
Mastered by Italian producer Neel, 'Senselessness 1/2' EP is a beautifully crafted vinyl, presented in gold Risograph artwork designed by Lisa Vatan - inspired by the ancient Japanese paper marbling technique of Suminagashi. With such a bold debut effort, we just had to find out more about the makings of it.
In our interview, Robin sheds light on his musical background and penchant for field recordings as well as his minimalist production technique. We also find out more about his partner's process behind the artwork and what they have planned in the near future for their freshly established record label De l'aube.
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IA MIX 376 Wave Temples
INTERVIEW + TRACKLIST > https://inverted-audio.com/mix/wave-temples
Florida-based musician @wavetemples steps up to deliver the 376th edition of the IA MIX Series, interweaving a far-extending mix spanning experimental sounds, piqued for sun-bleached climates, abstract meditation and pensive relaxation.
The mix, dubbed 'Jungle Escape XXX' is a mind-game governed by the track list, featuring Not Not Fun Records cohorts X.Y.R., Voyage Futur and Andra Ljos, as well as unreleased tracks from a brand new label project.
Having recently released 'Panama Shift' LP, plus a new 7-inch on Possible Motive, Wave Temples continues to explore oceanic anthropology, folklore, and the mythos surrounding seafaring cultures and long-lost civilizations. Past entries to their discography are synced to sleep cycles, collections of live sets, and clusters of vignettes laced with field recordings and home synth experiments.
In our wide-ranging interview, we present a glimpse beneath the surface of the project. Wave Temples' sonic aesthetic is woven together with a DIY attitude forged from years in Florida's underground scenes, philosophical influences, and a lifelong fascination with music and art that ranges from Delta Blues to punk, noise, and Marcel Duchamp. They also touch on how each release resonates from specific periods in their life, the collaborative nature of 'Panama Shift', and preparations for an upcoming Florida tour.
IA MIX 375 Etari
INTERVIEW + TRACKLIST > https://inverted-audio.com/mix/etari
Los Angeles-based DJ and producer @etari delivers the 375th edition of the IA MIX Series, providing a high energy synthesis of trance, breaks, and contemporary underground club sonics, Lexi Andre weaves her own productions alongside Duo Paradiso, Blu:sh, and Tapestry of Sound.
IA MIX 374 Black Light Smoke
INTERVIEW & TRACKLIST > https://inverted-audio.com/mix/black-light-smoke
American producer @black-light-smoke steps up to deliver the 374th edition of the IA MIX Series, interweaving a subterranean masterclass of deep club sonorities, bolstered with his own edits of classic tracks from Maurizio and Chip E.
Originally from Chicago, Jordan Lieb studied in Massachusetts before relocating to New York in 2001 to pursue a career in music. He met Francis Harris (circa 2010), whilst Harris was looking for a studio to mix down his debut album ‘Leland‘. This initial friendship blossomed into a mutual kinship that resulted in Jordan releasing the first two vinyl releases on @scissorandthread.
Jordan's second studio album ‘Ghosts‘ is a woozy deep house LP packing 15 chugging grooves, analogue synth melodies and sultry vocals that will appeal to the deepest of house heads. In the interview below, we find out more about the makings of the album, its cryptic artwork, collaborations with vocalist Léah Lazonick and his long-standing admiration for all things Terre Thaemlitz, alongside studio gear and his approach to using social media.
IA MIX 373 Fred Mann
INTERVIEW + TRACKLIST https://inverted-audio.com/mix/fred-mann
Following the release of his debut album 'In Thy Domain' on @counterchange-inland in June, we caught up Berlin-based producer @fredmannnn to uncover hidden perspectives about his colossal album. For the occasion, Mann delivers a riveting hour-long mix that, much like his album, floats through a wave of emotions made for mid-week retrospective after-hours.
IA MIX 372 Nightwave
INTERVIEW + TRACKLIST > https://inverted-audio.com/mix/nightwave
Ahead of our club night with @musar-recordings on Friday 18th August at The Carpet Shop in Peckham, Glasgow-based producer @nightwave808 steps up to the IA MIX Series to deliver an acidic blend of house and techno packed with lysergic heat from DJ Haus, Cromby, Jerome Hill, Fear-E, Albert Van Abbe.
In our interview, Nightwave sheds light into her first steps into electronic music, her love for the city of Glasgow and residency at La Cheetah club. She also discusses the ethos behind her imprint Heka Trax, empowering women in the electronic music industry, the influence and passing of DJ Deeon and her interest in Amazonian shamanism and the organisation Barixá, which helps to support indigenous communities, organise retreats, educate and sell their arts.
Be sure to join us on Friday for an unforgettable night of dubbed out electronics, dub techno and acid house. Last entry is at 2am. Tickets: https://inverted-audio.com/musar-the-carpet-shop/