Storming in at number 82 we welcome Tokyo-based beat-sorcerer, XLII (pronounced Slee).
XLII is a respected individual on the Japanese electronic underground, constantly pushing the latest sounds, throwing parties and releasing genre-defying records via his ‘Raid Systems‘ label/collective that he runs with Broken Haze. He’s also no stranger to English soil having already garnered support and guested on Rinse, 1xtra and NTS radio and contributes a fantastic podcast series to London based, Rhythm Incursions. For anyone unfamiliar with the futuristic and inspired sounds of XLII, your best starting point is his recent ‘Neon High’ EP on Civil Music.
As XLII explained to us his ‘Neon Patchwork Mixtape‘ isn’t your average club/DJ mix. The intention was to create a blurred collage of nostalgic, hyperactive and ethereal beats that pull in different directions but simultaneously fit together in bizzarre harmony. A combination of club tracks, headphone songs and beats, all of which in one way or another hark back to the foundation of his own music.
The mixtape contains an arsenal of devastating cuts from across a wide spectrum of bass and electronics, including material from Krampfhaft, Dream Continuum, Onra, Tessela, Flako, Schlachthofbronx, XLII himself and much more.
Stream below, or click on the player for the download.
1. Ghost – A Tale of life part 5
2. Roni Size & DJ Die – It’s a Jazz Thing (Phillip D Kick Footwork Jungle Edit)
3. Le Jad – Ideogrames
4. Sarantis – Cell32
5. Krampfhaft – Perfect Gain Structure
6. XLII – Dilated
7. ILL Gates – Monkey Crunk (ILL Gates & Samples Crunky Monk Remix)
8. Dream Continuum – Set It
9. XLII – No Cure
10. Long Arm – The Ashes
11. Kidkanievel – Palm Of My Hand feat. Foreign Beggars
12. Onra – Hide and Seek
13. Schlachthofbronx – Coolie Fruit feat. Gnucci Banana
14. Chief Boima – Yoam Wara Yoam Remix
15. Knight Riderz – Drop This
16. Dubphizix & Skeptical – Marka feat. Strategy (NcLovin Remix)
17. Yo?t – Real Dub
18. fLako – Broken Toy
19. Addison Groove – Beeps feat. Spank Rock
20. Walton – Mallet
21. Tessela – D Jane
22. Sepalcure – Love Pressure (Lando Kal Remix)
23. XLII – Rasclap
24. Nego – Raja Naga (XLII Remix)
25. Last Japan – Tactics
26. Jon Phonics X Jeeks – Double Vision
27. Uncle Lew – Peroxide Blonde
28. Turnsteak – Engrenage (Bass Science Remix)
29. DJ Kentaro – Step In feat. Foreign Beggars (XLII Remix)
30. Pocz – Explotala!
31. Star Eyes – Disappear (Dexplicit Remix)
32. XLII – Thro-yo! (Broken Haze Remix)
33. Mungo’s Hi-Fi – Scream feat. YT