Sounds Of A Tired City #71 - Shinichiro Yokota

Sounds Of A Tired City #71: Shinichiro Yokota

If you're not familiar with the Japanese genius Shinichiro Yokota's irresistible melodies, here's your chance to get a taste of it. Shinichiro Yokota, together with long-term friend and partner in crime with Soichi Terada, has been dominating and innovating the Japanese house scene for the last few decades.

Sounds Of A Tired City #70: Christina Vantzou & Clarice Jensen

Sounds Of A Tired City #70: Christina Vantzou & Clarice Jensen

Kranky's Christina Vantzou and Miasmah's Clarice Jensen teamed up to bring you a very special mix. They both selected tracks they wanted to include, weaving together personal bits and fragments, classical and experimental. They also walk us through the thought process of which one of them and why picked a particular piece in this eclectic selection that brings these two brilliant musicians together.

Sounds Of A Tired City #69: Koenraad Ecker

Koenraad Ecker's new solo record 'A Biology of Shadows' will be released on Friday (23 February), also marking the birth of his new label In Aulis. With the new album, Ecker dissects new sonic horizons and traverses into a more conceptual direction, where poetry, acoustic instrumentation and sound art converge. To match the anatomy of this extremely rich material, he created a guest mix featuring the likes of Morton Feldman, Jana Winderen, Iannis Xenakis + some exclusive unreleased material of his own.

Caural: My head has been exploding with ideas, so 2018 promises to be a shift back into sound

Zachary Mastoon aka Caural is a Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist. Together with his signature instrument, a Yamaha SU700 he made dozens of critically acclaimed releases on Chocolate Industries, Mush, Eat Concrete etc. The last Caural album was released almost a decade ago, so we had a chat to see what he's up to + asked him to create a mix. 45 tracks in 55 minutes, deconstructed masterpieces reconstructed, we reckon you will love it.

Sounds Of A Tired City #67: Oiseaux-Tempête

The French collective Oiseaux-Tempête's (Frédéric D. Oberland and Stéphane Pigneul) latest ambitious project 'AL​-​'AN ! الآن (And your night is your shadow — a fairy​-​tale piece of land to make our dreams)' was partly recorded in Beirut with local musicians and artists like Mondkopf, Charbel Haber, Sharif Sehnaoui, G.W. Sok, Tamer Abu Ghazaleh, intertwining a wide range of acoustic and electronic genres. In the footsteps of this epic collaborative record, they created a special mixtape entitled 'Wa Habibi - Middle-East Sonic Love', featuring some of the finest Middle-Eastern sounds and tracks from the artists they collaborated with on the new album. 

Bottenvikens Silverkyrka: Listening and dancing together to techno music is one of the more spiritually fulfilling things

It's always super exciting to present local artists who haven't conquered the world yet but got all the potential to take over one day. Hailing from Northern Sweden, Ludvig Widman and Andréas Brännström go under the name of Bottenvikens Silverkyrka and preach some quirky acid techno with synths and drum machines. In order to give you a proper introduction, we had a chat with the energetic duo who also put together a trippy mix for your listening pleasures.

INTONAL 2017: Marlena Lampinen Mix & Festival Recommendations

Marlena Lampinen is a visual artist as well as a sound artist and DJ based in Stockholm. She’s known for releasing eclectic mixtapes, ranging from frail and beautiful soundscapes to more body and mind-twisting waves and beats. Marlena will play at this year's Intonal Festival in Malmö – which starts today! She will play on Friday 8PM in the Red Light Lounge. As a warm-up, she made a special mix for us and she also shared 5 recommendations of great acts you shouldn't miss at Intonal.

Sounds Of A Tired City #63: Daniel Araya

It's really something out of the ordinary when Swedish acid overlord Daniel Araya makes a DJ mix. He picked some of his favourite tracks and the result speaks for itself. We only wish it would be the 303th guest mix on Sounds Of A Tired City, but hopefully he will be up for another one soon.

Sounds Of A Tired City #62: Tristan Eckerson

Tristan Eckerson combines his eclectic musical inspirations and experiences and narrows his focus to solo piano compositions. He has recently released his first ever full-length album 'Trozo' on the 1631 Recordings. Tristan will soon be touring internationally, so watch out for his name in a venue near you. Until then, enjoy this ravishing mix he created for Sounds Of A Tired City and read a few thoughts on the idea behind the selection and his plans for this year!

Blessed Initiative: The album for me is somewhere between pride and embarrassment

Yair Elazar Glotman does not need a